The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the 16th game in The Legend of Zelda series by Nintendo. Link and Zelda are knights in training at an academy on Skyloft Island, one of many islands floating above the clouds. They are descended from refugees from the surface who fled a terrible war.

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Was I a bad Hero by taking so long to catch up with Zelda?

So, Zelda fell through the clouds and like a good young Hero I rushed after her to save her. I ran through the forest in desperation searching and dowsing for her. I found a Kikwi who said she was ...
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Where in the Zelda timeline does Skyward Sword fit?

I thought I read somewhere that Skyward Sword was to be the first Zelda game in the timeline, but now I can't find that source. Is there any indication where Skyward Sword fits in the timeline?
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Where do I find the 5 Pieces of Key, required to enter the Earth Temple?

I'm now ready to enter the Earth Temple, but it is locked, and the key is in 5 pieces. I've already found 3 Pieces of Key, but I'm still missing 2. I've tried dowsing for them, but I can't seem to ...
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Are there humans in Zelda?

At the beginning of this trailer, there's reference to humans. Which leads me to wonder, were there ever humans in the other Zelda games? For example, would Hylians be considered humans?
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How can I remember how to play the Harp?

So, I just got my first song using the harp, and I've totally forgotten how the song went. I thought, no big deal, there's always a reminder somewhere. After digging around for a while, and even ...
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Does Zelda: Skyward Sword require the Wii MotionPlus accessory?

Or will MotionPlus be optional? Just wondering if I'll be required to buy this accessory for this game.
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Can conversations be clicked through?

Conversations in Skyward Sword can take... a while. The text is slow to appear, and it seems you have to wait for all of it to appear. It literally makes me grind my teeth in rage when I accidently ...
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How many extra wallets can I buy? / What are the maximum number of Rupees I can carry?

In addition to having different sized Wallets, Beedle's shop also stocks extra wallets, which allow you to carry an extra 300 coins each. After buying one, you can leave the shop and come back to buy ...
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What is the maximum number of heart containers I can have?

In Zelda games the maximum is normally 20, however due to the Life Medals I'm uncertain if this holds true. Futhermore, if the maximum is 20, is that with or without Life Medals?
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How do I get past the eye in the first temple?

I've been trying to get past it for possibly 20 minutes. I can't hit it with a skyward strike or my slingshot. Fi says that it looks at pointy objects, but the only things that I can get it to look at ...
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How many empty bottles are in Skyward Sword?

Most Zelda games have around 4 empty bottles for Link to use. How many are in Skyward Sword?
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How do I attack Skulltulas sitting on their webs?

I can't seem to figure out how to attack the Skulltulas who are sitting on their webs. I tried various different directions of sword slashes with no effect (on the enemy - it usually ended with me ...
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Is it possible to make Link left-handed in Zelda: Skyward Sword?

In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, is it possible to play the game with a left-handed Link? Obviously, I can switch hands I use for the Wiimote and nunchuck, but that won't change how Link appears ...
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Is there a pattern to the order of bosses in the Thunder Dragon's Boss Rush?

I just took about six or seven tries to get the Hylian Shield in Hero Mode. I didn't prepare with Guardian Potion or anything; I wasn't that desperate yet. I started with Demise (just for fun) three ...
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How can I easily win at 'Fun Fun Island'?

When Fun Fun Island is finally opened, there is great potential to earn a lot of rupees relatively quick and easy. If you get a perfect score, you could earn 480 rupees in one shot (-20 to play, +500 ...
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What good are bugs?

There are lots of bugs everywhere. Collecting them is encouraged, but I don't see a use in them. They aren't needed in crafting or sellable to the peddler at night like materials, it seems. I'm ...
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How was I supposed to know the order to hit the switches in Sky Keep?

I just finished the last temple in Skyward Sword, Sky Keep. In one of the rooms (the one inspired by Eldin) there are three switches you have to hit in order for the locked gate to open. I couldn't ...
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What is a good estimate of total play time for Zelda Skyward Sword? [duplicate]

I want to complete Skyward Sword before Christmas, I'm trying to get a good grasp on how much time I need to finish it off. At the very least, I want to beat the game, but I tend to get most of the ...
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In what way is the game different (or the same) when you play in 'Hero Mode'?

So the game actually has a Hero Mode which is unlocked when you beat the game. What are the changes that I can expect when playing in Hero Mode? What remains?
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Do medal effects stack?

In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword do the effects of the various medals stack? For example, if I equip the Treasure Medal with the Cursed Medal will that give the effects of both, granting much ...
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Do your conversation options with Zelda the first time you meet her matter?

The first time you meet Zelda, she asks you what you think of her outfit, with three choices. Does your choice here have any lasting effect in the game?
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Can I lose the first race?

Is there any way to fail the test where you take the statue from the Loftwing or will none of the other contestants ever reach it? I've seen them getting close but can they make it?
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Is there a way to turn off the controller schematic?

In the bottom corners of the screen there is a picture of the Wiimote with labels that tell you what each of the buttons currently do. It is incredibly distracting, and I feel comfortable enough with ...
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How do I get to Beedle's island at night?

I can't fly at night, but at Beedle's Island, he says that he does business there at night. I don't see any beds on the island as well. How can I get there?
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What is the purpose of cacti?

