How to get the Hylian Shield in Skyward Sword

how to get hylian shield skyward sword

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The Hylian Shield has been the main staple across the countless Legend of Zelda titles and is almost the most recognizable item second to the Master Sword. However, you’re not given the Hylian Shield for free and Link certainly has to put the work in to be worthy of wielding the iconic item.

This is similarly true when you want to get your hands on the Hylian Shield in Skyward Sword as it’s tucked away in the world and behind some completion prerequisites. With this article though, we’ll run you through all the steps required for how to get the Hylian Shield in Skyward Sword so you too can experience the item in all its glory.

How to get the Hylian Shield in Skyward Sword

We want to start by saying that finding the Hylian Shield in Skyward Sword is no easy feat and if you’re thinking you’re going to get your hands on the shield early in the game think again. It’s certainly a painstaking process and something you should be prepped for.

Complete the story

Yes, you read that right, to even get access to the Hylian Shield, you’re going to have to complete the main story of Skyward Sword first.

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Visit Lanayru

Lanayru, a character you help in the main story of Skyward Sword, will now have mini games for you to play.

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Play Lightning Round

Of Lanayru’s mini games, choose the Battle option.

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Choose Previous Boss Battles

After selecting Lightning Round, it’ll bring up more options allowing you to pick the boss battle you start on. Choose the ‘The beginning’ option to get a slightly easier chance at getting the Hylian Shield as this will give you the bosses in order.

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Win Eight Rounds

These tricky fights only allow you to have the items that you had when fighting the first time around so no using bottles! You’ll need to be able to finish eight rounds in succession and if you unfortunately perish, you’ll have to do the whole thing over again.

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Get the Hylian Shield

After completing all eight rounds you’ll get the classic DUN DUN DUN DUN sound effect we all know and love and the Hylian Shield will be yours in Skyward Sword.

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And that’s all there is to it, you should now have all the steps you need to get the Hylian Shield in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword!


Is the Hylian Shield unbreakable Skyward Sword?

Yes, as the Hylian Shield is the absolute best shield in the whole of Hyrule, it is, in fact, unbreakable. This means that it’ll be able to take infinite hits without you having to worry about not being protected from the next enemy you’re up against.

Final Word

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