Skyward Sword Upgrades

Below, you'll find a Skyward Sword Upgrades guide, listing all of upgrades that can be found for every item and piece of equipment that Link aquires. These upgrades can be found throughout the game, while others can be forged in Skyloft after Link collects certain treasures. Just about every piece of equipment can be upgraded throughout the quest. For full context as to where each upgrade can be acquired, be sure to take a look at our Skyward Sword Walkthrough.

To actually upgrade your items, you must visit the Scrap Shop located in the Bazaar on Skyloft. To upgrade an item, you will need certain Treasures to created the shield. These Treasures can be found all across the surface, from defeated enemies, and also in pots and jars. To see a full list of the Treasures and where they can be found, head over to our Treasure page to learn more.

Along with this, you will also need to pay the rupee fee associated with the upgrade. This ranges from item to item, but will grow higher each time you upgrade a certain item.

Wooden Shields
Instructor Owlan

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Item Shop
Wooden Shield
Wooden Shield
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The Wooden Shield is the first shield in Skyward Sword, either received from Instructor Owlan or bought from the Item Shop. It is the weakest of the all the shields, and is susceptible to burning. To make up for this weakness, it is insulated against electricity.
Scrap Shop Banded Shield
Banded Shield
 2x Amber Relic Amber Relic
 1x Monster Claw Monster Claw
 1x Jelly Blob Jelly Blob
30 The Banded Shield is the second Shield encountered in Skyward Sword and offers a much greater resistance to attacks then that of the Wooden Shield. Where the Wooden Shield failed against enemy attacks, this Shield will be able to take much more damage.
Scrap Shop Braced Shield
Braced Shield
 3x Amber Relic Amber Relic
 2x Monster Claw Monster Claw
 2x Tumbleweed Tumbleweed
 1x Ornamental Skull Ornamental Skull
50 The Braced Shield is the third Shield encountered in Skyward Sword and offers a much greater resistance to attacks then that of the Banded Shield. This Shield will also protect against electric attacks, but still won't block fire attacks.

Iron Shields
Item Shop Iron Shield
Iron Shield
100 The Iron Shield is an upgraded version of the wooden type of shield. It is much more durable than the Wooden Shield, and is also immune to burning. Unlike the Wooden Shield, it is weak against electrical based attacks.
Scrap Shop Reinforced Shield
Reinforced Shield
 2x Eldin Ore Eldin Ore
 2x Monster Claw Monster Claw
 2x Ornamental Skull Ornamental Skull
50 The Reinforced Shield is the first shield upgraded from the Iron Shield. It adds increased durability, and blocks better than the Iron Shield.
Scrap Shop Fortified Shield
Fortified Shield
 3x Eldin Ore Eldin Ore
 3x Monster Claw Monster Claw
 3x Tumbleweed Tumbleweed
 1x Blue Bird Feather Blue Bird Feather
100 The Fortified Shield is the second shield upgraded from the Iron Shield. This is the toughest shield made of iron, but it still doesn't protect against electric attacks.

Sacred Shields
Item Shop Sacred Shield
Sacred Shield
500 This shield is very Sacred, as the name implies. It has a short damage meter, but it will slowly replenish when damaged. It resists most types of attacks including Fire and Electricity, and has high durability.
Scrap Shop Divine Shield
Divine Shield
 3x Ornamental Skull Ornamental Skull
 2x Bird Feather Bird Feather
 1x Dusk Relic Dusk Relic
100 The Divine Shield is the first upgraded form of the Sacred Shield. It is more durable than the Sacred Shield, and like it, shares the power to restore itself over time.
Scrap Shop Goddess Shield
Goddess Shield
 4x Dusk Relic Dusk Relic
 3x Bird Feather Bird Feather
 3x Monster Horn Monster Horn
 1x Blue Bird Feather Blue Bird Feather
150 The Goddess Shield is the second upgraded form of the Sacred Shield. It is more durable than the Divine Shield, and like it and the Sacred Shield, can restore itself over time.

