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LD-301N Skipper
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Main appearance(s)

LD-301N Skipper is a robotic character in Skyward Sword.[1] It is one of a race of Ancient Robots that are found primarily in the Lanayru Province.


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This unit's designation is LD-301N Skipper. It is the leadership model of this series of artificial life-forms. The original purpose of this series of robots was mining. It is the supreme model of the mass-produced robots.

Skipper was once the captain of the Sandship, a vessel that protected Nayru's Flame.[2] It once had a family with at least one child and an admiring crew.[3][4][5] After its ship was taken by the pirate LD-002G Scervo, Skipper's crew were taken hostage and Skipper was thrown overboard.[6] Eventually, the crew succumbed to the wear of time and broke down. Link first meets Skipper when he activates a Timeshift Stone on a boat near Skipper's deactivated body, reanimating the robot. After hearing of Link's quest to find the Sacred Flames, Skipper enlists his aid in locating its lost ship.[7]

They search for clues across the Lanayru Sand Sea, recovering an accurate map of the past Lanayru Sand Sea from Skipper's home at Skipper's Retreat.[8] Link also rides a mine cart through the vast Lanayru Shipyard where the Sandship was built,[9] and finds the remnants of the ship at the Pirate Stronghold,[10] which Fi analyzes for Dowsing.[11] After they find the Sandship and Link activates its Timeshift Stone, Skipper will commandeer the ship and ask Link to find its crew who have been held hostage for many years.[12]

After Link has defeated the Abyssal Leviathan Tentalus who attacked and destroyed the ship, Skipper and its crew rebuild the Sandship and continue to sail, still protecting the Sacred Flame hidden on board.


  • Skipper seems to be the only Ancient Robot who recognizes its death if it steps out of the area affected by the Timeshift Stone.[13]
  • Despite LD-301N Skipper's crew being unable to pass through the electrical barrier of their cell, LD-301N Skipper somehow manages to bypass one to speak to Link.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese RS-301C クックボ (RS-301C Kukkubo) RS-301C Cuccubo
Netherlands Dutch LW-301N Kapbot
Canada FrenchCA DL-301Y Ycéo
French Republic FrenchEU DL-301Y Ycéo
Federal Republic of Germany German WR-301C Boka
Italian Republic Italian DR-301C Capitanbot
Russian Federation Russian RS-301N «Шкипер» RS-301N "Skipper"
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU DL-301N Nelsonbot
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA DL-301N Nelsonbot



  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 295
  2. "Who am I, brrzrrt...? I am the proud skipper of the ship that protects Nayru's Flame, phweep!" — LD-301N Skipper (Skyward Sword)
  3. "That house holds many dear memories of my family, vrrm. I wonder when I will be able to go home, zrrt. I really want to see my family again, phweep..." — LD-301N Skipper (Skyward Sword)
  4. "Dear Dad, Good luck at work, vrrm!" — N/A (Skyward Sword)
  5. "Dear Captain, Thanks for everything, zrrt! Yours, the Crew, vrrrrrm." — N/A (Skyward Sword)
  6. "It was the day of the storm, phoo-weep... My crew and I were navigating the seas as usual, vrrm... And then those brutes, bzzt... the pirates, suddenly attacked us, brrzt. They were after Nayru's Flame, zzpt. My crew was imprisoned...vrrrt... and I was thrown into the sea!" — LD-301N Skipper (Skyward Sword)
  7. "You say you're searching for Nayru's Flame, bzzt? Oh... So you need Nayru's Flame to find someone important to you, vrrrm...? In that case, you should help me search for my ship and crew, phweep!" — LD-301N Skipper (Skyward Sword)
  8. "Hmm... There's something weird about that map of yours...vrrm. If you're going to navigate these treacherous waters, then you need a proper sea chart, doo-weep! There is a sea chart in my shack at Skipper's Retreat, bzzzt. So first you need to get on this boat and set a course for Skipper's Retreat!" — LD-301N Skipper (Skyward Sword)
  9. "The Shipyard is where we used to build our ships, vrrt. My ship was built there too, vweep! If you go to the Shipyard, you might find some clues to the location of my ship, brrzrrt!" — LD-301N Skipper (Skyward Sword)
  10. "So my ship wasn't here, zrrt? Then there is only one place left for us to look for clues, vrrm... Brrzrrt. This could be scary, but... we'll head to the stronghold of the pirates who stole my ship, phweep! The pirate captain is a mechanical maniac, zrrt! Worse, he has plenty of evil underlings too, vrrm! I never wanted to lay my optical receptors on him again, brrzrrt. But... If we want to take the ship back, then we have no choice, phoo-weep!" — LD-301N Skipper (Skyward Sword)
  11. "You know the place? Some kind of thing called dowsing, vrrm? That's amazing, phoo-weep! This time we'll definitely find my ship, voo-whooot!" — LD-301N Skipper (Skyward Sword)
  12. "Now the ship looks just like it used to, phoo-weep! That makes me so happy, vrrm! Now I just need you to go rescue my crew, vweep! I'm pretty sure they're being held in the brig inside the ship, brrzrrt!" — LD-301N Skipper (Skyward Sword)
  13. "But if you think about it, they should all be dead, brrzrrt! The only reason I'm up and about like this is because of that Timeshift Stone on the boat, phoo-weep!" — LD-301N Skipper (Skyward Sword)