Skyward Sword Items
Below, you'll find an item guide for Skyward Sword, listing all of items that have been seen within screenshots and trailers of the game thus far. The information is incomplete and will be updated as more information becomes available. For full context as to where each of these items can be found, be sure to take a look at our Skyward Sword Walkthrough.

Items

Beetle
Beetle
A new item, named the "Beetle" due to its resemblance to the insect of the same name, is a small mechanical-like device that can fly to reach areas Link could not reach himself. Players will equip the Beetle to the B button and release it with the A button; thus taking control of the item with Wii Motion Plus as it flies through the air, given a 3rd-person perspective from behind the Beetle as it flies. The Beetle has a limited distance it can fly before it shuts off and has to be re-equipped and re-launched, and must also be re-equipped when it hits a wall or other obstacle. Link can also call back the Beetle at any time during its flight.

It is upgraded to the Hook Beetle, the Speed Beetle and the Tough Beetle. For more information, check out our Upgrades page.

   Read More about the Beetle at the Zelda Dungeon Wiki.

Beetle

Bombs
Bombs
These classic items return in Skyward Sword and are used differently than in previous Zelda games. Link can equip the Bombs, and use them just like always, dropping them on the ground or throwing them overhead. However, new to Skyward Sword, Link will be able to roll the Bomb along the ground. The player swings the Wiimote overhead to throw, and swings it underhand to roll. The closer the Wiimote is to the screen when making the throwing or rolling motions, the further the Bomb will go. Some small holes in walls will contain bombable items or switches, so you will need to utilize the rolling function to activate these.

   Read More about Bombs at the Zelda Dungeon Wiki.

Bombs

Bow and Arrow
Bow and Arrow
Almost every Zelda title thus far has made use of the Bow and Arrow, and this one is no different. This time, however, the item will be controlled using Wii Motion Plus. With the Wii remote in the right hand and the Nunchuck in the left, players will pull back the Nunchuck just like they are pulling back the string on a bow, holding the C button on the Nunchuck and releasing to shoot an arrow. As usual you can shoot enemies with the bow, and items can be knocked off trees and other objects. Additionally, items dropped by enemies (such as hearts) can also be shot with the bow and pinned to walls. Apparently, by doing this, Link can reclaim his dropped heart as well as his arrow.

Since the Bow and Arrow must be aimed with Wii Motion Plus, it cannot be used quickly in combat as easily as before. Another weapon now fits that battle role, the Slingshot.

   Read More about the Bow and Arrow at the Zelda Dungeon Wiki.

Bow and Arrow

Bug-Catching Net
Bug-Catching Net
This Net can be bought from Beedle's Airshop midway through the game. It will allow Link to collect the various insects found on Skyloft and the land below. The player must use the wii remote to scoop up the insects, much like he/she would in real life. For more information on its upgrade, check out the Big Bug Net at the Zelda Dungeon Wiki.

   Read More about the Bug-Catching Net at the Zelda Dungeon Wiki.

Bug-Catching Net

Double Clawshot
Double Clawshot
The Double Clawshots are obtained after Link completes the Lanayru Silent Realm. These Clawshots will allow Link to latch onto targets found on various walls, helping him access otherwise unreachable areas. The player must use the Wii remote to aim at the target and latch onto it. From here, he can either latch onto another target in the distance, or drop down to the ground below.

   Read More about the Double Clawshot at the Zelda Dungeon Wiki.

Double Clawshot

Empty Bottle
Empty Bottle
Empty Bottles are used to store various things from potions to other types of liquids.

The first empty bottle can be found in the Bazaar. Speak with the Luv, the Owner of the Potion Shop, who will notice you don't have one put potions in, and will give you one for free.

The second empty bottle can be found in the Sealed Grounds to the right of the Old Woman. Open the chest there to find a Revitalizing Potion inside of the bottle.

