Steal the Lent Bomb Bag


After performing EMS, it is impossible to enter and complete the Goron Mines without the spinner or Text Displacement, and buying a Bomb Bag from Barnes is only possible after beating Goron Mines. However, bombs are useful in speedruns and play a vital part in skipping the Zora Armor. Luckily, there is a way to obtain bombs from a different source.

How to

Map warping method (GCN only)

Discovered by jeez
  1. Complete Lanayru Twilight
  2. Go to Upper Zora's River and open the portal by Iza's house
  3. Decline to help Iza
  4. Once the "Talk" prompt reappears on the A button, press A and D-Right/D-Left to open the map on the same frame
  5. This time, agree to help Iza
  6. After Iza's dialogue ends, the map will open; press Z to enable portals, and choose to warp somewhere
  7. Close the item wheel after it automatically opens and Link will warp away

Be careful not to press B as Iza's dialogue is ending, as it can cause Link to begin to pull the sword out, and the map will not allow warping during this animation.

Ooccoo method

Discovered by Kazooie
  1. Complete Lanayru Twilight.
  2. Obtain Ooccoo from any dungeon and warp out.
    • This is usually done with Early Lakebed but any Ooccoo can be used
  3. Go to Upper Zora's River and open the portal by Iza's house
  4. Agree to help Iza and receive the Lent Bomb Bag
  5. Use Ooccoo Jr. to warp back into Lakebed Temple (or its respective dungeon), and the bomb bag will remain in the inventory

Map Warp Delay method

Discovered by Wolf in Water

Originally discovered as an alternative method for the Wii version, where the GCN-style (Dialogue button + map button) does not work as the inputs do not register together.

  1. Complete Lanayru Twilight; open the UZR portal
  2. Decline to help Iza
  3. Equip an item that will play a short cutscene when used. This can be a bottle filled with something or a memo/sketch.
  4. Wait for the "Talk" prompt to reappear.
  5. Press 1 (Wii) or D-Right/D-Left (GCN) and the item's button on the same frame.
    • If done correctly, the Map Screen sound effect will play, but the animation will prevent the map from opening.
    • If the map comes up visually instead, then just retry.
  6. Just as the animation finishes, press A to talk to Iza (not precise)
  7. This time, agree to help Iza
  8. After Iza's dialogue ends, the map will open; enable portals, and choose any warp destination
  9. Close the item wheel after it automatically opens (will have lent bag) and Link will warp away

Note: this is very similar to a method for map glitch.

Additional Notes

  • The Lent Bomb Bag will disappear from the inventory if a save prompt screen is reached, either by selecting "Save" on the pause screen or entering the warp at the end of a dungeon, regardless of whether the game is saved. Because of this, routes that steal the Lent Bomb Bag usually use it to get the Bomb Bag from the goron in Zora's Domain, either with NorGor or by emptying the bag, filling it with water bombs in Lakebed Temple, and using a water bomb to blow up the Goron's rock.
  • Game Over will also cause the Lent Bomb Bag to disappear.

Additional Effects

Receiving the Bow in BiT Inventory

Discovered by LogitechSDAZ

Stealing the bomb bag from Iza to obtain the bombs, makes it possible to load the bow into the inventory of the "dummy" game file created by performing the BiT glitch. Once the bomb bag is stolen and BiT is performed, dying off the Eldin Bridge and respawning in the King Bulblin battle will result in the bow being in the inventory. It is currently unknown why this happens. For additional information on getting the bow and even the bombs in the BiT inventory, click here.

Last updated 03/16/2023 – FirnenLegacy