Melodia Idol Guide by LiKuid Fox

Version 2.5, Last Updated 2010-06-10

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LostWinds Melodia Idol Guide Version 2.5 GF (May 13, 2010)

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i. About This Guide

This is a guide that will fill you in on where to find each and every Melodia Idol in LostWinds for WiiWare.

Note that any and all in-game screenshots found in this guide were taken by myself.

What is a Melodia Idol?

One of the minor features of LostWinds is collecting shiny relics called Melodia Idols. These Melodia Idols are scattered throughout the places you explore, and there are 24 of them in all. They serve no real purpose other than for completionists who like to explore all the areas to their fullest.

These terms are used throughout the guide which may help you better understand where and how to retrieve certain Melodia Idols.

Enril

The Spirit of Wind, Enril aids Toku in his journey with her unique powers.

Deo

The Village Elder, Deo gives vital information to Toku during his journey.

Toku

Toku is the main protagonist. He is who you, the player, control.

Kalarab

An armored, crab-like Glorb made of stone. Using the power of Vortex on a Kalarab essentially transforms it into a boulder.

Crystal Barrier

A barrier made of crystal. It reacts to high resonance frequencies produced by a Wind Stone.

Crystal Gate

A gate with a crystal embedded in the center. It reacts to high resonance frequencies produced by a Wind Stone.

Heli-Bud

A plant with three petals. It can glide Toku across long distances.

Memory Chest

A chest containing a fragment of Deo's memory.

Wooden Gate

A gate made of wood. It can be removed by flinging a boulder, fruit, or even a Kalarab into it.

Mushroom

A white fungus that Toku and other objects can bounce off of to reach high and far surfaces.

Poyak

A plant that propels Toku high into the air when struck by harsh wind.

Pressure Pad

A pressure pad opens a nearby door when pressure, or weight, is applied to it, such as if Toku stands on it or a boulder is placed upon it.

Wind Stone

A ball that reacts to the power of Vortex, creating a high resonance frequency.

Stone Door/Circular Stone Door

These doors are opened by either a lock with a circular handle or a pressure pad.

Melodia Idol

Mysterious relics scattered across the land. They are simply collectibles that help keep track of the areas you have visited, as a Melodia Idol can be found in each area.

Wooden Barrier

A barrier made of wood. It can be removed by burning it with fire from a nearby torch.

Gust

This power enables Enril to gust Toku and objects across short- to mid-range distances.

Slipstream

This power enables Enril to create slipstreams that guide Toku and objects along specific paths.

Vortex

This power enables Enril to create vortices around objects and enemies and potentially fling them across long distances and into walls and the like.

Jumbrella Cape

A cape given to Toku by Deo that allows him to glide across long distances high and far.

The following guide reveals the location of each and every Melodia Idol and essentially how to obtain them in sequential order. They are further kept track of by distinct location and ulimately by memory chests.

Wither Falls

1. After increasing Enril's strength, lift Toku onto the ledge on the left side of the room. You will spot a Melodia Idol.


Melodia Idol 1-1

Melodia Idol 1-2

2. After exiting the room where you increase Enril's strength, head right to the narrow ledge just past the fruit. A Melodia Idol sits on top of the ledge.


Melodia Idol 2-1

Melodia Idol 2-2

Hilltop Village

3. In the left area of Hilltop Village, just outside of Wither Falls, climb the trees by using the nests until you reach a Poyak. Use the Poyak and gust Toku to the ledge on the right to find a Melodia Idol.


Melodia Idol 3-1

Melodia Idol 3-2

Wither Falls

4. At the far left Wither Falls, use the Poyak and gust Toku onto a surface where a lock can be found. Pull on it to open the circular stone door below that gives way to a Melodia Idol.


Melodia Idol 4-1 - Enter the poyak...

Melodia Idol 4-2 - ...open the door...

Melodia Idol 4-3 - ...and claim your reward!

Shrine of the Meandering Wind

5. After receiving the power of Slipstream, pick up the Heli-Bud on the left side of the room after burning down the wooden barrier with the torch, and draw a slipstream path up towards the middle of the ceiling. Continue up and into another part of the room where a Melodia Idol sits behind a wooden barrier. Burn it down with the torch in the back area to collect the Melodia Idol.


Melodia Idol 5-1

Melodia Idol 5-2

Wither Falls

6. At the very top of the giant grotto where Toku had fallen to discover Enril, pick up the Heli-Bud and draw a slipstream path to the other side of the gap where you will find a Melodia Idol.


Melodia Idol 6-1

Melodia Idol 6-2

Hilltop Village

7. To the right of the great windmill in the west district of Hilltop Village (the district immediately east of the area where Deo is located), pick up the Heli-Bud and draw a slipstream up and to the right. You will spot a Melodia Idol sitting on a platform.


Melodia Idol 7-1

Melodia Idol 7-2

8. At the top left of the east district of Hilltop Village, gust Toku up onto the stone platform above the waterfall in the background. A Melodia Idol sits contently upon the platform.


