Skyward Sword Gear Guide (2022)

Our Skyward Sword Gear Guide details where to find and the purpose of every item in Skyward Sword. This includes weapons, shields, equipment, and medals. Check out our other guides for help on obtaining anything not listed here.

Swords

Sword Upgrades in Skyward Sword are only acquired via main story quests scattered throughout the game. They are listed here in the order in which they are acquired.

Practice Sword

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The Practice Sword is given to the player as part of the quest to retrieve his loftwing. This is the most basic weapon in the game and lacks many of the other swords' special abilities.

Goddess Sword

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The Goddess Sword is found by the player after Zelda is attacked and kidnapped. This sword has the ability to release a Skyward Strike, an effectively ranged attack performed by raising the sword upwards for a period of time.

Goddess Longsword

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The Goddess Longsword is the first sword upgrade to the Goddess Sword obtained by the player as part of the main quest. It is obtained after completing the Ancient Cistern. This sword does double damage and has a noticeable range increase over the previous iterations of the sword.

Goddess White Sword

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The Goddess White Sword is the second upgrade to the Goddess Sword, created as part of the main quest after completing the Sandship. It allows for improved dowsing for treasure items, as well as other miscellaneous pick-ups.

Master Sword

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The Master Sword is the third upgrade to the Goddess Sword. It is obtained by the player after completing the Fire Sanctuary dungeon. This iteration of the Master Sword does double the damage of the Goddess Longsword.

True Master Sword

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The True Master Sword is the final sword upgrade in Skyward Sword. It is obtained after the Master Sword has received the Goddess's blessing. It reduces the time necessary to hold the sword up to charge a Skyward Strike. Otherwise, it is necessary to finish the game fully and is also the final sword the player will use on their journey.

Shields

Shields in Skyward Sword are obtainable through a variety of methods. Some are necessary to acquire for the plot, while others are rewards for completing certain actions.

Wooden Shield

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This is the first shield the player can acquire. It has low durability, is burned by fire attacks, and resists electricity. The Wooden Shield can be obtained after Zelda is kidnapped by speaking to one of the instructors of the Knight Academy in Skyloft. It can also always be bought at the Bazaar for 50 Rupees.

Banded Shield

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This is a direct upgrade in terms of durability to the Wooden Shield. It is obtained by upgrading the Wooden Shield at the Scrap Shop. This costs 2 Amber Relics, 1 Monster Claw, 1 Jelly Blob, and 30 Rupees.

Braced Shield

This is a further upgrade to the Banded Shield, obtainable in the same way: upgrading it at the Scrap Shop. This costs 3 Amber Relics, 2 Monster Claws, 2 Tumbleweeds, 1 Ornamental Skull, and 50 Rupees.

Iron Shield

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This shield is more durable than the Wooden Shield, is resistant to fire attacks, but makes electricity attacks do more damage. It is purchasable by the player after Skyview Temple for 100 Rupees in the Bazaar.

Reinforced Shield

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This is a direct upgrade in terms of durability to the Iron Shield. It is obtainable by the player by upgrading an Iron Shield at the Scrap Shop. This costs 2 Eldin Ore, 2 Monster Claws, 2 Ornamental Skulls, and 50 Rupees.

Fortified Shield

This is the final upgrade to the Iron Shield and is obtainable by the player in much the same way as the Reinforced Shield: upgrading it at the Scrap Shop. This costs 3 Eldin Ore, 3 Monster Claws, 3 Tumbleweeds, 1 Blue Bird feather, and 100 Rupees.

Sacred Shield

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This shield repairs itself over time, although it has much less durability than its predecessors. It blocks all elemental damage, including fire and electricity. It also has the unique ability to scare away certain enemies found throughout the game. It is purchasable in the Bazaar for 500 Rupees after defeating the Imprisoned for the first time.

Divine Shield

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This is a direct upgrade to the Sacred Shield and increases the power of its regenerative abilities, as well as its durability. It is obtainable by upgrading a Sacred Shield at the Scrap Shop. This costs 3 Ornamental Skulls, 2 Bird Feathers, 1 Dusk Relic, and 100 Rupees.

Goddess Shield

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This is a further upgrade to the Divine Shield, and further increases the regenerative powers as well as durability of the pre-existing shield. It is obtainable by upgrading a Divine Shield at the Scrap Shop. This costs 4 Dusk Relics, 3 Bird Feathers, 3 Monster Horns, 1 Blue Bird Feather, and 150 Rupees.

Hylian Shield

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This is the final, and strongest, shield in the game. It is obtainable by the player upon unlocking the Thunder Dragon boss rush mode in Lanayru Gorge. It is the reward for completing 8 bosses in a row. It is indestructible and resists elemental damage.

Wallets

Wallets in Skyward Sword are required to hold the Rupees the player will encounter throughout their journey. Most of them are acquired via the Gratitude Crystal quests in and around Skyloft.

Small Wallet

This is the starting wallet and can hold 300 Rupees.

Medium Wallet

This wallet is given to the player after collecting 5 Gratitude Crystals and turning them in to Batreaux. This wallet can hold 500 Rupees.

