Skyward Sword Items

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Link acquires many items during his journey through the land below and above the clouds. Link's Items will be listed here along with a description, there will further links leading to more detailed descriptions.


Link has more control over his sword in this adventure than ever before. By way of the Wii Motion Plus, the sword now can swing in whichever direction the player chooses, giving the experience of 1:1 swordplay. Often, this proves to be a very vital point in the game. Offensively, many enemies must be defeated by swinging the sword certain ways. Such is the case for Deku Babas, where Link must slash them in the way their mouth is open (either vertically or horizontally) to defeat them. Another example is the Mechanical Totem Pole, which must be sliced horizontally twice, and then stabbed to defeat. Other enemies will try to cover parts of their body from attack, whereas Link will have to attack the revealed areas to defeat the enemy. The Skulltula is a great example of this, as Link has to hit it so it becomes stunned and stands up on its hind legs, thus revealing a weak point. Others may have defenses up that must be broken with Sword, like the Spear Moblin, in order to defeat it. The player must use a variety of techniques to defeat a variety of enemies.

The sword also plays a key role in getting through doors. Certain doors will have an eye that will follow Link's sword as long as he is standing on a platform. Moving the sword in a circular motion will spin the eye around, causing a dizzying effect and allowing for the eye to be struck. Once destroyed, the doorway will be accessible to go through. A slash-able gear appears on another door version, which Link must quickly slash in two different directions in order to open.

One of the most important features of the sword is dowsing. To go into dowsing mode Link holds the sword straight forward. When Link goes into dowsing mode the screen changes to first person and you have to pick what you are looking for be it important items, heart pieces, rupees, or even Zelda herself. When Link is facing the direction you need to go to find the item, the sword emits a loud noise.

The Zelda team has finally brought back the Sword Beam which is now called Skyward Strike. To charge the sword Link has to point his sword skyward until the light reaches the tip of the sword. You can then swing your in any direction to release the sword beam. This is going to both be used to attack enemies and to send large blue, silver boxes with the bird symbol called Goddess Boxes on the ground up to the sky where it will be replaced with a chest.

Practice Sword

Main article: Practice Sword

From the beginning of the game, Link carries around this simple sword, though there isn't much use for it in Skyloft, high above the evil surface. Link acquires it from Eagus while searching for his Loftwing at the beginning of the game.

Goddess Sword

Main article: Goddess Sword

Link acquires this sword after Zelda is taken to the land below. Fi leads him to a secret room Inside the Statue of the Goddess where the sword lies. Lord Ghirahim cites this sword as the only reason Link still lives after their first encounter at the end of Skyview Temple. Besides allowing Link to communicate with Fi, the Goddess Sword also has the power to unleash a "Skyward Strike", a sword beam charged by holding the sword vertically while his hearts are full.

Goddess Longsword

Main article: Goddess Longsword

The Goddess Longsword is the upgraded form of the Goddess Sword. Link and Fi upgrade it in the Ancient Cistern using Farore's Flame.

Goddess White Sword

Main article: Goddess White Sword

The Goddess Whitesword is the upgraded form of the Goddess Longsword. Link and Fi upgrade it in the Sandship using Nayru's Flame. It has enhanced dowsing abilities, allowing four more possible targets.

Master Sword

Main article: Master Sword

The Master Sword is the upgraded version of the Goddess White Sword. Link and Fi upgrade it in the Fire Sanctuary using Din's Flame.

True Master Sword

Main article: Unpowered Master Sword

The Master Sword, which appeared in Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, A Link to the Past, and arguably the Oracle games, is first forged in Skyward Sword. It is the fully upgraded form of the Skyward Sword, and resembles the Skyward Sword's spirit Fi. Since Fi isn't seen in any other game, it's possible that she may have to make some sacrifice to make this transformation. This sword has the power to repel evil. It will eventually be placed in the Pedestal of Time within the Temple of Time as a key to the Sacred Realm.


Adventure Pouch

Main article: Adventure Pouch

Fledge will give Link this useful pouch after he sees Fi and acquires the Goddess Sword. It is capable of carrying many items, including shields and potion, and there is 4 possible upgrades for it. Three are purchased from Beedle's Airshop, and the other can be found in Goddess Chest #1.


