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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD


Vincent Lau

(1 of 2) An Ampilus in Lanayru Desert.

An Ampilus in Lanayru Desert. (left), Shield bash them or drop a bomb on them. (right)

A sand-snail, with a red body and grayish shell. This enemy likes to attack with a fast, electrified tackle.

When influenced by a Timeshift Stone, it regresses into an Ampilus Egg. You can then use the Hook Beetle to pick it up and place it where you want.

Location Spoils
Lanayru Desert, Lanayru Mining Facility Rupees

How to Defeat

Shield bash it to stun it (not with the Iron Shield), then proceed to defeat it with your sword. Aerial bomb attacks with the Hook Beetle also work.

In the cases where the monster was on quicksand, you can temporarily stand on the shell it leaves behind, to use it as an island while regaining your stamina.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
  • Platforms,
    Switch, Wii
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    16 July 2021
  • Last Updated
    20 August 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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You are Link, a resident of Skyloft–a floating village in the vast sky. For ages, you’ve been training at the Knight Academy and, today, the day of your graduation has arrived. While your life thus far has been peaceful, soon nothing will be the same again, when your beloved friend, Zelda, is stolen from you…

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