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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Cheats For Wii

  1. Hero Mode

    Completing 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.

    Contributed by: mtpfreak 

  2. Goddess Walls

    When 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.

    Contributed by: Jeff Zero 

  3. Healing chairs

    Occasionally 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.

    Contributed by: Sillice 

  4. Triforce Emblem

    To 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.

    Contributed by: Pyrotempest 

  5. Tingle plush toy

    If 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.

    Contributed by: Crums44 

  6. Distract final boss

    Just 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.

    Contributed by: Codebreaker1234 

  7. Thunder Dragon's Lightning Round Rewards

    In 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.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Win 3 battles 100 Rupees
    Win 9 battles 2,000 Rupees
    Win 1 battle 20 Rupees
    Win 10 battles 3 Rare Treasures
    Win 11 battles 3,000 Rupees
    Win 5 battles 300 Rupees
    Win 7 battles 500 Rupees
    Win 12 battles 9,900 Rupees
    Win 8 battles Hylian Shield (If your bag or storage is full it will go to Item Check) (Afterwards it's 1,000 Rupees))
    Win 4 battles Piece of Heart (Afterwards it's 200 Rupees)
    Win 6 battles Rare Treasure (Random)
    Win 2 battles Small Treasure (Random)

    Contributed by: MeteoAngel, yethatkid 

  8. Gratitude Crystal Rewards

    Gratitude 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.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Find 70 Gratitude Crystals 2 Gold Rupees
    Find 30 Gratitude Crystals Big Wallet and Cursed Medal (Holds 1,000 Rupees)
    Find 50 Gratitude Crystals Giant Wallet (Holds 5,000 Rupees)
    Find 40 Gratitude Crystals Gold Rupee
    Find 10 Gratitude Crystals Piece of Heart
    Find 5 Gratitude Crystals The Medium Wallet (Holds 500 Rupees)
    Findd 80 Gratitude Crystals Tycoon Wallet (Holds 9,000 Rupees)

    Contributed by: MeteoAngel 

  9. Potion Upgrades

    To 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.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    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
    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

    Contributed by: Awakened_Link 

  10. Upgrade your Gear

    You 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.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    2 Amber Relics, 1 Monster Claw, 1 Jelly Blob Banded Shield (Upgraded from Wooden Shield) -- 30 Rupees
    3 Tumbleweeds, 2 Ancient Flowers, 1 Evil Crystal Big Bug Net (Upgraded from Bug Net) -- 100 Rupees
    2 Monster Claws, 3 Amber Relics, 2 Tumbleweeds, 1 Ornament Skull Braced Shield (Upgraded from Banded Shield) -- 50 Rupees
    3 Ornament Skulls, 1 Dusk Relic, 2 Bird Feathers Divine Shield (Upgraded from Sacred Shield) -- 100 Rupees
    3 Eldin Ores, 3 Monster Claws, 3 Tumbleweeds, 1 Blue Bird Feather Fortified Shield (Upgraded from Reinforced Shield) -- 100 Rupees
    3 Monster Horns, 4 Dusk Relics, 3 Bird Feathers, 1 Blue Bird Feather Goddess Shield (Upgraded from Divine Shield) -- 150 Rupees
    3 Tumbleweeds, 3 Monster Claws, 2 Eldin Ores, 1 Evil Crystal Iron Bow (Upgraded from Wooden Bow) -- 50 Rupees
    3 Lizard Tails, 4 Jelly Blobs, 2 Hornet Larvae, 1 Golden Skull Large Bomb Bag (Upgraded from Medium Bomb Bag) -- 100 Rupees
    2 Monster Horns, 3 Dusk Relics, 1 Golden Skull, 1 Goddess Plume Large Quiver (Upgraded from Medium Quiver) -- 100 Rupees
    5 Amber Relics, 3 Monster Claws, 1 Golden Skull, 1 Blue Bird Feather Large Seed Satchel (Upgraded from Medium Seed Satchel) -- 100 Rupees
    1 Lizard Tail, 3 Ornament Skulls, 1 Blue Bird Feather Medium Bomb Bag (Upgraded from Small Bomb Bag) -- 50 Rupees
    3 Monster Horns, 3 Dusk Relics, 5 Amber Relics Medium Quiver (Upgraded from Small Quiver) -- 50 Rupees
    4 Amber Relics, 3 Monster Claws, 3 Ornament Skulls Medium Seed Satchel (Upgraded from Small Seed Satchel) -- 50 Rupees
    2 Ancient Flowers, 2 Hornet Larvae, 1 Golden Skull Quick Beetle (Upgraded from Hook Beetle) -- 50 Rupees
    2 Eldin Ores, 2 Ornament Skulls, 2 Monster Claws Reinforced Shield (Upgraded from Iron Shield) -- 50 Rupees
    5 Tumbleweeds, 3 Lizard Tails, 2 Evil Crystals, 1 Goddess Plume Sacred Bow (Upgraded from Iron Bow) -- 100 Rupees
    2 Dusk Relics, 2 Amber Relics, 3 Jelly Blobs Scattershot (Upgraded from Slingshot) -- 50 Rupees
    3 Ancient Flowers, 4 Amber Relics, 1 Blue Bird Feather, 1 Goddess Plume Tough Beetle (Upgraded from Quick Beetle) -- 50 Rupees

