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|Occurrence(s)||An attempt by Ghirahim to prevent Link from interfering with his ritual.|
|Resolution(s)||The demons fail, from preventing Link from reaching Ghirahim.|
The Horde Battle is an event that occurs in Skyward Sword.
The Horde Battle is a large-scale battle that occurs at the large spiral pit, which is found in the Sealed Grounds. The event is Ghirahim's attempt to prevent Link from interfering with his ritual, planned to use Zelda's soul to revive Demise. Ghirahim summons the hordes of demons that are under his command, including all types of Bokoblins, Moblins, and Stalfos. However, the demons fail from stopping Link from reaching Ghirahim before the ritual is complete.
The Horde Battle pits Link against hordes of demons and involves five separate waves. Each wave increases in difficulty and includes a larger variety of enemies. Every wave ends with a barrier that will only open if Link defeats the enemies that are summoned upon arrival at the barrier.
- The first wave pits Link against a large number of regular Red Bokoblins, and ends with a barrier guarded by five Red Bokoblin Leaders.
- The second wave includes weapon-wielding Red Bokoblins, and also features Bokoblins carrying bombs. The barrier at the end of the wave is protected by three Moblins that wield wooden shields.
- The third wave includes Bokoblins carrying swords and bombs, but also features Bokoblin Archers. The barricade is guarded by a Blue Bokoblin that can run through the walls that block the hero's path.
- The fourth wave includes both weapon/bomb wielding Bokoblins, Bokoblin Archers, and Red Bokoblin Leaders. The barricade is guarded by two Stalfos.
- The final wave pits Link against every variety of Bokoblins, including bomb/weapon wielding Bokoblins, Bokoblin Archers, Blue Bokoblins, Red Bokoblin Leaders, and Moblins.
- The song the horn wielding Bokoblins play is the same tune the Flute Boy plays in A Link to the Past. This is the only point in the game where they do this.
- The Horde Battle is similar to the battle with Captain Keeta in Majora's Mask. In it, Link has to defeat Stalchildren to lower walls of flame placed along the path to prevent him from defeating Keeta.
- During the Horde Battle, Link cannot use the Beetle.
- ↑ "Hear me, my hordes! The spell will soon be complete! The demon king returns! Until then, you WILL keep that whelp from interfering with my ritual. I don't care if the whole lot of you get lodged on the end of his blade. You will buy me the time I need! Do not fear him... Fear my wrath if you fail me!" — Ghirahim (Skyward Sword)
|Names in Other Regions|
|Spanish||La Horda||The Horde|
|French||La horde de démons||The Horde of Demons|