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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Sealed Grounds - Aftermath

Vincent Lau

Sealed Temple

(1 of 2) To activate this Gate of Time, you need to power up your sword.

To activate this Gate of Time, you need to power up your sword. (left), Your first destination is, lo and behold, Skyloft. (right)

Here, the old woman will speak with you and Groose for a bit longer, mentioning that, to activate the Gate of Time, you need to hit it with a Skyward Strike. However, the sword you wield is far too weak for such. You are to go to the three main regions of the planet’s surface and purify your Goddess Sword in three sacred flames to power up your sword three times. Only then will you be able to utilize the Gate of Time.

After this, the old woman will suggest going back to Skyloft to learn the lyrics to the Ballad of the Goddess; they, in a sense, tell the prophecy of you. Afterwards, exit the temple (eastern door).

Sealed Grounds

(1 of 2) Play your Goddess Harp in certain spots where Blessed Butterflies gather…

Play your Goddess Harp in certain spots where Blessed Butterflies gather… (left), …and you might find something nice, like a Gossip Stone. (right)

Go along the path back to Gorko. You’ll be shown a group of Blessed Butterflies. As mentioned earlier, you can play the Goddess Harp in front of certain groups of these insects to receive Gossip Stones or Goddess Walls; this group reveals the former.

These Gossip Stones will come up with a nice ol’ “Boing-oing”, dropping out a random treasure as well. You can hit them with your sword or a Bomb for somewhat humorous effects, and speak with them for advice and hints, some quite valuable.

Finish any other business you have here, then use a Bird Statue to return to the sky. Return to Skyloft, unless you’re going to do some Goddess Cube chest hunting.

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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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