The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Hints & Cheats
Hero ModeCompleting the game will let you begin a new game in Hero Mode, by over-writing your completed game save. In Hero Mode, hearts will deplete twice as fast, and hearts and heart flowers will not appear unless you are carrying a heart medal. Additionally, you will begin the game with a fully powered up Skyward Strike attack, and will keep all of your collected insects and treasures from before. The Sheikah Stone will allow you full access to all of the hints since you will have already completed the game once. Finally, the boss rush challenge will also include the final boss as a foe.
Gratitude Crystal RewardsGratitude Crystals are gained through Gratitude Requests made by the townspeople. There are also a few of them located in the sky. After finding some of them, bring them to Batreaux and he will reward you for certain amounts.
How to Unlock Unlockable Find 5 Gratitude Crystals The Medium Wallet (Holds 500 Rupees) Find 10 Gratitude Crystals Piece of Heart Find 30 Gratitude Crystals Big Wallet and Cursed Medal (Holds 1,000 Rupees) Find 40 Gratitude Crystals Gold Rupee Find 50 Gratitude Crystals Giant Wallet (Holds 5,000 Rupees) Find 70 Gratitude Crystals 2 Gold Rupees Findd 80 Gratitude Crystals Tycoon Wallet (Holds 9,000 Rupees)
Thunder Dragon's Lightning Round RewardsIn the Thunder Dragon's Lightning Round you fight a series of 12 battles. Quit after winning the number of battles listed to earn that prize.
How to Unlock Unlockable Win 1 battle 20 Rupees Win 2 battles Small Treasure (Random) Win 3 battles 100 Rupees Win 4 battles Piece of Heart (Afterwards it's 200 Rupees) Win 5 battles 300 Rupees Win 6 battles Rare Treasure (Random) Win 7 battles 500 Rupees Win 8 battles Hylian Shield (If your bag or storage is full it will go to Item Check) Win 9 battles 2,000 Rupees Win 10 battles 3 Rare Treasures Win 11 battles 3,000 Rupees Win 12 battles 9,900 Rupees
Upgrade your GearYou can upgrade several of your weapons and items if you possess the necessary treasures. Random treasures can be found all over the overworld, including from Treasure Chests in dungeons to defeating different types of monsters. To upgrade your equipment, talk the the owner of the Scrap Shop in Skyloft. Make sure you have the appropriate funds and the materials you need in order to upgrade.
How to Unlock Unlockable 2 Dusk Relics, 2 Amber Relics, 3 Jelly Blobs Scattershot (Upgraded from Slingshot) -- 50 Rupees 2 Ancient Flowers, 2 Hornet Larvae, 1 Golden Skull Quick Beetle (Upgraded from Hook Beetle) -- 50 Rupees 3 Ancient Flowers, 4 Amber Relics, 1 Blue Bird Feather, 1 Goddess Plume Tough Beetle (Upgraded from Quick Beetle) -- 50 Rupees 3 Tumbleweeds, 3 Monster Claws, 2 Eldin Ores, 1 Evil Crystal Iron Bow (Upgraded from Wooden Bow) -- 50 Rupees 5 Tumbleweeds, 3 Lizard Tails, 2 Evil Crystals, 1 Goddess Plume Sacred Bow (Upgraded from Iron Bow) -- 100 Rupees 3 Tumbleweeds, 2 Ancient Flowers, 1 Evil Crystal Big Bug Net (Upgraded from Bug Net) -- 100 Rupees 2 Amber Relics, 1 Monster Claw, 1 Jelly Blob Banded Shield (Upgraded from Wooden Shield) -- 30 Rupees 2 Monster Claws, 3 Amber Relics, 2 Tumbleweeds, 1 Ornament Skull Braced Shield (Upgraded from Banded Shield) -- 50 Rupees 2 Eldin Ores, 2 Ornament Skulls, 2 Monster Claws Reinforced Shield (Upgraded from Iron Shield) -- 50 Rupees 3 Eldin Ores, 3 Monster Claws, 3 Tumbleweeds, 1 Blue Bird Feather Fortified Shield (Upgraded from Reinforced Shield) -- 100 Rupees 3 Ornament Skulls, 1 Dusk Relic, 2 Bird Feathers Divine Shield (Upgraded from Sacred Shield) -- 100 Rupees 3 Monster Horns, 4 Dusk Relics, 3 Bird Feathers, 1 Blue Bird Feather Goddess Shield (Upgraded from Divine Shield) -- 