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

This run is long, so it is a good idea to have food handy and plan to take bathroom break(s). Consult the rightmost column of the list of cutscene lengths to find viable cutscenes for breaks.

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


Ordon

  • Start on File 1
  • Epona cutscene
  • Ride to ranch (3-13R)
    • Ride through grass to try to get a blue rupee (RNG)
  • Goats 1 (10 goats)
  • Exit house
    • If at 6R+, head straight to village
    • If under 6R, sidehop right and pick up rock in grass behind Epona for blue rupee first
  • Climb vines to eagle guy
  • Get and deliver crib
  • Fishing Rod
    • [Fishing Rod]
  • Mailbox jump onto roof
  • Two yellow rupees (~28R)
  • Head to dock, collecting freestanding green rupees to reach 30R
    • Or attempt cat warp (risky, RNG-based)
  • Catch two fish, cat cutscene
  • Enter shop
  • Speak for Bottle (Milk) (1/4)
  • Buy Slingshot (0R)
  • Save over File 1 in shop

  • Return to Ordon Spring area
  • Ordon Gate Clip, enter Faron
  • Talk to Coro for lantern
    • [Lantern / Slingshot]
  • Go through tunnel (put away lantern after 2nd web)
  • Enter cave, light torch, get small key, light other torch, put away lantern
  • HP #1 in chest (3 1/5)
  • Exit cave, use small key on gate
  • Save Talo
    • Bokoblins break cage
    • Kill Bokoblins with slingshot
  • Goats 2 (20 goats)
  • Leave Ordon Village, enter crawlspace to Ordon Spring (1R)
  • Castle Sewers
  • Castle Rooftops

  • Return to Ordon Village
  • Listen to people by dock
  • Scare eagle guy
  • Ordon Shield in Pergie's house
  • Ordon Sword in Rusl's house
  • Return to Ordon Spring
  • Ordon Spring warp portal
  • Enter Faron Twilight

Faron Province

Collect as many miscellaneous rupees as possible from now through Lanayru Twilight. Rupee count in route will reflect minimum guaranteed.

  • S. Faron warp portal
  • Faron Vessel
  • Kill first two bugs (leave tears)
  • Bug on Coro's house
  • Bugs inside Coro's house
  • Dig under gate, kill bugs, enter loading zone after sound effect (leave tears)
  • Tunnel
  • Bugs on right wall (leave tears)
  • Bugs in tree trunk
  • Ignore bugs that dig
  • EMS
  • Sacred Grove howling stone ¯__¯_–¯
  • Save over File 2 in Grove (before howling)
  • Skull Kid chase 1
  • Skull Kid fight 1
  • Master Sword puzzle (LD UUU RR DDD LU)

  • Warp S. Faron
  • Collect missed tears
  • Enter the purple mist area and grab two tears
  • Transform and use Lantern through fog
  • Transform and kill bugs before they dig
  • While waiting for tears, dig behind sign and jump attack to collect a yellow rupee (11R+)
  • N. Faron warp portal
  • Kill last two bugs
  • Turn senses off, transform, burn web, and collect tears
  • Vessel complete

  • 1-frame backflip out of Midna text
  • Warp N. Faron
  • Ending Blow (HS 1/7) from golden wolf
  • Enter Forest Temple

Forest Temple

  • Early Monkeys
    • Save on File 3
    • BiT behind load zone
    • Load File 1 (Ordon)
    • 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)
  • Spin cage + bokoblin
  • Kill walltulas with slingshot
  • Light torches in main room
  • Cross over monkey chain to Ook
  • Boomerang
    • [Lantern / Boomerang]
  • Savewarp over File 3


Eldin Twilight

  • Transform to wolf and dash to Eldin Twilight
  • Mailman skip
  • Enter Eldin Province
  • Kakariko Gorge warp portal
  • Forced warp to N. Faron
  • Warp bridge to Kakariko Gorge
  • Dig under gate and enter Kakariko
  • Get Kakariko warp portal
  • Eldin Vessel


Getting to Lakebed Temple

  • Enter abandoned house via roofs
  • Collect GB #1
    • Exit via Midna jumps
  • Dash to Death Mountain
  • Midna jump up to goron, trigger cutscene
  • Warp back to Kakariko after cutscene
  • Dash north and tame Epona as wolf

  • Warp Ordon Spring
  • Shield Bash (HS 2/7) from golden wolf
  • Call Epona with nearby grass
  • Enter Ordon Village
  • Boomerang orange rupee behind Rusl's house on Epona (126R+)
  • Enter Bo cutscene on Epona
  • Wrestle Bo for Iron Boots
  • Goats 3 (same as goats 2) for HP #4 (4 4/5)

  • Warp S. Faron
  • Call Epona with nearby grass
  • Ride Epona to Hyrule Field
  • Ride ahead towards bridge
  • Boomerang HP #5 (5 0/5) in the tree to right
  • Jump down to tree on left to collect GB #2
  • Lanayru Gate Clip
  • Drop into Lake Hylia as human
    • [Boots / Boomerang]
  • Pillar Clip

Lakebed Temple 1


  • Enter door
  • Skip stalactites again
    • [Boots / Clawshot]
  • Clawshot over right wall to Ooccoo pot
    • [Boots / Ooccoo]
  • Ooccoo out
    • [Boots / Ooccoo Jr.]

Lanayru Twilight

  • Jump down to the left to listen to Fyer
  • Kargarok Skip with Iron Boots
  • Faster Kargarok flight
  • Zora's Domain warp portal
  • Warp Death Mountain
  • Transform behind chained rock
  • Warp meteor to Zora's Domain as human
  • 1-frame sidehop right out of Midna trigger
  • Rutela Skip
  • Transform back to wolf after Midna text outside Lanayru Shrine
  • Enter shrine for Lanayru Vessel

  • Bug outside Lanayru spring
  • Lake Hylia warp portal
  • Stepping stones for bug
  • Warp Zora's Domain
  • Wall bug and Rutela Skip
  • Waterfall Sidehop or drop down right wall to bug
    • [Clawshot / Lantern] during buffer if buffering Waterfall Sidehop
  • 2 lilypad bugs
  • Bug on cliff (RNG rupees in grass)
  • Enter UZR in water
  • UZR howling stone __–_¯¯––__
  • Listen to Iza for bug
  • Swim down the river
  • Castle Town warp portal
  • Dash cancel through Castle Town
  • Castle Town bug
  • Warp Lake Hylia
  • Bug behind Fyer's house
  • Howl at grass
  • 4 kargarok bugs, bonk, and press B to say 'No' to Midna
  • Last small bug
  • Boss Bug
  • Vessel complete

