Any% RTA (Other) OUTDATED

This is the fastest route for Any% on the non-Japanese non-NTSC-U 1.0 versions of the game. The fastest route for the Japanese version is about 20 seconds faster than this one, and can be found here.

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

The route splits slightly in Skyloft, depending on whether you want to do the Wing Ceremony 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
  • Save At Prompt
  • 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 Route)

  • 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 2
    • Die with File 3 to activate BiT
    • Bonk tree with File 2 selected to open gates via Modified BiTMagic
    • Get Blue Rupee falling off tree 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\
  • Jump off platform to the east of the Goddess Statue
  • 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
    • 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


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(don't open File 1 until after selecting the statue) 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 (take damage) and take vents up
  • Enter Volcano Summit (take bomb damage into the loading zone)
  • Save at statue inside summit
  • Use RBM to douse the second flame wall
    • Activate BiT via 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 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 1

  • Save at first statue
  • Use RBM to access the Boss Key Room from behind
    • Activate BiT via 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 lava again
    • Bonk tree with File 1 or 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 lava a third time
    • Enter Orielle and Parrow's House with File 1 selected
    • Sleep to night with File 1 selected (make sure you don't select file 2 before interacting with the bed)
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then getting the gratitude crystal in the house
  • Dig up the fairy in the first room and catch it
  • Save at first statue a fourth time (precise positioning)

Ancient Cistern

  • Use Reverse BitWarping to Enter the Ancient Cistern
    • Use Fairy
    • Activate BiT via 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, select File 1 to bring log down (wait until you can't trigger the lake floria door cutscene anymore due to the camera)
    • Enter Lake Floria with File 3 Selected
    • Shoot a seed with File 1 selected to update the seed count (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
  • Enter and exit the statue to reload the basement
  • 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
  • Farore's Flame
  • Cancel at Prompt

RBM Sanctuary 2

  • Fly to Eldin (Inside the Fire Sanctuary Statue)
  • Save at the statue
  • Use RBM to perform part two of the Mogma Mitts Skip
    • Activate BiT via lava
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1, then visiting the Bazaar statue
    • Again, don't visit the statue too early!
  • Whip fairy pot and collect it to commit RBM'd flag
  • Run toward Boss Key room
  • Mysterious Crystals
    • If the gate to this chest is not open, then you missed one of the two Mogma Mitts skip RBMs
  • Ghirahim
  • Collect Heart Container
  • 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. Make sure you jump down from the tracks to the door with File 1 selected.
    • Select File 3 and Hold Z to open the door to the Sealed Temple (otherwise you crash), after that immediately select file 1 while loading (You must always be holding Z when the currently selected file is File 3 in this area)
    • 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 07/02/2020 – Floha258