Any% RTA

Note: This is a tentative route employing the Reverse BiTMagic glitch. This route can and will change frequently until it settles down. Latest update: 6/14/19 with new Skyloft routes.

Runs should start with a blank Hero Mode file in slot 1, and New Adventure files in slots 2 and 3.

The routes deviate in a few places based on version differences. Both routes are included in these cases.

Note on Skyloft: There are two routes; the "Normal" route and the "Safe" route. The Normal route is faster for Japanese language runs by approximately 4 seconds overall. The "Safe" route is faster for all other languages, and also skips the Wing Ceremony CS Skip. Thus it can also be used by Japanese runs for safety, compared to the Normal route.


Skyloft

Normal Route (Fastest for J Runs Only)

  • Talk to Fledge in Academy
    • This sets a flag for some BiTMagic later
  • Zelda Cutscene at Goddess Statue
  • Groose Cutscene at Plaza
  • Practice Sword
    • Due to a later Reverse BiTMagic (RBM) trick, this is required for all versions
  • Run through Waterfall Cave
    • Damage to 1 or 2 hearts here on a chu
  • Rescue your Loftwing
  • Sidehop cutscene skip
  • Jump off cliff near windmill to die and activate BiT
    • Copy File 1 to File 3
    • Bonk tree to open academy gates
    • Reverse BiTWarp with File 1 into the Goddess Statue
  • Goddess Sword
  • Place Emerald Tablet
  • Adventure Pouch
  • Skip the Wooden Shield from Owlan unless you want it for safety
  • Fly to Faron

Safe Route (Fastest for non-J Runs)

  • Talk to Fledge in Academy
    • This sets a flag for some BiTMagic later
  • Save at Upper Academy (UA) statue
  • Activate BiT via killing post on bridge
    • Copy File 1 to File 2
    • Corrupt File 2 at UA statue
    • BiTSave File 1 UA
  • Goddess Sword
  • Skyward Strike Crest to raise pedestal, but DO NOT PLACE TABLET
  • Leave Goddess Statue for Zelda Cutscene
  • Groose Cutscene at Plaza
  • Run through Waterfall Cave
  • Rescue your Loftwing
  • Save and Quit (S&Q) at prompt
  • Load Corrupt File 2 to activate BiT
    • Bonk tree with File 1 to open academy gates
    • Save File 1 at UA
      • While it saves, copy File 1 to File 3
    • Enter the Sparring Hall
    • Enter back room and RBM Practice Sword as follows:
      • Select Corrupt File 2, then open Practice Sword chest
      • Deselect File 2 while chest opens
      • After first textbox appears, select File 1
      • Start File 1 and clear second textbox simultaneously
  • Place Emerald Tablet
  • Adventure Pouch
  • Skip the Wooden Shield from Owlan unless you want it for safety
  • Fly to Faron

Faron Woods

  • Deku Babas
  • Damage to 2 hearts via jumpslashes into the pit
  • Skyward Strike the sealing spike in the pit
  • Revitalizing Potion
  • Impa and her beacon
  • Gorko Bokoblin fight
  • Machi Bokoblin fight
  • Roll into wall to knock vine loose
  • Machi conversation
  • Fight Bokoblins for Lopsa
  • Grass Cutting for Erla
  • Through the Hole for Oolo
  • Slingshot
  • Visit Viewing Platform Statue
  • Enter Deep Woods

Getting the Scale


Skyview Temple

  • Save at first statue
  • Die to Deku Baba to activate BiT

    If you used Normal Skyloft Route:

    • Copy File 3 to File 2 during glitched cutscene
    • Bonk tree with File 3 selected to open gates via Modified BiTMagic
    • Corrupt File 2 at UA statue
    • Save File 3 at UA statue (but do not start)
    • BiTWarp via UA on File 1

      If you used Safe Skyloft Route:

    • Bonk tree with File 3 selected to open gates via Modified BiTMagic
    • BiTWarp via UA on File 1
  • Kill both Staldra and exit to reload main room
  • Open gate with slingshot
  • Beetle
  • Vine swinging fun
  • Boss Key
  • Take vines back to boss door
  • Ghirahim
    • Skip Heart Container
  • Skyward Strike crest for Ruby Tablet
  • Sacred Water
  • Reenter boss room (door is on a timer, so wait if necessary)
  • Deathwarp to Triple Stalfos
  • Use revitalizing potion to free up bottle
  • Save at First Statue in Skyview
  • Use RBM to activate the Eldin Light Pillar on File 3
    • Die to Deku Baba to activate BiT
    • Bonk tree with File 3 selected to open gates via Modified BiTMagic
    • Get Stamina Fruit with File 1 selected to load Ruby Tablet into BiT
    • Save File 1 at UA, but DO NOT START
    • Enter Goddess Statue with File 3 selected
    • Place Ruby Tablet and wait for the next cutscene to load
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 3 about one second after the second camera change, as the light pillar forms
  • S&Q File 3, then Start File 1
  • Place Ruby Tablet
  • Fly to Eldin