Main article: Sailcloth

The Sailcloth in this game is very similar to the Deku Leaf in The Wind Waker although it is cloth and sports the bird symbol seen in many other places in the game. Link acquires it from Zelda at the beginning of the game.The sailcloth is essentially a parachute and used both for a safe landing when jumping from the Crimson Loftwing, and to send Link back up from Hyrule to Skyloft. Another use for it is catching air vents and propelling Link to previously unreachable areas.

Knight's Uniform

Main article: Knight's Uniform

Digging Mitts

Main article: Digging Mitts

Similar to the Mole Mitts, they allow you to dig without the use of a shovel. Acquired in Eldin Volcano, after saving a Mogma from a whole bunch of Bokoblins.

Mogma Mitts

Main article: Mogma Mitts

The upgrade to the Digging Mitts, it is given to Link by a Mogma by the name of Silva after defeating Magmanos. It allows Link to bury himself underground.

Goddess's Harp

Main article: Goddess's Harp

This Goddess's Harp originally belonged to Zelda. She holds it when she jumps down to Link after his victory in the birdriding competition. Eventually, Link receives this instrument and can play it by pressing up on the D-pad. The harp will have a similar function to the Spirit Flute, Wind Waker, and Ocarina of previous games. Zelda's harp is similar to Sheik's harp in Ocarina of Time. They may be the same or could be based on another.

In the menu screen there are five song slots for this instrument. Four of these songs are used to open Trial Gates for Silent Realms, while the Ballad of the Goddess is used to find the Isle of Songs.

Water Dragon's Scale

Main article: Water Dragon's Scale

Obtained after clearing Farore's Silent Realm, this scale allows Link to swim underwater. Link can perform a Water Dash Attack by shaking the Nunchuk while in the water. Note that this takes up air. It is said to be one of Faron the water dragon's scales.

Fireshield Earrings

Main article: Fireshield Earrings

Small Wallet

Main article: Small Wallet

Medium Wallet

Main article: Medium Wallet

Big Wallet

Main article: Big Wallet

Extra Wallet

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Main article: Extra Wallet

Giant Wallet

Main article: Giant Wallet

Tycoon Wallet

Main article: Tycoon Wallet


Bird Statuette

Main article: Bird Statuette

The Bird Statue can be obtained during Flight Training at the start of the game. In this mini game, you must use your aerial skills to fly up to a bird holding the statue, and take it from him to win the mini game.

Emerald Tablet

Main article: Emerald Tablet

Ruby Tablet

Main article: Ruby Tablet

Amber Tablet

Main article: Amber Tablet

Ancient Tablet

Main article: Ancient Tablet

Life Tree Fruit

Main article: Life Tree Fruit

Life Tree Seedling

Main article: Life Tree Seedling

Ancient Sea Chart

Main article: Ancient Sea Chart

Spirit Vessel

Main article: Spirit Vessel

Sacred Tears

Tear of Farore
Tear of Nayru
Tear of Din
Main article: Sacred Tears

Stone of Trials

Main article: Stone of Trials

Triforce of Courage

Main article: Triforce of Courage

Triforce of Power

Main article: Triforce of Power

Triforce of Wisdom

Main article: Triforce of Wisdom


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Main article: Triforce


Main article: Skyward Sword Shields

Wooden Shield

Main article: Wooden Shield#Skyward Sword

The first shield Link can get, the Wooden Shield has the lowest durability of any shield in the game, and will burn up quickly from a fire attack, but is resistant to electrical attacks. One can be obtained for free by speaking with Instructor Owlan after Zelda falls out of the sky; or one can be bought for 50 rupees from the Gear Shop.

Banded Shield

Main article: Banded Shield

The Banded Shield is much more durable than the Wooden Shield it is upgraded from, but will still burn to ashes under a fire attack. It costs 30 rupees and a number of specific treasures to upgrade the Wooden Shield at the Scrap Shop.

Braced Shield

Main article: Braced Shield

The Braced Shield maintains the strengths and weaknesses of its forebears, but with greater durability. Upgrading a Banded Shield to a Braced Shield costs 30 rupees and a number of specific treasures.

Iron Shield

Main article: Iron Shield

Much more durable than a basic Wooden Shield, the Iron Shield can also block fire attacks; but conducts electricity.The second shield Link can buy, it can be obtained after beating Skyview Temple for 100 Rupees at the Gear Shop.

Reinforced Shield

Main article: Reinforced Shield

A general improvement in durability and stopping power, the Reinforced Shield costs 50 rupees and several treasures to upgrade an Iron Shield to at the Scrap Shop.

