This page lists secrets and unlockables in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
An Easter egg is a term used to describe a cameo or a brief appearance for someone or something that comes within the game.
- During the Wing Ceremony, Instructor Owlan makes a comment on how the Knight Academy is celebrating its 25th anniversary, a reference to the series also celebrating its 25th anniversary.
- After Link defeats Ghirahim for the third time, he can go to Faron Woods and speak to Erla. He will say he found something and will give Link a Goddess Plume, remarking that "It's a secret to everyone". This is a reference to a famous quote from The Legend of Zelda, by a character called Secret Moblin.
- After the Isle of the Goddess has fallen into the Sealed Grounds, the ceiling of the passage connecting the Sealed Temple and the Isle of the Goddess contains a painting of the Triforce with the six medallions of the Seven Sages from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time along the top portion of the wall.
- Placing a bomb next to a Gossip Stone will cause it to shoot up into the air, this is a reference to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
- Lanayru comments how Link is not much of a name, and assigns him a model number, "LD-Link-16". Like all the Ancient Robots, the model number starts with "LD-", signifying that they all came from the Lanayru Desert. The number sixteen because Skyward Sword is the sixteenth Legend of Zelda game released.
Fi Starts Judging
If Link speaks to Fi while Z-targeting Goselle, Fi humorously advises Link to keep a safe distance from Goselle. If Link fails to complete a Silent Realm Trial enough times without exiting the realm, Fi will start to doubt if Link is really the Goddess's Chosen Hero.
Gratitude Crystals are solid forms of gratitude. They can be found by either helping people in Skyloft, or can be found in random places on Skyloft, Pumpkin Landing, and Beedle's Island during the night. They can be presented to Batreaux to gain rewards.
There are 80 of them in total, 65 are gained from aiding Skyloft citizens, and 15 can be found as collectible pickup items.
|Gratitude Crystals Rewarded||Location||Requirements||Notes|
|5||Fun Fun Island||LD-301S Scrapper||Dodoh has lost his Party Wheel to the clouds, causing him to be distraught. Using the Dowsing ability and Scrapper, Link can find the wheel in Lanayru Desert, and can return it back to Dodoh. Overjoyed, his gratitude will manifest into 5 gratitude crystals.|
|5||Beedle's Island||Bug-Catching Net; Fought Bilocyte||After a certain point in the game, Beedle will reveal that his Insect Cage containing his rare Horned Colossus Beetle has gone missing. Link can find the beetle in the possession of Strich, who is at the Bug Rock island. After completing a special round of the Bug Heaven minigame requiring Link to catch 10 bugs in under three minutes, Strich gives up the beetle to Link. Now Link can return it to Beedle, who's gratitude manifests itself into 5 gratitude crystals.|
|5||Luv and Bertie's house||The completion of Lanayru Desert's Silent Realm||At the Potion Shop, Bertie will look very tired. He will explain to Link that he has not been getting much sleep lately. Going to Bertie's house during the night reveals that his infant son won't stop crying. Bertie then explains that ever since the baby's Rattle was stolen by a bird, he hasn't been able to sleep. Link can find the rattle on top of a tall building between the bridge across the river and the natural rock bridge leading to the Waterfall Cave. Link can obtain the rattle by diving off of the land mass above the waterfall and landing on the building. Returning the rattle to Bertie will award Link 5 gratitude crystals.|
|5||Knight Academy||Must have talked to the ghost, Phoeni||Cawlin has feelings towards Karane, and has written her a love letter. However, he is to nervous to deliver it himself, so he entrusts Link to deliver it for him. At this point, Link has two options, he can either deliver the letter to Karane, or can offer it to Phoeni, who has requested paper. In terms of gratitude crystals, it doesn't matter which option Link chooses, as both ultimately end up with Link receiving 5 gratitude crystals.|
|5||Knight Academy||A Bottle; May require completion of the Sandship||If Link visits Fledge's room during the night, he can be found doing push-ups (or at least trying to). He complains that he just doesn't think he can improve his strength. Link can help him by buying a Stamina Potion from the potion shop. Presenting the potion to Fledge, he will drink it and claim that he feels better. The next time Link visits Fledge's room during the night, he can be found still doing push-ups. He states that he is improving, but could use a little more help. Giving Fledge another Stamina Potion is needed. Through this process, Link will eventually be awarded with 5 gratitude crystals.|
|5||Pumpkin Landing||Eldin Volcano needs to have been saved||At the Lumpy Pumpkin, Kina will be found, talking about how she would appreciate it if she had an assistant. Using the Dowsing ability, Guld can be found at Eldin Volcano. As he will gladly be an assistant, Scrapper can be used to transport Guld to Pumpkin Landing, where Kina will be overjoyed. Her gratitude will manifest into 5 gratitude crystals.|