Zora Armor

  • Transform human, dive into water, and clawshot up to back room in shrine
    • [Clawshot / Lantern] if not done during Waterfall Sidehop buffer
  • Light torches for HP #7 in chest (5 2/5)
  • Warp Castle Town
    • [Clawshot / Boomerang]
  • Mailman skip
  • Enter Castle Town
  • Enter Telma's Bar to start Wagon Escort
  • Bulblin 2 Skip
  • Dash ahead over bridge
  • Extinguish wagon with boomerang if/when it is hit
  • Unlock gate
  • 100R chest under bridge (235R+)
    • If unable to get rupees for some reason, see Addenda at end of route for backup rupees
  • Kill kargarok with boomerang
  • Leave wagon behind and dash to Kakariko (RNG rupees from boomerang and grass)
  • LJAs over Midna and King Bulblin 1 triggers
  • Wagon Escort complete (245R+)
  • Transform wolf
  • Follow Rutela to graveyard
  • Zora Armor

Getting to Goron Mines

  • Warp S. Faron
  • Dash to Coro transform human
    • [Ooccoo Jr. / Boomerang]
  • Safety save - failing Coro TD makes the rest of the route impossible
  • Get Text Displacement via Coro (145R+)
    • Bottle (2/4)
    • [Ooccoo / Boomerang]
  • Ooccoo out of Lakebed Temple
    • [Ooccoo Jr. / Boomerang]
  • Warp Death Mountain
  • Climb Death Mountain (no early elevator)
    • Collect 3 yellow rupees from ledge (175R+)
    • [Boots / Boomerang]
  • Advance Gor Coron's text three times
  • Roll to clip past gorons
  • Enter Goron Mines

Goron Mines

  • Skip first two flame jets
  • LJA to platform over lava
  • Small key
  • Risky But Timesaver to Note (saves 4 seconds only)
  • Stone Slab Clip
  • Swim to switch using Iron Boots
  • Shard 1
  • Activate magnetic ceiling and head left to HP #8 in chest (5 3/5)
  • Void in lava
  • Head right on ceiling to exit
  • Main room with moving magnets
  • Equip Zora Armor
    • Can equip later (anytime before Morpheel) to avoid dying to fire damage
  • Underwater small key
    • [Clawshot / Boomerang]
  • Clawshot crystal switch
    • [Boots / Boomerang]
  • Go up left wall for HP #9 in chest (5 4/5)
  • Skip cutting down bridge
  • Outside area small key
  • Enter east door
  • Skip Shard 2
  • Dangoro
  • Hero's Bow
    • [Bow / Boomerang]
  • Big Key (Shard 3)
  • Backtrack through Dangoro's room
  • LJA over water and return to outdoor area
    • [Bow / Clawshot]
  • Clawshot to netting on the right
    • [Bow / Boots]
  • Jump down and go to next room
  • Room before Fyrus
  • Fyrus
  • HC #2 (6 4/5) (29A)

Eldin Collection

  • Ride Epona out south exit
  • Hit KB1 trigger
  • King Bulblin 1 phase 1 in field with bow (8 arrow shots) (21A)
  • King Bulblin 1 phase 2 on bridge with 2 arrows (19A)
  • Epona to Barnes' Bomb Shop
  • Buy Bomb Bag (55R) (1/3)
  • Sell all bombs (100R)
  • Buy 10 water bombs (40R) (10WB)
  • Exit through top
  • Roll to watchtower
  • Goron boost to ladder
  • Climb ladder
  • Start archery minigame
  • Archery minigame for HP #10 (7 0/5) (16A)
  • Ride Epona out north exit
    • [Clawshot / Bomb Arrows]

  • Bomb arrow rock above and clawshot to vines (15A, 9WB)
  • Jump down to chest for HP #11 (7 1/5)
  • Get back on Epona (mailman trigger disabled)
    • [Boomerang / Bomb Arrows]
  • Boomerang GB at start of field on Epona (normally near where grass and dirt meet)
  • Dash northwest to other GB with boomerang following
  • Backflip off Epona near GB and collect GB #3
  • Collect boomeranged GB #4 (teleports to Link's feet after grabbing first GB)
  • Dash to Bridge of Eldin
  • Backflip off Epona beneath arch at south end of bridge
  • LJA to Eldin Bridge HP for HP #12 (7 2/5)
  • Boomerang GB under arch and ride Epona across bridge to Lanayru rocks with boomerang following
  • Bomb arrow Lanayru rocks from north arch (14A, 8WB)
  • Collect GB #5 after portal cutscene
  • Defeat Shadow Messengers
  • Bomb arrow rock nearby (13A, 7WB) and collect rupees (80R)
  • Boomerang GB on wall and jump down to pathway below with boomerang following
  • Collect GB #6
  • LJA to lower stock cave entrance
  • HP #13 (7 3/5) in chest in stock cave

Lakebed Temple 2

  • [Clawshot / Ooccoo Jr.]
  • Ooccoo back to Lakebed Temple
    • [Clawshot / Ooccoo]
  • Clawshot up to chandelier
    • [Clawshot / Boots]
  • HP #14 (7 4/5) in chandelier chest
  • Bridge Clip BK Skip
  • Enter Morpheel
  • Morpheel with Zora Armor
    • [Clawshot / Lantern] for final regrab
  • HC #3 (8 4/5)

Midna's Desperate Hour

  • Transform wolf
  • Dash to Castle Town field (C-Down to reduce lag)
  • Dash to ruins for Poe #1
  • Dash to Castle Town (transform before entering)
  • STAR 1 (70R) (60A)
  • Roll to Agitha's Castle
  • [Boomerang / Lantern] between load zone and Agitha's door to make door openable earlier
  • Give 6 bugs for 350R (6/24) (420R)
  • Exit Agitha's Castle
  • Enter Telma's Bar as wolf (transform just outside door)
  • Louise Glitch (saves about 1.7s)
  • Push box once and dash jump to window
  • Ropes in bar
  • Poe #2 in Jovani's house
  • 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

Getting to Desert Province

Castle Town to Lake Hylia


Post-MDH day/night cycle begins


  • Dash to and boomerang GB in flowers
  • Roll to cliff by exit to Lake Hylia
  • Pick up GB #7 from boomerang
  • Boomerang GB on cliff
  • Roll to golden wolf on ledge and pick up GB #8 from boomerang on the way
  • Backslice (HS 3/7) from golden wolf
  • Roll to Castle Town
  • Mailman skip
  • Donate 150R to Charlo (150/1000) (270R)
    • If following safer rupee route, donate 200R now - see Addenda at end of route
  • Exit Castle Town via south exit
  • Boomerang GB #9 by tree on the right
  • Backslice over nearest sloped wall down to golden wolf
  • Helm Splitter (HS 4/7) from golden wolf
  • Drop to 100R chest on ledge (370R)
    • If failed, see Addenda at end of route for backup rupees
  • Drop to Lake Hylia
  • Transform
    • Move towards the howling grass at least a little before transforming to get Plumm to start flying down earlier
  • Howl to start Plumm's minigame
    • Get 10 strawberries in a row (≥10K points) for HP #15 (9 0/5)
    • Make sure to press B to answer 'No' when asked to play again
  • Boomerang GB #10 over river
  • Talk to Iza + Open UZR Portal
    • [Boomerang / Bomb Arrows (lent bag)]
  • Prepare Iza 1 Skip
    • Bomb arrow rocks twice (don't need to talk) (60A, 7WB)
    • Savewarp once in boat

