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I was watching a friend play Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword the other day and saw that he can use his sword's dowsing ability to locate hearts... even though I am much further along n the game than he is, I do not have this ability. It doesn't really matter to me as I have two Heart Medals, so I am not needing to locate more hearts, I am just curious as to why he has that ability and I do not.

How do I gain the ability to dowse for hearts in Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword?

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Reach critcal health and call Fi by pressing D-down. After doing this once or a couple times Fi will tell you that you can dowse for Hearts. (You don't have to unlock additional Dowsing Targets slots before getting this one).

To get Fi you need to find Goddess Sword.

Location of Goddess Sword :

The Goddess Sword is the second sword you get in Skyward Sword. It is found in the Goddess Statue in Skyloft.

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Ah ha. That's probably it. I don't stay at critical health for long and when I do, I have no time to talk to Fi! So I never called Fi while at critical health and thus never gained this ability. –  Josh Nov 25 '12 at 18:59
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