Fortified Shield

Main article: Fortified Shield

The second-toughest shield in the game after the Hylian Shield in base durability, the Fortified Shield can be made from a Reinforced Shield for 100 rupees and treasures at the Scrap Shop.

Sacred Shield

Main article: Sacred Shield

Purchased at the Gear Shop for 500 rupees and branded with a Loftwing's foot, the Sacred Shield self- repairs over time, although it has less durability than equivalent shields which do not. It can block fire, electricity & curse attacks; and can startle Cursed Bokoblins.

Divine Shield

Main article: Divine Shield

An upgrade from the Sacred Shield, it has increased durability and faster regeneration than its predecessor. It costs 100 rupees and treasures to upgrade from the more basic version.

Goddess Shield

Main article: Goddess Shield

Branded with a stylised image of Hylia, the Goddess Shield is a further upgrade to the durability and regenerative ability of the Divine Shield. It costs 150 rupees and multiple rare treasures to upgrade the Divine Shield at the Scrap Shop.

Hylian Shield

Main article: Hylian Shield#Skyward Sword

The Hylian Shield is obtained from Lanayru by beating eight consecutive bosses in the Thunder Dragon's Lightning Round. Unlike all other shields in the game, it is indestructible; it also resists fire and electric attacks.

Bottled Items


Main article: Bottle

These handy items are so useful, they get their own main topic. You can use bottles to store tons of stuff. Said stored things are usually to restore Link's health, but sometimes do other useful things.

Heart Potion

Main article: Heart Potion

Heart Potion +

Main article: Heart Potion +

Heart Potion ++

Main article: Heart Potion ++

Air Potion

Main article: Air Potion

Air Potion +

Main article: Air Potion +

Revitalizing Potion

Main article: Revitalizing Potion

Revitalizing Potion +

Main article: Revitalizing Potion +

Revitalizing Potion ++

Main article: Revitalizing Potion ++


Main article: Water

Sacred Water

Main article: Sacred Water

Stamina Potion

Main article: Stamina Potion

Stamina Potion +

Main article: Stamina Potion +

Guardian Potion

Main article: Guardian Potion

Guardian Potion +

Main article: Guardian Potion +

Hot Pumpkin Soup

Main article: Hot Pumpkin Soup

Cold Pumpkin Soup

Main article: Cold Pumpkin Soup


Main article: Fairy

Recovery fairies can be found throughout the game and they will fill up a number of Link's hearts when used. Link can store fairies inside of bottles and release them whenever he'd like. If Link has a fairy stored within a bottle, after he dies, the fairy will automatically be used to restore Link's life.

Fairies can be found in fairy fountains, underneath pots, or by breaking crates and other objects.

Mushroom Spores

Main article: Mushroom Spores

Just what purpose these items serve is unclear. They can be acquired by cutting large blue mushrooms found in the Sky Temple and scooping the spores it releases into a Bottle. The in-game description for these items is vague, which implies the item's function could only come into play when doing something else. It is possible Fungal Spores are an item required to upgrade your equipment or an ingredient in mixing potions of some kind.

Glittering Spores

Main article: Glittering Spores


Cursed Medal

Main article: Cursed Medal

Rupee Medal

Main article: Rupee Medal

Treasure Medal

Main article: Treasure Medal

Life Medal

Main article: Life Medal

Heart Medal

Main article: Heart Medal

Bug Medal

Main article: Bug Medal

Potion Medal

Main article: Potion Medal



Main article: Slingshot

Unlike the Bow in this game, the Slingshot only requires players to point and shoot with the Wii Remote. With this, 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. It appears to be less powerful compared to the Bow, as it is in previous adventures. The Slingshot, however, can take out some weaker enemies, such as Keese, in one hit.


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Main article: Scattershot

An upgraded version of the slingshot. The scattershot can shoot many bullets at once, without any extra ammo consumption! However, it must be charged for a second by holding the button down.

Small Seed Satchel

Main article: Small Seed Satchel

Medium Seed Satchel

Main article: Medium Seed Satchel

Large Seed Satchel

Main article: Large Seed Satchel

Bug Net

Main article: Bug Net

A net for catching various bugs that will be used to upgrade Link's potions.

Big Bug Net

Main article: Big Bug Net


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Main article: Beetle (Item)

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.