Fishing Pond

  • Roll to and enter Fishing Pond
  • Swim towards HP on cliff
    • [Clawshot / Fishing Rod]
  • Clawshot HP from water
  • Swim to wooden dock on the east side
  • Climb and collect stored HP #16 (9 1/5) from cliff
  • Fish out bottle from enclosed water (RNG) (3/4)

Kakariko Gorge collection

  • Warp Kakariko Gorge
  • Dash towards Kakariko into mailman trigger
  • Call Epona with nearby grass and ride to GB #11 by trees
  • Ride Epona back over the bridge and backflip off
  • Roll to GB #12 on right
  • Roll to Eldin cave that is blocked by a rock
    • [Lantern / Bomb Arrows]
  • Bomb arrow rock and enter cave (59A, 6WB)
    • Bomb arrow first web (58A, 5WB)
      • It is fastest to have at least 3 water bombs left after this cave, so up to two more bomb arrows can be used on webs
    • Right path (burn webs)
    • Hug right wall at planked area
    • Take left path past deku baba
    • Right path with web
    • Light torches to spawn chest with HP #17 (9 2/5)
    • Transform wolf, backtrack and turn right
    • Poe #3 and savewarp during backflip to skip text (check poe count while savewarping to avoid savewarping too early)
  • Turn around and dash past Epona
  • Dash to cliff edge with vines near bokoblin (might have to kill bokoblin)
    • [Clawshot / Boomerang]
  • Double HP LJA
    • HP #18 in chest (9 3/5)
    • HP #19 from cliff (9 4/5)

Finishing Iza 1 Skip

  • Warp Lake Hylia
  • Finish Iza 1 Skip
    • Howl to start Plumm's minigame
    • Clip OoB
    • Bonk on wall OoB
    • Transform human and jump into water ahead
    • Swim to loading zone (stay near surface of water to avoid swimming under loading zone)
  • Iza's Bomb Bag (2/3) (30B, 5WB)
  • Choose your own adventure:
    • If early on in-game time (quick fishing bottle, few mistakes in the overworld):
      • Clawshot clip after getting Iza's Bomb Bag
      • Void out
      • Say 'Yes' to start the Iza 2 minigame
      • This is 4 seconds slower than warping UZR but spends in-game time that would otherwise have to be spent later waiting for the next poe to spawn
    • If not early on in-game time (slow fishing bottle, some overworld mistakes):
      • Warp UZR
      • Enter Iza's lodge
      • Talk to Iza to begin the Iza 2 minigame
    • If very late on in-game time or with failed Iza 2 minigame:
      • Skip/don't redo the Iza 2 minigame now; instead, head straight to the poe by the docks
      • Later, between the poe after Blizzeta and warping N. Faron to enter Sacred Grove, warp UZR and (re)do the Iza 2 minigame
  • Iza 2 minigame for Upgraded Bomb Bag (350R) (need 25/30 points)
    • If it becomes impossible to beat the minigame due to bonks or missed pots, savewarp as soon as possible and either retry the minigame or warp Lake Hylia to continue the route and retry the minigame later
  • Poe #4 by docks

Lake Hylia night cleanup

  • Warp Lake Hylia
  • Cross stepping stones to Poe #5 (where 2nd Lanayru Twilight bug was)
  • Dash to ladder
  • Transform and climb ladder
    • [Lantern / Bomb Arrows]
    • All bomb arrows from here on will use normal bombs. Use water bombs only when specified.
  • Bomb arrow the rock blocking Lake Hylia cave (57A, 29B, 5WB)
  • Lake Hylia cave (47A, 19B, 5WB) 10 BA used (cave map)
    • Use bomb arrows to destroy rocks
    • East x2
    • Poe #6
    • North, West x3, North
    • Poe #7
    • South, East, South
    • Light torches to spawn chest with HP #20 (10 0/5)
    • Poe #8
    • Exit through light
  • Lake Hylia howling stone __––¯¯___–_¯¯
  • Poe #9 by Auru's Tower
  • Transform and climb ladder
  • Auru's Memo
    • [Clawshot / Memo]
  • Jump off right and swim to Fyer (with Zora Armor)
  • Show Memo to Fyer
    • [Clawshot / (blank)]
  • Launch to Desert

Desert Province

  • Dash down-left towards skulls/grotto for Poe #10 above grotto
  • Dash towards Eldin Bridge piece
  • Transform human and get GB #13 out in open
  • Transform wolf, hop over gap, and enter rightmost valley before Mesa for GB #14 flying around or on wall
  • Stay human, clawshot up to Eldin Bridge
  • Gerudo Mesa warp portal
  • Dash and clawshot to grotto to the right of Bulblin Camp for Poe #11 above grotto
  • Enter grotto for Poe #12 and Poe #13
    • Immediately charge attack the first poe, collect the soul, then immediately charge another attack for the second poe
  • Dash to bulblins and steal boar
    • As soon as the bulblins notice Link, the boar becomes unmountable, so stay out of the firelight
  • Break fence with boar dash
  • Transform wolf, dash left for Poe #14
  • Mortal Draw (HS 5/7) from golden wolf

  • Enter Bulblin Camp
    • [Clawshot / Boomerang]
  • Map Glitch LJA OoB to King Bulblin 3
  • Defeat KB3, make path to Arbiter's Grounds with boar
    • [Clawshot / Lantern]
  • Dismount boar and roll back to Bulblin Camp
    • If worried about in-game time, transform wolf and kill the poe right outside Arbiter's Grounds first, then return to Bulblin Camp for the poe and heart piece.
  • Mortal draw roasting boar for HP #21 (10 1/5)
  • Transform wolf, dash to where King Bulblin 3 was for Poe #15
  • Dash back to Arbiter's Grounds
  • Poe #16 to left of entrance

