The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Missing Loftwing

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(1 of 2) Horwell is sympathetic to Link’s plight.

Horwell is sympathetic to Link’s plight. (left), Well, time to go find this Pipit fellow then! (right)

For the time being, you are told to tell Horwell about this problem. Go back through the courtyard and downstairs, then towards the Knight Academy. Tell Horwell about your predicament, and he’ll leave to speak with the Headmaster. Speaking with the girl nearby has us led to Pipit. Head into the Academy.

Knight Academy

(1 of 2) Good question, Pipit.

Good question, Pipit. (left), Well, the Loftwing isn’t here, so might as well ask around the plaza. (right)

Head downstairs and speak with Pipit; he is near the stairway and clothed in a yellowish garb. He tells you to ask around the plaza. Go down the hall and leave once more, via the large double doors.


You can now go through the gate to your right, so do so. Continue along the path and a boy will ask you to roll into the nearby tree. Dash at the tree and shake the Nunchuk to hit the tree.

(1 of 2) Link can never pass up a chance to help somebody.

Link can never pass up a chance to help somebody. (left), Shake the Nunchuck just before you run into the tree to give it a good smack. (right)

After this, go further along the path to find a few Knight Academy pupils in the southern plaza. Approach them and you’ll watch another scene, in which you are introduced to the bully, Groose, and his gang. You also get a bit of help from Zelda … and some other odd things.

After the scene, Zelda advises you to tell her father about what happened. So go to the Knight Academy and to the second floor.

Knight Academy

Go into the Headmaster’s room and speak with him, and it seems that the ceremony will be delayed for you. Yay, we’re so special~! Exit the academy via the double doors on the lower floor.

(1 of 2) Pipit and Fledge are standing near the Sparring Hall.

Pipit and Fledge are standing near the Sparring Hall. (left), Hmm, the Waterfall does sound like a good hiding place. (right)

Outside, go left and beneath the arch to be called over by Pipit. Go over to and speak with him. Fledge will be forced to tell you that he knows that Groose and his gang stole your Loftwing. Surprise, surprise. Anyhow, it is being kept underneath a waterfall, which happens to be marked on your map with an X. (You can check the map with the + button.) Next stop, the Sparring Hall. You’re actually quite near it, so head on in.

Sparring Hall

Upon entering, go to the other side of the room and into the back room to find a chest, inside which you’ll find the Practice Sword. Return to the room you originally entered and cut down the logs.

(1 of 2) Your Wiimote is your sword!

Your Wiimote is your sword! (left), Shake the Wiimote and Nunchuck together for a spin attack. (right)

  • Ignore the log hanging upon a rope.
  • Use a up-down (vertical) slash for the one split in half.
  • Use a horizontal slash for the one with the skinnied mid-section.
  • Use a thrust for the one with the diamond-ish hole.
  • Use a diagonal slash for the others.
  • After the above, you’ll do a spin attack, then the fatal blow.

Try to exit the Sparring Hall and there will be a scene, in which your instructor decides to let you “borrow” the Practice Sword. (In all honesty, it is odd how you never give borrowed swords back in the Legend of Zelda, this one included.) Then exit the hall.

Guide Information

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  • 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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  • Boss Guide;
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  • Goddess Cubes Locations;
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