Wallet Upgrades

Wallets
From the Beginning Small Wallet
Small Wallet
Free The Small Wallet is the first wallet in Skyward Sword, with Link from the start of the game. It will carry up to 300 rupees.
Beedle's Airshop Extra Wallet
Extra Wallet
100 The Extra Wallet is the first upgraded wallet. It can be found in Beedle's Airshop and will cost Link 100 rupees to buy. It will allow him to carry 300 more rupees.
Batreaux's House Medium Wallet
Medium Wallet
 5x   Gratitude Crystal Gratitude Crystal
Free This upgraded wallet is given to Link by the demon Batreaux after obtaining five gratitude crystals. It will allow Link to carry 500 rupees at a time, adding 200 more rupees to the Extra Wallet.
Batreaux's House Big Wallet
Big Wallet
 30x Gratitude Crystal Gratitude Crystal
Free This upgraded wallet is given to Link by the demon Batreaux after obtaining thirty gratitude crystals. It will allow Link to carry 1,000 rupees at a time, adding 500 more rupees to the Medium Wallet.
Batreaux's House Giant Wallet
Giant Wallet
 50x Gratitude Crystal Gratitude Crystal
Free This upgraded wallet is given to Link by the demon Batreaux after obtaining fifty gratitude crystals. It will allow Link to carry 5,000 rupees at a time, adding 4,000 more rupees to the Big Wallet.
Batreaux's House Tycoon Wallet
Tycoon Wallet
 80x Gratitude Crystal Gratitude Crystal
Free This upgraded wallet is given to Link by the demon Batreaux after obtaining eighty gratitude crystals. It will allow Link to carry 9,000 rupees at a time, adding 4,000 more rupees to the Big Wallet.

Item Upgrades

Beetle
Skyview Temple Beetle
Beetle
Free The Beetle is a mechanical flying device found after defeating the mini-boss of the Skyview Temple. It will fly in the air for a limited time, and in this form is only able to activate switches.
Lanayru Desert Hook Beetle
Hook Beetle
Free The Hook Beetle is the first upgrade to the Beetle, given to Link by Scrapper in the Lanayru Desert. This version of the Beetle will be able to fly longer distances, and will also pick up and drop bombs.
Scrap Shop Speed Beetle
Speed Beetle
 2x Ancient Flower Ancient Flower
 2x Hornet Larvae Hornet Larvae
 1x Golden Skull Golden Skull
50 The Speed Beetle is the second upgrade to the Beetle, received at the Scrap Shop. This version will allow the Beetle to travel quicker and farther than previous ones.
Scrap Shop Tough Beetle
Tough Beetle
 4x Amber Relic Amber Relic
 3x Ancient Flower Ancient Flower
 1x Blue Bird Feather Blue Bird Feather
 1x Goddess Plume Goddess Plume
50 The Tough Beetle is the third upgrade to the Beetle, received at the Scrap Shop. This version will allow the Beetle to travel farther than previous ones.

Bug Net
Beedle's Airshop Bug Net
Bug Net
50 The Bug Net is used to catch various Bugs that can be used as ingredients to upgrade potions.
Scrap Shop Big Bug Net
Big Bug Net
 3x Tumbleweed Tumbleweed
 2x Ancient Flower Ancient Flower
 1x Evil Crystal Evil Crystal
100 The Big Bug Net is an upgraded version of the regular Bug Net. It will catch more bugs at a time than the Bug Net.

Bow
Sandship Bow
Bow
Free The Bow is as the name implies, a Bow used to shoot arrows at switches, enemies, and other things of interest.
Scrap Shop Iron Bow
Iron Bow
 3x Monster Claw Monster Claw
 3x Tumbleweed Tumbleweed
 2x Eldin Ore Eldin Ore
 1x Evil Crystal Evil Crystal
50 The Iron is an upgraded version of the regular Bow which will increase the attack power of it.
Scrap Shop Sacred Bow
Sacred Bow
 5x Tumbleweed Tumbleweed
 3x Lizard Tail Lizard Tail
 2x Evil Crystal Evil Crystal
 1x Goddess Plume Goddess Plume
100 The Sacred Bow is the second upgrade to the Bow, and it will increase its attack power to the maximum level.