Post-MDH day/night cycle ends


  • Enter Arbiter's Grounds as wolf

Arbiter's Grounds

  • B-attack across sand, transform human, clawshot and pull chain
  • Small key, enter door
  • Light lanterns, transform wolf, enter door
  • Poe gate cutscene
  • Poe 1 (#17), sniff for Poe Scent
  • Pull chain on right
  • HP #22 (10 2/5) in chest to right of gate while stairs are dropping
  • Enter door downstairs as human
  • Push lever, mortal draw redead
    • Pot next to redead has arrows if needed
  • Small key in chest
  • Collect red rupee (370R) and clawshot up to door
  • Poe 2 (#18)
  • Backtrack to main room with Speed Rat
  • Dash across to left side
    • [Boomerang / Bombs]
  • Poe 1 Skip (47A, 18B, 5WB)
  • LJA to door
  • Stalfos with bomb in boomerang (47A, 17B, 5WB), enter door
    • [Lantern / Bombs]
  • Light front and leftmost lanterns, enter door
  • Poe 4 (#19), leave room via door with two torches
  • Jump to other side via chandelier
  • Climb destroyed stairs (don't push block)
  • Enter main room, cross chandelier, enter small key door from behind
  • Go through rat room backwards (don't get the key)
  • Poe 3 room backwards (390R)
  • Poe 3 (#20)
  • Return to main room, enter gate
  • Boss Key Early
  • Human movement to HP chest
  • HP #23 in chest (10 3/5)
  • Backslice over wall, enter door
  • Brakeslide over sand
    • [Clawshot / Bombs] to buffer brakeslide or any time before heading to Death Sword
    • Can transform wolf to be safe
  • Fastest Stalfos with bombs (47A, 15B, 5WB)
  • Death Sword
  • Spinner
    • [Clawshot / Spinner]
  • Savewarp

  • Cross first room on spinner, next two rooms on foot
  • Open wall and raise spiral with spinner
  • Enter Stallord
  • Fight Stallord
  • HC #4 (11 3/5)

Getting to Snowpeak Ruins

  • Mirror Chamber warp portal
  • Raise mirror
  • Warp Zora's Domain
  • Transform behind pillar
    • [Boots / Water Bombs]
  • Sink down to bottom
  • Blow up rock (4WB)
  • Talk to goron (Goron Bomb Bag) (3/3) (30B, 15B, 4WB)
  • Rocket Link (30B, 15B, 3WB)
    • [Clawshot / Water Bombs]
  • Transform wolf behind pillar near loading zone
  • Exit to waterfall on land
  • Drop down by vines on the right near pool
  • Poe #21 behind main waterfall
    • Charge attack from inner corner to avoid jumping down to water
    • Point camera away from waterfall to reduce lag
  • Use Midna jumps to get to left side
    • Can get blue rupee during Midna jump without text (395R)
  • Drop down to Poe #22
  • Get GB #15 to left
  • Swim across to Peak Province entrance
  • Enter Peak Province

  • Map Glitch
  • Ashei's Sketch
  • Jump down and transform wolf
  • Poe #23 just after going by rock
  • Poe #24 by trees on left
  • Poe #25 on upper cliff by lone tree on right
  • Snowpeak howling stone ¯–_–––_¯–_
  • Dig in cave
  • Clawshot through cave
    • Pull clawshot during backflip away from vines to prevent Link from entering mortal draw stance
  • Snowpeak warp portal

  • Warp Kakariko
  • Dash to graveyard
  • Push first grave on right for Poe #26
  • Poe #27 in middle of graveyard
  • GB #16 by left tree
  • Jump Strike (HS 6/7) from golden wolf with fast strategy
    • Remember from here on to tap A for LJAs to avoid unintended Jump Strikes
  • Crawl through tunnel
  • Jump attack into water to avoid diving if wearing Zora Armor
  • Swim to Ralis
    • [Clawshot / Sketch]
  • Show Ralis the Sketch for Upgraded Fishing Rod
    • [Clawshot / (blank)]
  • Warp Snowpeak from behind grave
  • Snowboarding with treetop rupees (460R+)
  • Skip Midna text
    • [Clawshot / Boomerang]
  • Enter Snowpeak Ruins

Snowpeak Ruins


  • 100R & poe together
    • Release bubble with one throw
    • Release poe with two throws
    • Midna charge both
    • Poe #28, sidehop to collect 100R without text (560R+)
  • Dash to middle of room for Poe #29
  • Keese Superjump
  • Transform, kill ice keese
  • Angled LJA popup to HP #25 in chest (12 0/5)
  • Get to right upstairs door by chilfos with double LJA or two single LJAs (killing ice keese in between)
  • Poe 3 fast method for Poe #30
    • Or kill minifreezards with B&C, then transform wolf for poe
  • Transform and enter northwest small key door
  • 2nd Floor Freezard Skip or kill freezard with B&C and enter door
    • Can break ice on wall to reveal clawshot medallion for safety; mostly useful on Floor Clip route
  • LJA to boss key room
    • If on optimal Ice Block Clip route, the fastest way to back up failing this LJA is to deathwarp by repeatedly climbing the ladder and taking ice damage in Zora Armor
  • Boss key room
  • Blizzeta
  • HC #5 (13 0/5)

Going to Temple of Time

  • Transform wolf
  • Dash to top of spiral hill ahead for Poe #31
    • If skipped Iza 2 minigame earlier, warp UZR and do it now
  • Warp N. Faron
    • [Boots / Boomerang]
  • Moon Boots to Lost Woods and transform wolf
  • Follow same path as in Grove 1 to attack Skull Kid once
  • Continue Grove 1 path to Poe #32
  • Exit left, transform human, light torches for bomb chest (60B, 15B, 3WB)
  • Roll to stone wall room
    • [Boots / Bombs]
  • Grove 2 Skip w/ Moon Boots (45A, 59B, 15B, 3WB)
    • [B&C / Bombs] for Moon Boots
    • [Boots / Bomb Arrows]
  • Bomb arrow rock in middle (45A, 58B, 15B, 3WB)
  • Transform wolf, dig into grotto, transform human, and kill everything (44A, 57B, 15B, 3WB) for HP #26 in chest (13 1/5)
  • Transform wolf, exit grotto, and get Poe #33
  • Enter Sacred Grove
  • Go to Master Sword area for Poe #34
  • Place Master Sword
  • Sacred Grove warp portal
  • Moon Boots to Temple of Time entrance
    • [Lantern / Bomb Arrows] for Moon Boots
    • If wanting to make the post-Temple of Time Day/Night cycle easier, boomerang the staircase GB through the floor before entering Temple of Time
  • Enter Temple of Time (Grove)
  • Place Master Sword again
  • Enter Temple of Time (Dungeon)

