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: 5/20/19 to Delayed Clawshots route.

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

The routes deviate slightly in Ancient Cistern, due to the NTSC-U v1.0 exclusive trick, Cistern Clip. Both routes are included in this cases.


Skyloft

  • Save and Quit (S&Q) at Upper Academy (UA) statue
  • Copy File 1 to File 3 - this is the Early Game File for RBM purposes
  • Start File 1
  • Zelda Cutscene at Goddess Statue
  • Groose Cutscene at Plaza
  • Practice Sword
    • Due to a later Reverse BiTMagic (RBM) trick, this is required even for non J speedruns
  • Run through Waterfall Cave
  • Rescue your Loftwing
  • Sidehop cutscene skip
  • Wing Ceremony and Sailcloth
  • Follow Fi at night to Goddess Statue
  • Place Emerald Tablet
  • Adventure Pouch
  • Wooden Shield from Owlan
  • 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
  • Visit Behind the Temple statue
  • Machi Bokoblin fight
  • Visit In the Woods statue
  • 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

  • Extending Blow OR Goddess Cube warp
  • Push down log on ledge nearby
  • Roll into tree to right side of Skyview Stairs
    • This sets the flag required for Early Life Tree Seedling
  • Save at Forest Temple statue
  • Use RBM to open the Faron Trial Gate early
    • Activate BiT via Deku Baba on right side of Skyview
    • Copy File 1 to File 2 - this is the Early Life Tree Seedling file.
    • Run to logs in front of waterfall cave - don't aim camera towards pumpkin patch!
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then cutting down the logs during the fade out
  • Enter, then immediately exit Skyview Temple
  • Early Thunderhead (BiTSave method)
    • Save at Forest Temple statue
    • Activate BiT via Deku Baba
      • Early Thunderhead with BiTSave via Bazaar statue
  • Get bottle from potion shop at bazaar
  • Fly to Isle of Songs
  • Entrance Puzzle with cutscene skip
  • Farore's Courage
  • Fly to Faron (Viewing Platform)
  • Farore's Silent Realm
  • Water Dragon's Scale
  • Run to and enter the combined Skyview Temple

Skyview Temple

  • Save at first statue
  • Die to Deku Baba to activate BiT
  • 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 (unless you want 9 Hearts at the end for safety)
  • Skyward Strike crest for Ruby Tablet
  • Sacred Water
  • Reenter boss room (door is on a timer, so wait if necessary)
  • Deathwarp to Triple Stalfos
  • Exit Skyview
  • Use revitalizing potion to free up bottle
  • Fly to Skyloft (Goddess Statue)
  • 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
  • Save at Volcano Ascent statue again
  • Use RBM to enable crystals on the early game file
    • Die via bomb flowers/lava to activate BiT
    • Bonk tree near bazaar with File 1 selected to open shed
    • Run to Batreaux's door and open it - File 1 must be the last file you selected for it to open
    • 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
  • S&Q, then start File 1
  • 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
    • Early Life Tree Seedling with BiTSave
    • When the Fi Text triggers, quickly cancel File 2, select File 1, and copy File 1 to File 2
    • You must press + to copy while the textbox is active, otherwise you will crash your console!
  • Place Amber Tablet
  • 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
    • 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 crystal RBM earlier; sixth one after the text 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 to activate BiT
  • Enter Wryna's house and Sleep to Morning
  • Talk to Wryna to get 5 Gratitude Crystals
  • 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
    • Bonk tree near bazaar with File 1 selected to open shed
    • Enter Batreaux's house and select File 1 simultaneously
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 and clearing Batreaux's last text simultaenously
    • 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 near lower academy stairs to open lower academy gates
    • 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)
  • Learn Ballad of the Goddess
  • 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
  • Red rupee in water (20 R)
  • 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
  • Red rupee in water (20 R)
  • 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
    • Copy File 1 to File 2 during the glitched cutscene at the start
    • Bonk tree near lower academy stairs to open the lower academy gates
    • 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
  • Save at first statue again
  • Use RBM to perform part one of the Mogma Mitts Skip
    • Activate BiT via bombs/lava again
    • Bonk tree near lower academy stairs with File 1 or File 2 selected to open the lower academy gates
    • 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
  • Mysterious Crystals
    • If the gate to this chest is not open, then you missed one of the two Mogma Mitts skip RBMs
  • Ghirahim
  • Din's Flame
  • Fly to Faron (Behind the Temple)

The Hunt for Levias


Song of the Hero

  • Fly to Eldin
  • Bokoblin Base
  • Talk to Fire Dragon for Song of the Hero part
  • Fly to Faron (Sealed Grounds)
  • Imprisoned 3
  • Use Air Potion right before using Groosenator to reach flooded woods
  • Tadtones with Air Potion
  • Deathwarp via drowning
  • Talk to Water Dragon for Song of the Hero part
  • Fly to Lanayru (Mine Entry)

Lanayru Mines 2

  • Use Clawshots to enter Lanayru Mines
  • Fill bombs up for Hook Beetle skip later (as many as you feel is safe)
  • Enter Lanayru Gorge
  • Use Beetle to get Small Key
  • Save at Gorge statue
  • Activate BiT via bombs
    • Bonk tree near lower academy stairs with File 2 selected to open the lower academy gates
    • BiTWarp UA
    • We do this to save the key to enter Sand Sea later
  • Minecart escort
  • Revive Thunder Dragon for last Song of the Hero part
  • Clawshot/Run to Lanayru Sand Sea (using Gorge small key)
  • Save at Ancient Harbor statue
  • Use RBM to activate the Sandship dock
    • Activate BiT via bombs
    • Enter soup lady's house 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)
    • Enter waterfall cave (file selected doesn't matter)
    • Exit far end of waterfall cave with File 3 selected
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then collecting the crystal in the loftwing prison
  • Hit timeshift stone on boat (this also commits the RBM'd flag)
  • Sail to Sandship Dock to enter Sandship

Sandship


Sky Keep


Last updated 05/21/2019 – indykenobi