Lanayru Desert is covered with cacti. I realize they hold bombs at a nice height for the beetle to pick them, but do they have another purpose? You can bash on them and get the bark off, but can you ...
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How do I get to the surface at night?

So far in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword the only time of day I can visit the surface is the day. Can I visit at night, and how?
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How do I stop the bees from attacking?

In the Deep Woods, I am trying to cross a rope. That's hard enough on its own but now there are bees flying at me and I can't seem to get them to leave me alone without falling off of the rope. How do ...
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What happens if my shield breaks?

I've noticed my shield only seems capable of taking a few hits, at least right now, so I'm leery about using it. If my shield breaks, is it completely useless, or are there some attacks it is still ...
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How do you get Beedle's airship to stop?

There doesn't seem to be a feasible way to ring the bell on the bottom of Beedle's airship. It seems it might be possible to stab a pumpkin and throw it at the bell or lift up a pot and throw it. The ...
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How do I get into the locked bath at night?

Skyloft Academy's bath is locked at night as someone (not posting the spoiler here) is in there. I've been able to get in through the chimney to sneak into Zelda's room at night, but I notice I can't ...
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How can I play the harp well?

I'm trying to be a good citizen and pay back my debt to the owner of the Lofty Pumpkin, but it seems impossible to play the harp correctly for his daughter. I try to just follow what the people do, ...
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Will Fledge ever show me some gratitude?

When I woke up at night in my room at the Knight Academy, I heard a very unexpected sound coming from the room next door. Investigating, I found Fledge doing push-ups, trying to get stronger. I've ...
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Penalty for “Game Over”?

I'm not sure where I picked up this habit, but nowadays when I play a video game, if I ever get to the point where the screen is about to announce a "Game Over", I immediately shut off the console so ...
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What is the purpose of the mysterious “wind” or “fan”-like platform outside Bazaar?

Around the Bazaar, there is a flat indentation in the grass that looks like it has some sort of purpose, but I'm coming up on the end of the game and can't find anything to do with it. It's basically ...
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What's the best place to get Monster Claws early in the game?

I'm trying to get Monster Claws, to upgrade some of my early equipment, but I only have access to the Faron forest, and Skyloft.
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How can I pick up the spores from the mushrooms in the forest?

In the forest, there are some mushrooms everywhere, some of them are shimmering. Apparently there are Mushroom Spores and Glittering Spores that can be picked up off of them. If you hit them, a puff ...
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With what methods can I repair my shield?

I'm aware that I can repair my shield at the blacksmith in town, but are there any other methods I can use to repair my shield? I'm interested in a method which allows me to repair my shield while ...
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How many loose gratitude crystal are there, and where are they located?

Doing a sidequest for certain persons gives you a set of 5 gratitude crystals, however, there are also single gratitude crystals laying around. How many of those single gratitude crystals are there ...
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Why is my Loftwing not coming when I whistle for it?

I have already got to the deep woods in Zelda: Skyward Sword but my son decided to use the bird statue to return to the sky in the middle of the quest. Now I can't get back down to the woods. If I ...
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Why can't I access the pouch?

For some reason I cannot access my pouch. I'm about half way through the game, and for some reason the - button will not respond while I'm in game play. It's not the button/controller, the - works off ...
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How do I get feathers from Chirri?

In the Sealed Grounds area of Faron Woods, there are birds called Chirri flying around. Targetting them and talking to Fi tells me "There is an 85% chance that its feathers can be used as some kind ...
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How many ways can I cut people up?

I would think that, theoretically, there would be eight sword slash directions possible (not counting the stab) in Skyward Sword, given that many targets such as training logs look like they only ...
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Purpose of one-eyed statue in Skyloft?

In Skyloft, there is bird-like statue with a ruby for its right eye, with nothing in its left. It is located on the top of the rock platforms that traverse the left side of the small lake, on the way ...
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What determines the beetle's flight time?

Sometimes when using the beetle, it can fly quite a while before it starts to blink red and beep that it's going to run out of gas. But sometimes it can't go very far at all. One time I was in a ...
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What are the prizes for completeing the Thunder Dragon's challenges?

After you heal Lanayru, the Thunder Dragon, he offers you two mini-games: a boss rush mode, and a time trial for each of the Silent Realms. What are the rewards for completing each of these ...
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Do upgrades only need to be done once?

I am playing Zelda Skyward Sword and I am at a point where I could do some upgrading - but yet to do any at all. I am wondering if any upgrades I commit to will remain for the duration of the game? ...
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Who do I have to deliver the pumpkin soup to?

After I knocked the chandelier down in the Lumpy Pumpkin, the owner strong-armed me into delivering hot pumpkin soup to someone in Skyloft, I believe a knight of some kind. Unfortunately, I didn't ...
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Does the original Zelda theme ever play in Skyward Sword?

I've been playing the newest Legend of Zelda game on the Wii, Skyward Sword, but I'm really missing the main Zelda theme: ...
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How do I get across the quicksand in the northwest cave of the Lanayru Mines?

I'm stuck in the Lanayru mine. I've gotten to the northwest cave, across the large lake of quicksand. There's a locked door, and a mining cart I can't push anywhere. To my left is a ...
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Is it possible to revisit the 'Silent Realm' after completing a trial?

I'm running low on Dusk Relics and want to get more. The Silent Realms are a good source for this rare treasure. Would it be possible to revisit one of the Silent Realms after completing the trial ...