I never have, and never will take notice of game reviews. After all, beauty is in "the eye of the beholder"That was not a bad game for it's time
Hey! Listen! Our guide for Skyward Sword will help you master the skies on your quest to save Zelda and fulfill your destiny as the chosen one.
Items & Equipment
Lonesome gratitude crystals can be found throughout the overworld, above the clouds. Once you meet Batreaux, you will be able to find them and trade them in for valuable items. Most people that you help will express their gratitude by producing five gratitude crystals at a time. There are 80 total, so keep a keen eye open for any people with chat bubbles that look like they need assistance. Or you can reference the locations of all the crystals, listed below.
|Prize from Batreaux||Crystals Req.|
|Cursed Medal (Chest)||30|
- If you spend the knight at Beedle's shop, you can get a gratitude crystal from the roof once you awake on his private island.
- The exit of the waterfall cave in Skyloft.
- The cave your loftwing was held captive in.
- Right behind the base of the light tower.
- The wooden path near the Bazaar.
- Use your beetle to retrieve one from the ceiling of the sparring hall.
- Inside Parrow's home.
- There is a gratitude crystal on the floating island above the lake. Snag it with the Quick Beetle to cover the necessary distance.
- On the second floor of the knight academy, inside a potted plant.
- Within the branches of a tree, nearest the pumpkin patch. Roll into the tree to retrieve it.
- Links room at the academy.
- There is another waiting for you in Zelda's room. You need to have the clawshot in order to enter from the outside, through the chimney.
- There are two little islands south of the knight academy. The first one you can see has a goddess cube. If you dive to that island, you can then drop to the one below it, with a gratitude crystal, ripe for the picking.
- The storage shed, in the back of the Lumpy Pumpkin.
- The second floor of the Lumpy Pumpkin.
Gratitude Crystal Mini-Quests:
1. As you exit the Goddess Statue, post Skyview Temple, Kukiel's mom will ask for your help. She's lost her daughter and doesn't know where to look. Rest in a bed and wake up at night. Head to the graveyard in Skyloft and push the statue in the back row, on the far left. This will open the shed, and serve as your introduction to Batreaux. Turns out, he's not so bad after all, and has become close friends with Kukiel. The little girl gets the fact that her mother is worried, and promises to return in the morning. Go back to sleep, and head to Kukiel's house in the morning to receive your first batch of five crystals.
2. Parrow seems concerned about his sister. She headed out towards Fun Fun Island, and has yet to return. Scout out the area near the colorful island, and you'll find her tending to her wounded loftwing. Per her instructions, fly back to her brother to retrieve the medicine required to mend her loftwing. When you return to the island, she will let you keep the bottle, as well as pass on five gratitude crystals.
3. Pipit’s mother seems to have left the house in a bit of a rut. Using your gust bellows, clear away every inch of dirt in the home. Your reward: five more crystals!
4. Cawlin also needs help growing stronger. It will take a stamina potion or two along the way though. Once they become available from the shop, bring one to him, and it will do the trick for a while. He will eventually request another potion. This time, he will pass on five gratitude crystals the next time you see him.
5. At night, you will notice haunting sounds coming from the bathroom in the dorm. Investigate to discover a spirit is dire need of some paper for a most…unsavory deed. From there, return to the day time and look for Cawlin. He has a love letter that he wants to pass on to Karane. You can opt to deliver the letter as promised, or, lend a hand to the spirit in need.
6. The potion brewers will need some assistance with their child. You need to locate it’s lost rattle to help it fall asleep. It’s located in a nest near the bazaar. To get there, grapple with your clawshot from the entrance of the waterfall cave, to the island floating overhead. You can then skydive to the nest, and clear the dirt from the birds nest with the gust bellows, to reveal the missing rattle. Return it to the couple to receive five more gratitude crystals. You won’t be able to skydive from your loftwing, which is why you must leap from the island, instead.
7. Once you have the clawshot, you should also talk to the fortune teller. He needs a new crystal ball. If you remember correctly, there is an object that looks mysteriously like a crystal ball above the entrance to the earth temple, at Eldin Volcano. Clawshot yourself above the entrance, and have scrapper return the crystal ball to Skyloft for you.
8. On the colorful, Fun Fun Island, Dodoh the clown will tell you about his missing color wheel, the key to operating his amusement-island. Luckily, you can retrieve hit for him. Head to the southern bird statue in the Lanayru desert and look for the timeshift stone in the vicinity. Activating it will reveal a set of vines that will carry you up to the ledge overhead. Once there, you can locate the color wheel, stuck in the ground. Fi will call scrapper to return the wheel to its home, and you should return to Fun Fun Island to claim your reward.