The initial Beetle can be used to cut down spider webs or hit switches in otherwise unreachable areas. Upon defeating the Stalfos mini-boss in the Sky Temple, Link can obtain an Upgrade for his Beetle, which gives the Beetle a large pair of pincers. The pincers allow the Beetle to pick up and carry items to return to Link. The player can press the Z button while carrying the object to look down and drop the cargo. The Upgraded Beetle is also capable of cutting down Deku Babas at the stem.

As most items can be upgraded throughout the game, the Beetle too has other upgrades that can be obtained later on in the game. One confirmed upgrade for the Beetle is an increase in speed. It is unknown whether this will be another upgrade obtained within the dungeon like the Pincers or if it will be an optional upgrade from collected materials.

Hook Beetle

Main article: Hook Beetle

The Hook Beetle is obtained in the Lanayru Desert when saving a robot from Bokoblins. This item is similar to the Beetle, except for the fact that it can also carry objects such as Bombs to another location.

Quick Beetle

Main article: Quick Beetle

The Quick Beetle is the third Beetle and can be obtained when upgrading the Hook Beetle at Gondo's Workshop. The Quick Beetle has an additional option to allow it to fly faster.

Tough Beetle

Main article: Tough Beetle

Bomb Bag

Main article: Bomb Bag

The bomb bag is a bag you acquire when a Mogma asks you to look for it in the Fire temple and lets you keep it when you return it to him. As the name implies it is used to carry bombs. In this game however, instead of buying bombs from your local store you pick bomb flowers in the field and place them in the bag. Currently it is unknown how many bombs the bag can carry.

Small Bomb Bag

Main article: Small Bomb Bag

Medium Bomb Bag

Main article: Medium Bomb Bag

Large Bomb Bag

Main article: Large Bomb Bag


Main article: Bow

Almost every Zelda title thus far has made use of the Bow, 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 but is more powerful. Another weapon now fits that battle role, the Slingshot.

Iron Bow

Main article: Iron Bow

The Iron Bow is the secondary form of the Bow. It is obtained when upgraded in Gondo's Workshop at the Bazaar. When upgraded, the attack power is doubled.

Sacred Bow

Main article: Sacred Bow

Small Quiver

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Main article: Small Quiver

Medium Quiver

Main article: Medium Quiver

Large Quiver

Main article: Large Quiver

Gust Bellows

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Main article: Gust Bellows

The gust bellows is an item that shoots air out to clear away sand or push certain enemies away. Very little is known about this item at the moment.


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Main article: Whip

An item more recently added to the Zelda series with Spirit Tracks, the Whip makes a return in Skyward Sword. With the Wiimote, players can swing the Whip in any direction to cut down grass or stun enemies at a distance. You can also use the whip to grab items and pull them back by yanking the Wiimote back toward yourself. Some enemies, such as Keese, can be defeated by the Whip, but larger enemies can only be knocked back and stunned, opening them up to sword attacks. It is unclear what other functions the Whip may be used for, such as swinging from objects like in Spirit Tracks.


Main article: Double Clawshots

An item Link obtains after clearing Nayru's Silent Realm. Its use is grapple onto targets and pull link toward them, with Link being able to use it again while on the target. It is practically the same item as in Twilight Princess albeit a different color scheme. It is very similar to the Hookshot in the Wind Waker, although the Hookshot has only one "claw", whereas the Double Clawshot has two, hence the name.



Main article: Treasure


Main article: Bugs

Bugs are going to be caught throughout the game using the Bug Catching Net and can be used to upgrade Link's potions.

Cawlin's Letter

Main article: Cawlin's Letter


Main article: Rattle

Beedle's Insect Cage

Main article: Beedle's Insect Cage

Gratitude Crystal

Main article: Gratitude Crystal

Dodoh's Party Wheel

Main article: Dodoh's Party Wheel

Goddess Cube

Main article: Goddess Cube

You can find these spread throughout the land below. Striking them with a Sword Beam will cause them to rise into the sky where you can claim them for yourself. The locations of the raised Goddess Cubes/Chests can easily be found on the map while riding your bird.


Main article: Propeller

Crystal Ball

Main article: Crystal Ball


Main article: Pumpkin


Main article: Tadtone

Water Basin

Main article: Water Basin


Dungeon Map

Main article: Dungeon Map

Found in Dungeons. Previously visited rooms are a different shade. The map also shows where Treasure Chests can be found, along with the Sacred Flames.

