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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Lanayru Sand Sea

Vincent Lau

(1 of 2) This vast area was once a normal sea.

This vast area was once a normal sea. (left), By the way, you’ll be using the Clawshots a lot. (right)

Initially, you’ll have go to from pillar to pillar here via the Clawshots, in a similar manner to how you reached the Goddess Cube from earlier across the large pit. At the end, drop down to the ground to find a crumbling bridge. Clawshot over to the opposite side to a large, but mostly-enclosed area.

Be wary - wandering around can find you a lot of Yellow Chuchus and Arachas, but you can also find Lanayru Ants if you’re into that sort of thing. Also be sure to use the Bird Statue nearby.

Goddess Cube 24

(1 of 2) Goddess Cube: Climb up the bunch of crates near the Bird Statue, then look for a Clawshot target behind one of the crates further away.

Goddess Cube: Climb up the bunch of crates near the Bird Statue, then look for a Clawshot target behind one of the crates further away. (left), Treasure Chest: Inside the Skyloft Bazaar, near Gondo’s Scrap Shop. (right)

Anyhow, to the north are a bunch of crates. Manually climb onto them, then Clawshot over to the northwestern bunch. On the other side, drop down and go into the alcove. Defeat the bunch of Aracha that fall. Afterwards, activate Goddess Cube 24 with a Skyward Strike. Exit the alcove and go back over the crates.

Afterwards, go west and onto the pier. At the end, you’ll find an old robot and a boat. Hit the Timeshift Stone on the boat to transform the desert nearby to water, activate the robot, and make this Timeshift Stone permanently active (you’ll see why).

(1 of 2) Get ready for some more Timeshift magic!

Get ready for some more Timeshift magic! (left), With the Timeshift-powered boat, you can travel through the past version of the sand sea. (right)

Speak with the robot for a bit. You’ll learn that he “recently” lost his crew and ship, so agree to help. You’ll first have to get his sea chart (ahhh… Reminds me of Wind Waker), which is marked on your now-extended map.

So, first, you’ll learn how to control the boat. The Control Stick controls which direction you move (it’s weird, operating without an accelerate). The A button controls your boost, which has a Stamina Meter. The B button activates the cannon, with its aim operated with the Wii Remote’s point and shots with the A button.

Anyhow, your destination is the Skipper’s Retreat, which is south-southwest/southwest of the pier from earlier. Once you arrive there, disembark the boat.

Guide Information

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  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    25 February 2013
  • Last Updated
    23 June 2021
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  • 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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  • Boss Guide;
  • Potion Infusion / Item Upgrading information;
  • Enemy Data;
  • Heart Piece Locations;
  • Goddess Cubes Locations;
  • Gratitude Crystal Locations.

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