|5||Skyloft||Placement of the first Ancient Tablet||Around The Sky, rumors are going around of a demon kidnapping Kukiel. A man at the Lumpy Pumpkin claims to have seen the demon fiddle with one of the graves in the Graveyard while making his escape. The old man proves to be telling the relative truth, as doing what he says does reveal Kukiel and Batreaux. This is where Link is first introduced to the concept of gratitude crystals. After talking to Kukiel, talking to her parents rewards Link with 5 gratitude crystals.|
|5||Pipit's house||Obtainment of the Gust Bellows||Mallara's house is incredibly dusty. However, Mallara is too lazy to do it herself. Using the Gust Bellows, Link can clean up the house. When finished, Mallara's gratitude manifests into 5 gratitude crystals.|
|10||The Sky||none/unknown||At some point in the game relatively early on, Orielle goes missing. Her brother, Parrow, is concerned, and asks Link to try and find her. She can be found on an island near Fun Fun Island. Her loftwing is sick and can't fly. Going back to inform Parrow, he provides Link with a bottle of Mushroom Spores to use as medicine for Orielle's loftwing. Giving Orielle the mushroom spores heals her loftwing. Her gratitude manifests into 5 gratitude crystals. Returning to Parrow, hearing the good news, his gratitude also manifests into 5 gratitude crystals, adding up to 10 gratitude crystals being gained from this sidequest.|
|5||Knight Academy||Faron Woods needs to have been flooded||Owlan requests a new plant species to study. Using the Dowsing ability, Link can find Oolo, who conveniently doesn't want to be in Faron Woods anymore. Using Scrapper, Oolo can be taken to Owlan, who rewards Link with 5 gratitude crystals.|
|5||Skyloft||Regular visits to the Item Check||As Link progresses through the game and uses the Item Check in the Bazaar, the item check girl, Peatrice, will grow a romantic fondness towards Link. Eventually, she will invite Link to her house so she can confess her feelings to Link. When Link does arrive, he can talk to Peatrice. At this point, Link has two options. He can either say that he feels the same way towards her, or he can say that he doesn't. In terms of gratitude crystals, it doesn't matter which option Link chooses, as both ultimately end up with Link receiving 5 gratitude crystals.|
|5||Skyloft||Unknown||At some point relatively far into the game, Sparrot shatters his crystal ball. Using the Dowsing ability, a replacement can be found atop the Earth Temple, and can be brought to Sparrot using Scrapper. Seeing the crystal ball, Sparrot's gratitude manifests into 5 gratitude crystals.|
|1||Skyloft||Must be night||This is one of the 15 lone gratitude crystals that are pickup items. It is found in the area Link's loftwing was trapped in during the beginning of the game.|
|1||Parrow and Orielle's house||Must be night||This is one of the 15 lone gratitude crystals that are pickup items. It is found in a corner inside Parrow and Orielle's house.|
|1||Skyloft||Must be night||This is one of the 15 lone gratitude crystals that are pickup items. It is found along the thin wooden platform connecting the area near the natural rock bridge leading to the Waterfall cave and the area with a path surrounded by trees leading to the plaza.|
|1||Zelda's dorm room||The Double Clawshots; Must be night||This is one of the 15 lone gratitude crystals that are pickup items. If Link climbs onto the Knight Academy roof, he can Clawshot into the chimney, which will eventually lead him into Zelda's room. Here, a single Gratitude Crystal can be found.|
|1||Skyloft||Must be night||This is one of the 15 lone gratitude crystals that are pickup items. Near the windmill located near the Plaza, there is a ledge below the edge of the island. A single gratitude crystal can be found here.|
|1||Beedle's Island||The Beetle; Must be night||This is one of the 15 lone gratitude crystals that are pickup items. If Link hits the bell underneath Beedle's Air Shop, he will send down a rope allowing Link to enter the building. On the Air Shop, there is a bed Link can sleep in. Choosing to sleep until night will cause Link to wake up on Beedle's island, where the air shop is parked. On top of the air shop, there is a gratitude crystal that Link can obtain using the Beetle.|
|1||Pumkin Landing||Must be night||This is one of the 15 lone gratitude crystals that are pickup items. On the upper floor of the Lumpy Pumpkin, a gratitude crystal can be found on a counter-like table.|
|1||Sparring Hall||The Beetle; Must be night||This is one of the 15 lone gratitude crystals that are pickup items. In the sparring hall, there is a gratitude crystal in the ceiling framework, specifically, right above Eagus. The Beetle can be used to collect it.|
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When given Gratitude Crystals, Batreaux rewards Link as follows.
|5||The Medium Wallet.|
|10||A Piece of Heart.|
|30||The Big Wallet and the Cursed Medal.|
|50||The Giant's Wallet.|
|80||The Tycoon Wallet and the lifting of the curse placed on Skyloft. From this point on, enemies will no longer spawn on Skyloft during the night, and Remlits will no longer become savage beasts during the night.|
How'd That Get There?
