Any% RTA

This is the optimal route for any version of the game. The purpose of this page is to remind runners where to go and what to do for the run. It does not go into specific detail on things such as movement or trick inputs.

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


Skyloft

  • Talk to Fledge (5x80 for Log in Sealed Grounds)
  • Rescue Remlit (2x10 for Skyview Crystal and 2x40 for targetting the Gate of Time(GoT))
  • Save at Upper Academy(UA) Statue
  • Use RBM to activate the Faron Light Pillar on File 1
    • BiT via Killing Post
    • Void-Out to UA
    • BiTSave File 1
    • Enter the Goddess Statue
    • Get the Goddess Sword, DON'T RESELECT FILES AFTER GRABBING THE SWORD
    • Strike the Pedestal and Place the Emerald Tablet
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 about one second after the second camera change, as the light pillar forms
  • Enter the Goddess Statue
  • Grab the Goddess Sword and Raise the Pedestal
  • Zelda Cutscene at Goddess Statue
  • Groose Cutscene at Plaza
  • Enter and Leave Wryna's House (0x04 for Vine to Deep Woods)
  • Run through Waterfall Cave (take 4 hearts of damage from chus)
  • Watch Zelda Cutscene after the Cave
  • S&Q at the Waterfall Cave Statue, Copy File 1 to File 3, Start File 1
  • Rescue your Loftwing
  • Save at Prompt and Skip the Wing Ceremony Cutscene
  • Use BiT to Reverse BiTWarp File 2 into the Sky
    • Jump off west cliff to die and activate BiT
    • Select File 2 and go back to the Splash Screen
    • Save while opening the Splash Screen to File Dupe File 3 over File 2
    • FROM NOW ON, DO NOT RETURN TO THE SPLASH SCREEN OR SELECT FILE 2 TWICE
    • BiTSave File 1
    • Reverse BiTWarp with File 2 into the Sky
  • Fly towards Faron Pillar, watch Pillar Fi Text (unlocks Loftwing Dismount)
  • Take 2 damage from Guay, do 6 flaps, Take 4 damage to Zipper with fall damage to deathwarp (make sure to be diving over the zipper from start to finish or you will softlock)
  • Rescue the Loftwing again
  • Do 12 flaps, dive to the Zipper near the Faron Pillar to take 4 damage, Enter Faron

Faron Woods 1 & Skyview Temple

  • Save at the Sealed Grounds Statue
  • Use BiT to Reverse BiTWarp File 1 into Skyview Temple
    • Activate BiT with Fall Damage
    • Copy File 2 to File 3
    • Bonk tree with File 1 to open the UA Gates
    • Check the UA Statue with File 1, BiTSave File 2, but do NOT START
    • Select File 1 to Open the Gate again, jump and call the loftwing behind the Bazaar
    • Enter the Sky near the Village Windmill with File 2/3
    • Dive to the Faron Pillar with File 1, Enter the Pillar with File 1, Select File 2 during the Fadeout
    • Select File 1 to bring down the Log, enter Behind the Temple
    • Perform the Log Jump, enter Faron Woods with File 1
    • Do not select File 1, Create a Corrupt File on File 3 at In the Woods
    • Select File 2 before climbing the log, watch away from the Lake Floria Doors, Select File 1 and die to the Octorok
    • Enter Deep Woods with File 2
    • Select File 2 then skip the cutscene by holding 2, Re-select File 2 during the crystal cutscene, Copy File 2 to File 1 when the door starts opening
    • Wait for the Skyview Entering Cutscene to start then select File 1, Start File 1 and then hold 2 to skip the cutscene to Reverse BiTWarp into Skyview Temple
      • If the Skyview Entering Cutscene didn't start then you copied too early
  • Enter Staldra Room, Defeat Staldra
  • Get the Boss Key (skyvward strike vines)
  • Defeat Ghirahim (Heart Container Optional for Horde)
  • Save at Prompt, Manually Reset
  • Start File 2 and S&Q (This fixes File 2's scene flag index)

