The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD’s Lanayru Mine and Lanayru Desert areas open after you full the Earth Temple.

In this Skyward Sword HD Lanayru Mine and Lanayru Desert walkthrough, we’ll information you thru each the Lanayru Mine and Lanayru Desert with tips about discovering gadgets, rupees, Goddess Cubes, and collectibles and finishing each quest and aspect quest. We’ll stroll you thru the mine and educate you how you can use Timeshift Stones. We’ll offer you tips about navigating the sinksand, and discovering Tumbleweeds to improve your Banded Shield to a Braced Shield. After exploring all of Lanayru Desert, we’ll show you how to activate all three distant energy nodes to activate the Power Generator and reveal Lanayru Mining Facility.


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Banded Shield and Small Bomb Bag

Lanayru is filled with enemies who assault with electrical energy, which implies your Reinforced (Iron) Shield is unhealthy information. If you saved your Banded Shield on the Item Check earlier, decide it up. If you bought it, purchase a brand new Wooden Shield and improve it.

You’re additionally going to be utilizing a lot of bombs. If you’ve any Seed Pouches, retailer these with Peatrice. Buy a Small Bomb Bag from the Gear Shop for 150 rupees.

Lanayru Mine Entry

Fly right down to the brand new, yellow pillar of sunshine. You’ll land on prime of a tall tower.

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Climb down the ladder, and circle to the again of the tower to discover a Goddess Cube. Head again round to the entrance and save on the Lanayru Mine Entry chook statue.

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Throughout the Lanayru space, you’ll discover Bomb Flowers — you’ll use loads to make progress, however you’ll additionally want them to explode the piles of rocks you see all over the place. Most of the piles could have rupees or hearts.

Head ahead till you come to a mine cart. Push it ahead till it falls off the ledge.

Drop down, and push the mine cart to the top of the observe. Climb on prime and climb out of the pit.

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Take a proper to search out one other mine cart. Push it so far as you possibly can, and then proceed alongside the tunnel.

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In the spherical melancholy, stroll up and whack the purple stone together with your sword. This is your first Timeshift Stone.

Hop into the cart to the south of the Timeshift Stone. Ride it alongside its rail and via the door. In the cave there, open the chest for a crimson rupee.

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Head again out to the round space.

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Go retrieve the cart from the tunnel within the northwest — the one you pushed into the tunnel earlier. Ride it alongside its observe so far as you possibly can.

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Hop out, and blow up the piles of rocks with bombs. One might be a Timeshift Stone. Hit it together with your sword. Look on the statue on the wall. Throw a bomb into the cup it’s holding. This will knock it down, and you possibly can cross into the tunnel behind it.

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The subsequent tunnel is filled with sinksand (quicksand).

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There are 4 extra statues alongside the partitions. Toss bombs into their baskets to knock them down. There’s a tunnel resulting in a cave behind the primary statue on the fitting. Inside, there’s a chest with a crimson rupee.

Continue alongside the tunnel to the west.

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At the top, you’ll discover a big, spherical cave coated in sinksand. Bomb (or ignore) the Electro Spumes, and cross the room heading north.

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There’s a cart to the fitting, however you possibly can’t transfer it far. Move it or don’t — we’ll be again for it in a second.

Head up the ramp to the north. Bomb all of the piles of rocks, and face the tunnel main west.

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Roll a bomb alongside the tunnel to destroy the primary pile of rocks. Roll a second bomb to interrupt the piles of stones on the subsequent intersection. Roll a 3rd bomb to hit the Timeshift Stone you uncovered.

A Quadro Baku will come out of the ceiling. Roll a bomb to it. It’ll eat it and explode.

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Follow the tunnel to the left, and open the chest for a Golden Skull. Drop down, and hop into the cart. Ride it via the door and out into the Lanayru Desert.

Braced Shield

Before we go an excessive amount of farther, let’s improve your Banded Shield — we’re going to search out the final improve materials in only a second.

