The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD - Chapter 6: Lanaryu Desert Walkthrough – SAMURAI GAMERS (2023)

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A walkthrough and guide for Chapter 6: Lanaryu Desert in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. Included are all obtainable items and locations, obtainable equipment, and enemy and boss strategies

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Chapter 6: Lanayru Desert in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Here is our The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD main story walkthrough and strategy guide for Chapter 6: Lanayru Desert. This includes a list of enemies encountered and obtainable items.

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Obtainable Items

Here is a list of items obtainable in this walkthrough:

Small Seed Satchel x1Skyloft (Goddess Chest #4)
Silver Rupee x1Skyloft (Goddess Chest #5)
Gold Rupee x1Skyloft (Goddess Chest #7)
Treasure Medal x1Skyloft (Goddess Chest #8)
Red Rupee x2Lanayru Mine
Ancient Flower x2Lanayru Mine
Tumbledweed x1Lanayru Desert
Hook Beetle x1Lanayru Desert
Ancient Flower x3Temple of Time
Gerudo Dragonflies x2Temple of Time
Eldin Ore x1Mining Facility Entrance
Piece of Heart x1Mining Facility Entrance


Here is a list of enemies encountered in this walkthrough:

Yellow ChuChuLanayru Mine
Electro SpumeLanayru Mine
Quadro BabaLanayru Mine
AmpilusLanayru Desert
TechnoblinLanayru Desert
Deku BabaTemple of Time
Octorok (Rock)Temple of Time
HrokLanayru Mining Facility Entrance
Ampilus EggLanayru Mining Facility Entrance


Here is a list of boss enemies encountered in this walkthrough:



Here is a breakdown of Link’s progress before going through each location in this walkthrough:

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Skyloft (All Locations)

Life PointsPiece of HeartsGoddess CubesGoddess ChestsGratitude CrystalsMedals
8 Hearts6/249/277/2725/800/10

Lanayru Mine (All Locations)

Life PointsPiece of HeartsGoddess CubesGoddess ChestsGratitude CrystalsMedals
10 Hearts6/249/277/2725/802/10

Return to Skyloft (All Locations)

Life PointsPiece of HeartsGoddess CubesGoddess ChestsGratitude CrystalsMedals
10 Hearts6/2412/277/2725/802/10

Chapter 6: Lanayru Desert Walkthrough

Skyloft – Statue of the Goddess

1Return to Skyloft and head to the Goddess Statue.
2Place the Ambert Tablet and it will unlock the next location to be visited, the Lanayru Desert.
3New Goddess Treasure Chests are available to open up. Out of the 6 Goddess Chests discovered in Eldin Volcano, only 4 can be reached by now.
All Goddess Chest Locations

The Sky – 4 Goddess Chests

1Head to the southwest area of The Sky to find theGoddess Chest #4(Small Seed Satchel x1).
2Go to the far northeast area, east of the Bamboo Island to find the Goddes Chest #5 (Silver Rupee x1).
3Transfer to Bamboo Island, the northern part of The Sky to locate the Goddes Chest #7 (Gold Rupee x1).
4Move to the eastern section of the northeast part of The Sky. Reach the highest level of the island and climb down using the vines. Find the Goddess Chest #8 (Treasure Medal x1) close to a gated area.

Skyloft – Rupin’s Gear Shop

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD - Chapter 6: Lanaryu Desert Walkthrough – SAMURAI GAMERS (2)

1Return to the Bazaar and buy new items.
Rupin’s Gear Shop
2Head to the Gear Shop and buy a Small Bomb Bag (for 100 Rupees).

Skyloft – Beedle’s Air Shop

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD - Chapter 6: Lanaryu Desert Walkthrough – SAMURAI GAMERS (3)

1Head to Beedle’s Air Shop.
Beedle’s Air Shop
2Buy a Life Medal (for 800 Rupees), Extra Wallet (for 1,000 Rupees), and Adventure Pouch Slot (for 600 Rupees).
3After that, summon your Loftwing and head to Lanayru Mine.