Eldin Volcano

  • Use BiT to Reverse BiTWarp into the Goddess Statue
    • Load File 3 to Activate BiT
    • Bonk tree with File 2 to open UA Gates
    • Reverse BiTWarp File 1 into the Goddess Statue by starting File 1 then running into the loading zone
  • Place the Ruby Tablet, Get the Tunic
  • Save at the Prompt, Manually Reset
  • Use BiT to Reverse BiTWarp File 1 into Eldin
    • Load File 3 to activate BiT
    • BiTSave File 1 at Bazaar (positionning important), but DO NOT START
    • Run to platform behind the Bazaar and call the loftwing with File 1 selected, Switch to File 2 during Sky Fadeout (otherwise you will crash)
    • In the Sky, fly towards the zipper to Eldin, dive and then remount the loftwing with File 1 into the zipper (to load the Eldin Pillar and have a speed boost)
    • Fly loftwing to the invisible Eldin Pillar
    • Start File 1 to Reverse BiTWarp into Eldin
  • Jumpslash and take 4 hearts of damage
  • Bokoblin Fight for Digging Mitts (1x08 for Behind the Temple Statue Cutscene)
  • Fire Maze
  • Mogma/Impa cutscenes (9x04 for Batreaux Door)
  • Save at Volcano Ascent statue
  • Use RBM to open the Earth Temple early
    • Die via lava to activate BiT
    • Enter Item seller's house (next to the graveyard)
    • Sleep to night
    • Exit house with File 2/3 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 and with Keese Trick
  • 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
    • Activate BiT via lava
    • Bonk tree with File 2 to open the Lower Academy(LA) Gates
    • Enter the Knight Academy with File 3
    • Perform the RBM by talking to Pipit (guy with yellow tunic) and starting File 1 as you close his 7th textbox
  • Die into the bridge cutscene in the lava to raise the peg platforms
  • Stuttersprint up slopes
  • Dragon Sculpture
  • Bomb Flower Scaldera
    • Damage to 1 or 2 hearts
    • Skip Heart Container
  • Amber Tablet
  • Cancel at prompt
  • Save at Temple Entrance Statue
  • Use RBM to activate the Lanayru Pillar on File 1
    • Activate BiT via Lava
    • Copy File 1 to File 3
    • Bonk tree with File 2 to open the LA Gates
    • Collect the Rupee by jumping into it with File 1 to load the Amber Tablet
    • BiTSave File 1 at LA
    • Enter the Goddess Statue with File 2, Place the Amber Tablet
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 about one second after the second camera change, as the light pillar forms
  • Fly to Lanayru

Lanayru Desert

  • Save at Mine Entry statue
  • Use RBM to activate the Temple of Time statue
    • Activate BiT via Bomb Flowers
    • Bonk Bazaar tree with File 3 selected to open the shed via BiTMagic
    • Enter Batreaux's house with File 3 selected
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 and clearing Batreaux's last text simultaneously
    • The last textbox is sixth after the dialogue option
  • Talk to the dead robot near the 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
  • Cancel at Prompt, Fi Text skip
  • Fly back to Mines, Save at Lanayru Mines Statue
  • Early Gorge BiTWarp
  • Run OoB to the Lanayru Caves
  • Enter the Lanayru Gorge