Big Wallet

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This wallet is given to the player after collecting 30 Gratitude Crystals and turning them in to Batreaux. This wallet can hold 1,000 Rupees.

Giant Wallet

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This wallet is given to the player after collecting 50 Gratitude Crystals and turning them in to Batreaux. This wallet can hold 5,000 Rupees.

Tycoon Wallet

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This wallet is given to the player after collecting 80 Gratitude Crystals and turning them in to Batreaux. This wallet can hold 9,000 Rupees.

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This wallet is purchasable 3 times throughout the game at Beedle's Airshop and provides an additional 300 rupee capacity to the player's wallet every time it is purchased. These wallets cost 100 Rupees each.

Medals

The Medals in Skyward Sword give the player passive bonuses when placed in their Adventure Pouch. They are obtained in a variety of different ways, each of which is detailed here.

Rupee Medal

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The Rupee Medal increases the likelihood of Rupees dropping from all sources. Two of them are available throughout the game, both of which are acquired by unlocking Goddess Cubes

Treasure Medal

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The Treasure Medal increases the likelihood of treasure dropping from specific monsters on defeat. It is acquired by unlocking a Goddess Cube in the Eldin region.

Cursed Medal

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The Cursed Medal is a reward from Batreaux after acquiring 30 Gratitude Crystals. It grants an increased likelihood of treasure and Rupees dropping but forbids the player from opening their Adventure Pouch. To remove the medal, speak to Peatrice at the Item Check Shop in the Bazaar.

Life Medal

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The Life Medal increases the player's maximum heart capacity by 1. One of these medals is available for purchase in Beedle's Airshop, while the other is a Goddess Cube reward.

Heart Medal

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The Heart Medal increases the likelihood of monsters dropping life. There are two of these medals in the game, and both are acquired from Goddess Cubes.

Bug Medal

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The Bug Medal marks possible bug locations on the player's map, although it does not specify which type of bug will appear, and is inconsistent in its reliability. It is sold on Beedle's Airshop for 1,000 Rupees.

Potion Medal

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The Potion Medal doubles the duration of potions bought in the Bazaar. The Potion Medal is acquired from a Goddess Cube.

Usable Items

Slingshot

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The Slingshot is a ranged weapon acquired by the player during the main quest as a reward from the Kikwi Elder. It uses Deku Seeds as ammo, which can be found throughout the world.

Scattershot

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An upgraded Slingshot that can charge up a shotgun-like blast of seeds for use against groups of enemies. It is acquired by upgrading the Slingshot at the Scrap Shop for 3 Jelly Blobs, 2 Dusk Relics, 2 Amber Relics, and 50 Rupees.

Small Seed Satchel

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This carrying container allows the player to hold 10 Deku Seeds. One is given to the player upon acquisition of the Slingshot, Two extra satchels can be bought in the Bazaar. Each of these can be upgraded at the Scrap Shop separately.

Medium Seed Satchel

This upgraded Seed Satchel can hold 20 total Deku Seed. Each of these satchels is acquired by upgrading a Small Seed Satchel at the Scrap Shop. This costs 4 Amber Relics, 3 Monster Claws, 2 Ornamental Skulls, and 50 Rupees each.

Large Seed Satchel

The final upgrade to one of the three Seed Satchels in Skyward Sword. Each one of these satchels can hold 30 Deku seeds. They are acquired by upgrading a Medium Seed Satchel at the Scrap Shop. This costs 5 Amber Relics, 3 Monster Claws, 1 Blue Bird Feather, 1 Golden Skull, and 100 Rupees each.

Bug Net

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The Bug Net allows the player to catch bugs for use in upgrading potions. The player can buy these from Beedle's Airshop for 50 Rupees.

Big Bug Net

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The Big Bug Net is an upgrade to the Bug Net, increasing the effective size of the net. This is done at the Scrap Shop and costs 3 Tumbleweeds, 2 Ancient Flowers, 1 Evil Crystal, and 100 Rupees.

Beetle

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The Beetle is the dungeon item of Skyview Temple and allows the player to fly to inaccessible areas and toggle switches, cut webs, or perform other simple tasks.

Hook Beetle

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The Hook Beetle is an upgraded Beetle obtained in Lanayru Desert as part of the main quest. The upgrade allows the player to carry objects, most notably Bombs, to locations and drop them.

Quick Beetle

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The Quick Beetle is an upgraded version of the Hook Beetle, allowing the player to manually speed up the Beetle's flight by pressing A. It is obtained by upgrading the Hook Beetle at the Scrap Shop. This costs 2 Ancient Flowers, 2 Hornet Larvae, 1 Golden Skull, and 50 Rupees.

Tough Beetle

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The Tough Beetle is an upgrade to the Quick Beetle, and the final form of the Beetle as a whole. This upgrade increases fight time, speed, and boost power, and is obtained by upgrading the Quick Beetle at the Scrap Shop. This costs 4 Amber Relics, 3 Ancient Flowers, 1 Blue Bird Feather, 1 Goddess Plume, and 50 Rupees.