150 Rupees 4 Amber Relics, 3 Monster Claws, 3 Ornament Skulls Medium Seed Satchel (Upgraded from Small Seed Satchel) -- 50 Rupees 5 Amber Relics, 3 Monster Claws, 1 Golden Skull, 1 Blue Bird Feather Large Seed Satchel (Upgraded from Medium Seed Satchel) -- 100 Rupees 3 Monster Horns, 3 Dusk Relics, 5 Amber Relics Medium Quiver (Upgraded from Small Quiver) -- 50 Rupees 2 Monster Horns, 3 Dusk Relics, 1 Golden Skull, 1 Goddess Plume Large Quiver (Upgraded from Medium Quiver) -- 100 Rupees 1 Lizard Tail, 3 Ornament Skulls, 1 Blue Bird Feather Medium Bomb Bag (Upgraded from Small Bomb Bag) -- 50 Rupees 3 Lizard Tails, 4 Jelly Blobs, 2 Hornet Larvae, 1 Golden Skull Large Bomb Bag (Upgraded from Medium Bomb Bag) -- 100 Rupees
Potion UpgradesTo create better Potions, you'll need to catch Bugs with the Bug Net or Big Bug Net found throughout the Overworld and bring them to the Potion Lady's husband in the Skyloft Bazaar. You'll need both a potion you bought from the Potion Lady and the right number bugs in order to receive upgraded potions.
How to Unlock Unlockable 1 Woodland Rhino Beetle, 3 Blessed Butterflies, 1 Volcanic Ladybug Heart Potion+ (Upgraded from Heart Potion) -- 20 Rupees 3 Deku Hornets, 3 Blessed Butterflies, 1 Sand Cicada, 1 Eldin Roller Heart Potion++ (Upgraded from Heart Potion+) -- 30 Rupees 3 Deku Hornets, 2 Skyloft Mantises, 2 Woodland Rhino Beetles Revitalizing Potion+ (Upgraded from Revitalizing Potion) -- 20 Rupees 3 Lanayru Ants, 2 Woodland Rhino Beetles, 1 Gerudo Dragonfly, 1 Sand Cicada Revitalizing Potion++ (Upgraded from Revitalizing Potion+) -- 30 Rupees 3 Volcanic Ladybugs, 2 Sky Stag Beetles, 2 Gerudo Dragonflies, 1 Faron Grasshopper Stamina Potion+ (Upgraded from Stamina Potion) -- 20 Rupees 2 Sky Stag Beetles, 2 Skyloft Mantises, 2 Lanayru Ants Air Potion+ (Upgraded from Air Potion) -- 20 Rupees 1 Faron Grasshopper, 2 Eldin Rollers, 3 Blessed Butterflies, 3 Starry Fireflies Guardian Potion+ (Upgraded from Guardian Potion) -- 40 Rupees
Triforce EmblemTo unlock the Triforce Emblem on your gamesave, complete the game and defeat the final boss on Hero Mode, then save the game after the credits.
Tingle plush toyIf you use the hookshot on the chimney on the roof of the academy in Skyloft, you will find a hidden passage into Zelda's bedroom. On her desk is a small Tingle plush toy.
Healing chairsOccasionally in dungeons you can find small stools or chairs. Sitting on them and waiting a few seconds will start to refill all of your hearts. You can do this anytime and as often as you want.
Goddess WallsWhen you play your harp around a group of butterflies in specific areas of the game, a Goddess Wall sometimes appears nearby. Hold your sword up to the light, then draw various symbols on the wall in order to obtain the related item. For a group of recovery hearts, draw a heart. For a bunch of rupees, draw a rupee. Drawing an arrow grants you arrows. Painting a circle gives you bombs. And if you can manage to draw the Triforce, you'll get some fairies.
The Moonlight MerchantGo to the Waterfall Cave in Skyloft at Night. Search for 3 Blessed Butterflies flying around and play your harp like you would to summon a Gossip Stone. The Moonlight Merchant will be summoned instead. He sells rare treasures, which are expensive, but hard to find any other way.
Code Effect 100 Rupees Dusk Relic 100 Rupees Evil Crystal 100 Rupees Monster Horn 200 Rupees Blue Bird Feather 200 Rupees Goddess Plume 200 Rupees Golden Skull
Distract final bossJust like Ganondorf in Twilight Princess, you can distract the final boss by taking out either your bug net or larger bug net(if you have it) and wave it around. He will follow the net.
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