Temple of Time

  • Trigger Midna text, then place pot on pressure plate
  • Backslice up steps, roll to small key
    • [Clawshot / Boomerang]
  • Ooccoo Skip
  • Gate Skip 1
  • Gate Skip 2 with jump attack
    • Spin attack lizalfos in front of Link, ignore lizalfos behind him
    • [B&C / Bomb Arrows]
  • Bomb arrow 2 lizalfos on right (43A, 56B, 15B, 3WB) or all 5
  • Pull down and throw statue with ball & chain for Poe #35
    • Kill any of the 3 remaining lizalfos that approach with bomb arrows or mortal draw
  • Dash up stairs, transform human
    • [Spinner / Bomb Arrows]
  • Take spinner up rail
    • [Clawshot / Bomb Arrows]
  • Cross spinning spike area, pick up statue, and skip using block
  • Kill both armos with bomb arrows (41A, 54B, 15B, 3WB) or clawshot
  • Statue throws
  • Small key and HP #27 in chests (13 2/5)
  • Return to main circle room, cross, and open small key door
  • Slash crystal switch
  • Skip shooting crystal again
  • Kill 2nd lizalfos with bomb arrow (ignore 1st lizalfos)
    • [Boots / Bombs]
  • Early HP 2 with Moon Boots bomb boost for HP #28 (13 3/5)
    • [B&C / Bombs] for Moon Boots
    • [Boots / Bomb Arrows] afterward
    • Alternatively, use spinner bomb boost method (~18s slower)
  • Return to first side of room
  • Bomb arrow crystal switch (37A, 49B, 15B, 3WB)
  • Boss Key Early
    • All railing methods are faster than using the scales
    • [Clawshot / Bomb Arrows] for Moon Boots
  • Clawshot to top of room
    • [Spinner / Bomb Arrows]
  • Ride spinner rail to door and enter
  • Boss key room
    • Shoot bomb arrow without moving to kill armos (36A, 48B, 15B, 3WB)
    • Clawshot both helmasaur shells
    • Stand between helmasaurs and spin to kill
    • Claw to ceiling and drop before cutscene begins
    • Depress four switches with two statues and two helmasaur shells (clawshot up)
    • After 4th switch, roll to grab ledge during cutscene
    • Boss key, transform wolf, exit
  • Poe #36 on right
  • Jump down left and enter door
  • Ignore enemies, get small key in chest
    • [Boomerang / Bomb Arrows]
  • Stun enemies with boomerang while waiting for pendulum, then roll to switch
  • LJA past barrier
  • Bomb arrow both armos from stairs (34A, 46B, 15B, 3WB)
  • Get 10 arrows from pot on right while waiting for gate cutscene (44A)
    • [Boots / Bombs]
  • Darknut Skip w/ Moon Boots
  • Dominion Rod
    • [Rod / Bomb Arrows]
  • Savewarp

  • Door of Time Skip
  • Room before boss
    • Break pot in corner to right just before boss door for 20A if needed (60A)
  • Armogohma (55A+)
    • Collect arrows while waiting on cycles
    • Bomb arrow eyeball in phase 2 (54A, 45B, 15B, 3WB)
  • HC #6 (14 3/5)

Ilia's Memory Quest

Temple of Time and Snowpeak cleanup

  • Move right statue, transform wolf, Poe #37 behind statue
  • Transform human, move left statue, HP #29 in chest behind statue (14 4/5)
    • [Boomerang / Bomb Arrows]
  • Boomerang GB #17 on staircase wall
    • Arrows in pot next to GB if needed
  • Leave Temple of Time (Grove)
  • Skip Ooccoo CS

Post-ToT day/night cycle begins


  • Boomerang GB #18 through floor
  • Warp Snowpeak Mountain
  • Transform behind tree
  • Talk to Yeto for snowboarding race 1
    • Get treetop rupees if needed - should be at 600R by end of second race
  • Roll to top of stairs
  • LJA over railing right to void and respawn at top of mountain
    • or warp Snowpeak (slower but saves in-game time)
  • Talk to Yeta for snowboarding race 2 for HP #30 (15 0/5)
    • Get treetop rupees if needed - should be at 600R by end of this race
  • Roll to top of stairs
  • LJA over railing right to void and respawn at top of mountain
    • or warp Snowpeak (slower but saves in-game time)
    • If wanting to save more in-game time, warp Kakariko and skip this poe entirely for now. See Addenda at end of route for details.
  • Turn around and enter connection cave
    • [B&C / Bomb Arrows]
  • Jump down to ice blocks
  • Destroy left block for Poe #38
  • Warp Kakariko

Kakariko day visit

  • Transform immediately and roll to Malo Mart
  • Donate 600R to Gor Ebizo (600/1200) and exit Malo Mart (0R)
    • [Boomerang / Bomb Arrows]
  • Bomb arrow rock covering cliff HP and quickly enter Sanctuary door to skip CS (53A, 44B, 15B, 3WB)
  • Talk to Renado for Renado's Letter and exit Sanctuary
  • Boomerang cliff HP #31 (15 1/5) and bomb arrow rock blocking path while waiting for boomerang (52A, 43B, 15B, 3WB)
  • Roll through path to back of spring
    • [Boots / Water Bombs]
  • HP #32 (15 2/5) in underwater chest
  • Rocket Link (52A, 43B, 15B, 2WB)
    • [Renado's Letter / Water Bombs]
  • Warp Castle Town

Castle Town day visit

  • Talk to mailman (don't skip)
  • Enter Castle Town
  • Go to Agitha's Castle
  • Quickly open and close item wheel between load zone and Agitha's door to make door openable earlier
  • Give 8 bugs (600R) (14/24)
    • There are many ways to give her bugs to get this money; just make sure there will be enough bugs left to get 600R on the next donation session as well
  • Exit Agitha's Castle and roll to Telma's Bar
  • Skip Telma's cutscene or activate it
  • Show Renado's Letter to Telma for Invoice and exit bar
  • Roll through alley to East Castle Town to doctor's house
  • Show Invoice to doctor
  • Run forward and transform, then push box twice and sniff Medicine Scent
  • Climb box, dash jump to the ledge, exit on top level
  • Leave Castle Town through east doors
  • Dash to Eldin Field and transform behind Goron
  • Talk to Goron
  • Walk out of range and warp Kakariko Village

Kakariko evening visit

  • Transform immediately and roll to Malo Mart
  • Donate 400R to Gor Ebizo (1000/1200) (200R)
  • Buy Hylian Shield (0R)
  • Exit Malo Mart
  • Talk to Goron outside to start Hot Spring Water minigame
  • Hot Spring Water minigame
    • Run around edge of field to prevent leevers from spawning
    • Run into goron cutscene trigger, then hold L and press A to throw water on him
    • Wait out cutscene and grab HP #33 (15 3/5)

Castle Town night visit

  • Transform wolf and dash to Castle Town bridge for Poe #39
  • Enter Castle Town
  • Dash cancel to Jovani's house, dig, and talk for Bottle (4/4) with Great Fairy Tears
  • Dig out of Jovani's house
  • Talk to Louise (cat) outside Telma's Bar
  • Exit Castle Town South
  • Poe #40 at stairs to right
  • Transform and backslice jump to 100R chest (100R)
  • Transform and dash to center of lawn to spawn stalhounds
  • Kill all stalhounds with Midna charge and pick up rupees (130-160R+)
    • Less than 140R may require getting rupees from DMT and Fyer's house later depending on RNG drops during the rest of this section
    • Ending with 140R+ is normal and requires no RNG rupee drops
    • Ending with 160R+ guarantees being able to skip a red rupee later
    • Depending on how many drop, it may be fastest to only pick up yellow rupees to avoid a blue rupee text box
  • Wooden Statue Animation Skip
    • If worried about in-game time, don't attempt animation skip
  • Dash flowers and transform human to pick up GB #19
  • Warp Kakariko Village