    Contributed by: Awakened_Link 

  11. The Moonlight Merchant

    Go 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.

    Item Item
    200 Rupees Blue Bird Feather
    100 Rupees Dusk Relic
    100 Rupees Evil Crystal
    200 Rupees Goddess Plume
    200 Rupees Golden Skull
    100 Rupees Monster Horn

    Contributed by: Dragovian1 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by DBM11085 456K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by az47 431K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by KeyBlade999 462K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by yoda2323 141K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by nintendo_girl21 440K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Banjo_2553 530K
In-Depth FAQs 100% Guide by SonicRecords 42K
In-Depth FAQs Boss Rush Mode Guide by Aegis_Runestone 92K
In-Depth FAQs Bug/Potion Guide by robomasteralpha 18K
In-Depth FAQs Enemy/Boss FAQ by KeyBlade999 72K
In-Depth FAQs Game Script by VisionofChaos 206K
In-Depth FAQs Goddess Cube/Chest FAQ by MKaykitkats 45K
In-Depth FAQs Gratitude Crystal FAQ by Pyrotempest 23K
In-Depth FAQs Heart Piece Locations FAQ by Pyrotempest 17K
In-Depth FAQs Motion Controls Guide by SuperSmashBro13 83K
In-Depth FAQs Treasure Hunting Guide by Islikaplan 25K
In-Depth Guides Zelda Series Character Guide by Canadian Dude 820K
Maps and Charts Goddess Wall Symbols by Inzoum 34K

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Cheats For Nintendo Switch

  1. Distract the Final Boss with the Bug Net

    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.

    Contributed by: Codebreaker1234 

  2. Get to Lake Floria early

    Travel to the area that has trees blocking a path with a big black fence and cut them down. Go a bit upward then do a jump slash facing the fence and diagonally down-left and you should be on top of it, go down until an inch from the wall and do an up-left jump to get on the ledge. Jump off the edge in front and travel north to enter Lake Floria earlier than intended and save at the bird statue to create a drop point.

    Contributed by: mi9999 

  3. Life Giving Chairs

    Scattered throughout the overworld and various dungeons you will find stools that you can sit on. Sitting on these stools for awhile will restore all of your hearts. This is especially useful in hero mode.