The third empty bottle can be found in the Missing Sister Side Quest. Save a man's sister by healing her Loftwing on an island between Skyloft and Fun Fun Island to receive this Empty Bottle. The Island is small, flat, and round. It also appears green on the map.

The fourth empty bottle can be found in the Fire Sanctuary after obtaining the Mogma Mitts. Link can use the Mitts to dig to find a new area with a water plant. Use this plant to kill the Magmanos and you can access an area below that leads out to a platform over a chasm with this chest on it.

The fifth empty bottle can be found from a Goddess Cube chest located in the western half of Thunderhead. The Goddess Cube is located in the cave leading to the Fire Sanctuary, in the room that leads to the Fire Dragon, and can be reached on a floating platform that appears during the quest to reach the Dragon. To reach the chest you must burrow through a hole on the island to reach a barred room, wherein you can climb a set of vines to reach the chest.

   Read More about the Empty Bottle at the Zelda Dungeon Wiki.

Empty Bottle

Goddess Harp
Goddess Harp
This important Harp belongs to Zelda in the beginning of the game, and will use it for various ceremonial tasks. After Link completes the Lanayru Mining Facility, a scene will take place where Zelda gives the Harp to Link before travelling back in time. For the rest of the game, Link will use the Harp to play various songs, helping him to find the Silent Realm for each area. The Harp is also used to play the Song of the Hero.

   Read More about the Goddess Harp at the Zelda Dungeon Wiki.

Goddess Harp

Gust Bellow
Gust Bellow
The Gust Bellows can be found in the beginning of the Lanayru Mining Facility. This device will allow Link to shoot out a continous stream of air, helping to blow away dust and small enemies. The Gust Bellows can also help to turn switches, moving platforms across a room or even helping to defeat Armos.

   Read More about the Gust Bellow at the Zelda Dungeon Wiki.

Gust Bellow

Mogma Mitts
Mogma Mitts
The Mogma Mitts can be found in the Fire Sanctuary after defeating the dungeon mini-boss, Magmanos. These Mitts are an upgrade from the Digging Mitts received earlier in the game, and will allow Link to crawl through underground passages, rather than just dig up small treasure.

   Read More about the Mogma Mitts at the Zelda Dungeon Wiki.

Mogma Mitts

Sailcloth
Sailcloth
The Sailcloth is given to Link by Zelda after winning the Wing Ceremony. The Sailcloth was made by Zelda for this event. It is little more than a simple piece of cloth meant to slow Link's descent when he approaches the world below from the height of the skies.

   Read More about the Sailcloth at the Zelda Dungeon Wiki.

Sailcloth

Scattershot
Scattershot
After receiving the Slingshot, Link can later upgrade it to the Scattershot at the Scrap Shop. This upgraded slingshot can fire several pellets at once, widening the area that is hit similar to the L-2 Slingshot from Four Swords Adventures. For more information, check out our Upgrades page.

   Read More about the Scattershot at the Zelda Dungeon Wiki.

Scattershot

Slingshot
Slingshot
After finding all of the Kikwi in Faron Woods for the Elder Kikwi, Link will receive the Slingshot. Unlike the Bow and Arrow, the Slingshot only requires players to point and shoot with the Wiimote, so the Slingshot isn't too different from the one we saw in Twilight Princess. Link will simply take aim at a target and shoot a projectile at it. This allows Link to fire at enemies quickly in battle when he can't take the time to aim with the Bow. The Slingshot is later upgraded to the Scattershot. For more information, check out our Upgrades page.

   Read More about the Slingshot at the Zelda Dungeon Wiki.

Slingshot

Whip
Whip
An item more recently added to the Zelda series with Spirit Tracks, the Whip makes a return in Skyward Sword. Link can find the Whip in the Ancient Cistern after defeating the mini-boss, Stalmaster. With the Wiimote, players can swing upward to cling onto a pole, allowing Link to swing across a gap. The Whip can also be used to kill small enemies like Keese, or grab and bring down the enemy Furnix.

   Read More about the Whip at the Zelda Dungeon Wiki.

Whip