Eldin Volcano 1

  • Remove wooden shield
  • Save at Volcano Entry statue
  • Die to Fire Chu to activate BiT again
    • BiTWarp via Bazaar statue (positioning important)
    • When you spawn in the underground cave, jumpslash to take 4 hearts fall damage
  • Bokoblin Fight for Digging Mitts
  • Fire Maze
  • Mogma/Impa cutscenes
  • Save at Volcano Ascent statue
  • Use RBM to open the Earth Temple early
    • Die via bomb flowers/lava to activate BiT
    • Enter Orielle and Parrow's house (below start) with File 1 selected
    • Sleep to night (don't move off splash screen until you select the bed)
    • Exit house with File 3 selected (or no file selected)
    • With File 1 selected, obtain Stamina Fruit to load Water Dragon's Scale into BiT
    • Cross river with scale, run to graveyard and slash back left grave
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then pushing the grave back to start shed CS
  • Scale the sandy slopes
    • Fill your one empty bottle with water at the small pool at base of vine walls
  • Just sayin' cutscene
  • Run towards Earth Temple to trigger the entrance cutscene

Earth Temple


Lanayru Mines

  • Save at Temple Entrance statue
  • Activate BiT via bombs or lava

On NTSC-U v1.0:

  • Bonk tree with File 3 selected to open gates via Modified BiTMagic
  • Save File 1 at LA, but DO NOT START
  • Get Stamina Fruit with File 1 selected to load Amber Tablet into BiT
  • Enter Goddess Statue with File 2 selected
  • Place the Amber Tablet, then quickly copy File 1 to File 2
  • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 about one second after the second camera change, as the light pillar forms

On other versions:

  • Copy File 1 to File 2 during glitched cutscene at start
  • Bonk tree with File 1 or 2 selected to open shed
  • Get Stamina Fruit with File 1 or 2 selected to load Water Dragon Scale
  • Save File 1 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
  • Cross river and enter Batreaux's house with File 1 selected
  • Perform the RBM by starting File 3 and clearing Batreaux's last textbox simultaneously
  • His last textbox is the sixth one after the dialogue option
  • This RBM enables gratitude crystals on File 3, which is needed for the Ancient Cistern RBM later
  • S&Q File 3, then Start File 1
  • Place Amber Tablet

Continue on all versions:

  • Fly to Lanayru
  • Save at Mine Entry statue
  • Use RBM to activate the Temple of Time statue
    • Activate BiT via bombs
    • Bonk tree near bazaar with File 2 selected to open shed via Modified BiTMagic
    • Enter Batreaux's house with File 2 selected
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 and clearing Batreaux's last text simultaneously
    • This is the same textbox as the last RBM; sixth after the dialogue option
  • Speak with broken robot to left of statue - this commits the RBM'd flag
  • Return to Sky and land at Temple of Time statue
  • Enter and exit back door of Lanayru Mining Facility for the Goddess Harp
  • S&Q at prompt
  • Start File 2 and die via bombs or lava to activate BiT
    • Save File 1 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
    • Enter Wryna's house with File 1 selected
    • Sleep to MORNING (top text option; don't move off splash screen until you select the bed)
    • Talk to Wryna, then start File 1 as Wryna's crystals start moving towards Link
    • This obtains Wryna's 5 crystals, but skips having to look at the menu for them
  • Fly to Eldin (Volcano Ascent)

Eldin Volcano 2

  • Save at Volcano Ascent statue
  • Use RBM to activate the Eldin Trial Gate
    • Activate BiT via bombs or lava
    • Bonk tree near bazaar with File 1 selected to open shed via Modified BiTMagic
    • Enter Batreaux's house and select File 1 simultaneously
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 and clearing Batreaux's last text simultaneously
    • Batreaux's last textbox is the second one AFTER the wallet textboxes
  • Blow up rocks leading to vent and die at same time
    • This commits the RBM'd flag and reloads the area at the same time
  • Din's Silent Realm
  • Fireshield Earrings
  • Bomb rocks and take vents up
  • Enter Volcano Summit
  • Save at statue inside summit
  • Use RBM to douse the second flame wall
    • Activate BiT via bombs/lava
    • Bonk tree with File 3 selected to open gates via Modified BiTMagic
    • With File 2 selected, save at the Lower Academy statue
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then triggering the Shiekah Stone cutscene
  • Enter and exit waterfall area to commit the RBM'd flag
  • Use water bottle to dispel first flame wall
  • Visit Inside Volcano statue
  • Fly to Faron (Groose Cutscene)