Small Key

Main article: Small Key

Used to open a locked door in dungeons.

Piece of the Key

Main article: Piece of the Key

Collect them all to make the key needed to unlock the door to the Earth Temple.

Golden Carving

Main article: Golden Carving

You can find the Golden Carving inside a Treasure Chest. It must be properly rotated to fit inside an indention in a hole leading to the boss of Skyview Temple, Ghirahim. When it is rotated correctly, it will start to glow.

Dragon Sculpture

Main article: Dragon Sculpture

You can find the Dragon Sculpture inside a Treasure Chest. It must be properly rotated to fit inside an indention in a hole leading to the boss of the Earth Temple, Scaldera. When it is rotated correctly, it will start to glow.

Ancient Circuit

Main article: Ancient Circuit

You can find the Ancient Circuit inside a Treasure Chest. It must be properly rotated to fit inside an indention in a hole leading to the boss of the Lanayru Mining Facility, Moldarach. When it is rotated correctly, it will start to glow.

Blessed Idol

Main article: Blessed Idol

You can find the Blessed Idol inside a Treasure Chest. It must be properly rotated to fit inside an indention in a hole leading to the boss of the Ancient Cistern, Koloktos. When it is rotated correctly, it will start to glow.

Squid Carving

Main article: Squid Carving

You can find the Squid Carving inside a Treasure Chest. It must be properly rotated to fit inside an indention in a hole leading to the boss of the Sandship, Tentalus. When it is rotated correctly, it will start to glow.

Mysterious Crystals

Main article: Mysterious Crystals

You can find the Mysterious Crystals inside a Treasure Chest. It must be properly rotated to fit inside an indention in a hole leading to the boss of the Fire Sanctuary, Ghirahim. When it is rotated correctly, it will start to glow.



Main article: Recovery Heart

The usual method for recovering life returns in Skyward Sword. These can be received from enemies, pots, jars, and grass, and fill up one heart each. They also now grow as plants. They can be pinned to a wall with the Bow as they are floating through the air, though it unclear how useful this will be.

Piece of Heart

Main article: Piece of Heart

Collect four of them to create a new Heart Container. They are hidden in secret places and in chests, also sometimes the reward for a side-quest. There are 24 of them in the game.

Heart Container

Main article: Heart Container

These have appeared since the first Zelda game and return in Skyward Sword as the items that increase Link's maximum hearts by 1. They will be acquired after each boss battle as usual, with a gorgeous new ornate appearance. There are 6 in the game, acquired after defeating the first 6 bosses, excluding The Imprisoned.

Deku Seeds

Main article: Deku Seed

Deku Seeds return as ammunition for Link's Slingshot. The amount Link can carry is increased by purchasing a Seed Satchel from the Gear Shop, and then upgrading it at the Scrap Shop. They can be found from breaking grass, jars or pots.


Main article: Bomb

These classic items also return in Skyward Sword. Link can equip Bombs just as usual, though in this adventure, he has the ability to throw them overhead a desired distance, as well as rolling them across the ground. Depending on how far the Wii Remote is from the screen, the distance of the Bomb to be thrown is determined. Players will swing the Wii Remote overhead to sling a Bomb that way, and underhanded to roll it across the ground. Certain low-leveled holes in walls hide bombable items or switched behind them, where rolling a Bomb underneath is the only way to access. The Beetle can also carry and drop Bombs to long distance locations, so as long as it doesn't explode before it gets there. The bomb looks to be a lot more accessible than in previous adventures. Unlike previous games, when exposed to fire the bombs explode causing Link damage.


Main article: Arrow


Main article: Rupee

Rupees are the standard currency of the Zelda world and return in Skyward Sword. So far 6 different colors of Rupee have been confirmed to appear in Skyward Sword, which is green, blue, yellow, purple, white, and red. It is likely they provide the same amount of Rupees as always, and if this is the case then Green Rupees shall be worth 1, Blue Rupees will be worth 5, yellow will be worth 10, Red Rupees will be worth 20, and purple will be worth 50. White however, is new to the series, and its value is unknown. also, orange and silver rupees might make a return, but it is unknown. It is also probable that white may be the silver rupees.


Main article: Rupoor

Stamina Fruit

Main article: Stamina Fruit

Stamina Fruit can be found all over The Sky and The Surface. They refill Link's Stamina Gauge as soon as he touches them.