In The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD you will be prompted to find the various Gems of Gratitude scattered throughout the game and in this guide we will see how to do it. In fact, during the story you will find, among the many objects, also the Gems of Gratitude, the search for which will take you time and a lot of patience, but in the end the rewards will justify the effort.
Where are the Gems of Gratitude in The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD? Here is the guide.
These items will be obtained by completing side missions and collecting them at night around Oltrenuvola. When will you trade the 80 gems with Morsego you will receive a pleasant surprise. You will meet this kind monster during the Mission called The Missing Girl.
Now we will go to see how to get the Gems of Gratitude in the side missions, then we will dedicate ourselves to those to search for at night.
Looking for Chicca
After completing the Sanctuary of the Sky, return to Oltrenuvola to find out from Chicca’s mother, a little friend of Link, that the girl has disappeared. Talk to the woman and head to Pumpkin Island to find an old gentleman, who will let you know that there is a monster roaming the island at night.
Go to sleep until night and then look for the cemetery. With your sword, hit the tombstone closest to the tree and move it. At this point a new path will open that will lead you to a shack inside which you will find Chicca and a hideous demon. However, as soon as you draw the sword you will discover that the monster is not a threat, on the contrary it will explain to you why it has difficulty talking to humans, asking you to collect the Gems of Gratitude. These items should make Morsego human again, and in return he will give you a series of very useful rewards. Chicca will tell you to calm mum and that the next day she will be home, so wait for the sun to rise and talk to mum to receive 5 Gems of Gratitude.
The wounded Solcanubi
You will only be able to access this side quest after completing The Missing Girl. Go to the Tower of Light which is located in the area south east of Oltrenuvola. Then talk to Pardalo who will tell you that he is worried about his sister who went out on the back of a Furlord and has not returned yet. So grab your Solcanubi and go to Roulette Island. During your journey, you will notice a small island to the east where you will find the girl named Ralla along with her wounded Cloudwalker. Ralla will ask you to go back to his brother and take the medicine. Do it and, after the bird is healed, the girl will give you 5 Gems of Gratitude. Then go back to Pardalo, he too will thank you by giving you 5 Gems of Gratitude.
To access this secondary mission you will need to have the Magic Jar. Then go to Sparvio’s house, which would be the first house after the central bridge, and talk to the mother. The woman will ask you to clean the house for a fee. With your Magic Jar, sweep away the dust that invades the house. Upon completion of the job, you will be rewarded with 20 rupees and 5 Gems of Gratitude.
You will be able to take on this side mission after defeating The Recluse for the first time. Once this is done, go to the lower entrance of the Dormitory in Oltrenuvola, where Ras, one of Baldo’s henchmen, will be there, who is deciding whether or not to deliver a love letter to Grudia.
Since he does not have the courage, he will ask you to do it. You can choose between two options, but whatever you decide you will always get 5 Gems of Gratitude. You can either talk to Grudia and deliver the letter to her, or go to the bathroom at night and give the letter to a hand who will ask you for paper.
The lost roulette
To complete this mission you will need to repair Salbot, a robot that carries objects. If you have everything you need you can go to Roulette Island where there is a desperate clown.
This is because the roulette necessary for its business has fallen in the middle of the desert. Head to the entrance to the Ranel Desert and keep going until you find a time stone hidden under the rocks nearby. Start it up and climb the ivy that will form on the right, then follow the path and arrive at the roulette wheel, then Faih will ask Salbot to return the object to its owner. After delivering the roulette wheel, talk to the clown who will give you 5 Gems of Gratitude and a free spin to try his minigame.
Find the rattle
For this mission you will need the Claws, which you can obtain by continuing the main story, and then you can proceed with the quest.
Wait for the night to come, then go to the home of Rino, the potions merchant, and talk to him. He will tell you that since a bird stole his son’s rattle, he is no longer able to sleep. After exchanging a brief dialogue with the merchant, go to sleep until the next morning.
When you are awake go to the entrance to the Waterfall Cave, look up for an ivy to hold the Claws on. Climb up to the topmost island, take a look around to see a tower, take a run and launch into the void trying to land on it. Get rid of all the dust with the Magic Jar and you will see the rattle appear. Bring it to Rino who will give you 5 Gems of Gratitude.
Gentirosso’s hard training
This mission will be possible after completing the Galleon of the Sands, saving 100 rupees and after completing the Ranel Factory.
Go to the Weapons School during the day and talk to Gentirosso who will tell you he wants to get stronger. Go buy two Fat Relief Potions, go to the dormitory and fall asleep in Gentirosso’s room until nightfall. When you wake up you will see that the boy is doing push-ups and he will ask you for a potion, give it to him and go to sleep again. Wake up again, talk to him and give him the other potion as well. When you wake up for the last time you will see that she has no more problems doing the exercises, and as a thank you she will give you 5 Gems of Gratitude.