Song of the Hero Skip

  • Save at Behind the Temple
  • Use RBM to commit a flag to File 1
    • Activate BiT via bombs/lava
    • Bonk tree with File 3 selected to open gates via Modified BiTMagic
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then visiting the UA statue
    • Don't visit the statue too early!
    • This flag helps enable the next RBM
  • Learn Ballad of the Goddess
  • Save at Sealed Temple statue
  • Use RBM to open the door to Hylia's Realm in the past
    • Activate BiT via bombs
    • BiTSave File 3 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
    • Jump off platform near light tower and call loftwing
    • Fly loftwing to left and hit loading zone with File 3 selected
    • Fly loftwing to Eldin Pillar and hit pillar with File 3 selected
    • Skip cutscene upon landing, then climb log and enter loading zone with File 1 selected
    • Enter Faron Woods with File 3 selected
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then pressing 2 and holding Z to cancel the Fi Text and start the Floria Door CS
  • Run to Faron Woods
  • Early Floria, Rope Version to enter Floria Waterfall
  • Give Sacred Water to Water Dragon
  • Enter Ancient Cistern

Ancient Cistern

On NTSC-U v1.0:

  • Cistern Clip
  • Boss Key
  • Deathwarp via bombs
  • Lilypad cutscene skip
  • Combination lock (UDLR)
  • Flip lilypad in next room
  • Small key
  • Back to main room and enter the statue
  • Backflip to second floor

On other versions:

  • Save at first statue
  • Use RBM to skip the Boss Key
    • Activate BiT via bombs
    • Enter Orielle and Parrow's house (below start) with File 1 selected
    • Sleep to night (don't move off splash screen until you select the bed)
    • Exit house with File 3 selected (or no file selected)
    • Run to pumpkin patch in village
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then getting the crystal behind the tree during the fadeout
  • Lilypad cutscene skip
  • Combination lock (UDLR)
  • Flip lilypad in next room
  • Small key
  • Back to main room and swim to statue to enter
    • The boss door will open when you get close to the statue entrance in the water
  • Stalmaster fight

Continue on all versions:


RBM Sanctuary

  • Save at first statue
  • Use RBM to access the Boss Key Room from behind
    • Activate BiT via bombs/lava
    • Bonk tree with File 3 selected to open gates via Modified BiTMagic
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then visiting the UA statue
    • Don't visit the statue too early!
  • Shoot down the first water plant to commit this RBM'd flag (if you run out of slingshot seeds, use beetle)
  • Save at first statue again
  • Use RBM to perform part one of the Mogma Mitts Skip
    • Activate BiT via bombs/lava again
    • Bonk tree with File 3 selected to open gates via Modified BiTMagic
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then visiting the Lower Academy statue
    • Again, don't visit the statue too early!
  • Break pot with arrow refill to commit this RBM'd flag
  • Save at first statue a third time
  • Use RBM to activate the Fire Sanctuary Overworld Bird Statue
    • Activate BiT via bombs/lava a third time
    • Enter Orielle and Parrow's House with File 1 selected
    • Sleep to night (don't move off splash screen until you select the bed) with File 1 selected
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then getting the gratitude crystal in the house
  • Cross first lava pit and dig up fairy to commit this RBM'd flag
  • Exit Fire Sanctuary
  • Use statue outside to Return to Sky and land at Inside the Sanctuary
  • Save at Inside the Sanctuary statue
  • Use RBM to perform part two of the Mogma Mitts Skip
    • Activate BiT via bombs/lava
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then visiting the Bazaar statue
    • Again, don't visit the statue too early!
  • Run toward Boss Key room, then break pot with fairy to commit this last RBM'd flag
    • Catch this fairy in a bottle if you want safety in the endgame
  • Mysterious Crystals
    • If the gate to this chest is not open, then you missed one of the two Mogma Mitts skip RBMs
  • Ghirahim
    • Get this Heart Container to go to 7 Hearts for Endgame
  • Din's Flame
  • Fly to Faron (Behind the Temple)

Endgame


Last updated 06/14/2019 – indykenobi