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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Pirate Stronghold

Vincent Lau

(1 of 2) The Pirate Stronghold is an abandoned pirate base.

The Pirate Stronghold is an abandoned pirate base. (left), Inside, you’ll need to carry the Timeshift Orb as you progress. (right)

Located in the north-west corner of the Lanayru Sand Sea, the Pirate Stronghold is–or, rather, used to be the home of the fiendish pirates terrorizing the seas.


(1 of 2) Map of the Pirate Stronghold (Exterior).

Map of the Pirate Stronghold (Exterior). (left), Map of the Pirate Stronghold (Interior). (right)


Searching for the Sandship

In his quest for the sacred flames, Link is asked by Captain Skipper to explore the Pirate Stronghold in hopes of finding a clue to the missing Sandship. In the present era, the stronghold has long since been abandoned and the power supply requires rerouting.

Goddess Cubes

Goddess Cube Location
Number 26 After powering up the stronghold and exiting outside, turn around and use the Clawshots to climb up.


Item Location
Silver Rupee Inside the stronghold, near the center. Before reaching the sinksand areas, there’s a chest behind an electric fence. Place the Timeshift Orb away from the fence.
Random Treasure Indoors, in the eastern large sinksand room. Towards the south-west corner, there’s a chest surrounded by tall platforms from the past. Place the Timeshift Orb close to the chest, but far enough so the platforms don’t appear.
Random Treasure Indoors, in the room north from the entrance. Towards the north-west corner.
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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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