Bottle Duplication

Discovered by GlitchesAndStuff

Bottle Duplication (commonly referred to as "bottle dupe" or "duping") is a technique that allows you to replace any item in Link's inventory with a bottle. This may seem useless at first, but it is very helpful when collecting the Zora Eggs in a speedrun, since you then only have to collect one legitimate bottle. It is also a prerequisite to performing Bottle Adventure.

How To

Standard Method

  1. Talk to the curiosity shop owner
  2. Give him a bottled item; he will give you a price for it
  3. Hold the R trigger and press A to confirm and then immediately press Start afterwards †
  4. Replace the bottled item with the item you want to duplicate a bottle over
  5. Unpause and collect the rupees

You can mash the start button here if you find it easier

C-Button Method

  1. Talk to the curiosity shop owner
  2. Give him a bottled item; he will give you a price for it
  3. Hold the R trigger and press A to confirm and then immediately press the C-button with the desired item afterwards ††
  4. Collect the rupees

†† Again, mashing the C button is also an option

Notes

The first method is a general method that will always work. The second method can only be used if the C-button item in question can be used inside the shop. This means it is mostly limited to duplicating over masks and other non-offensive items like the Ocarina or the Pictobox.

Using collection delay makes this trick extremely easy, but requires at least two bottles.

Though all of the examples above show the Curiosity Shop, it is also possible to duplicate bottles in the Magic Hags' Potion Shop by depositing a Magic Mushroom. The trick works in the exact same way, but the downside is that it requires the Mask of Scents.

Last updated 01/22/2014 – mzxrules