Skyward Sword Items
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.
- 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.
- 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 goddess statue that is holding the sword. Link is able to use this more powerful sword on his quest to find Zelda. 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 sword beam (named the Skyward Strike) after it's raised skyward while his hearts are full. The game will revolve around upgrading the Goddess Sword into the Master Sword.
- 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.
- Main article: Master Sword
The Master Sword is the upgraded version of the Goddess Whitesword. 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.
- 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 is going to be used both for a safe landing when jumping off of your bird 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.
- Main article: Knight's Uniform
- Main article: Digging Mitts
- Main article: Mogma Mitts
- 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.
- Main article: Fireshield Earrings
- Main article: Small Wallet
- Main article: Medium Wallet
- Main article: Big Wallet
- Main article: Extra Wallet
- Main article: Giant Wallet
- Main article: Tycoon Wallet
- 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.
- Main article: Emerald Tablet
- Main article: Ruby Tablet
- Main article: Amber 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
- Main article: Spirit Vessel
- 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
- Main article: Triforce
- Main article: Skyward Sword Shields
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Main article: Heart Potion
Heart Potion +
- Main article: Heart Potion +
Heart Potion ++
- Main article: Heart Potion ++
- Main article: Air Potion
Air Potion +
- Main article: Air Potion +
- Main article: Revitalizing Potion
Revitalizing Potion +
- Main article: Revitalizing Potion +
Revitalizing Potion ++
- Main article: Revitalizing Potion ++
- Main article: Water
- Main article: Sacred Water
- Main article: Stamina Potion
Stamina Potion +
- Main article: Stamina 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.
- 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.
- Main article: Glittering Spores
- Main article: Cursed Medal
- Main article: Rupee Medal
- Main article: Treasure Medal
- Main article: Life Medal
- Main article: Heart Medal
- Main article: Bug 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Main article: Tough Beetle
- 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.
- 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.
- Main article: Sacred Bow
- Main article: Small Quiver
- Main article: Medium Quiver
- Main article: Large Quiver
- 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.
- 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.
- Main article: Cawlin's Letter
- Main article: Rattle
Beedle's Insect Cage
- Main article: Beedle's Insect Cage
- Main article: Gratitude Crystal
Dodoh's Party Wheel
- Main article: Dodoh's Party Wheel
- 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
- Main article: Crystal Ball
- Main article: Pumpkin
- Main article: Tadtone
- Main article: Water Basin
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.