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Puzzle Key
SS Golden Carving Model.png
Golden Carving, one of the Puzzle Keys
Main appearance(s)
Inside dungeons
Unlocking the boss door
Comparable item(s)

Puzzle Keys are items in Skyward Sword.[1]

Location and Uses

Puzzle Keys are found in Treasure Chests inside all dungeons aside from the Sky Keep. They are used to unlock the door leading to the dungeon's Boss. In order to unlock a door, Puzzle Keys must be rotated into an orientation that will allow it to fit into the shape of the key slot by using the Wii Remote. Doing so is often a small puzzle, requiring multiple rotations to find the correct placement.

Types of Puzzle Keys
Key Dungeon Placement
SS Golden Carving Icon.png
Golden Carving
Skyview Temple GoldenCarvingPlacementSS.png
SS Dragon Sculpture Icon.png
Dragon Sculpture
Earth Temple DragonSculpturePlacementSS.png
SS Ancient Circuit Icon.png
Ancient Circuit
Lanayru Mining Facility SS Ancient Circuit Placement.png
SS Blessed Idol Icon.png
Blessed Idol
Ancient Cistern BlessedIdolPlacementSS.png
SS Squid Carving Icon.png
Squid Carving
Sandship SquidCarvingPlacementSS.png
SS Mysterious Crystals Icon.png
Mysterious Crystals
Fire Sanctuary MysteriousCrystalsPlacementSS.png


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Golden Carving Dragon Sculpture Blessed Idol Squid Carving Mysterious Crystals
Canada FrenchCA Sculpture dorèe Statuette de dragon Statuette sereine Sculpture tentaculaire Cristal mystérieux
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Glifo dorado Glifo de dragón Glifo bendito Glifo de calamar Cristal enigmático


See Also