Mitts
Eldin Volcano Digging Mitts
Digging Mitts
Free The Digging Mitts are gloves that will allow Link to dig into certain spots in the ground. The only spots he can dig are ones with an "X" over them. Most of the time the holes produce rupees, but they will also pop out health and rare items.
Fire Sanctuary Mogma Mitts
Mogma Mitts
Free The Mogma Mitts are an upgraded version of the Digging Mitts. Found in the Fire Sanctuary, they will allow Link to dig holes into the ground, and crawl through the caverns underneath.

Slingshot
Faron Woods Slingshot
Slingshot
Free The Slingshot can be obtained after finding all the Kikwi for the Elder in Faron Woods. This item will allow Link to shoot Deku Seeds at faraway objects to help him advance in his quest.
Scrap Shop Scattershot
Scattershot
 3x Jelly Blob Jelly Blob
 2x Amber Relic Amber Relic
 2x Dusk Relic Dusk Relic
50 The Scattershot is an upgraded version of the Slingshot. With it, Link can shoot multiple deku seeds at once and in a wider range.

Ammunition Upgrades

Seed Satchel
Item Shop Small Seed Satchel
Small Seed Satchel
100 The Small Seed Satchel can be bought in the Item Shop in the Bazaar on Skyloft. It will allow Link to hold an extra 10 deku seeds.
Scrap Shop Medium Seed Satchel
Medium Seed Satchel
 4x Amber Relic Amber Relic
 3x Monster Claw Monster Claw
 3x Ornamental Skull Ornamental Skull
50 The Medium Seed Satchel can be upgraded from the Small Seed Satchel at the Scrap Shop. It will hold 20 extra deku seeds.
Scrap Shop Large Seed Satchel
Large Seed Satchel
 5x Amber Relic Amber Relic
 3x Monster Claw Monster Claw
 1x Blue Bird Feather Blue Bird Feather
 1x Golden Skull Golden Skull
100 The Large Seed Satchel will hold 30 extra deku seeds.

Bomb Bag
Item Shop Small Bomb Bag
Small Bomb Bag
150 The Bomb Bag can be bought in the Item Shop in the Bazaar on Skyloft. It will allow Link to hold an extra 5 bombs.
Scrap Shop Medium Bomb Bag
Medium Bomb Bag
 3x Ornamental Skull Ornamental Skull
 1x Blue Bird Feather Blue Bird Feather
 1x Lizard Tail Lizard Tail
50 The Medium Bomb Bag will allow Link to carry up to 20 bombs.
Scrap Shop Large Bomb Bag
Large Bomb Bag
 4x Jelly Blob Jelly Blob
 3x Lizard Tail Lizard Tail
 2x Hornet Larvae Hornet Larvae
 1x Golden Skull Golden Skull
100 The Large Bomb Bag will allow Link to cary up to 25 bombs.

Quiver
Sandship Quiver
Quiver
Free The Quiver is found on the Sandship in the Lanayru Desert when Link obtains the Bow. It will allow him to carry 20 arrows at a time.
Sandship Small Quiver
Small Quiver
150 The Small Quiver can be bought from the Gear Shop in the Bazaar on Skyloft. It will allow Link to carry an extra 5 arrows.
Scrap Shop Medium Quiver
Medium Quiver
 5x Amber Relic Amber Relic
 3x Dusk Relic Dusk Relic
 3x Monster Horn Monster Horn
50 The Medium Quiver will allow Link to carry up to 10 extra arrows.
Scrap Shop Large Quiver
Large Quiver
 3x Dusk Relic Dusk Relic
 2x Monster Horn Monster Horn
 1x Goddess Plume Goddess Plume
 1x Golden Skull Golden Skull
100 The Large Quiver will allow Link to cary up to 15 extra arrows.

