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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Unlockables

Gratitude Crystal Rewards

Gratitude Crystals are gained through Gratitude Requests made by the townspeople. There are also a few of them located in the sky. After finding some of them, bring them to Batreaux and he will reward you for certain amounts.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Find 70 Gratitude Crystals2 Gold Rupees
Find 30 Gratitude CrystalsBig Wallet and Cursed Medal (Holds 1,000 Rupees)
Find 50 Gratitude CrystalsGiant Wallet (Holds 5,000 Rupees)
Find 40 Gratitude CrystalsGold Rupee
Find 10 Gratitude CrystalsPiece of Heart
Find 5 Gratitude CrystalsThe Medium Wallet (Holds 500 Rupees)
Findd 80 Gratitude CrystalsTycoon Wallet (Holds 9,000 Rupees)

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Hero Mode

Completing the game will let you begin a new game in Hero Mode, by over-writing your completed game save. In Hero Mode, hearts will deplete twice as fast, and hearts and heart flowers will not appear unless you are carrying a heart medal. Additionally, you will begin the game with a fully powered up Skyward Strike attack, and will keep all of your collected insects and treasures from before. The Sheikah Stone will allow you full access to all of the hints since you will have already completed the game once. Finally, the boss rush challenge will also include the final boss as a foe.

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Potion Upgrades

To create better Potions, you'll need to catch Bugs with the Bug Net or Big Bug Net found throughout the Overworld and bring them to the Potion Lady's husband in the Skyloft Bazaar. You'll need both a potion you bought from the Potion Lady and the right number bugs in order to receive upgraded potions.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
2 Sky Stag Beetles, 2 Skyloft Mantises, 2 Lanayru AntsAir Potion+ (Upgraded from Air Potion) -- 20 Rupees
1 Faron Grasshopper, 2 Eldin Rollers, 3 Blessed Butterflies, 3 Starry FirefliesGuardian Potion+ (Upgraded from Guardian Potion) -- 40 Rupees
1 Woodland Rhino Beetle, 3 Blessed Butterflies, 1 Volcanic LadybugHeart Potion+ (Upgraded from Heart Potion) -- 20 Rupees
3 Deku Hornets, 3 Blessed Butterflies, 1 Sand Cicada, 1 Eldin RollerHeart Potion++ (Upgraded from Heart Potion+) -- 30 Rupees
3 Deku Hornets, 2 Skyloft Mantises, 2 Woodland Rhino BeetlesRevitalizing Potion+ (Upgraded from Revitalizing Potion) -- 20 Rupees
3 Lanayru Ants, 2 Woodland Rhino Beetles, 1 Gerudo Dragonfly, 1 Sand CicadaRevitalizing Potion++ (Upgraded from Revitalizing Potion+) -- 30 Rupees
3 Volcanic Ladybugs, 2 Sky Stag Beetles, 2 Gerudo Dragonflies, 1 Faron GrasshopperStamina Potion+ (Upgraded from Stamina Potion) -- 20 Rupees

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Thunder Dragon's Lightning Round Rewards

In the Thunder Dragon's Lightning Round you fight a series of 12 battles. Quit after winning the number of battles listed to earn that prize.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Win 3 battles100 Rupees
Win 9 battles2,000 Rupees
Win 1 battle20 Rupees
Win 10 battles3 Rare Treasures
Win 11 battles3,000 Rupees
Win 5 battles300 Rupees
Win 7 battles500 Rupees
Win 12 battles9,900 Rupees
Win 8 battlesHylian Shield (If your bag or storage is full it will go to Item Check) (Afterwards it's 1,000 Rupees))
Win 4 battlesPiece of Heart (Afterwards it's 200 Rupees)
Win 6 battlesRare Treasure (Random)
Win 2 battlesSmall Treasure (Random)

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Triforce Emblem

To unlock the Triforce Emblem on your gamesave, complete the game and defeat the final boss on Hero Mode, then save the game after the credits.

