Any% (Water Basin Skip)

Note: This is a tentative route employing the Reverse BiTMagic glitch. This route can and will change frequently until it settles down. Latest update: 8/19/19 corrected some wrong information about safe route.

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

This route is specifically meant for any non-NTSC 1.0 version of the game as it's unknown if this route is faster for NTSC 1.0.

The route splits slightly in Skyloft, depening on whether you want to do the cutscene skip or not (safe route).


Skyloft (with Cutscene skip)

  • 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 west cliff to die and activate BiT
    • Copy File 1 to File 2
    • 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

Skyloft (safe)

  • Zelda Cutscene at Goddess Statue
  • Save at Lower Academy (LA) statue
  • BiT via fall damage at western cliff
    • Copy File 1 to File 3
    • Bonk Tree to open academy gates
    • Create corrupt file on file 3
  • RBM Goddess Sword
    • Enter the Goddess Statue
    • Start file once the sword is fully charged
  • Groose Cutscene at plaza
  • Run through Waterfall Cave
  • Rescue your Loftwing
  • Save & Quit at the Prompt
  • Activate BiT via Corrupt File (RBM Practice Sword)
    • Bonk tree with File 1 to open academy gates
    • BitSave F1 at Upper Academy (UA) statue (do not start the file)
    • Copy File 1 to File 2
    • Enter the Sparring Hall
    • Open the Practice Sword chest with File 3, select File 1 after the text appears
    • Start file while clearing the second textbox
  • 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 (do not check the statue)
  • Machi Bokoblin fight
  • Roll into wall to knock vine loose
  • Machi conversation
  • Fight Bokoblins for Lopsa
  • Grass Cutting for Erla
  • Push down wooden log after crawlspace
  • Through the Hole for Oolo
  • Slingshot
  • Enter Deep Woods
  • Extending Blow OR Goddess Cube warp
  • Fi Text Skip if you didn't get the Extending Blow
  • Enter Skyview Temple

Skyview Temple

  • Save at first statue
  • Die to Keese to activate BiT
    • Bonk tree with File 2 selected to open gates via Modified BiTMagic
    • BiTWarp via UA
  • Kill Staldra and break both wooden boards (skyward strike forward spin attack)
    • breaking these boards set scene flags for later BitMagic uses
  • exit to reload main room
  • Open gate with slingshot
  • Beetle
  • Collect the red rupee in the tunnel above the room's east door
    • collecting this rupee sets a scene flag for later BitMagic uses
  • Cross tightrope
  • Save at boss door statue
  • Use RBM to skip Ghirahim

If you did the Skyloft CS skip route

  • Die to Green Bokoblin back on tightrope to activate BiT
  • Copy File 1 to File 3
  • Bonk on tree with File 2 Selected
  • BitSave File 2 LA
  • Start File 1 and then run into the gossip stone trigger

If you did the safe Skyloft route

  • Die to Green Bokoblin back on tightrope to activate BiT
  • Copy File 1 to File 3
  • Bonk on tree with File 2 Selected
  • BitSave File 3 LA
  • Copy File 1 to File 3 (again)
  • Start File 1 and then run into the gossip stone trigger

Continue on all routes

  • Vine swinging fun
  • Boss Key
  • Take vines back to boss door
  • Run past Ghirahim
  • Skyward Strike crest for Ruby Tablet
  • S&Q at Prompt
  • Use RBM to activate the Eldin Light Pillar on File 3
    • Die with File 3 to activate BiT
    • Bonk tree with File 2 selected to open gates via Modified BiTMagic
    • Get Stamina Fruit with File 1 selected to load Ruby Tablet into BiT
    • Select the UA bird statue with File 3 selected (this allows raising the tablet pedestal later)
    • Quickly select File 1 and Save but DO NOT START
    • Enter Goddess Statue
    • Press A to raise the tablet pedestal
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 2 about one second after the second camera change, as the light pillar forms
  • S&Q File 2, then Start File 1
  • Use revitalizing potion
  • Place Ruby Tablet
  • Fly to Eldin

Eldin Volcano 1

  • Remove wooden shield (if you have it)
  • 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 Item seller's house (next to the graveyard) with File 2 selected
    • Sleep to night
    • Exit house with File 2 selected (or no file selected)
    • Cross bridge, 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
  • Just sayin' cutscene
  • Run towards Earth Temple to trigger the entrance cutscene

