The Moonlight Merchant is a special late-game merchant in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD who deals in rare treasures and can be an invaluable source of materials if you're struggling to find various bits and pieces with which to upgrade Link's items in the game.
A particularly secretive Gossip Stone, this guy can be a little bit tricky to track down if you're not sure how or where to start looking, so let's take a look at exactly how to find him and what he's got for sale.
Zelda: Skyward Sword Moonlight Merchant Guide
Moonlight Merchant Location
In order to find the Moonlight Merchant you'll need to make your way to the Waterfall Cave in Skyloft — that's the cave that you traversed at the start of the game in order to free your Loftwing. However, this elusive merchant can only be found in the cave at night and you'll also need to have cleared a few different parts of the game in order for him to show up.
To be exact, you'll need to have passed Skyloft's Silent Realm trial and then made sure that you've completed all parts of the Song of the Hero quest — revealing the game's final dungeon — in order to make use of this merchant. There is some ongoing debate online as to whether or not you also need to have delivered all 80 Gratitude Crystals to Batreaux but we can 100% confirm this is not the case.
Once you've completed all of these bits and pieces, head over to the Waterfall Cave at night and have a look around in the area of the cave that has stalactites and stalagmites growing from its ceiling and floor. You should see three Blessed Butterflies flapping around here. Pull out your harp, give it a quick strum and the Moonlight Merchant will appear!
Moonlight Merchant Items and Prices
Now that you've finally gained access to this secretive stone you can get busy buying from him and below we've listed everything he's got to offer.
- Blue Bird Feather - 200 Rupees
- Golden Skull - 200 Rupees
- Goddess Plume - 200 Rupees
- Evil Crystal - 100 Rupees
- Monster Horn - 100 Rupees
- Dusk Relic - 100 Rupees
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There you'll find tips on the pros and cons of motion controls vs. analogue stick control, a list of the main differences between Skyward Sword on Switch and the Wii original, how to use the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo, where to find the Moonlight Merchant and the Thunder Dragon, and how to beat every boss and minigame.
You'll also find guides for all heart piece locations, all goddess cubes, and where to find every Gratitude Crystal, every upgrade treasure, every bug, and every potion recipe to fill your bottles with.