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Upgrade your Gear

You can upgrade several of your weapons and items if you possess the necessary treasures. Random treasures can be found all over the overworld, including from Treasure Chests in dungeons to defeating different types of monsters. To upgrade your equipment, talk the the owner of the Scrap Shop in Skyloft. Make sure you have the appropriate funds and the materials you need in order to upgrade.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
2 Amber Relics, 1 Monster Claw, 1 Jelly BlobBanded Shield (Upgraded from Wooden Shield) -- 30 Rupees
3 Tumbleweeds, 2 Ancient Flowers, 1 Evil CrystalBig Bug Net (Upgraded from Bug Net) -- 100 Rupees
2 Monster Claws, 3 Amber Relics, 2 Tumbleweeds, 1 Ornament SkullBraced Shield (Upgraded from Banded Shield) -- 50 Rupees
3 Ornament Skulls, 1 Dusk Relic, 2 Bird FeathersDivine Shield (Upgraded from Sacred Shield) -- 100 Rupees
3 Eldin Ores, 3 Monster Claws, 3 Tumbleweeds, 1 Blue Bird FeatherFortified Shield (Upgraded from Reinforced Shield) -- 100 Rupees
3 Monster Horns, 4 Dusk Relics, 3 Bird Feathers, 1 Blue Bird FeatherGoddess Shield (Upgraded from Divine Shield) -- 150 Rupees
3 Tumbleweeds, 3 Monster Claws, 2 Eldin Ores, 1 Evil CrystalIron Bow (Upgraded from Wooden Bow) -- 50 Rupees
3 Lizard Tails, 4 Jelly Blobs, 2 Hornet Larvae, 1 Golden SkullLarge Bomb Bag (Upgraded from Medium Bomb Bag) -- 100 Rupees
2 Monster Horns, 3 Dusk Relics, 1 Golden Skull, 1 Goddess PlumeLarge Quiver (Upgraded from Medium Quiver) -- 100 Rupees
5 Amber Relics, 3 Monster Claws, 1 Golden Skull, 1 Blue Bird FeatherLarge Seed Satchel (Upgraded from Medium Seed Satchel) -- 100 Rupees
1 Lizard Tail, 3 Ornament Skulls, 1 Blue Bird FeatherMedium Bomb Bag (Upgraded from Small Bomb Bag) -- 50 Rupees
3 Monster Horns, 3 Dusk Relics, 5 Amber RelicsMedium Quiver (Upgraded from Small Quiver) -- 50 Rupees
4 Amber Relics, 3 Monster Claws, 3 Ornament SkullsMedium Seed Satchel (Upgraded from Small Seed Satchel) -- 50 Rupees
2 Ancient Flowers, 2 Hornet Larvae, 1 Golden SkullQuick Beetle (Upgraded from Hook Beetle) -- 50 Rupees
2 Eldin Ores, 2 Ornament Skulls, 2 Monster ClawsReinforced Shield (Upgraded from Iron Shield) -- 50 Rupees
5 Tumbleweeds, 3 Lizard Tails, 2 Evil Crystals, 1 Goddess PlumeSacred Bow (Upgraded from Iron Bow) -- 100 Rupees
2 Dusk Relics, 2 Amber Relics, 3 Jelly BlobsScattershot (Upgraded from Slingshot) -- 50 Rupees
3 Ancient Flowers, 4 Amber Relics, 1 Blue Bird Feather, 1 Goddess PlumeTough Beetle (Upgraded from Quick Beetle) -- 50 Rupees

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Easter Eggs

Tingle plush toy

If you use the hookshot on the chimney on the roof of the academy in Skyloft, you will find a hidden passage into Zelda's bedroom. On her desk is a small Tingle plush toy.

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Secrets

Healing chairs

Occasionally in dungeons you can find small stools or chairs. Sitting on them and waiting a few seconds will start to refill all of your hearts. You can do this anytime and as often as you want.

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Enemy/Boss Tips

Distract final boss

Just like Ganondorf in Twilight Princess, you can distract the final boss by taking out either your bug net or larger bug net(if you have it) and wave it around. He will follow the net.

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Secret Items

Goddess Walls

When you play your harp around a group of butterflies in specific areas of the game, a Goddess Wall sometimes appears nearby. Hold your sword up to the light, then draw various symbols on the wall in order to obtain the related item. For a group of recovery hearts, draw a heart. For a bunch of rupees, draw a rupee. Drawing an arrow grants you arrows. Painting a circle gives you bombs. And if you can manage to draw the Triforce, you'll get some fairies.

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The Moonlight Merchant

Go to the Waterfall Cave in Skyloft at Night. Search for 3 Blessed Butterflies flying around and play your harp like you would to summon a Gossip Stone. The Moonlight Merchant will be summoned instead. He sells rare treasures, which are expensive, but hard to find any other way.

ItemLocation
200 RupeesBlue Bird Feather
100 RupeesDusk Relic
100 RupeesEvil Crystal
200 RupeesGoddess Plume
200 RupeesGolden Skull
100 RupeesMonster Horn

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