Earth Temple

  • Camera manipulation for early platform cycle
  • Lower drawbridge with CS skips
  • Avoid Lizalfos and Skyward Strike bomb to loose boulder
  • Save at the statue on the island in the center
  • Use RBM to raise the platforms and skip the boulder section while performing Early Thunderhead
    • Activate BiT via lava
    • Enter Item Seller's house (next to graveyard) with File 2 selected
    • Sleep to night
    • Exit house with File 2 selected (or no file selected)
    • Cross bridge, run to graveyard and slash back left grave
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then pushing the grave back to start shed CS (this will also set the Thunderhead story flag)
  • Skip first Mogma cutscene
  • Bomb rolling cutscene skip
  • Dual Lizalfos fight with Intro Skip
  • Bomb Bag and Bombs from Mogma
  • Deathwarp in the lava to raise the peg platforms
  • Run towards platforms to trigger CS
  • Stuttersprint up slopes
  • Dragon Sculpture
  • Refill bombs to 7 before boss
  • Scaldera
    • Damage to 1 or 2 hearts
    • Skip Heart Container
    • Refill bombs to 5 (or more for safety)
  • Amber Tablet
  • Fly to the Thunderhead

Thunderhead and Lanayru

  • Fly to Isle of Songs
  • Entrance Puzzle with cutscene skip
  • Farore's Courage
  • Save at Statue and exit
  • Activate BiT via bombs
    • Bonk tree with File 2 selected to open gates via Modified BiTMagic
    • Collect the rupee that falls with File 1 selected to load the Amber Tablet into BiT
    • Reselect File 2 to open the LA gates
    • Save File 1 at LA, but DO NOT START
    • Check the UA statue with File 3 selected (this allows raising the tablet pedestal later)
    • Enter Goddess Statue with File 3 selected
    • Press A to raise the tablet pedestal
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 about one second after the second camera change, as the light pillar forms
  • Fly to Lanayru
  • Save at Mine Entry statue
  • Use RBM to activate the Temple of Time statue
    • Activate BiT via bombs
    • Check the bazaar statue with File 3 selected to open shed via BiTMagic (there won't be a cutscene)
    • Enter Batreaux's house with File 3 selected, select File 1 afterwards to load bombs
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 and clearing Batreaux's last text simultaneously
    • The last textbox is sixth after the dialogue option
  • Reveal the hidden rupee by shooting the protruding circle from the landing platform with the slingshot - 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
  • Save at Prompt
  • Fi Text skip

Song of the Hero Skip

  • Use a Reverse BiTWarp to raise the Gate of Time and skip learning the Ballad of the Goddess
    • Activate BiT via bombs (reset as early as possible for this BiT)
    • BiTSave File 2 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
    • Press B to menu back to the splash screen
    • Jump off platform north of bazaar and select File 2 during the fadeout to the Sky (otherwise you will crash)
    • Fly loftwing to Eldin Pillar and load into Faron with File 3 selected
    • Clip up the log with File 3 and enter Behind the Temple with File 1 selected
    • Groose Cutscene (do not open the file selection until the cutscene starts)
    • Enter the Sealed Temple (do not select any files)
    • Open File select right away when possible
    • Enter the Goddess Harp circle with File 2 selected, then quickly change to and Start File 1 while finishing the text
  • Save at Sealed Temple statue
  • Use RBM to open the door to Hylia's Realm in the past
    • Activate BiT via bombs
    • Bonk tree with File 2 selected to open gates via Modified BiTMagic
    • Talk to the UA Bird Statue with File 1 Selected, then quickly change to and BitSave File 2 but DO NOT START
    • Press B to menu back to the splash screen
    • Jump off platform north of bazaar and select File 2 during the fadeout to the Sky (otherwise you will crash)
    • Fly loftwing to Eldin Pillar and load into Faron with File 3 selected
    • Climb log with File 3 and enter loading zone with File 2 selected
    • BitSave File 1 at Behind the Temple Statue w/ the Save and Quit option and immediately select either File 2 or 3 during the save process (otherwise this RBM will not work)
    • Enter Faron Woods with File 2 selected
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then pressing 2 and holding Z simultaneously to cancel the Fi Text and start the Floria Door CS
  • Run to Faron Woods
  • Run to Faron Trial Gate
  • Harp Cancel
  • Farore's Silent Realm
  • Water Dragon's Scale
  • Save at the Viewing Platform statue and then die via bombs to activate BiT
    • Save File 1 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START (IMMEDIATELY select File 2 or File 3 during the save process, otherwise the Thunderhead cutscene will start afterwards)
    • Enter Wryna's house with File 1 or 3 selected
    • Sleep to MORNING with File 1 selected (top text option; be careful to not select File 2)
    • 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
    • Get stamina fruit with File 1 selected (this loads the water dragon scale into BiT)
    • Talk to the bazaar statue with File 3 selected
    • Spin jump across the river to the graveyard
    • Be careful about where the camera is to not activate the life tree seedling
    • Enter Batreaux's house and select File 1 simultaneously (if the door isn't open, reselect File 3)
    • 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
  • Die in lava to reload the area for the silent realm gate (no commit necessary)
  • 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 2 selected to open gates via Modified BiTMagic
    • With File 3 (safe Skyloft route) or File 2 (not-safe route) 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
  • Run back to and save at statue inside summit
  • Use RBM to skip the water basin
    • Activate BiT via bombs/lava
    • BiTSave File 2 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
    • Press B to menu back to the splash screen
    • Jump off platform north of bazaar and select File 2 during the fadeout to the Sky (otherwise you will crash)
    • Fly loftwing to Eldin Pillar and load into Faron with File 3 selected
    • Fly back to the Sky with File 2 selected
    • Bring up file selection before Link mounts his loftwing
    • Fly really high up and then dive to the Lumpy Pumpkin
    • Enter inside
    • Sleep to night
    • Exit with File 1 selected
    • Start File 1 and collect the shed gratitude crystal during the fadeout
  • Run to the outside waterfall and bonk into it to commit the RBM'd value
  • Collect water in bottle
  • Pour water on first frog (don't miss this or you have to do the RBM again)
  • Enter Fire Sanctuary