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In Lanayru Desert, stroll ahead and save on the Desert Entrance chook statue.

Head down the ramp to the north. Off to your left, there’s a cactus standing by itself. Go stand close to it — you possibly can tough it up together with your sword if you’d like, however you’re actually simply killing time.

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While there, a Tumbleweed will often roll previous. Use your Bug Net to snag two of them.

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Head again to the chook statue, go to the sky, and fly again to Skyloft’s Bazaar. At the Scrap Shop, you’ll want 3 Amber Relics (we picked up a bunch within the Earth Temple), 2 Monster Claws, 2 Tumbleweeds, and 1 Ornamental Skull. These and 50 rupees will flip your Banded Shield right into a Braced Shield, the very best model of the Wooden Shield.

Lanayru Desert

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Back on the Desert Entrance chook statue, head north. You’ll encounter a brand new hermit crab-like enemy known as an Ampilus. Rolling bombs at them from a distance appears to be a great way to cope with them.

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Keep going north till you hit a (literal) wall. Over on the left aspect, climb the crumbled finish to succeed in the chest on prime for a Tumbleweed.

From that chest, flip left (north), and soar onto the closest cage.

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Toss a bomb via the outlet on the center cage to show a Timeshift Stone. Toss one other bomb to activate it.

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Take out the 2 Technoblins, and then communicate to the LD-301 Series robotic. They’ll improve your Beetle to a Hook Beetle.

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Just west of there, there’s a few the bombable statues in a sinksand pit. The useless tree within the center has a bomb on prime. Fly your Hook Beetle into the bomb, and then drop it into every statue’s basket for a pair blue rupees.

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To the southwest, repeat this course of on the three statues and the Electro Spume within the subsequent sinksand pit.

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Cross to the west utilizing the platforms you’ve made.

Before we go any farther, face north and search for the large chook — it’ll both be circling or sitting on a tree in the midst of this space. Use the Hook Beetle to bomb it. It’s best to only crash the bomb and Beetle into it. This will prevent some headache later.

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Over to the west, there’s a large sinksand space with a pair islands. Your job is to make use of the Hook Beetle to bomb the Ampiluses separately. When they die, their shells stick round for a bit, creating a short lived island the place you possibly can catch your breath.

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Sprint to the primary shell and the middle island. Repeat this on the opposite Ampilus, and head to the souther island. There are a few dig spots and a Goddess Cube right here.

Keep repeating the method till you possibly can exit the realm to the west. Visit the chook statue.

West Desert

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From the West Desert chook statue, preserve heading northwest.

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Use the Hook Beetle to bomb the Ampiluses and create rafts to experience alongside the sinksand. Your objective is the tunnel to the north.

Desert Gorge

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You’ll enter the Temple of Time. Run ahead and save on the Desert Gorge chook statue. Take a proper and one other proper on the cart.

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There are a pair Gerudo Dragonflies to catch right here. When you’re prepared, use the Beetle or your Slingshot to hit the Timeshift Stone on prime of the rocks.

Hop within the cart and cross the hole. Face left (west).

There’s an enormous tree stump with a tunnel via it forward of you. Fly your Beetle into the tunnel and hit the purple crystal on the left.

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Look for a bomb on prime of the cactus subsequent to you. Use the beetle to fly the bomb up and drop it into the large tree stump. That’ll hit a giant Timeshift Stone. Ride the cart via the tree stump.

Keep heading west to fulfill Gorko.

Temple of Time

Look north from Gorko. There are some stone pillars with piles of rock on prime, and a bomb cactus.

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Beetle-bomb the piles of stones to discover a Timeshift Stone. This will activate the cart to the north.

Speak to the LD-301 Series robotic there to get an up to date (downdated, actually) map. They’ll additionally transfer out of the best way of the cart.

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Facing east alongside the observe, hit the Timeshift Stone on prime of the tunnel.

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Hop within the cart and set off. Get prepared for a Skyward Strike and face left. There’s a Goddess Cube proper above the Timeshift Stone.