Kakariko/Death Mountain Trail night visit

  • Dash to Sanctuary door, transform human, and enter Sanctuary
    • [Wooden Statue / Water Bombs]
  • Show Wooden Statue to Ilia and skip cutscene
    • [(blank) / Water Bombs]
  • Exit Sanctuary
    • [Boomerang / Bomb Arrows]
  • Get 200R from bell without Epona (51A, 42B, 15B, 2WB) (330R+)
    • If failed without the rupee being moved in the boomerang, use these boomerang targets as a backup
    • If failed because the rupee got stuck on one of the broken walls on top of the Sanctuary, enter and exit the sanctuary to reload the area and try again
    • Try to skip silver rupee text with sidehop
  • Roll to top of Elde Inn
  • Grab cucco and fly across to wooden platform (harder) or Barnes' Bomb Shop roof (easier, ~4s slower)
  • Transform and get Poe #41 above exploded bomb house
  • Get Poe #42 near watchtower
  • Jump down to Death Mountain Trail
  • Transform to human before Goron
  • Goron boost up to left cliff and transform wolf for Poe #43
    • If only 3 red rupees are needed, boost/jump to the upper area and kill the poe there
    • If 4 red rupees are needed, boost to the lower area and kill the poe there, grabbing the red rupee underneath the rock between knocking the poe down and grabbing the soul
  • Get 60-80R by pushing rocks (410R+)
    • Getting the red rupee on the front of Fyer's house later is faster than a 4th rupee here, doesn't use IGT, and gives more time for good RNG rupees, so only get a 4th here if very low on rupees
  • Enter gap to left
  • Open chest for HP #34 (15 4/5)
  • Warp to Kakariko Gorge

Hyrule Field cleanup

  • Turn around, dash past Epona, and U-turn up cliff to Poe #44
    • If wanting to save more in-game time, get on Epona and skip this poe for now. See Addenda at end of route for details.
  • Jump down, transform human, and get on Epona
  • Ride Epona to S. Hyrule Field
    • If under 420R, try to get rupees from grass and any enemies that drop them
    • Mailman not present (having mailbag activates mailman triggers here)
  • Follow path, dismount near GB
  • Boomerang GB #20 on tree on cliff and pick up
  • Ride Epona to Poe #45 in middle of field
    • Dismount next to hill, transform wolf, and start charging attack as poe descends
    • Doing this quickly usually prevents other enemies from interfering
    • If unable to collect the soul after knocking the poe down, dash to the top of the poe's hill to knock it down a second time
  • Ride Epona towards Lake Hylia Bridge
    • [Boomerang / Clawshot]
  • Bomb arrow rocks on cliff (49A, 40B, 15B, 2WB)
  • Dismount Epona near cliff with 50R chest
  • Clawshot up to cliff and over twice to Poe #46
  • Open 50R chest (470R)
  • Jump down to Epona and ride towards Lake Hylia Bridge
  • Dismount, boomerang GB #21, and pick up
  • Ride Epona across Lake Hylia Bridge
  • Dismount, boomerang GB #22, and pick up
  • Ride Epona to Flight by Fowl
    • Epona Slide down stairs
    • [Boomerang / Boots]

Lanayru cleanup

  • Start Flight by Fowl (450R)
    • Isle of Riches spinning 100R Chest (550R)
    • Drop to HP #35 (16 0/5)
    • Transform wolf and jump down to Poe #47
  • Return to Flight By Fowl with Fyer's cannon (540R)
  • Flight by Fowl to ledge beneath for Poe #48 (520R)
  • Warp UZR
  • Dash and swim straight ahead to Poe #49
    • If there's only time to get this poe or the next one but not both before morning, skip this one and get the next one
  • Swim out to North Hyrule Field
  • Get out on the left side and dash to middle bridge
  • Spin attack to knock down the closer lizalfos, then get Poe #50

Post-ToT day/night cycle ends


  • Dash north towards fenced paths
  • Turn left onto upward slope past fence
  • Transform human, boomerang GB #23 above entrance to cave
    • [Boomerang / B&C]
  • Enter Ice Puzzle Cave
  • Ice Puzzles for HP #36 in chest (16 1/5)
  • Transform wolf and dash to exit
  • Turn right and follow path back onto field
  • Transform human, boomerang GB on tree to left of a rock
    • [Bomb Arrows / B&C]
  • While waiting for boomeranged GB to return, bomb arrow distant 50R rock behind grotto to west
  • Pick up GB #24
  • Transform wolf and dash west to Lanayru Grotto in grass patch
    • Poe #51 and Poe #52 with one charge attack
  • Exit grotto
  • Turn around and collect 50R from rock blown up earlier (570R)
    • No textbox for purple rupee because of purple rupee chest earlier
  • Turn right, make left U-turn around fence, and head up rocky path to boulders
  • Break boulders and collect yellow rupees to max out wallet (600R)
    • [Spinner / Rod]
  • Spinner along right and jump between tracks to HP #37 in chest (16 2/5)

Finishing Ilia's Memory Quest


  • Warp to Kakariko
  • Transform immediately and roll to Malo Mart
  • Donate 200R to Gor Ebizo (1200/1200) (400R)
  • Buy Hawkeye (300R)
  • Enter Sanctuary
    • [Ilia's Charm / Sky Book]
  • Show Ilia's Charm to Ilia and watch cutscene
    • [Horse Call / Sky Book]
  • Drop down into basement
  • Show Sky Book to Shad
  • Early City in the Sky
    • Can dig up rupees here if under 300R
  • Press Z to talk to Midna about cannon
    • Press B to say 'No' to Midna
    • Map warp to Lake Hylia
  • Talk to Fyer to repair cannon (0R)
    • 60R available on Fyer's house if under 300R
    • [Clawshot / Boomerang]
  • Enter City in the Sky

City in the Sky

  • LJAs over first room
  • Skip turning on fan
  • Exit via window on left
    • [Clawshot / Spinner]
  • Use spinner to extend bridge
  • Clawshot to vines and cross bridge
  • Enter room, get small key, and exit
  • Argorok Cutscene Skip
    • Failing this skip means recrossing half of the dungeon after the savewarp after getting double clawshots, so be careful
  • Enter main room via window and cross to east door
  • Use spinner to extend bridge, open small key door
    • [Clawshot / Boomerang]
  • Fan Room
  • Block Room LJAs
  • Quick Dynalfos fight
    • [Clawshot / Boots]
  • Ooccoo Jump
  • Skydive to Aeralfos or use the Ooccoo
  • Aeralfos Skip with Hawkeye (slower than normal Aeralfos skip) (this is a joke, don't actually do this)
    • You can do normal Aeralfos Skip if you are a peasant (do it, be a peasant)
  • Double Clawshots
    • [Clawshots / Boomerang]
  • Savewarp