Vania’s secret lover
This mission will unlock after talking to Vania many times at the depot. After that, go to his house at night and talk to the father who will tell you that there is someone who is flirting with his daughter. The next day, go to Vania at the depot and she will ask you to go to her house the same night. Go to her and answer the questions she will ask you and here it will be up to you whether to show yourself as a nice guy or not. In the first case it will be the girl who will give you the 5 Gems of Gratitude, in the second case the father will do it.
The crystal ball
In order to access this mission you will have to defeat The Recluse for the second time. After doing this you will see that the fortune-teller is no longer in his usual place, but is in his house, near the cemetery. He will tell you that the sphere broke and that he found it near Oldin’s Volcano.
Climb into your Cloud Rider and head for the red beam of light, then land at the entrance to the Shrine of Earth and look towards the entrance. You will notice that you can grab onto a target, so do so and wait for Faih to call Salbot to bring a new crystal ball to the sky for the soothsayer. When you give it to him you will be rewarded with a discount on his forecast and he will give you 5 Gems of Gratitude.
The stolen insect
After defeating Narisha, go to Over Cloud and talk to Pardalo in the Central Square, who will tell you that he saw Dacio heading towards the Cumulonimbus. Then head to Terry’s Shop, talk to him for a while and sleep in his bed.
As soon as night comes, go out and talk to him again; the latter will tell you about his favorite insect. Sleep until the next day, go to the Island of Insects and talk to Dacio, who will admit to having stolen the insect, and will deliver it to you if you manage to catch 10 insects of his choice within and no later than 3 minutes (for this challenge preferably use the Large Screen). Eventually Dacio will give you the stolen bug, so go back to Terry at night and give it to him. The boy will give you 5 Gratitude Gems and a 50% discount on a product of your choice, which would be good to use to buy the Fragment of Heart for sale.
A rare plant
It will be possible to complete this mission by learning the first part of the Melody of the Fearless. As soon as possible, go to the rooms of master Asio Otus, next to those of Zelda’s father. The master will ask you to bring him a very rare plant. Go to Firone’s Forest Lookout and follow the sword’s radar until you see a Kyuri. Then summon Salbot and deliver the animal to master Asio Otus, who will give you 5 Gems of Gratitude.
Go to the back of the Pumpkin Tavern where the girl will ask you if you know of anyone who can help her plow the field. Go to the East Volcano area of Oldin Volcano, then enter the cave accessible through a geyser, jump inside and land on the last pillar heading north east. Here you will see the leader of the Mogmas, so call Salbot through Faih and take him to the pumpkin patch. The girl will reward you with 5 Gems of Gratitude.
Single Gems of Gratitude
Now that you have obtained all the gems of the side missions, have fun finding the other 15 hidden throughout the game and obtainable at night. Let’s see where they are:
- Above the desk in Link’s room;
- On the second dormitory floor, near the exit;
- Exit the dormitory, go towards the square where you will see a mill, then climb on its ivy;
- Check on a corner inside Ralla and Pardalo’s house;
- At the end of a small street hidden under the Bazaar;
- Go around the tower, climbing the first staircase you will find the Gem;
- When you are past the Waterfall Grotto, the Gem will be near the rescue statue;
- Always beyond the Grotta della Cascata, go to the place where you freed the Solcanubi;
- Look behind a tree at the pumpkin patch east of Oltrenuvola;
- Inside the Taverna delle Zucche on the second floor;
- Go to the back of the Pumpkin Tavern where there is a small road that will take you to the storage area that contains the Gem;
- Send the Scarab inside the ceiling of the Weapons School, where you will find the Gem;
- When you sleep in Terry’s bed for the side mission The Stolen Bug, before you go to sleep again, use the Scarab and drive it up to the Shop to find the Gem.
- Near the upper entrance to the dorm you will see a fireplace. Use the Claws as long as possible, then you will find yourself inside the Zelda room where the Gem is. Furthermore, by opening the wardrobe, you will also recover a Fragment of Heart;
- Go to the Cave of the Waterfall but do not enter. Look up and use the Claws to reach one islet after another until you reach the top one to get the Gem.
Finally, let’s see what can be obtained after collecting the Gems of Gratitude in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword:
- with 5 Gems of Gratitude you will have a Medium Rupee Bag (500 rupees);
- with 10 Gems of Gratitude you will have a Fragment of Heart;
- with 30 Gems of Gratitude you get a Large Rupee Bag (1000 rupees) and the Demonic Amulet. This amulet will increase the amount of rupees and treasures you find, but will prevent you from opening the Adventurer’s Bag;
- with 40 Gems of Gratitude you will have 300 rupees;
- with 50 Gems of Gratitude you will have a Giant Rupee Bag (5000 rupees);
- with 70 Gems of Gratitude you will get 600 rupees;
- with 80 Gems of Gratitude you will have a Luxury Rupee Bag (9000 rupees) and you will no longer be disturbed at night by monsters in Oltrenuvola.
This is all there is to know about the Gems of Gratitude in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, new important exclusive from Nintendo Switch. If you need more information or advice on this game, we refer you to our always updated section.