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Discovered by GlitchesAndStuff

Trick Description

The gainer, or forward backflip, is a backflip that moves forward. Unlike in Ocarina of Time, it can be used to grab onto ledges that would normally be too high. It can be performed as any Link.

How To

  1. Z Target next to a wall
  2. Backflip and release Z at the same time
  3. One frame later, press Z again.

Link should backflip against the wall. If there is a grabbable ledge within reach, he will grab onto it. You can also pause buffer the trick as it is often hard to perform:

  1. Hold Z against a wall.
  2. Pause and let go of the Z trigger
  3. Hold backwards and buffer an A button press.
  4. Buffer a Z press (link should be in the first frame of his backflip animation)

This video demonstrates both the unbuffered and buffered version of the trick:


  • This can replace a ground jump nearly everywhere it's used. Since the ground jump requires using a bomb and switching masks, it is faster to use this method in all cases.
  • Though it is possible to do as a Goron, it is generally useless to do so, as Goron Link cannot grab ledges. For a similar reason, the trick cannot be used to replace the Ground Jump in Ocarina of Time.
Last updated 03/22/2024 – VPP