  • Drop down to left
  • Clawshot everywhere
  • Clawshot crystal switch from corner
  • Gate LJA
  • Continue clawshotting up and enter Giant Deku Baba room
  • Get Giant Deku Baba to attack southeast, and move to the northwest edge of the platform
    • If Link is close enough to the edge opposite the GDB's attack, the GDB will miss Link on its next attack (or more attacks if it doesn't do its slide attack)
  • Clawshot onto target then vines
  • Climb vines, then jump onto platform with small deku baba
  • LJA across to HP #38 in chest (16 3/5)
  • Clawshot up to two targets and then vines
  • Drop from vines and LJA to upper door, then exit
  • Fast peahat cycle with poe
    • Poe #53
  • LJA across to chest (see end of video) for HP #39 in Chest (16 4/5)
  • Enter door, clawshot across peahats, enter door
  • Clawshot up to vines (don't do the LJA shown in the video after the clawshot)
  • Transform wolf
  • Cross ropes to right and JA over to poe platform once poe is targetable
  • Kill Poe #54
  • LJA across to boss key chest room
    • Stand on edge of platform and target above door frame
  • Get boss key
    • Stop fans first if failed trigger skip earlier
  • Drop twice to main room and enter north door
  • Double LJA to skip turning fans on
    • [Clawshots / Bomb Arrows]
  • Fan tower with a bomb arrow or without bomb arrow (~7s slower)
  • Enter Argorok
    • [Clawshots / Boots]
  • Clawshot vines
  • Argorok 2-cycle with Great Fairy Tears
  • HC #7 (17 4/5)

Getting to Palace of Twilight

  • Exit City in The Sky
    • Equip Iron Boots before entering cannon and mash B to land on bridge
  • Warp South Faron
  • Transform near rock on left past Coro
    • [B&C / Rod]
  • B&C rock and get blue and yellow rupees (15R)
    • Get both text boxes because there are no savewarps between here and Cave of Ordeals, and it's not possible to avoid the text boxes in Cave of Ordeals without wasting time
    • Will be filling wallet from Agitha later, so green rupees do not matter
  • Place statue in spot in ground
  • Transform, do Midna jumps, and enter misty area
  • HP #40 in chest (18 0/5)
  • Drop, transform wolf, and Midna jump to middle tree for Poe #55

  • Warp Castle Town
    • [Clawshots / Boomerang]
  • Mailman Skip
  • Enter Castle Town
  • STAR 2 (0R) (100A)
  • Enter Agitha's Castle
  • Quickly open and close item wheel between load zone and Agitha's door to make door openable earlier
  • Give last 10 bugs (24/24) for Giant's Wallet (600R) and exit
  • Roll to south side and then to central Castle Town
  • Enter Castle Town Malo Mart and buy Magic Armor (2R)
  • Exit and head to Hyrule Castle
  • Great Spin (HS 7/7) from golden wolf with fast strategy
  • Warp Mirror Chamber and skip cutscene
  • Transform wolf and enter Palace of Twilight

Palace of Twilight


  • LJA to east wing
  • Room 1 with GS
  • Room 2 as wolf
  • LJA after small key
  • 1-cycle Phantom Zant with GS
    • If not at full health, grab hearts from pots on right or left side of Phantom Zant room before activating fight
  • Return to room 2 with sol
  • Staircase timesaver 2 and return to room 1 with sol
  • Throw sol and roll to grab ledge and drop onto platform, then clawshot sol from rising platform
  • Clawshot floating hand 3 times to stun
  • Jump into indent to left with sol and sword drop sol
  • HP #42 in chest (18 2/5)
  • Pick up sol, wait for platform cycle, and jump down
  • Exit east wing with sol
  • Place sol 2 for Light Sword


  • Zant with Great Spin
    • Can GS instead of combo
    • GS + any attack for Diababa Phase
    • Try 1-cycle Dangoro Phase (will take damage)
    • [Clawshots / Boots]
    • Lakebed Phase shadow orb skip with Zora Armor
    • Refill health from pots in between cycles
    • [Clawshots / B&C]
    • GS + stab for Ook Phase
    • GS x2 for Blizzeta Phase (GS + stab works, but GS is generally easier)
    • Hyrule Phase: GS, GS, GS to block, GS
  • HC #8 (19 2/5)
  • Enter Portal
  • Transform wolf before Midna text
  • Exit Palace of Twilight

Cave of Ordeals

  • Warp Gerudo Mesa
  • Enter Cave of Ordeals (detailed guide) (less detailed enemy list)
    • [Clawshots / Bomb Arrows]
    • Recommended to equip Hero's Tunic and Hylian Shield here to avoid taking extra ice/fire damage and needing to buy another wooden shield at Malo Mart, respectively
    • Poe #56 on Floor 17
    • Bottle Rare Chu Jelly on Floor 19 for Beast Ganon if used Great Fairy Tears earlier for Argorok 2-cycle
    • Poe #57 on Floor 33
    • Poe #58 on Floor 44
    • Savewarp before poe text on Floor 44
    • Check poe count while savewarping to avoid savewarping too early

General notes:

  • Greatspin only works at full health, so don't get hit
  • There are backup hearts on Floors 3, 7, 18, 22, 27, and 34
  • Milk can be used to refill health, but try to avoid using milk when backup hearts will be available soon
  • Rare Chu Jelly bottled on Floor 19 can be used to refill health if needed; Beast Ganon 2-cycle without Chu Jelly is RNG-dependent but potentially not much slower
  • Collect as many rupees as possible; need 850R total for Charlo (550R from drops, 100R dug on Floor 14, 200R dug on Floor 39)
  • If barely not enough rupees by end, bomb arrow the 4 dynalfos on Floor 44 to try to reach the desired rupee count before killing the poe and savewarping

Hyrule Cleanup

  • Poe #59 outside Cave of Ordeals
  • Warp to Bridge of Eldin
    • [Horse Call / Boomerang]
  • Call Epona
  • LJA over mailman trigger while Epona approaches
  • Get on Epona and dash towards Hidden Village
    • [B&C / Spinner]
  • Spinner along track to right to grotto
  • Transform and dig into Grotto
  • Kill 3 stalfos with ball & chain for HP #43 in chest (19 3/5)
  • Exit grotto
  • Spinner up track
  • Transform wolf and enter Hidden Village
  • Talk to cucco by howling stone
  • Cat Game
  • Get HP #44 outside Impaz's house (19 4/5)
  • Lure poe down (Poe #60)
  • Warp Castle Town
    • [Clawshots / Boomerang]
  • Mailman Skip
  • Enter Castle Town
  • Donate 850R to Charlo (1000/1000) (0R) for HP #45 (20 hearts)
  • Squidna Cutscene
  • Enter Hyrule Castle