9. Talk to Kina on Pumpkin Landing, and she will request help carrying pumpkins over to the storage shed. If you can successfully carry the pumpkins, you will receive the crystals you seek. The problem is that it’s not as simple as it sounds. Balancing the pumpkins is very tricky. You’ll have to shift the stack side to side along the way, and take one step at a time. If you fail, you can always try again.
10. On pumpkin landing, Kina needs help tending to the pumpkin patch. As eager as Link may be, he isn’t fit to the task. Fi will set a dowsing target to find the Mogma that is truly suited for the job. Head to the entrance of Eldin Volcano, where you skydive into the base of the volcano after entering via the steam vent. The elder is located on of the platforms below, so keep an eye out when you dive into the volcano’s void. Once you speak to him, scrapper will once again step in to haul him back above the clouds. Converse with Kina, to receive your crystals.
11. Peatrice is the rather bored looking girl who runs the item check stand in the Bazaar. If you’ve managed to speak to her, every once in a while, she will begin to fall in love with Link. Continue to flatter her every chance you get and eventually, she will start to call you “Darling”. Sleep in a bed and go to her house at night. You’ll run into Peater, her father. He is none the wiser, and openly criticizes his daughter’s infatuation with an unknown suitor. He asks you to see what you can find out for him.
Return to the Bazaar in the morning, and speak to Peatrice. She will ask you to meet her at night. Find a bed and head to her house at night, for the second time. You can choose to flatter her, and she will bestow gratitude crystals to you, as a sign of her love and devotion. On the contrary, you can opt to tell her that she isn’t anything special to you, and instead, return the following night to receive the crystals from Peater, along with his thanks.
12. For one of your final tasks, you need to retrieve a Kikwi for professor Owlan to study. After you’ve beat the Imprisoned for the third time, head to the academy and talk to the professor. Use your dowsing ability to find Machi in the east of the Faron Woods. Talk to him, and have scrapper return him to the clouds. Professor Owlan will be intrigued by the strange plant, and reward Link with the now obligatory, gratitude crystals.
13. Once Strich opens up Bug Island, in the thunderhead, this will open the final gratitude crystal related task. Head for Beedle’s airshop and sleep ‘til night. Wake up, and talk to Beedle on his island. He needs to recover his missing cage for his precious beetle. Go back to sleep and awake in the morning. Go to Strich’s island in the thunderhead. He will confess to taking Beedle’s property, but will only return it to Link if you can beat his expert level challenge. Catch the required number of bugs in less than 90 sec. and he will return the cage to you. Sleep until nighttime in Beedle’s shop once again and return the cage to him for your reward.
So... that's it? The guide just stops? I usually like to struggle through LoZ (and this one hasn't been hard), but I for some reason am stuck. Google, here I come.
ok, just learned the 2nd song, now i'm at the academy at night...anyone know where to pick up paper???
Can someone please help. I am stuck trying to kill the bokoblin in ancient cistern pt 2 when u have to climb the rotating column. He shoots arrows at me n I always fall down. Any advice. Do I need potions? And if so which ones?
I am a long time Zelda fan. I was really excited to try out the motion controls with this since I've heard its the best use of motion yet. So far I'm impressed with the motion although I don't think motion in general is all its cracked up to be. I'm two and a half hours into the game. Here are my thoughts: first of all I'm disappointed with how long they took to set up the game and story. There is a lot of unnecessary conversations, the guide is a weird jananese woman who doesn't fit into the zelda universe, I havn't gotten to the first dungeon yet, and I'm doing a pointless fetch-quest. I'm sure the game will turn out to be great once I actually get into some dungeon action and boss battles. Also, the graphics are really washed out. I mean, wind waker even looked a lot sharper than this and that was 5 years ago at least. *Addendum : After sticking with the game and playing through the sky temple I remember what is so special about the Zelda series. I'm loving the game and the game design and use of motion controls is probably the most creativity i've seen in a game since metal gear solid. While it's still the same basic Zelda forumala it's one of the greatest in the world of videogames. They still didn't need all that wasted time in the beginning of the game but now its a joy to play.
This game is an absolute masterclass in game design, game interactivity, sound design and graphical design. Those that harken back to Ocarina really are under-stating Miyamoto's progression as a game designer and visionary. You can like OoT better if you must, but you must acknowledge Miyamoto's persistence in pushing Zelda to ever-increasing new heights. This game has double the creativity that OoT had as far as I have noticed (and I'm only 4 hours in).
Some of what u have to do for the first Gratitude Crystal Mini-Quest is left out. Like having to talk to the young woman close to the graveyard then going to Lumpy Pumpkin and talk to the old dude. Just clarifying.
