Any% (BiTE) (ZA)

Note that this alternative Any% route is roughly 3m53s slower than the optimal Any% route with gorge void, bombs, and Empty Lake Hylia, and about 3m7s slower than BiTE route with bombs

If you are not consistent with Gorge Void, Rupee Roll, or Morpheel / Zant without Zora Armor, this route probably is the better alternative.

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
  • Kill Bugs Before Tunnel (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 + Collect)
  • N. Faron Warp Portal
  • Kill last two bugs (Don't Collect Tears)
  • Transform and burn web
  • Enter Forest Temple
  • Kill Spiders (as wolf/with Deku Baba nuts)
  • Light Torches
  • Cross over monkey chain to Ook
  • Ook
  • Boomerang
  • Savewarp
  • Clear Twilight
  • 1 frame backflip for text skip
  • Roll to Faron Escape
  • Dash to Eldin
  • Mail Man Skip
  • Enter Eldin Province

Getting to Eldin Vessel

Eldin Twilight

  • Enter graveyard
  • Kill Graveyard Bug (Don't Collect)
  • Well Clip
  • Basement Bugs
  • Graveyard Tear
  • Malo Mart Bug
  • Hotel Bug (can get 20R chest for safety)
  • Dash Cancel across roofs
  • Abandoned House Bug
  • Barnes Shop Bug
  • Bomb House Skip
  • Watchtower Bug (5/25R)
  • DMT Bug
  • Quick Steam Cycle
  • Death Mountain Bugs
  • Vessel Complete

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
  • Lake Hylia Warp Portal
  • Stepping Stones For Bug
  • Warp Zora's Domain
  • Wall Bug and Rutela skip
  • Drop down right wall to bug
  • Lilypad Bugs
  • Bug on cliff
  • 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
  • Kargaroc Bugs
  • Last Small Bug
  • Boss Bug

Zora Armor

  • Warp Castle Town
  • Mail Man Skip
  • Enter Telma's Bar (Starts Wagon Escort)
  • Bulblin 2 Skip
  • Wait For Wagon To Catch Fire And Use Boomerang
  • Open Gate
  • 100 Rupee Chest under the Bridge (140/160R)
  • Kill Kargarok (With Boomerang)
  • Clear Fire with Boomerang
  • Dash to Gorge Area
  • Epona slide over the gorge
    • Alternatively, you can Epona Backhop over the Gorge (about 30s slower)
  • LJA Over Midna Trigger (KB1 Trigger isn't there)
  • Follow Zora Queen to Graveyard
  • Zora Armor (Don't Equip yet)

Snowpeak Transition

Snowpeak Ruins

  • Enter Door on the left
  • Early Heart Piece 2 (Don't Need the Heart Piece)
  • Clawshot through the ceiling
  • Clawshot down to Cannon Room
  • Ice Clip
  • Enter Courtyard
  • Freezard Skip
  • Darkhammer 1-Cycle
  • Ball & Chain
  • Savewarp (Equip Zora Armor)
  • 100R from armor in the Lobby (240/260R)
  • Ooccoo back to Lakebed

Lakebed Temple

  • Boss Key Skip (top of stairs south)
  • Morpheel with Zora Armor
    • 1 Frame early hit on Morpheel

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

Desert Province

Arbiter's Grounds

  • Human entrance
  • Pull Chain
  • Small Key
  • Enter left room
  • Poe 1 Skip
  • LJA to the door
  • Stalfos With Ball & Chain
  • Poe 4
  • Poe Scent
  • Leave room
  • Jump to the other side using chandelier
  • Push the large metal box 4 times
    • Red rupee from chest if needed (240->260R)
  • Main Room
  • Pull chain + Enter Door Down Stairs
  • Small Key
  • Redead 1 (280R)
  • Poe 2
  • Main Room
  • Enter left room
  • Take the path on the left and climb up the destroyed stairs
  • Enter Rat room backwards (don't get the key)
  • Poe 3 Room backwards (300R)
  • Back to Main Room + Enter Big Door
  • Boss Key Early (get 5R in the skull if needed)
  • Transform Wolf
  • Get the 20R from 1st chest if needed
  • Stalfos With B&C Timesaver
  • Death Sword
  • Spinner
  • Savewarp
  • Enter Stallord
  • 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
  • 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
    • If you have fewer than 2 water bombs left, open underwater water bomb chest after cutscene

City in the Sky

Palace of Twilight

Hyrule Castle

Last updated 04/17/2024 – bewildebeest