Hyrule Castle


  • Enter Castle
  • Barrier 3 Skip
  • Clawshot three chandeliers to get to door
    • [B&C / Boomerang]
  • Darknut Skip, take right door
    • [Lantern / Bomb Arrows]
  • Torch puzzle (SW, NE, NW, SE)
  • Bomb arrow dynalfos (or GS if out of bombs)
    • [Clawshots / Bomb Arrows]
  • Aeralfos
    • Shoot bomb arrow or normal arrow to stun, then clawshot
    • GS x3, Shield Bash, GS x1
  • Roll to small key chest
  • Roll to boss key chest, watch cutscene
  • Roll back and enter tower
  • Block room shortcut
    • [Clawshots / Spinner]
  • Bomb arrow or GS lizalfos and clawshot through hallway
  • Bomb arrow or GS and spinner up rails
  • Skip final darknut
  • Enter final battle
    • [Bow / Rare Chu Jelly]
  • Final fight
    • Zelda
    • 2-cycle Beast Ganon with Rare Chu Jelly if available or without if not
    • Horseback
    • Ganondorf



Addenda

Safer rupee route ("800R CoO")

It is not always possible to get 850R in Cave of Ordeals without going far out of the way to collect rupees or completing extra floors. It is much safer to slightly alter the rupee route described in this route document to require only 800R from Cave of Ordeals, which costs 4s compared to the 850R CoO route. The changes are:


  • After Midna's Desperate Hour, donate 200R to Charlo instead of 150R
  • In Lake Hylia cave, blow up the rock straight ahead in the penultimate room and open the chest for 100R before proceeding to the end
  • Skip both red rupees in Arbiter's Grounds
    • Clawshot immediately up to poe 2 after getting the small key instead of waiting for the redead to finish dying
    • After pulling the chain in poe 3's room, go straight to poe 3 instead of backtracking to get the red rupee
  • (If failed the drop from the South Castle Town golden wolf to the 100R chest on the way to Plumm's minigame, get 100R from the bubble in the room after Darkhammer as a backup)
  • During the final visit to Charlo, donate 800R instead of 850R (⮤ return to route)

Backup rupees

There are many rupees available in the game. These are some of the most convenient for backing up missed rupees in 100%:

for Barnes' Bomb Bag (120R)
  • 20R in Goron Mines behind Elder 1 (small chest on right)
  • 50R in Goron Mines behind Elder 3
  • 50R in Kakariko watchtower interior in chest upstairs
for first 600R (600R donation to Malo Mart (600/1200))
  • 100R in Castle Town ruins - LJA to chest
  • 100R in Lake Hylia cave - blow up rock straight ahead in the penultimate room and open the chest (this is not a backup in the 800R CoO rupee route)
  • 20R in Arbiter's Grounds from big chest during Poe 1 Skip
  • 40R in Arbiter's Grounds from redeads - before poe 2 and in poe 3 room (these are not backups in the 850R CoO rupee route)
  • 30R in Zora's Domain in small chests near 2nd poe - red rupee above, yellow rupee below
  • 100R in Snowpeak Ruins in room after Darkhammer - kill the bubble in the suit of armor on the right
  • 30R in Snowpeak Ruins in entrance - open chests behind the left-middle (red rupee) and right-front (yellow rupee) suits of armor
  • 75R on snowboarding treetops on each of the three attempts
  • 100R in Snowpeak connection cave - break both ice blocks and light torches for chest (slow and uses in-game time)
  • 20R in Temple of Time - small chest on the way to the door after final poe
  • 15R in Kakariko on path to back of spring - break boxes for yellow and blue rupees
  • 50R in Kakariko Graveyard - light torches to spawn chest (slow)
  • 50R in Kakariko watchtower interior in chest upstairs (slow)
for next 600R (400R donation to Malo Mart (1000/1200), 200R for Hylian Shield)
  • All rupees are from Agitha, so a backup should never be needed here
  • 50R in Kakariko Graveyard - light torches to spawn chest (slow)
  • 50R in Kakariko watchtower interior in chest upstairs (slow)
for next 600R (200R donation to Malo Mart (1200/1200), 100R for Hawkeye, 300R to fix Sky Cannon)
  • 15R in Kakariko on path to back of spring - break boxes for yellow and blue rupees
  • 50R in Kakariko Graveyard - light torches to spawn chest (slow)
  • 100R in Kakariko high ledge chest - after flying cucco across to poes, bring cucco to watchtower and fly to chest (slow)
  • 50R in Kakariko watchtower interior in chest upstairs (slow)
  • 20R on DMT under each of 4 rocks near poe (3 are already routed in)
  • 80R on Isle of Riches in other chests (not including 100R already routed in)
  • 22R+ in north Lanayru Field double poe grotto - one yellow, two blue, and two green rupees in pots straight ahead
  • 60R on Fyer's house - red rupee on front balcony, red rupee on back balcony, two yellow rupees in boat on side
for final donation to Charlo (850R or 800R)
  • 5R+ in stalfos grotto near Hidden Village - blue rupee in small pot behind entrance, green rupees in grass and other pots
  • 35R in East Castle Town field in rock north of bridge
  • 100R in Castle Town ruins - LJA to chest
other
  • 50R in City in the Sky by final poe (should not be useful in this route)
  • 50R in Palace of Twilight east room 1 - open small chest on left (should not be useful in this route)

In-game time considerations

On the game's 24-hour clock, most poes are only available at night, which lasts from 19:00 to 6:00. Because of this, mistakes made during parts of the run where in-game time is passing (after Midna's Desperate Hour (post-MDH cycle), Arbiter's Grounds (post-AG cycle), and Temple of Time (post-ToT cycle) can result in reaching poes too late to kill them. The route above notes several ways to make these in-game time segments work. Here are some additional tips:


  • The post-ToT cycle is difficult and requires practice.
  • The post-MDH cycle is significantly less difficult, but failing it by missing the last poe(s) costs several minutes.
  • The post-AG cycle is not at all tight on time.
  • Cave of Ordeals floor 16 sets time of day to 23:00, so after Cave of Ordeals (or after the Hidden Village poe) is the best time to back up any missed poes.
  • Savewarping in Palace of Twilight outside the boss room also sets time of day to night time. If anticipating needing to back up too many poes to fit after Cave of Ordeals, savewarp after taking the portal after the Zant fight, then get the missed poes before warping Mesa to enter Cave of Ordeals. If needed at the end of the route, return to Palace of Twilight and savewarp just to set night time.

See Time of Day info for additional information including which poes are available at all times, where in-game time doesn't pass, and times of day set by various in-game events.

Last updated 09/13/2022 – bewildebeest