Zelda: ocarina of time 3d is officially my new favorite game of all time but, Zelda: skyward sword is officially my new favorite game for the Wii, and I for one would love to see a HD port of this game for the Wii-u.
i enjoyed this zelda, but i think twilight princess was better. there is no replay value to this one, and zelda needs to grow up and get some voices. let Link and Zelda be voiceless but seriously, the towns people and villians need voices. This game was easier than the other Zeldas and the puzzles weren't all that spectacular, but still I am a zelda fan and enjoyed it, but i would like to see some serious development in the series.
in my opinion, this is the best zelda until now, cause the zelda games are just getting better and better... this is a really masterpiece for nintendo
this is yet another great zelda game. I love how i have actually played every console zelda since the beginning, and even though Link to Past or OOT stand out as being great...people think that Windwaker, TP or even SS arent as good as Link to Past. Well, u know what, TP is better then OOT. It might not have made the mark on this generations gaming as OOT did, but what else was there back then? Nothing. Each zelda game has only gotten better. I went into SS not sure if id like the new graphics. TP was def beautiful. But SS just feels like this is what a Zelda game should look like. I can pick out flaws, but it is a great game. and besides, does anyone really think that nintendo is going to let us down? 25 years....and it is still on top of its genre.
While I agree with you completely, Metal Gear>>>>>> Zelda. Honestly. And irony from someone with a Final Fantasy avie.
@grim0187 forgive my grammar. well it always depends on the gamers perspective. some gamers love a game so much that they would give it a 10, but someone else might go meh its a good game, id give it an 8, you get what im saying, cause i understand what your saying and i respect that. i absolutely love MGS and Zelda, they are at the top of my fav series, but not everyone likes them as much as i do, i respect that too. so what games do you like? ;)
@almossbb Okay, this line "i dont give for the review score cause i love the game" Is that supposed to say I dont CARE for the review score? Whatever.... Anyways, Metal Gear is another series that is meh and that has been around forever. Im not saying its not a good game. Im just saying its not as good as people think it is. Link to the past is the best zelda game. Always has been, always will be. The rest follow in its footsteps, yes even Ocarina of Time.
Oh lawd, you fanboys are hilarious. I am a huge Zelda fan and I even realize that this one is far from perfect. Cry some more, newbs.
Man... I just bought the game... and it is wonderful... There are no problems with the control... and the characters are just brilliant... along with the graphics and the environment... You know, when a game is as good as this, you don´t care about the review. If the reviewer did not know how to play when he reviewed it, who cares. If he is a real gamer, he will re-review it. If he does not, well, I feel really sorry for him, because he does not know how to look at a masterpiece, and he is going to lose his chance of playing one of the best games ever made in the real way he should play it. Personally, I´m happy that other Gamespot editors are enjoying and creating excellent walktroughs for the game. In fact, I´m so happy, that I think that is not necessary to leave Gamespot because of their review for the game. I´m in peace with gaming.
What an amazing game. This reviewer certainly did work with a broken controller or something... I've had nearly zero problems. Nothing game breaking anyway. The controls are fantastic and I can only hope they will mark the future.
@grim0187 i dont give for the review score cause i love the game if zelda has always been a "meh" title, it would not have continued for 25 years, think about that. im not asking you to like zelda, if you dont then fine by me whatever...
@tremblay343 We could argue about this all day, and maybe If we want to we could fill all these comments with our comments LOL... but have you seen the Zelda hotspot? Peter Brown is the one is the one backing up TM, so I know who is writing the guide, I even saw his face LOL. It's not gonna be long, but I just want to say, I love this game, this game is amazing, the controller works, even though is not 100% works it didn't ruin my experience with this game, the story line is amazing, one of the scene is definitely going to be my top 5 greatest moment in Zelda... There's no such thing as 100% works especially in motion controllers... I play kinect, does it work? yes it works... does it always 100% works? no, it's lagging... even classic controllers does not always works... but does the controller troublesome just like TM mentioned in his review? no... not at all... I love it and and "most" of the people will love this game too, for me this is going to be GoTY Contender for 2011 and probably for other websites too, but for GS, who knows, probably Zelda going to be the worst game that will become the GoTY contenders in GS... LOL... Anyway I really enjoyed the game, that's the most important, I just feel sorry for some people who didn't feel like I feel...
@xjonathan2005 Also IGN gets games first. That's just how it is. They almost always have first review up. Of course their guide is going to be a little bit ahead. You even said the IGN isn't complete, so WHY would the gamespot one be finished yet? It gets updated every day, just like the IGN one. Also maybe the guy likes SS more than Tom? It's laughable that you think a guides editor writes a guide "from the heart". A lot of people, including ex-ign Colin Moriarty and ex-gamespot Matt Rorie hated writing guides because you play way more of a game than you'd like to and you have to search every corner for every stupid collectible. So unless you know the person who's writing this guide, none of what you said makes any sense or is justifiable in any way.
