The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Obtaining the Beetle

By
Vincent Lau

(1 of 2) These Skulltula aren’t that scary when they’re defenseless.

These Skulltula aren’t that scary when they’re defenseless. (left), Look around the middle for this crystal switch. (right)

After acquiring the Dungeon Map, go back to the previous room. Here, notice you’re behind the Skulltulas, as in “their soft, weak underbellies are exposed to attack”. And so they are.

Go to them and target-and-thrust your sword twice into that weak point to defeat them, cutting down the impeding webs as you go. Afterwards, cross the bridge, examining the western wall. You’ll find a crystal switch; strike it with the Slingshot to flood this and the central room. Go through the northern door to the central room.

(1 of 2) Now this room should be fully flooded.

Now this room should be fully flooded. (left), Snipe the Walltulas to create a safe path. (right)

Next, head over to the east-central(ish) side of the room. Nearby, a log should be floating in the water. Above it are some vines, on which are some Walltulas. Shoot them down, then jump onto the log and the vines. Climb the vines and get onto the nearby ledge. Go into the room nearby.

In here, go downstairs to find a Skulltula hanging from a web. How are you to deal with this one? Hit it with a horizontal slice (Skyward Strike if you fear being hit) and the Skulltula should expose its purple spot. Thrust your sword into it to damage it. Repeat to kill it.

(1 of 2) Make sure both eyes can see you.

Make sure both eyes can see you. (left), This is the first Small Key. (right)

Now, examine the northern wall here. Back up some from the bars and an eye should open. Move around until BOTH of the eyes on the wall are open, then move your sword tip in a circle to kill the eyes, thereby letting you open up the chest, which contains a Small Key.

Return to the central room and go across to the northern door. Shoot down the Amber Relic from the south side and grab it, then insert the Small Key into the door and go on through.

(1 of 2) It looks intimidating, but just keep calm and watch your distance.

It looks intimidating, but just keep calm and watch your distance. (left), The Beetle is your personal drone, before drones were a thing. (right)

And so, we arrive in another large room. We’ll be doing some looting and wanton murder in a bit; for now, face the large central structure and use the slingshot to open the door into it. Go inside to find and battle a Stalfos. To put it roughly, just treat it like a high-power Bokoblin.

After the battle, open the chest to get a Beetle. This magnificent flying device can grab items for you, hit switches, cut wires and ropes, and even cut down hanging Deku/Quadro Babas! Since the room is still locked, launch the Beetle up high and through an opening near the top. After going through the web, go to the right and hit the crystal switch above the door to unlock it.

Heart Piece 17

(1 of 2) In the north-central, circular room, send the Beetle all the way up.

In the north-central, circular room, send the Beetle all the way up. (left), Hitting the crystal switch will unlock the bars, allowing you to grab this towards the north side. (right)

Exit the room and you can explore the area. Use the Beetle to explore many of the higher tunnels and cut down boxes; you’ll find quite a few Rupees overall! Once you’re finished, go to the west side of the room and use the Bird Statue. Go to the northern end and turn around to find a Piece of Heart behind some bars.

Use the Beetle to fly up to a hidden opening and hit the switch to open the gate, letting you obtain the Heart Piece 17. Return to the aforementioned Bird Statue and launch the Beetle into the tunnels above the door. Cut down the Deku Babas and hit the switch. Go through the newly-unlocked door.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Wii
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    25 February 2013
  • Last Updated
    23 March 2021
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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Long ago, on a dark day, the earth cracked and evil forces rushed out of the fissure. These forces mercilessly attacked the people of the earth, slaughtering them and destroying their land. They did this in search of the ultimate power, a power capable of granting any wishes of its holder. This power, passed down from the gods of old, was guarded by Her Grace, the goddess of the land. The goddess gathered the surviving humans on a piece of earth and sent it skyward, beyond the clouds. With the humans safe, the goddess joined the land dwellers and fought the evil forces in a war of unmatched scale and ferocity. They eventually sealed the evil forces away, restoring peace to the surface. However, the humans remained in Skyloft, as Hylia knew that the seal on the evil would not hold forever.

You are Link, a resident of Skyloft, who, after a strange dream, sets out on a journey to save his beloved home.

Find everything in our 100% Walkthrough from start to finish:

  • Boss Guide;
  • Potion Infusion / Item Upgrading information;
  • Enemy Data;
  • Heart Piece Locations;
  • Goddess Cubes Locations;
  • Gratitude Crystal Locations.

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