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(1 of 2) An Earth Watcher.

An Earth Watcher. (left), A Sky Watcher. (right)

Watchers are ghost-like creatures that appear exclusively in the various Silent Realms. Like Guardians, they cannot be hurt.

The purpose of the Watchers is to patrol the silent realm and alert the Guardians if an intruder (you) is found. There are two types of Watchers.

Sky Watchers float high above and generally do not stray from their patrol path. If you’re caught in their spotlight, the Guardians will be activated and you’ll need to collect a Sacred Tear ASAP to stop them.

Earth Watchers float near the ground and are deceptively hard to outmaneuver. These also have a patrol path, but if you step into the outer, wider faded spotlight (around the bright central spotlight), they will chase you until they catch you (activating the Guardians) or you leave the faded spotlight.

When they’re chasing you, you’ll hear a constant jingling sound. If you have plenty of stamina, you can dash to try and shake them off. Otherwise, if there’s a tear nearby, you can let them catch you and then touch the tear (but don’t do it the other way round, because they won’t stop chasing you).


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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…

Our strategy guide for The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (HD) contains all the necessary knowledge to search for and rescue Zelda, such as a full walkthrough with detailed maps. Plus every hero needs a rest; if you want to grab all the collectables and fix other people’s problems (sidequests), we can help you with that too!

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  • Revised and re-structured the walkthrough to make it more accessible.
  • Added dozens of useful maps.


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