In most games, an empty bottle is not an item worth celebrating. In fact, most games don’t even qualify as items and just have them scattered around as decorations or things to break. However, the Zelda franchise has always placed uncanny importance on these simple objects. They are always found in limited quantities and can do things that no other item in the game can do. As powerful a tool as they are, especially in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Collecting all of them is not an easy task.
There are only five empty bottles you can buy around the world The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. They will take up a place in your Adventure Bag, but it’s a place well worth the sacrifice for all these bottles can do. From keeping a spare fairy and all the different potions to quest items, you’ll never regret packing an extra jar. Some will require you to meet certain requirements, such as obtaining other items or completing quests. If you’re having trouble trying to find any empty bottles during your adventure, here’s where you can find them all in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.
Note: The extra marker in front on the plot points activates when some bottles are available.
The first empty bottle you can get at home in Skyloft, but only after Zelda goes missing. When this happens, take a detour to the drugstore Bazaar and talk to the owner, Luv. She will comment that you don’t have a jar to hold any potions and give you your first empty vial for free.
Later in the game, when you are exploring the Sealed Temple, you will encounter an old lady in a room with some vases and a treasure chest. Obviously, you don’t need us to tell you that opening chests is a good idea. Inside, you will receive a revival potion. Once you’ve used the potion, you’ll stick to the empty vial.
From here on, getting the rest of the empty bottles gets a little more complicated. First, head to the Plaza in Skyloft, where the Light Tower is located, and find Parrow roaming around the area. Talk to him, and he’ll tell you he’s been searching for his lost sister, Orielle, who is said to be heading towards a colorful island in the southwest. This will start the Orielle side quest.
First, take to the skies in your Loftwing and head southwest. On your map you can spot the colorful island that Orielle seems to be going to, called the Island of Joy. However, this Not where you will find her. Instead, look east of Fun Fun Island to find a much smaller island and head there. This is where you can find Orielle, who is trapped here because her Loftwing is injured and unable to fly. She will ask you to bring her some medicine to cure her Loftwing so she can return home.
Fly back to Skyloft and to the Plaza to let Parrow know you’ve found his sister. He will give you some Mushroom Spores to heal her Loftwing. Once you’ve used the spores, the jar is yours to keep!
This bottle is located inside the Fire Sanctuary and will require Mogma Mitts to discover it. With this item, return to the first room you fought with Magmanos, hand-like enemies made of fire and lava, and use the gauntlet to dig into an area with water plant. Use this water plant to deal with the Magmanos, it will open a new path leading directly to the chest containing the fourth empty bottle.
This last empty bottle is found through visiting a specific Goddess Cube and then opening the chest it will reveal. You also need to access the Thunderhead area of the map. The Goddess Cube is also inside the Fire Sanctuary, or rather the cave you go through that leads to it, in the room that takes you to the Fire Dragon. During the part of the mission where you need to reach the Fire Dragon, a platform will appear in the air. Go up and use Skyward Strike to activate the cube.
Now go to the west side of Thunderhead and find the chest on an island protected by some bars. You can use your Mogma Mitts to dig down through a dig above the chest, which you can reach with some vines that you can climb onto the chest yourself. Open the chest and get your fifth and last empty bottle.