Bomb Bag

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The Bomb Bag is the dungeon item of the Earth Temple and can hold 10 bombs as a default. This can only be increased by buying and upgrading additional Bomb Bags. Bombs are used to destroy walls and damage enemies and are acquired by storing Bomb Flowers.

Small Bomb Bag

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The Small Bomb Bag is an additional storage upgrade to the default Bomb bag and is bought in the Bazaar for 150 Rupees. It carries an additional 5 bombs.

Medium Bomb Bag

The Medium Bomb Bag is an upgrade to the additional Small Bomb Bag. It can hold 10 bombs and is acquired by upgrading a Small Bomb Bag at the Scrap Shop. This costs 3 Ornamental Skulls, 1 Blue Bird Feather, 1 Lizard Tail, and 50 Rupees.

Large Bomb Bag

The Large Bomb Bag is the final upgrade to an additional Bomb Bag. It can hold 15 bombs and is acquired by upgrading a Medium Bomb Bag at the Scrap Shop. This costs 4 Jelly Blobs, 3 Lizard Tails, 2 Hornet Larvae, 1 Golden Skull, and 100 Rupees.

Gust Bellows

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The Gust Bellows is the dungeon item of the Lanayru Mining Facility. It allows the player to blow away dust, sand, objects, and enemies.

Whip

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The Whip is the dungeon item of the Ancient Cistern. It allows the player to grapple objects from far away, including valves, pillars, and enemies. It is essential for progression, as the boss of the Ancient Cistern cannot be defeated without it.

Bow

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The Bow is the dungeon item of the Sandship, and allows the player to shoot arrows at far-off enemies, switches, Timeshift Stones, and hearts. The Bow is controlled differently from the Slingshot using the Motion Controls, despite their similar uses.

Iron Bow

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The Iron Bow is the upgraded version of the Bow found in the Sandship. It is stronger and has a larger range than the default Bow, and is obtained by upgrading the Bow at the Scrap Shop. This costs 3 Monster Claws, 3 Tumbleweeds, 2 Eldin Ores, 1 Evil Crystal, and 50 Rupees.

Sacred Bow

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The Sacred Bow is the final upgraded form of the Bow and does more damage with a longer range. It is obtained by upgrading the Iron Bow at the Scrap Shop. This costs 5 Tumbleweeds, 3 Lizard Tails, 2 Evil Crystals, 1 Goddess Plume, and 100 Rupees.

Quiver

This is the default means of carrying arrows for the player after acquiring the bow in the Sandship. It can hold 20 arrows.

Small Quiver

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This is an additional quiver that stores an additional 5 arrows for use in the Bow. It can be bought at the Bazaar for 150 Rupees, as well as found as a Goddess Cube Reward.

Medium Quiver

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The Medium Quiver is an upgraded version of the Small Quiver, and stores 10 arrows rather than 5. It is obtained by upgrading a Small Quiver at the Scrap Shop. This costs 5 Amber Relics, 3 Dusk Relics, 3 Monster Horns, and 50 Rupees.

Large Quiver

The Large Quiver is the final Quiver upgrade and can store 15 arrows total. It is obtained by upgrading a Medium Quiver at the Scrap Shop. This costs 3 Dusk Relics, 2 Monster Horns, 1 Goddess Plume, 1 Golden Skull, and 100 Rupees.

Clawshots

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The Clawshots are obtained after completing the Lanayru Desert Silent Realm. They are essential for collecting items, grappling to targets, and general exploration.

Equipment

These pieces of Equipment in Skyward Sword allow the player to upgrade, augment, and otherwise advance their skills during their adventure. They are acquired in various ways throughout the game, all of which are detailed here.

Adventure Pouch

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The Adventure Pouch is given to the player as part of the main quest. It can be upgraded four times, each time granting the player an additional slot for use. Three of these upgrades are purchasable from Beedle's Airshop. The last upgrade is obtainable as a reward for the first Goddess Cube.

Sailcloth

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The sailcloth is given by Zelda to the player at the beginning of the game and is required to progress. It allows the player to catch air currents and ascend, or simply as a parachute to soften their landing.

Digging Mitts

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These digging mitts although the player to dig up holes around Hyrule. They are given to the player by a Mogma in Eldin Volcano as part of the main quest.

Mogma Mitts

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These digging mitts although the player to enter underground passageways throughout Hyrule. They are given to the player by a Mogma after defeating the miniboss of the Fire Sanctuary.

Goddess's Harp

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The Goddess's Harp is given to the player by Zelda after completing the Lanayru Mining Facility. It allows the player to open up the four Silent Realms found in the latter half of the game, as well as play the Ballad of the Goddess multiple times to open up the way forward in the main quest.

Water Dragon's Scale

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This scale is given to the player after they complete Farore's Silent Realm. They allow the player to dive underwater and perform a spinning dash attack to damage nearby enemies.

Fire Shield Earrings

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These earrings are given to the player after completing Din's Silent Realm. They allow the player to enter extremely hot areas without getting damaged, as well as providing useful buffs to the player when they take fire damage.

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