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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Inside the Thunderhead

Vincent Lau

(1 of 2) You can access the Thunderhead after beating the first three dungeons.

You can access the Thunderhead after beating the first three dungeons. (left), Deep within the Thunderhead is the mysterious Isle of Songs. (right)

The Thunderhead is a giant cloud mass located in the north-western skies. By activating the Light Tower in Skyloft, an entrance will be created. Inside, the atmosphere is more gloomy compared to the rest of the sky.


(1 of 2) Map of Inside the Thunderhead

Map of Inside the Thunderhead (left), Map of the Sky and Thunderhead. (right)


The Isle of Songs

After conquering the first three dungeons, Link will be sent back to Skyloft to solve the secret of the Ballad of the Goddess. In doing so, he will discover an entrance to the previously inaccessible Thunderhead; inside, the Isle of Songs awaits.

Seeking Levias

Later on, after completing another three dungeons, Link returns to Skyloft to search for the whereabouts of the Triforce. After discussing with the teachers at the Knight Academy, Link decides to seek out Levias, the sky guardian, said to have lived in the skies since the very beginning.


Bug Heaven

(1 of 3) Strich can be found towards the west side of Bug Rock.

Towards the south-west portion of the Thunderhead, there’s an island full of bugs. After Link speaks with Levias, Strich will find his way to this island. From then on, Link can play a bug-catching mini-game with two difficulties: “Bug Beginner” or “Bug Wrangler”. The rewards include rupees and rare bugs.


Goddess Chests

Goddess Chest Contents Location
Number 3 Rupee Medal Island to the north-east. Shoot down the Walltulas and then climb up the vine wall.
Number 12 Gold Rupee West side of the tower on the Isle of Songs.
Number 16 Heart Piece 13 South-western side of Bug Rock. Sky-dive there from your Loftwing.
Number 17 Small Bomb Bag At the very top of the tower on the Isle of Songs.
Number 18 Empty Bottle Small island north of Bug Rock. Burrow underground, then exit north-east (according to the map).
Number 27 Potion Medal Small island north of Bug Rock. Burrow underground, then exit north-west (according to the map).


Item Location
Random treasure Island to the north-east. Dig the patch of soft ground to reveal an air vent that’ll take you up to the chest.
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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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