GCN Low%


On top of Any%, Low% currently skips the following:

  • Faron Small Key
  • North Faron Portal
  • Death Mountain Portal
  • Castle Town Portal
  • Bomb Bag
  • 3 Arbiter's Grounds Poes
  • 1 Arbiter's Grounds Small Key

Runs should start with a blank file in slots 1, 2, and 3 as all files are used during the run.

It is helpful to watch a top run on the leaderboard for reference when learning, as this route document can only go into so much detail.


Master Sword

Forest Temple

  • Master Sword Cutscene
  • Warp South Faron
  • Cross purple mist with lantern
  • Early Master Sword again to skip portal
  • Enter Forest temple
  • Early Monkeys (This will also activate Early Boss Fights for later on)
    • Save on File 3
    • BiT behind load zone
    • BiTE
      • Perform BiTE and load File 2 (outside Bo's House)
    • Soft reset as soon as the cutscene starts playing (Start+X+B), then mash start as soon as the screen starts to fade out to skip the cutscene (timing isn't precise)
  • Load File 3 (Forest Temple)
  • Break cage and kill spiders with nuts
  • Light torches
  • Cross monkey chain to Ook
  • Boomerang
  • Savewarp

Getting to Eldin Twilight (Gorge Void)

Getting to Eldin Twilight (No Gorge Void)

Eldin Vessel (BiTE Route)

Eldin Twilight

  • Note: During Eldin and Lanayru Twilight, collect as many misc rupees as possible (without losing time).
  • Enter graveyard
  • Kill graveyard bug
  • Well Clip once you hear bug explode
  • Basement bugs
  • Collect graveyard bug tear
  • Malo Mart bug
  • Hotel bug
    • 20R in chest under staircase (36R+)
    • 10R behind cabinet (46R+)
  • Dash Cancel across roofs
  • Abandoned House bug
    • Check boxes for rupees (47R+)
  • Barnes Shop bug
  • Bomb House Skip
  • Watchtower bug
    • Get 5R pot (52R+)
  • DMT bugs
  • Skip Death Mountain portal with clawshot
  • Quick steam cycle
  • Final bug

Lanayru Twilight

  • Backtrack up Death Mountain
  • Warp meteor to Zora's Domain as human
  • Rutela skip
  • Lanayru Vessel
  • First bug after bridge
  • Lake Hylia Portal
  • Stepping stones for bug
  • Bug behind Fyer's cannon
  • Warp Kakariko
  • Call and ride Epona out north
  • Map Glitch
  • Put Epona OoB by Kakariko entrance (fall down a bit using the void floor)
  • Savewarp
  • Epona OoB to Castle Town (east bridge entrance)
  • Get Castle Town bug
  • Warp Zora's Domain
  • Kill bug on the wall
  • Skip Rutela cutscene again
    • Transform Human behind pillar
    • Collect tear - use boots to go under arch again
    • Waterfall sidehop
      • OR
      • Use L+Right to move sideways, put on boots just after arch
      • Climb up out to the right
  • Transform wolf
  • To bug by right side of map
  • Lily pad bugs
  • Bug on cliff
  • Listen to Iza for bug
  • Howl at grass for Kargarok
  • Kargarok bugs backwards
  • Crash into wall and say no
  • Last small bug
  • Boss bug
  • Finish Twilight

Lakebed Temple

  • Warp Zora's Domain
  • Head to Upper Zora River on land
  • Howl at UZR stone
  • Upper Zora River warp portal
  • Steal the Lent Bomb Bag with Ooccoo
    • Ooccoo back to Lakebed
  • Empty Bomb Bag
  • 10 WB in chest (10 WB)
  • Boss Key Skip
  • Morpheel without Zora Armor
  • Don't collect Heart Container
  • Enter Portal

Midna's Desperate Hour

  • Transform wolf
  • Dash to Castle Town (Zoom out to reduce lag)
  • Enter Telma's Bar through the door
  • Push Box once and dash jump to window
  • Poe
  • Enter sewers
  • Burn first web as wolf with stick
  • Transform at 2nd web and use lantern
  • Dig into hole
  • Bulblin Archer
  • Exit tower
  • Early wind cycle
  • Zelda cutscene

