The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Obtaining the Dungeon Map

By
Vincent Lau

(1 of 2) Are you ready for your first dungeon?

Are you ready for your first dungeon? (left), No need to go up and personal–use the Slingshot instead. (right)

After entering and regaining control, use the nearby Bird Statue to save, then follow the path downstairs. As you go down, you’ll encounter a few spider webs; you’ll need to cut them down, as well as the Keese and trees in the area. At the end of the path, you’ll find another grouping of trees. Cut them down and back up some.

On the ledge above, there is a Deku Baba (a species of carnivorous plant that are famous for their short temper & feisty attitude) and if you take the more obvious method, you are going to get hurt. So, as I said, back up and shoot at the crystal switch with the Slingshot and the door nearby should open up. Go in there.

(1 of 2) Rotate your sword 360 to confuse the eye.

Rotate your sword 360 to confuse the eye. (left), While fighting these Deku Baba, remember to shake off the sticky bombs on the floor. (right)

Go up the nearby staircase to a higher central platform. As you do, an eye will open above the northern locked door. Withdraw your Goddess Sword. Seeing as the eye will follow your blade’s tip (remind you of the Mr. I (or whatever it was) from Super Mario 64?), you can move your sword in a circle a few times. The eye will redden and die, also opening up the door. Go through the next room.

Here, you’ll find some Deku Babas hanging from the roof, as well as some spiky ticking bombs in the grass. Defeat the enemies and proceed forward to the bulk of the room, where you’ll find a Bird Statue. Save, then do a 180 and shoot down the spiders (Walltulas) on the walls. Climb up these vines to the alcove above, where you can cut down the boards here for a future shortcut. Return to the previous room.

(1 of 2) Dispose of the roadblock first.

Dispose of the roadblock first. (left), Then when the coast is clear, shoot the crystal switch above the door. (right)

Go to the central portion of the room and slice up the Bokoblin there. The three doors here are locked; look at the eastern one and up to find a crystal switch. Shoot it to open the door and go through.

In here, proceed forward and cut down the spider web. Drop the lower area of the room further ahead and examine the eastern wall (remember, my directions are usually MAP-based) for a bit. Once you find the tunnel, crawl through to the statue and shoot the crystal switch it is “holding” to fill up the rooms with a bit of water. Swim over to the vine curtain nearby and go up. Enter the tunnel and exit into the previous room, then continue to the central of the rooms.

(1 of 2) By the way, you can also shoot this switch before raising the water.

By the way, you can also shoot this switch before raising the water. (left), Either way, now’s the time to visit the other door. (right)

Here, go towards the western door. It is still locked. However, we now can UN-lock it. Get into the water and swim beneath the bridge connecting the central platform with the western door. Nearby should be a crystal switch. Get onto the platform and hit it, thereby opening the western door. Swim out from under the archway, ascend the vines, and go through the newly-opened doorway.

In this room, you’ll find two Skulltulas hanging from their vines on the main bridge. Trust me when I say you will not want to cut these webs down - these Skulltulas can become a huge pain, and rather scary as they can get tough to defeat off of the webs.

(1 of 2) Avoid a head-on confrontation by making use of these vines.

Avoid a head-on confrontation by making use of these vines. (left), Use the Dungeon Map to chart your way through the dungeon. (right)

Head to the western side of the room (map-based - I have to drill that into you!) and look up. You’ll find two curled-up vines; shoot them BOTH with the Slingshot to make them usable. Use them to go across the gap safely. On the other side, defeat the Quadro-Baba and ascend the nearby stairway. Go through the door.

Go up this path to find a chest, in which you’ll find the Dungeon Map.

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.

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