In some broken down robots and flags in Skyloft, Rupees can be found when the Gust Bellows is used on them.
In Skyward Sword, four Heart Pieces are needed to create one full Heart Container. There are 24 Heart pieces in the game.
|Skyview Temple||none/unknown||Information needed|
|Fire Sanctuary||none/unknown||Information needed|
|Fun Fun Island||Completion of Dodoh's sidequest||In order to gain the heart piece, Link must participate in the Dodoh's High Dive minigame. The Heart Piece is won the first time Link lands on the 50 rupee section with a x10 multiplier.|
|Sparring Hall||Any form of the Bow; completion of Fledge's strength-building sidequest||In order to gain the Heart Piece, Link must participate in the Pumpkin Pull minigame. The heart piece is won the first time Link scores 600 or more points in the game.|
|Shipyard||Completion of this area||In order to gain this heart piece, Link must participate in the Rickety Coaster minigame. The heart piece is obtained the first time Link completes the Heart Stopping section of track in less than 65 seconds.|
|Lanayru Gorge||Lanayru needs to have recovered.||In order to gain this heart piece, Link must participate in the Lightning Round minigame. Link must defeat the first three bosses, and then accept his prize to obtain the heart piece.|
|Pumpkin Landing||none||In the Lumpy Pumpkin, there is a chandelier with a very visible heart piece on it. In order to retrieve it, Link must disregard the warning signs telling him to "avoid roughhousing" and roll into the upstairs walls until the chandelier falls down, in which case Link can grab the heart piece.|
|Pumpkin Landing||Started the refund work for breaking the chandelier; The harp||After breaking the chandelier, the Lumpy Pumpkin owner (Pumm) will get angry at Link and will force him to do three jobs to refund the money it cost to buy the chandelier. After performing these three jobs, Pumm will be so gratuitous, that he will also give Link a heart piece.|
|Batreaux's House||10 Gratitude Crystals||After collecting 10 gratitude crystals, go talk to Batreaux and he will present Link with a heart piece.|
|Knight Academy||Double Clawshots||If Link goes to the chimney on top of the Knight's Academy, and clawshots into it, he will be taken into Zelda's room. Inside her room is a wardrobe. Opening it gains Link a heart piece.|
|Beedle's Island||The Goddess Cube in front of the Temple of Time needs to have been hit with a Skyward Strike||On Beedle's island, there are two Goddess Chests. One contains a Heart Piece.|
|Beedle's Air Shop||Continued visits to the Air Shop||A heart piece can acctually be bought in Beedle's Air Shop for 1,700 rupees. Beedle claims to have "found it" a while ago, and also claims to have no idea what it is or what it does.|
|Bug Rock Island||Access to the Volcano Summit||After Skyward Striking a certain Goddess Cube located in the Volcano Summit, a Goddess Chest located on Bug Rock island will activate. This chest contains a heart piece.|
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If the Gust Bellows is used on a dropped Rupee, the rupee will spin quickly in place while producing a light shimmering sound. If the Gust Bellows is used on a Heart Flower, the heart will pop off of the flower. If an arrow is shot at a heart, the arrow might pin the heart to the wall or floor.
After gaining the Double Clawshots, a Clawshot target near the Statue of the Goddess will enable Link to find a small area filled with Remlits. Interestingly, these Remlits are not present in this area during the night.
Once Link obtains the Goddess's Harp, he can play it at any place. If he plays it near a Remlit, the Remlit will run up to link, sit in front of him, and will "meow" to the sound of the harp. This can be done with multiple Remlits at a time, creating a sort of "Remlit Symphony."
Should Link be Worried?
Humorously, in Groose's room, there is a punching bag with Link's head drawn on it.
If Link stabs a pumpkin with his sword, the pumpkin will actually become stuck on Link's sword. While humorous, the pumpkin will break if Link swings his sword again or sheaths it, with the prior causing the pumpkin to fly off Link's sword, only to break when it hits the ground. Humorously, with a pumpkin attached to his sword, Link can walk, move the sword around, charge a Skyward Strike, and even Dowse (granted the C button is set to something other than the "look" option, as Link automatically sheathes his sword when in normal first-person mode).
The Net of Evil's Bane
If Link goes to the chimney on top of the Knight's Academy, and clawshots into it, he will be taken to Zelda's room. Inside, if Link looks around, he will see a small Tingle doll.