Snowpeak Ruins

  • If not doing BiTE Route:
    • Dash to Golden Wolf
    • Ending Blow
  • Warp to Zora's Domain
  • Enter Peak province
  • Map Glitch
  • Howling stone (UMDMDUMD)
    • If doing BiTE route, howl twice to spawn wolf in Graveyard
  • Snowpeak Messenger Skip
  • Blind Snowboarding
  • Enter Snowpeak Ruins
  • Enter door on the left
  • Early Heart Piece 2 (Don't get the Heart Piece)
  • Clawshot through the ceiling
  • Jump down or clawshot to door below
  • Ice Clip
  • Enter the main room
  • Freezard Skip
  • Darkhammer 1-Cycle with Master Sword
  • Ball & Chain
  • Enter back room
  • Sidehop twice to the right
  • Swing Ball & Chain around your head and look down
    • 100R from bubble (152R+)
  • Savewarp
  • Load in Snowpeak first room
  • 100R from armor in the lobby (252R+)
  • Leave Snowpeak

Arbiter's Grounds

  • Note: Stallord Skip is not required, but is faster. See addenda for non-Stallord Skip routing.
  • Item wheel buffer before warping
  • Warp Upper Zora's River
  • Enter Iza's Hut
  • Steal the Lent Bomb Bag without Ooccoo
    • Press B to exit automatic Iza text, then press A and open the map on the same frame to warp away after saying 'Yes'
    • (If the minimap is open, use d-pad right to open the map for warping; if the minimap is closed, use d-pad left)
  • Warp Late Hylia
  • Get Auru's Memo
  • Dash down to cannon
  • Show Memo and go to Desert province
  • Enter Bulblin Camp without a boar
  • Map Glitch to King Bulblin
  • Enter Arbiter's Grounds as Human
  • Human entrance
  • Pull chain
  • Small key
  • Watch the Poe cutscene and safety save
    • Note: resetting the game to retry the Poe Slide will cause the Lent Bomb Bag to disappear.
  • Rupee Slide through Poe Gate (257R+)
  • Boss Key Early (Ignore Boss key for now)
  • Fastest Stalfos with Bombs
  • Death Sword 1 cycle
  • Spinner
  • Backtrack through spinner room
  • Boss Key
  • Stallord Skip or fight
  • Don't collect Heart Container

City in the Sky

Palace of Twilight

  • Enter cannon
  • Land in water (landing on bridge deals 2 hearts of damage)
  • If doing BiTE Route:
  • Warp Kakariko
    • Ending Blow from wolf in the Graveyard
  • Warp Upper Zora's River
  • Enter Iza's Hut
  • It might be useful to safety save here.
  • Steal the Lent Bomb Bag without Ooccoo
    • Press B to exit automatic Iza text, then press A and open the map on the same frame to warp away after saying 'Yes'
    • (If the minimap is open, use d-pad right to open the map for warping; if the minimap is closed, use d-pad left)
  • Warp Lake Hylia
  • Empty Bomb Bag
  • Re-enter City in the Sky
  • Get 15 WB from chest
  • Leave City in the Sky
  • Land in water (landing on bridge deals 2 hearts of damage)
  • Warp Mirror chamber
  • Note: The water bombs will be lost upon saving, dying, or finishing a dungeon. Don't save or die until Palace of Twilight is complete.
  • Transform wolf
  • Enter Palace of Twilight
  • West wing
  • Phantom Zant 1
  • Skip Midna sol text
  • Staircase timesaver 1
  • Exit west wing
  • Place sol 1
  • LJA to east wing
  • LJA after small key
  • Phantom Zant 2
  • Staircase timesaver 2
  • Place sol 2
  • Master Sword Upgrade
  • Enter north wing
  • Place sols
  • Out of bounds LJA
  • Small key with faster platform spawn
  • Out of bounds LJA to door
  • Boss key shortcut
  • Platform to Zant head
  • Void out
  • Zant heads
  • Small key
  • Early Platform
  • LJA after early platform
  • Enter Zant
  • Zant without Zora Armor
  • Portal

Hyrule Castle


Non-Stallord Skip Route

Stallord Skip is not required for low%, but it does save about 1 minute. The following routing can be used instead of Stallord Skip.

NG+ Route

Though significantly slower, there is an old low% route that obtains the same number of items. It can be found here

Last updated 04/01/2024 – bewildebeest