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 2 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 2 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!
  • Shoot right owl statue to reveal red rupee 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
  • Shoot left owl statue to reveal red rupee to commit this RBM'd flag
  • Save at first statue a fourth time
  • 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!
  • Dig up the fairy in the first room and catch it
  • Save at first statue a fifth time (precise positioning)

Ancient Cistern

  • Use Reverse BitWarping to Enter the Ancient Cistern
    • Use Fairy
    • Activate BiT via bombs/lava
    • BiTSave File 2 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
    • Press B to menu back to the splash screen
    • Jump off platform north of bazaar and select File 2 during the fadeout to the Sky (otherwise you will crash)
    • Fly loftwing to Eldin Pillar and load into Faron with File 3 selected
    • Climb log and enter loading zone with File 1 or File 3 selected
    • Push Log and Enter Faron Woods with File 1 Selected
    • Run to Lake Floria (the log will be down when you select File 1)
    • Enter Lake Floria with File 3 Selected
    • Bonk into yellow post with File 1 Selected and collect seeds with File 1 Selected (this loads the water dragon scale into BiT)
    • Enter Ancient Cistern and start File 1 after Link takes 6 steps during the entrance cutscene
  • Fall into Ancient Cistern Basement
  • Run/Brakeslide through purple gunk and get Boss Key
  • Highflip onto the statues right foot
  • Run out of bounds and then climb the white rope
  • Cross the main room via swimming
  • Pull down the lever
  • Lilypad cutscene skip
  • Combination lock (UDLR)
  • Flip lilypad in next room
  • Small key
  • Back to main room and enter the statue
  • Jump down to second floor and grab the ledge to avoid taking damage
  • Get the Whip
  • Raise the statue
  • Koloktos
  • Get Heart Container
  • Farore's Flame
  • Cancel at Prompt
  • Fly to Eldin (Inside the Fire Sanctuary Statue)
  • Run toward Boss Key room (collect fairy for safety)
  • 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
  • Save at Prompt
  • Use RBM to Start the Imprisoned 2 fight faster
    • Use Fairy
    • Activate BiT via bombs/lava
    • BiTSave File 2 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
    • Press B to menu back to the splash screen
    • Jump off platform north of bazaar and select File 2 during the fadeout to the Sky (otherwise you will crash)
    • Fly loftwing to Eldin Pillar and load into Faron with File 3 selected
    • BitSave File 1 in the Sealed Grounds
    • Select File 3 and Hold Z to open the door to the Sealed Temple (otherwise you crash)
    • Open File Selection and charge a Skyward Strike
    • Hold Z and Select File 1 to start the Imp 2 shaking cutscene
    • Start File 1 and RBM the Imprisoned 2 Flag (2 seconds after the camera change when Groose opens the door)

Endgame


Last updated 08/19/2019 – Floha258