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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

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Growing the Life Tree Fruit

Vincent Lau


(1 of 3) Set a course for the small island north of Bug Rock inside the Thunderhead.

If you want to hunt for the final Goddess Cube chest, you’ll need to go Inside the Thunderhead, north of Bug Rock. Land on the southern end of the island and burrow inside, exiting to the northwest, to find your Small Quiver.

Anyhow, our next goal is to find a place where we can plant the Life Tree Seedling. How about the Faron Woods? Go there and land at the Sealed Grounds.

Sealed Grounds

(1 of 2) Head through the Gate of Time, back into the past.

Head through the Gate of Time, back into the past. (left), Plant the seedling in the patch of dirt in the Temple of Hylia. (right)

Enter the Sealed Temple. Head towards the Bird Statue, in the grassy, sunny area. Speak with Groose to note the patch of dirt here. But yet, let’s not plant the Life Tree Seedling there – it would take years and years to grow. Go through the Gate of Time.

Back in the past, speak with Impa if you want to. Head to the past version of the dirt patch Groose mentioned and plant the Life Tree Seedling there. Then go back … to the future! (Getting sick of that yet?)

(1 of 2) Thanks to time travel, the tree is now fully grown!

Thanks to time travel, the tree is now fully grown! (left), Roll into the tree and then grab the shining fruit. (right)

Back in Link’s time, go to the large tree. It is in the patch of dirt we planted moments/centuries ago. Roll into the tree to get a Life Tree Fruit, which Link himself cannot utilize. However, I’m quite sure the Thunder Dragon can. Leave the temple and return to the sky. Return to the Lanayru Desert and land at the gorge.

Lanayru Gorge

(1 of 2) Give the ailing Thunder Dragon the fruit he needs.

Give the ailing Thunder Dragon the fruit he needs. (left), As a reward, you'll get another part of the Song of the Hero. (right)

Once you come back, go and speak with the Thunder Dragon again. He’ll munch on the Life Tree Fruit and be completely cured of his illness. As one part of your reward, you’ll learn the third part of the Song of the Hero.

Then you learn of the second part of your reward. By speaking to him after this conversation, you can rebattle bosses you’ve fought throughout the game in a series. The further you go in this series, the better your prize when you quit.

Heart Piece 24

(1 of 2) Win four boss fights in a row to be offered a Piece of Heart.

Win four boss fights in a row to be offered a Piece of Heart. (left), Besides the Hylian Shield, this is the best prize. (right)

I highly recommend doing this – quit when you can get Heart Piece 24 and the “Absurdly Sturdy Shield” (it is the impossible-to-break Hylian Shield). You can also fight all of the bosses in a row for 2,000 or 9,900 (?) Rupees – it will depend on whether it is Hero Mode or not.

You also can redo the Silent Realms for other prizes, but the boss fighting has the most prestigious rewards.

Anyhow, do what you want here, then return to the sky.

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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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