    Contributed by: Codebreaker1234 

  4. Thunder Dragon's Lightning Round Rewards

    After reviving the Thunder Dragon and learning his song, he will invite you to participate in a boss rush mode, where you fight all the bosses in the game in a random order. After each victory you will be offered a prize to stop, or the chance to keep going. These are the prizes offered after each victory

    Quit After 3 Victories 100 Rupees
    Quit After 1 Victory 20 Rupees
    Quit After 9 Victories 2000 Rupees
    Quit After 11 Victories 3,000 Rupees
    Quit After 5 Victories 300 Rupees
    Quit After 7 Victories 500 Rupees
    Beat All 12 Bosses 9,900 Rupees
    Quit After 2 Victories A Common Treasure
    Quit After 4 Victories A Piece of Heart
    Quit After 6 Victories A Rare Treasure
    Quit After 8 Victories The Hylian Shield (It cannot be broken)
    Quit After 10 Victories Three Rare Treasures

    Contributed by: Codebreaker1234 

  5. Batreaux Gratitude Crystal Gifts

    After you place the Ruby Tablet, you will be given a side quest to locate a missing girl. Completing the side quest will introduce you to Batreaux, who will task you with collecting gratitude crystals for him. These are the rewards he gives you for collecting them. There are 80 total to collect.

    Collect 40 Gratitude Crystals 300 Rupees
    Collect 70 Gratitude Crystals 600 Rupees
    Collect 10 Gratitude Crystals A Piece of Heart (Collecting four grants you an additional heart container)
    Collect 30 Gratitude Crystals The Big Wallet (Can Hold 1000 Rupees) and The Cursed Medallion (Increases Chances of Finding Rupees and Treasures, but You Cannot Use any Other Items)
    Collect 50 Gratitude Crystals The Giant's Wallet (Can Hold 5000 Rupees)
    Collect 5 Gratitude Crystals The Medium Wallet (Holds 500 Rupees)
    Collect 80 Gratitude Crystals Tycoon Waller (Can Hold 9,000 Rupees); Monsters Stop Spawning at Night in Skyloft, Remlits don't Turn Hostile; Batreaux Becomes Human (yay!)

    Contributed by: Codebreaker1234 

  6. Stray Gratitude Crystals

    Normally Gratitude Crystals are earned by completing Side Quests, but there are a total of 15 stray Gratitude Crystals in certain locations throughout Skyloft and Pumpkin Landing which can only be obtained at night.

    Skyloft Knights Academy: Link's Room -- On Link's desk. Gratitude Crystal #01
    Skyloft Knights Academy: 2nd Floor -- In the corner beside the exit. Gratitude Crystal #02
    Skyloft: Sparring Hall -- In the rafters above the Instructor. (Beetle Required) Gratitude Crystal #03
    Skyloft: Outside Knights Academy -- Go down the stairs and across the bridge on the left, you'll find it on the ground there. Gratitude Crystal #04
    Skyloft: S/W Windmill -- Walk to the ledge beside the Windmill then hang from it and climb the vines to a lower platform where the crystal rests. Gratitude Crystal #05
    Skyloft: Inside Orielle & Parrow's House -- In the corner on the right of the entrance. Gratitude Crystal #06
    Skyloft: Lighthouse -- Climb up the ladder and circle around the lighthouse to the right. Gratitude Crystal #07
    Skyloft: Pumpkin Patch -- Behind the tree. Gratitude Crystal #08
    Skyloft: Outside Waterfall Cave -- Go through the Waterfall Cave, you'll find the Crystal outside beside the Heart Flowers. Gratitude Crystal #09
    Skyloft: Outside Waterfall Cave -- In the alcove where Groose trapped your Loftwing at the start of the game. Gratitude Crystal #10
    Skyloft: Waterfall -- Ascend the waterfall using the Clawshots, then use the Beetle to grab the crystal. Gratitude Crystal #11
    Skyloft Knights Academy: Roof -- Use the Clawshot to descend the chimney, then crawl a short distance and drop into Zelda's Room, it's on the floor. Gratitude Crystal #12
    Skyloft: Beedle's Airshop -- Go to Beedle's Airshop and sleep in his bed, then exit and climb the ladder, and use the Beetle to grab the crystal. Gratitude Crystal #13
    Lumpy Pumpkin: 2nd Floor -- Atop a dresser, you can't miss it. Gratitude Crystal #14
    Lumpy Pumpkin: Outside -- Behind the pots in the pumpkin shed. Gratitude Crystal #15

    Contributed by: Blk_Mage_Ctype