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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers
First Published: 25-02-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:15 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 23-09-2020 / 02:12 GMT

Once you arrive, you’ll be notified that the main entrance is locked; however, the mine carts can utilized to find another way in. Save at the Bird Statue nearby, then go upstairs and east to find two Lizalfos. Defeat both of them and continue upstairs to the first mine cart building. Speak with the Goron, as well as sit in a chair for heart healing. Once you learn the controls for a mine cart, get in.

To control a mine cart, you don’t have many options. The B button slows you down, tilting the Wii Remote left/right makes you lean left/right, and flicking the Wii Remote upwards makes you jump. You can get a speed boost by leaning into curves (ie. left curve means left lean). I recommend doing so with every one of them - there have been times I’ve almost fell out of the cart and I was leaning into it. I probably would have fallen out had I not been leaning.

Anyways, ride along the first mine cart track. It is more of a tutorial than anything.

At the end, exit the mine cart and go along the path. In the next room, you will have to slice up a bunch of Arachas. Nearby, you can find a zipline back to the area’s entrance, or take the other exit to the next mine cart track, which is much more complicated.

Throughout this track, you have some forks. One branch of a fork often ends in a dead end (in other words, retry the track). After the first loop, take the right branch (left to the right at the fork). Left right after the tunnel to avoid the dead end, then go across the speedy section and the jump. Later, go left to avoid the dead end, then right after the wide curve to avoid another. The next branch will affect little - the left path is fast, long, and wide; the right path is faster, shorter, and has more tight curves.

At the end, heal any hearts you may need by sitting down in a chair, then go through the door nearby. In this room, drop down and blow away some sand from the central bulge. Ah, crap. Another one of these.

Boss: Moldarach

For the first part of the battle, you’ll initially be fighting the boss’s two pincers. The pincers’ weak points are the eyeballs within. You’ll have to hit the eye at a certain angle when the pincer is open – the angle is pretty easy to guess at, and the game is rather generous with this. If you notice a red eyeball at any point, back off or you’ll be hit with a tail sweep attack. Continue hitting the claws until both are destroyed. Additionally note that the boss may, with one pincer left, use its tail to hit you from above.

After destroying both pincers, the real fight begins. You’ll notice a third eyeball open up where, I guess, the boss’s head is. You can only hit this one with a thrust. After a few hits, the boss will dig into the sand. Now, you’ll be able to note where the boss’s body is. Try to stay away from there, or you’ll be hit with its tail. Use the Gust Bellows to blow away the sand near the boss to eventually bring it aboveground again. Continue to thrust at its eye and later dig it up until it is defeated.

After defeating it, Fi will report that nothing is likely to be found here and the door opens. May as well go through the door. Outside, speak with the robot and you’ll learn that the last place to look at would be the Pirates’ Stronghold. Set sail for it - it is north/northeast of your current location.

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    25 February 2013
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • 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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