Continue east alongside the sting of the gorge and into the tunnel to return to Lanayru Desert.

North Desert

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Walk ahead and Beetle-bomb the Hrok (the chook) ready for you. Dash east throughout the sand to the island, and then flip left.

When you sprint towards the overhang there, Fi will come out and inform you to test your map — you’re protected to stroll alongside the sunken partitions.

Sprint round to the again of the following spoil, and up the ramp. There’s a spot to dig above the overhang. Head to the strong floor to the northeast.

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Follow the wall a bit to the northeast, and then sprint up on prime of the partitions. Save on the North Desert chook statue.

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Bomb the rocks close by to disclose one other Timeshift Stone. Hit it and cope with the Technoblins. Speak to the LD robotic to be taught that this can be a energy generator for the Lanayru Mining Facility Entrance. You’ll should activate three (nicely, two, since we acquired one already) distant energy nodes. Fi will add them to your dowsing menu.

Power Generator 1

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Head again to the north and duck behind the pillar with a chest (we’ll come again for that later). There are some Bomb Flowers right here.

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Look alongside the north wall for a crack within the wall and bomb it. Head inside.

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In the following room, ignore the Ampiluses as greatest you possibly can and make your method alongside the fitting aspect of the room. Bomb the stones within the center to disclose a Timeshift Stone. Hit it.

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Your objective right here is to get one of many larval Ampiluses into the … socket-thing within the northeast nook. Use the Hook Beetle to get one shut — they’ll shock you each few seconds and it’s not definitely worth the bother to hold it.

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Stand on the change in entrance of the socket and hit the Ampilus together with your sword to knock it into the outlet. That’ll open the gate.

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Continue to the room on the north and ignore the LD robotic. Jam your sword ahead into the system, and then flip it counterclockwise to activate Power Generator 1.

Power Generator 2

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Back exterior, head again to the North Desert chook statue. Facing the large Power Generator change, flip proper and observe the wall to the top. Slide down the ramp, and you’ll land on a buried wall. Face west.

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Use your Hook Beetle to bomb the 2 statues and the crack within the wall in entrance of you. There’s an Amber Relic on the fitting and a Timeshift Stone on the left.

Activate the Timeshift Stone, and run over to activate the second distant energy node.

Power Generator 3

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Getting to this one is a hike. Use the buried partitions to navigate all the best way round to the southeast of the map — not removed from the place you first entered this space.

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As you method the Stone Cache chook statue, look alongside the wall to your proper for a change. Jump up and seize it to unlock a shortcut again to the opposite aspect. Save on the chook statue, and head inside.

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In this room, you’ll discover the Timeshift Stone within the heart.

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Activate the Timeshift Stone, and filter the Technoblins. Collect the blue rupee from the chest within the northeast.

Stand on prime of a field and hit the Timeshift Stone once more to deactivate it.

Take out an Ampilus, and experience its shell to the north finish of the room.

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Take a left, and climb onto the road of bins. Follow it south to discover a chest with some Eldin Ore. Shove the field off to open a shortcut. Reactivate the Timeshift Stone.

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Use the Hook Beetle to fly an Ampilus larva over to the socket. Run down, stand on the change, and knock the Ampilus into the slot. Head via to the again room.

Open the chests right here for an additional blue rupee and a Monster Horn. Activate the distant energy node.

Activate the Power Generator

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Make your method all the best way again to the North Desert chook statue. Activate the Timeshift Stone near the Power Generator.

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Insert your sword. Your job right here is to set the three icons — that we’ll name water, electrical energy, and fireplace — on the dial the identical method they’re laid out on the map.

Picture it like a clock:

  • Set the primary dial (water) to 9 — instantly left
  • Set the second dial (electrical energy) to 12 — instantly up
  • Set the third dial (fireplace) to 4 — all the best way to the fitting.

The Lanayru Mining Facility will rise out of the bottom within the heart of the map. Head inside and save on the chook statue. We’ll decide up there within the subsequent information.