Melodia Idol 8-1

Melodia Idol 8-2

The Cave

9. Drop to the bottom of the cave that leads to the Chamber of Memories, and locate the mushroom near the base. You will find a well-hidden Melodia Idol to the right of the mushroom and behind a small patch of fungi in the foreground.


Melodia Idol 9-1 - If you don't look carefully...

Melodia Idol 9-2 - ...you just might miss it.

Chamber of Memories

10. To the left of the monument of Deo, you will spot a Melodia Idol sitting on the ground.


Melodia Idol 10-1

Melodia Idol 10-2

The Old Mines

11. After receiving the power of Vortex, follow the mine to the left until you come upon a fruit bathed in light. A Melodia Idol lies on the ground in the light.


Melodia Idol 11

12. In the vast area of the mine, located the only wooden barrier. Burn it using the torch in the room behind it to give way to a Melodia Idol.


Melodia Idol 12-1

Melodia Idol 12-2

13. In the vast area of the mine, gust the Wind Stone to the very top where a crystal barrier blocks a path to the left. Use the power of Vortex on the Wind Stone to break the crystal barrier and create a path to an enclosed room in the Vortex Shrine. A Melodia Idol is all that is found in this small space.


Melodia Idol 13-1

Melodia Idol 13-2

14. In the main entrance to the mine is a room blocked off by two crystal barriers. Use the Wind Stone located inside the room to break the barriers and retrieve the Melodia Idol inside.


Melodia Idol 14

15. In the area beyond the crystal gate, use the Kalarab near the entrance to break the wooden gate at the bottom of the area. Then, retrieve the boulder on a platform above, bring it through the wooden gate and place it on one of the two pressure pads. Take the fruit and place it on the other to open both ceiling gates. Gust Toku up and around to the other room where a Poyak is, as well as a Melodia Idol in the corner. You can also use just the fruit, but getting around may be slightly more tedious.


Melodia Idol 15-1 - You can also use just the fruit...

Melodia Idol 15-2 - ...but getting around may be slightly more tedious.

16. In the area with a narrow stream, retrieve the Heli-Bud seed located at the bottom right. Bring it back to the entrance of the area and plant it. Then, use the power of Slipstream to draw a path as far up as you can. At the top on a rail platform is a Melodia Idol.


Melodia Idol 16-1

Melodia Idol 16-2

17. In a small space above the pressure pad just before the only circular stone door rests a Melodia Idol. This is the same area where the second memory chest is located.


Melodia Idol 17-1

Melodia Idol 17-2

Hilltop Village

18. Upon receiving the Jumbrella Cape, glide Toku onto a cliff above the house where Deo is located. You will find a Melodia Idol here.


Melodia Idol 18-1

Melodia Idol 18-2

Wither Falls

19. In the cave area directly west of where Toku was resting under a blossom tree, drop to the bottom where you will find a wooden gate. Break the wooden gate using the boulder in the vicinity and the power of Vortex to find a Melodia Idol on the other side.


Melodia Idol 19-1

Melodia Idol 19-2

20. At the top right of the same area where Toku was resting under a blossom tree, use the Jumbrella Cape to glide Toku above the torch where a Melodia Idol sits on the steep mountainside.


Melodia Idol 20

21. At the top left of the main area of Wither Falls is a Melodia Idol. To get it, break the brittle rock surface below using the boulder in the same room. Then, use the mushroom below it to bounce Toku up into the room to retrieve the Melodia Idol.


Melodia Idol 21-1

Melodia Idol 21-2

22. In the same area where the third memory chest is located, use the Jumbrella Cape to glide Toku up against the cliff to the right. You will spot a Melodia Idol on the side of the cliff near the peak of the cape's power, so it may be slightly difficult to obtain.


Melodia Idol 22-1 - First, make your way to the side of the cliff.

Melodia Idol 22-2 - Next, glide Toku straight up the side.

Melodia Idol 22-3 - Then, grab the Melodia Idol before the Jumbrella Cape gives out!

The Abandoned Village

23. Near the entrance of the Abandoned Village and in a small space under the Heli-Bud is a Melodia Idol resting beside a patch of harmful roots.


Melodia Idol 23-1

Melodia Idol 23-2

24. In the same area where the fourth and final memory chest is located, place a boulder on the pressure pad at the bottom right of the area to open the stone door above. Behind this door lies the final Melodia Idol in the corner of the room.


Melodia Idol 24

2. Credits

I would like to thank Frontier, for creating an uniqe and interesting game; Michael Brookes, the producer of LostWinds, for clearing up the name situation (totems are actually called Melodia Idols); 573w3 for the idea of implementing a (now defunct) "By Location" categorization; Alex Peterson of PlayHaven for taking the time to tell me about PlayHaven; a special thanks to CJayC for the brilliant idea called GameFAQs; and finally, I would like to thank you for viewing my guide!

3. Contact

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me via e-mail at LiKuidFox(at)gmail(dot)com. Please name the subject accordingly. I will respond to questions, but I may not respond to comments.

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