Potion Upgrades

Heart Potion
Potion Shop Heart Potion
Heart Potion
20 Link's trusty medicine makes its return Skyward Sword and as always it must be stored within a bottle. The bottle can be equipped and drunk without a break in gameplay, meaning Link will be vulnerable while drinking. Unlike before, though, Link will be able to continue moving while drinking. When Link drinks a Heart Potion, eight of his hearts are replenished.
Infusion Shop Heart Potion +
Heart Potion +
 3x Blessed Butterfly Blessed Butterfly
 1x Volcanic Ladybug Volcanic Ladybug
 1x Woodland Rhino Beetle Woodland Rhino Beetle
20 This upgraded Heart Potion will completely restore all of Link's hearts.
Infusion Shop Heart Potion ++
Heart Potion ++
 3x Blessed Butterfly Blessed Butterfly
 3x Deku Hornet Deku Hornet
 1x Eldin Roller Eldin Roller
 1x Sand Cicada Sand Cicada
30 This upgraded Heart Potion will completely restore all of Link's hearts just like the Heart Potion +, but has two servings.

Revitalizing Potion
Potion Shop Revitalizing Potion
Revitalizing Potion
50 This purple medicine can be bought for 50 rupees in the Potion Shop. It will repair a shield when its meter is depeleted and will restore 4 hearts.
Infusion Shop Revitalizing Potion +
Revitalizing Potion +
 3x Deku Hornet Deku Hornet
 2x Skyloft Mantis Skyloft Mantis
 2x Woodland Rhino Beetle Woodland Rhino Beetle
20 This upgraded Revitalizing Potion will completely restore Link's shield automatically when broken, and will restore 8 of his hearts.
Infusion Shop Revitalizing Potion ++
Revitalizing Potion ++
 3x Lanayru Ant Lanayru Ant
 2x Woodland Rhino Beetle Woodland Rhino Beetle
 1x Gerudo Dragonfly Gerudo Dragonfly
 1x Sand Cicada Sand Cicada
30 This upgraded Revitalizing Potion will completely restore Link's shield and 8 of his hearts, but has two servings.

Stamina Potion
Potion Shop Stamina Potion
Stamina Potion
50 This green medicine can be bought for 50 rupees in the Potion Shop. It will give Link short bursts of energy to keep his stamina bar from going down.
Infusion Shop Stamina Potion +
Stamina Potion +
 3x Volcanic Ladybug Volcanic Ladybug
 2x Gerudo Dragonfly Gerudo Dragonfly
 2x Sky Stag Beetle Sky Stag Beetle
 1x Faron Grasshopper Faron Grasshopper
20 This upgraded Stamina Potion will completely restore Link's stamina, and it will not go down for three minutes.

Air Potion
Potion Shop Air Potion
Air Potion
50 The Air Potion is a blue liquid that will help Link keep his air meter up while swimming underwater.
Infusion Shop Air Potion +
Air Potion +
 2x Lanayru Ant Lanayru Ant
 2x Skyloft Mantis Skyloft Mantis
 2x Sky Stag Beetle Sky Stag Beetle
20 This upgraded Air Potion will completely restore Link's air meter while underwater, and will help it to not go down for three minutes after.

Guardian Potion
Potion Shop Guardian Potion
Guardian Potion
200 The Guardian Potion will help Link to take less damage for a short period of time.
Infusion Shop Guardian Potion +
Guardian Potion +
 3x Blessed Butterfly Blessed Butterfly
 3x Starry Firefly Starry Firefly
 2x Eldin Roller Eldin Roller
 1x Faron Grasshopper Faron Grasshopper
40 This upgraded Guardian Potion will completely block all attacks to Link for three minutes after it is drunk.