Any% (BiTE)

Note that this alternative Any% route is roughly 58s slower than the optimal Any% route with Gorge Void and Empty Lake Hylia.

Failing Gorge Void on the optimal route costs about 1m6s, so using this route is not much of a safety net with current knowledge.

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 reference run when learning, as this route document can only go into so much detail. The top runs on the leaderboard use the optimal route, but these older runs follow this route:


Faron Province

  • Faron Vessel
  • Kill First Two Bugs (Don't Need to Collect Tears After Killing)
  • Bug on Coro's House
  • Bugs In Coro's House
  • Kill Bugs Before Tunnel (Don't Need to Collect Tears After Killing)
  • Kill Bugs on Right Wall (Don't Need to Collect Tears After Killing)
  • Bugs In Main Tree Trunk
  • Ignore Burrowed Bugs
  • EMS
  • Howl at Stone
  • Skull Kid Chase
  • Skull Kid Fight
  • Master Sword Puzzle (LD UUU RR DDD LU)
  • Warp S. Faron
  • Collect First Two Bug Tears
  • Collect Tears Before Tunnel
  • Collect Tears in Mist Area
  • Cross purple mist with lantern
  • Bugs Before N. Faron (Kill Before They Burrow)
    • While waiting for the tears, collect 10R from dig spot behind sign (10R+)
  • N. Faron Warp Portal
  • Kill last two bugs
  • Transform and burn web
  • Enter Forest Temple
  • Early Monkeys (This will also activate Early Boss Fights for later on)
    • Save over File 3
    • BiT behind load zone
    • BiTE
      • Perform BiTE and load File 2 (Outside Bo's House)
    • Soft reset as soon as the audio 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)
  • Kill one or both walltulas with deku baba nuts or as wolf by luring them lower as human
    • Alternatively, try to climb past one or both walltulas
  • Light Torches
  • Cross over monkey chain to Ook
  • Ook
  • Boomerang
    • [Iron Boots / Boomerang]
  • Savewarp
  • Collect last 2 tears as Human to finish Faron Vessel
  • 1 frame backflip for text skip
  • Roll to Faron Escape
  • Dash to Eldin
  • Postman Skip
  • Enter Eldin Province

Getting to Eldin Vessel

Eldin Twilight

Lanayru Twilight

  • Warp Death Mountain (use item buffer for faster warp)
  • Transform in the corner
  • Warp Rock to Zora's Domain as human
  • Rutela skip
  • 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
  • 2 lilypad bugs
  • Bug on cliff (RNG rupees in grass)
  • Listen to Iza For Bug
  • 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

Going to Snowpeak Ruins

  • Warp Zora's Domain
  • Upper Zora River Warp Portal
  • Steal and Duplicate Lent Bomb Bag as wolf
    • If you accidentally trigger the fight as human and are trapped, back it up with NorGor (fastest backup but difficult) or savewarping to try again (30s+ slower)
    • Do not need to talk to Iza at the end to fill the duped bag
    • [Boomerang / Boomerang] (automatic)
  • Warp Zora's Domain and exit on land
  • Enter Peak Province
    • Take 2 hearts damage by jumping down onto the ledge near Snowpeak entrance
  • Map Glitch
  • Snowpeak howling stone ¯–_–––_¯–_ (only howl once, then leave)
  • Cave
    • [Clawshot / Boomerang]
  • Snowpeak Messenger Skip
    • Deathwarp here to turn lent bomb bag into real bomb bag
    • Press B at Yeto's first text prompt to decline to go on a spiritual journey, as it adds more text
  • Blind Snowboarding
  • Enter Snowpeak Ruins

Snowpeak Ruins

See Addenda at the end of this page for an alternative Snowpeak Ruins route without Ladder Freezard Cancel that is around 3s slower.

Lakebed Temple

Midna's Desperate Hour

  • Transform Wolf
  • Dash to Castle Town (Zoom out to reduce lag)
  • Enter Telma's Bar through the door
  • Louise Glitch (saves about 1.7s)
  • 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

Desert Province

  • Warp Lake Hylia (use item buffer for faster warp)
  • Get Memo
    • [Ball & Chain / Auru's Memo]
  • Dash down to Fyer
  • Show Memo to Fyer and go to Desert Province
  • Enter Bulblin Camp Without a Boar
    • [Ball & Chain / Boomerang]
  • Map Glitch to King Bulblin
    • Dying with map glitch active is a softlock, so save in Bulblin Camp if worried about dying to fire arrows or King Bulblin
    • [Clawshot / Lantern]
  • Enter Arbiter's Grounds as Human

Arbiter's Grounds

  • Human entrance
  • Pull Chain
  • Small Key
  • Torch room
    • [Boomerang / Lantern]
  • Poe door cutscene
  • Enter left room
  • Poe 1 Skip
  • LJA to the door
    • [Ball & Chain / Lantern]
  • Stalfos With Ball & Chain
  • Light front and left torches
  • Poe 4
  • Poe Scent
  • Leave room
  • Jump to the other side using chandelier
  • Push the large metal box 4 times
  • Red rupee from chest (45R+)
  • Main Room
  • Pull chain, enter downstairs door
  • Kill redead, open small key chest
    • [Clawshot / Water Bombs]
  • Red rupee from redead (65R+)
  • Poe 2
  • Return to main room
  • Enter left room
  • Climb the destroyed stairs past the large metal box
  • Cross upper floor of main room on chandelier
  • Enter ghost rat room backwards (don't get the key)
  • Poe 3 room backwards (kill 2nd redead for red rupee if needed) (85R/105R)
  • Back to main room, enter big door
  • Boss Key Early (get 5R in the skull if needed)
  • Full human movement after Boss Key
    • or transform wolf (roughly 10s slower)
    • If you have less than 3 bombs or want to be safe, grab the bomb chest here
  • Fastest Stalfos with bombs
  • Death Sword
  • Spinner
    • [Clawshot / Spinner]
  • Savewarp
  • Enter Stallord
  • Skip or fight Stallord
  • Exit Arbiter's Grounds

Getting to City in the Sky

  • Mirror Chamber Warp Portal
    • If you didn't skip Stallord, you have to zoom in all the way on the map and press Z to enable portals from now on
  • Warp Kakariko
  • Silver Rupee (300R)
  • Early City in the Sky
  • Press Z to talk to Midna about cannon
    • Press B to say 'No' to Midna
    • Map warp to Lake Hylia
    • If you somehow are short on rupees, Fyer has 60
    • [Clawshot / Boomerang]
  • Pay Fyer 300R to fix cannon, enter cannon

City in the Sky

Palace of Twilight

Hyrule Castle


Alternative Snowpeak Ruins route

After clawshotting up from the early HP chest:

Last updated 04/17/2024 – bewildebeest