Lanayru Gorge

  • Save at the Lanayru Gorge Statue
  • Use RBM to blow up the Escort Rock
    • Activate BiT with Bomb on Cactus
    • BiTSave File 2 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
    • Press B to menu back to the splash screen
    • Jump off plaza platform and select File 2 during the fadeout to the Sky (otherwise you will crash)
    • Dive to the Faron Pillar, Enter Pillar with File 1 selected, Select File 3 during the Fadeout
    • Reload Behind the Temple via the Spiral loading zone while staying on the Splash Screen
    • Go near Behind the Temple Statue, open File Select, Select File 1
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 while closing the Goron textbox
  • Commit with Skyward Strike on the Bomb on Cactus
  • Save again
  • Use RBM to Skip the Minecart Escort
    • Activate BiT via Bomb on Cactus
    • BiTSave File 2 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
    • Press B to menu back to the splash screen
    • Jump off plaza platform and select File 2 during the fadeout to the Sky (otherwise you will crash)
    • Dive to the Faron Pillar, Enter Pillar with File 1 selected, Select File 2 during the Fadeout
    • Open Splash Screen, close Goron Text with F3, Enter the Spiral with F2, Re-enter Behind the Temple on the Splash Screen
    • Open the Splash Screen to get the log pushed, Enter Faron Woods with File 2
    • Defeat the bokoblins with File 1 selected to save Machi
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 and clearing Machi's first textbox simultaneously (this temporary flag will go away if you leave the Lanayru Gorge or save after a death)
  • Commit the flag by bonking Pillar near Thunder Dragon
  • Save at the statue and activate BiT via bomb on cactus
    • Bonk tree with File 2 to open UA Gates
    • BiTWarp File 1 via UA
  • Run around the northeastern out of bounds map section
  • Precise OoB Jump
  • Drop down into the escort ending damageless and drown near the door (use brakesliding to get there)
  • Wait for minecart to reach it's final resting point and then Save
  • Use RBM to Heal the Thunder Dragon
    • Activate BiT via Bomb on Cactus
    • BiTSave File 2 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
    • Press B to menu back to the splash screen
    • Jump off plaza platform and select File 2 during the fadeout to the Sky (otherwise you will crash)
    • Dive to the Faron Pillar, Enter Pillar with File 1 selected, Keep File 1 during the Fadeout
    • Wait for the Groose Cutscene to start and then select File 1
    • Enter the Sealed Temple WITHOUT SELECTING ANOTHER FILE
    • Upon entering, DO NOT PRESS A UNTIL THE CUTSCENE STARTS
    • Select File 1 and then progress through the cutscene
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 and then performing the final strum of the Harp tutorial
      • The last strum is the second one which has a higher pitch than the previous ones. So listen for the first higher pitched strum then start the file and perform the second one.
  • Go through Fi text (if there is no Fi text, the RBM failed)
  • Activate the minecart timeshift stone
  • Talk to the Thunder Dragon and Start the Imprisoned 1 fight (Right option on all dual options, Up on three way options; Up right and then down left on four way options)
    • Die via feet
  • Talk to the Thunder Dragon and Start the Imprisoned 2 fight (Right option on all dual options, Up on three way options; Down right and then down left on four way options)
    • Die via feet
  • Fly to Skyloft (near Bazaar)

Faron Woods 2

  • S&Q at Bazaar Statue
  • Use RBM to open the Gate of Time (GoT)
    • Load File 3 and activate BiT via lava
    • BiTSave File 2 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
    • Press B to menu back to the splash screen
    • Jump off plaza platform and select File 2 during the fadeout to the Sky (otherwise you will crash)
    • Dive to the Faron Pillar, Enter Pillar with File 1 selected, Keep File 1 during the Fadeout
    • Wait for the Groose Cutscene to start and then select File 2
    • Enter the Sealed Temple WITHOUT SELECTING ANOTHER FILE
    • Upon entering, IMMEDIATELY PRESS A TO GET OFF THE SPLASH SCREEN
    • BitSave File 1 at the Sealed Temple statue
    • Run into the Ballad of the Goddess Circle with File 1
    • Skip the Gate of Time raising cutscene
    • Select File 1 asap and charge a skyward strike
    • Perform the RBM by Starting File 1 and then releasing a skyward strike onto the targetted Gate of Time (If the gate of time is open when you load in, then the RBM was successful)
  • S&Q in the Sealed Temple
  • Use RBM to perform Song of the Hero Skip
    • Load File 3 and Activate BiT via lava
    • Bonk tree with File 2 to open UA Gates
    • Check 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)
    • Dive to the Faron Pillar, Enter Pillar with File 1 selected, Select File 2 during the Fadeout
    • DON'T SELECT FILE 1, Open Splash Screen, close Goron Text with F3, Enter the Spiral with F2, Re-enter Behind the Temple on the Splash Screen
    • Open the Splash Screen to get the log pushed, Enter Faron Woods with File 2/3 selected
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then pressing 2 to cancel the Fi Text and start the Floria Door CS

Endgame


Last updated 11/01/2020 – gymnast86