Lanayru Desert – Mine

1When you arrive, jump off the ledge and approach the nearby structure. Look behind and see a Goddess Cube #10.
All Goddess Cube Locations
2After that, run straight ahead to the mine. Defeat enemies and reach the end of the road.
3See a mine cart blocking your way. Grab and push it all the way until it falls to the tracks below.
4Jump down and do a put the mine cart against the opposite wall. This will make you climb up to that side.
5In the next area, defeat new enemies such as Yellow Chuchu. Strike them only when their charge has gone away.
6Go further and find a room with a strange item called Timeshift Stone. Hit it with your sword and it will turn this location of the mine back in time.
7You will see new races called Ancient Robots. Head to the nearby mine card and move along the track.
8Enter the next room and examine a chest (Red Rupee x1). Then, jump back and return to the previous room.
9In the room where you started, drag your mine cart within the range of the timeshift stone area. Ride it to the next room.
10Acquire the item (Ancient Flower x1) in this room and see the structure blocking your way.
11Throw a bomb and make it land in the holder carefully. Once it falls, enter and defeat enemies.
12Dash across the quicksand and reach the platform to the left. Knock away the structures using bombs. Look behind the first structure and see another chest (Red Rupee x1).
13See Lanayru Ants and capture them using Link’s Bug Net. Follow the path and dash from one platform to another to reach an open room.
14New enemies such as Electro Spume will come out. Use bombs to defeat them and use your Wooden Shield to block them.
15Reach the north platform by running through the platforms. Blow up the boulder and go left. Use bombs and roll them over the sand to cross the west pathway. Hit another timeshift stone to send this area to the past.
16Defeat a Quadro Baba that will appear from the ceiling. Simply toss a bomb and make the enemy eat it or use a beetle to cut down its stem.
17Proceed to the other pathway and catch a new bug called Gerudo Dragonfly. Head further down and find a chest containing random treasures.
18Drop down and reach the north end of the room. Push a mine cart to reach the timeshift stone. Hop on the cart and ride it towards the north door. You will be in a new area called Lanayru Desert.

Lanayru Desert – Main Region

1SAVE your current game through the bird statue. While in the desert, blow up two boulders with bombs.
2A timeshift stone will appear and hit it to change your area. Climb up using the vines that appeared and get an item (Ancient Flower x1).
3Run down through the ramp and jump off the ledge. Use a Bug Net to capture a treasure (Tumbleweed x2).
4Continue going and defeat a new enemy called Ampilus. Currently, they are hard to defeat since they form into large electronic balls and spin towards a target.
5See a chest on a higher platform and reach it by running up the ramp on the left.
6Find a large metallic box and jump on top of it to see another box next to it. This box has a hole so throw a bomb through the hole to blow it up.
7A timeshift stone will be revealed so throw another bomb to send Link back to the past.
8Technoblins are new enemies that will show up. They shock enemies with electricity so use a Wooden Shield to deflect their shock attacks. Then, hit them when they are open from their right side for an attack.
9A gate will open up once you defeated these enemies. Speak to the robot and acquire a reward (Hook Beetle x1).
10Aim carefully to a nearby bomb on the top of a dead tree and grab it. Land this bomb on a bomb holder to make it fall down. Some rupees will come out behind two areas.
11Ger across this area and see a sand region. Send out a beetle to grab onto a nearby bomb and drop it on the top of the Ampilus. Reach the top of the shell of the Ampilus afterwards.
12Reach the safe area in the middle and find Goddess Cube #11. Head west and find a bird statue to SAVE your current game. See a ledge and use it to climb up. Go around the area and see a mine cart at the end.
13Send another beetle and bomb to the Ampilus to create a landing spot first. Then, jump on the mine cart and ride it eastward. Head from one platform to another and exit this sandy region.
14Enter the cave and see a new area called the Temple of Time.

Lanayru Desert – Temple of Time

1Head to the bird statue to SAVE. Then, get close to the mine cart you used and look around for a pillar having a timeshift stone.
2Hit it with a beetle and defeat enemies. Acquire an item (Ancient Flower x1). Also, capture Gerudo Dragonflies around.
3Ride the mine cart again to see another mine cart not yet activated. Use the beetle and grab the bomb from a nearby cactus. Move the bomb over the structure blocking the pathway of the new mine cart. Drop it into a hole and it will hit a timeshift stone.
4Send another beetle into a tunnel to find a Deku Baba and a diamond switch on your left.
5Hit the switch to open the gate gran another item (Ancient Flower x1) on your right. Run ahead and see an Octorok, but a rock variety. Deflect their rocks with a shield bash or do a sword slash.
6Speak to Gorko and go to the north end of the area. Use a beetle and grab a bomb. Make it drop on a boulder located on the second pillar. This will unveil a timeshift stone and so use another beetle to make it work.
7Speak to a robot to get information. Revert the time back to the present by using a beetle. Pick up an item (Ancient Flower x1) and push the mine cart to an activated region to ride across a new pathway.
8See the Goddess Cube #12 and hit it while riding on the mine cart.
9Hit another timeshift stone on a higher pillar to your right. Continue moving and see new items (Ancient Flower x1) and some Gerudo Dragonflies.
10Enter the tunnel that will get you back to Lanayru Desert.