@xjonathan2005 Yes I do think they were playing it properly. This game has faults. Granted not many, but faults exist. Just because Tom doesn't go insane everytime he plays this game does not mean he did it wrong. This is a Zelda game. Some people are tired of Zelda games. You do a dungeon, you unlock a new piece of land, explore, go into a dungeon. There is a hookshot, a boomerang(kind of), bombs and you can shoot lasers out of your sword. This game is not a revolution. The controls are cool. Do they work all the time? No. Do they work most of the time? Yeah. While I do think 7.5 is low, I don't think it's very far off the mark. I have been playing Zelda games for a very long time. They definitely improved the combat, but just because people have a different opinion about the fun they're having (which is purely subjective btw!) does not mean they're "playing it wrong". Not everyone is 12 and and an irrational fanboy.
I've played this game for around 20 hours and so far it's been awesome. The controls are near perfect, with the only major complaint so far being swimming. Was Tom holding the Wiimote upside down or what? :/
I love this Tom and Peter were hating on Zelda through the entire Hotspot show except for maybe one or two positive comments and now they make a walkthrough. Why?
I lol so hard at how so many people get butthurt over a review score. It doesnt matter if the controles are fixed and the game is rereviewed. I bet it would only bring the score up by like .5. Fact is, this is a "meh" title. Zelda has ALWAYS been "meh." But its legion of die hard fanboys cant see past the tears in their eyes or breath through the froth at their mouths. Hilarious...
@ElmorePOW everybody HAS to love this game right? opinions are for chumps but for what it's worth, i love this game
What's wrong Gamespot? Could not blackmail enough money from Nintendo? Your review score of Skyward Sword looks ridiculous compared to general consensus that can be read from Metacritic. It is sad that this site has gone beyond the border when they do not recognize one of the greatest Zelda games ever made. I've played Skyward Sword for 10 hours now and the sheer quality of this game stuns me. Nobody cares if you re-write your review or not, because gamespot has lost the last of its respectability it ever had.
@Tremblay343 Is not that I am amazing, This game is Amazing! Some people don't realize or don't know or can't figure it out how amazing this game is... And that some people did the review, and the group from that some people are doing the walkthrough... For some people who has realize that this is an amazing game will agree with me, how could they make a guide if they can't even appreciate the amazingness of the game? You saw the review, do you think that they are playing it properly? I am not the judge here, and fyi, check on IGN's wiki, it's much better and more complete, even though some dungeons are still missing but at least they appreciate the game and they are doing the walkthrough from their heart... unlike this walkthrough they are doing it just to get more hits... 7.5 doesn't deserve a walkthrough, what would they doing it now? once again, I'm not the judge here...
Why would anyone want to use a Gamespot walkthrough? It'd probably tell you to waggle your way through the game.
Why would anyone in their right mind read a walkthrough made by people who don't even know how to play the game properly? This is comedic.
Has Gamespot done a re-review with any game? because I think that Skyward Sword really deserves one, and I don´t want to leave Gamespot :(
What I enjoy about this walkthrough, more than anything else, are the cheesy names he gives the next pages....."Break on Through to The Other Side"......hahaha....Bravo, editor :D
@xjonathan2005 Someone completely different from the review is doing the guide. Just because you don't agree with the score does not mean they're not playing it properly. I myself and experiencing issues when trying to throw/roll bombs and having to recenter the cursor all the time is really annoying. Swordplay is cool, but using stuff that requires manual aim can be fussy. Sorry we're not all amazing like you are.
They can't even play properly, now they are going to make a walkthrough? that's like I can't cook but I'm making a cooking guide... btw, Gamespot's walkthrough is late, IGN's walkthrough already on for 3 days now...
Table of Contents
- Knight Academy Dormitory
- Search for Link's Missing Loftwing
- Wing Ceremony
- Fi's Introduction
- Sir Link of Skyloft
- Break on Through to the Other Side
- Goronius Maximus
- Faron Woods
- The Kikwi Hunt
- The Deep Woods
- Skyview Temple Part 1
- Skyview Temple Part 2
- Skyview Temple Boss
- Skyview Spring
- Eldin Volcano Part 1
- Eldin Volcano Part 2
- Eldin Volcano Part 3
- Earth Temple Part 1
- Earth Temple Part 2
- Earth Temple Boss
- Lanayru Mine
- Lanayru Desert
- The Desert Gorge
- Power Node Hunt
- Lanayru Mining Facility Part 1
- Lanayru Mining Facility Part 2
- Lanayru Mining Facility Part 3
- Lanayru Mining Facility Boss
- A Link to the Past
- Inside the Thunderhead
- First Trial - Faron Woods
- Inside the Great Tree
- Lake Floria
- Skyview Temple Revisited
- Ancient Cistern Part 1
- Ancient Cistern Part 2
- Ancient Cistern Part 3
- Ancient Cistern Boss
- Second Trial - Lanayru Desert
- Lanayru Sand Sea