Cutscene Diving

Trick Description

Cutscene diving allows you to reach the bottom of a body of water, usually Lake Hylia, without using the Zora Armor. In an Any%, cutscene diving is especially useful, as well as crucial, for entering Lakebed Temple without the Zora Armor (click here for more information).

How To

Item-Push Diving (Wii Only)

Midna Dive Discovered by Paraxade and FierceLinkMaster
  1. Pick up an object that Link will hold above his head (a box is usually preferred).
  2. Get close to a ledge.
  3. Pull out an item or interact with something that has a cutscene. This most often involves either:

    • Talking to Midna (i.e., Midna Diving), or
    • Using a bottle that contains something
  4. If you have positioned yourself properly with respect to the ledge, interacting with the item/person will cause Link to drop the object he was holding which will then push him off of the ledge he was standing on; essentially diving off of the item cutscene.

GameCube Alternative - Interacting with a NPC

Discovered by LogitechSDAZ

Though you cannot use the traditional item-push dive on the GameCube version, there is another way you can use an item to push you into a dive by interacting with a NPC's text.

  1. Pick up an object that Link holds above his head.
  2. Stand in front of a person with a ledge very close behind you. (There are not many locations where you can do this.)
  3. Now talk to the person and you will set down the object you were holding and be pushed off the ledge by it; diving off the NPC's textbox.

Because of the perfect circumstances and environment you need to preform this trick, it is seldom used in a speedrun even though it is easier to do than rupee dive.

Rupee Dive (All Versions, Difficult)

Discovered by LogitechSDAZ
  1. Find a Rupee that has a value higher than 1 (you also must be sure that you have not activated that Rupee's cutscene since you opened your file).
  2. Use the Gale Boomerang, sometimes coupled with another object, to move the rupee just on the very edge of a platform. Sometimes objects such as boxes can be set down by a rupee to move it very slightly.
  3. Now use either a jumpslash or a spin attack to collect the rupee. If done correctly you will grab the rupee as you fall off of the ledge and dive off of its cutscene.

This method is much harder to do than the previous method(s) and is never used on the Wii version as an alternative to Midna Dive.

Rupee Dive With Jump Strike

Discovered by Dragonbane0

Perform the steps above to get a rupee near a body of water, instead of trying to get right on the edge simply start Jump Strike over the rupee. If you are doing it with a rupee coming to you from a boomerang you want to halfway charged when the rupee hits you, not fully charged. This works because Jump Strike delays the rupee cutscene until you land. Because Jump Strike is hidden skill number 6 its uses are limited but is used in 100% to skip the darknut fight in Hyrule Castle.

Last updated 06/15/2014 – Razor7581