Lanayru Desert – Mining Facility Entrance

1Avoid new enemies such as Hrok that will fly over and drop rocks.
2Check your map and Fi will point out gray areas that you can stand on.
3Reach the marked area on the map and see the entrance of the Mining Facility.
4Hit a timeshift stone covered by two boulders. Blow up the boulders and use the stone to activate the temple.
5Speak to a robot and learn that you need to activate three power generators to access this dungeon. Use your dowsing ability to reach these generators.
6The first power generator is located southwest. It is behind the bomb holding structure when you use the dowsing mechanic. Toss a bomb to reveal it.
7The first generator is inactive so hit a timeshift stone hidden inside a crack in the wall outside. Enter the generator and stick your sword. Turn the dial ot the left and press it in.
8The second power generator is located rectangular structure in the north. Repeat the same procedure and look for a crack against the wall.
9After it blows up, throw another bomb to break the boulder at the center of the room. It will reveal a timeshift stone for you to activate.
10New enemies called Ampilus Egg will come out. Use your hook beetle to grab these eggs over the orange platform of an electric device near the north end of the room.
11Step on the orange part and a small gate will open. Hit the eggs with the sword to make them fit into the small hole and charge the device to open the gate. Run and activate the second power generator.
12Use a beetle and send it to hit the timeshift stone. See a chest and that contains various treasures. Exit the building afterwards.
13Go to the southeast corner to find the third and final power generator. Head to the rectangular building. Pull the lever and SAVE through the bird statue.
14Blow up the boulder since the timeshift stone is found there. Ignore the stone and go northwest to stand over a platform.
15Climb the platforms find a treasure chest (Eldin Ore x1). Push the block down one level to access another party of the room. Hit the timeshift stone with a beetle.
16Use another beetle to bring the Ampilus Egg to the north end of the room. Step on the orange tile and hit the egg to make the device work. Go to the next room and activate the last generator.
17Leave and head to the main power generator. Turn the dial left and insert the first layer. Turn it bottom right and push the second layer. Turn the dial to the point of making it straight up and inser the last layout.
18Before entering, go to the northeast part of the map that is not explored yet. Head there and look for a crack wall that you can destroy. It will reveal a new passage leading to the chest (Piece of Heart x1).
All Heart Piece Locations
19Before we enter the facility, return to the Sky and pick up new Goddess Chests and supplies.

The Sky – 3 Goddess Chests

1Go to the lower part of the northeast island and blow up a boulder to find the Goddess Chest #10(Silver Rupee x1).
2Go southeast of the entrance to Lanayru region. The outside part of this island contains Goddes Chest #11 (Heart Medal x1).
3Transfer to Beedle’s island which is at the northeast part of the map. Land on top of the large structure to locate the Goddes Chest #12 (Piece of Heart x1).
4Head to Faron Woods to find the Goddess Chest #9 (Piece of Heart x1). Once you can swim, jump into the main river of Skyloft and you’ll find an underwater passageway at the base of the windmill. Follow this passageway and you’ll reach the small pond within the storage shed, with the treasure chest located nearby.
All Goddess Chest Locations

Skyloft – Gondo’s Scrap Shop

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD - Chapter 6: Lanaryu Desert Walkthrough – SAMURAI GAMERS (4)

1Enter the bazaar and reach the scrap shop.
Gondo’s Scrap Shop
2Upgrade your Banded Shield into a Braced Shield. The upgrade requires items such as Amber Relic x3, Monster Claw x2, Tumbleweeds x2, and Ornamental Skull x1.
All Equipment and Item Upgrades
3Feel free to visit other shops if you want like Beedle’s Air Shop.
4Leave Skyloft and transfer Lanayru Mining Facility. Before you enter, you can sit on a stool beside the power generator to replenish your hearts.
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Chapter 1: SkyloftChapter 2: Faron WoodsChapter 3: Skyview Temple
Chapter 4: Eldin VolcanoChapter 5: Earth TempleChapter 6: Lanayru Desert
Chapter 7: Lanayru Mining FacilityChapter 8: Isle of SongsChapter 9: Lake Floria
Chapter 10: Ancient CisternChapter 11: Lanayru Sand SeaChapter 12: Sandship
Chapter 13: Volcano SummitChapter 14: Fire SanctuaryChapter 15: Thunderhead
Chapter 16: Song of the HeroChapter 17: Sky KeepChapter 18: Final Showdown

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How do you complete the Lanayru Desert? ›

Video Guide - Lanayru Desert

Save at the Bird Statue in the southern corner of the desert. The rocks around the mine cart track hold a Timeshift Stone. Activate the stone to create some vines on the eastern wall. Climb the vines to find an Ancient Flower.

How do I open the gate in Lanayru Desert? ›

Stand on the switch in front of the socket and hit the Ampilus with your sword to knock it into the hole. That'll open the gate. Continue to the room at the north and ignore the LD robot. Jam your sword forward into the device, and then turn it counterclockwise to activate Power Generator 1.

How do you set dials in Lanayru Desert? ›

Use a bomb to open the third doorway, activate the crystal and then head in to the switch. Jab forward to insert your sword like a key and turn it to the left. Jab again to push it in and that will give you the flame dial.

How do you get the box in Lanayru Desert? ›

Climb the boxes on the west wall of the warehouse and push the smaller box down. Once across the path you can climb the boxes along the west wall to get to a Blue Chest with an Eldin Ore inside. Afterwards you can push down the nearby iron box.


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