Any% (Beginner) (BD)

Information:

This is an updated version of the Wii Any% Beginner Route. It should work on all Wii versions of the game, including NTSC 1.2 and the KOR Wii versions. While still serving as a beginner-friendly route for the game, there is one important difference between this route and its predecessor: it entirely removes Helmasaur LJA from the list of required tricks, replacing it with duplicating the lent bomb bag.

Note that most GCN & Wii tricks/glitches linked in this route are done on GameCube and therefore are mirrored on the Wii version. In addition, there are several more advanced strategies which are not mentioned in some places but instead linked in the notes below the route.


Major tricks:

Also included but not as major:


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


Ordon

  • Go left to Ordon Spring
  • Epona cutscene
  • Ride to ranch (3-13R)
  • Goats 1 (10 goats)
  • Exit house
    • If at 6R+, head straight to village
    • If under 6R, sidehop left 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
  • Catch two fish, cat cutscene
  • Swim to shop
  • Bottle (Milk)
  • Buy Slingshot (0R)
  • Return to Ordon Spring area
  • Ordon Gate Clip
  • Lantern from Coro (E Lantern, Slingshot^Fishing Rod)
    • [Lantern/Slingshot]
  • Cave to North Faron
  • Small key
  • Save Talo
    • Bokoblins break cage
    • Kill bokoblins with Slingshot
    • Flip Lantern to B after killing bokoblins
  • Goats 2 (20 goats)
  • Castle Sewers
  • Castle Rooftops
  • Get Ordon Shield and Sword
    • Idiots by dock
    • Scare eagle guy
    • Ordon Shield
    • Ordon Sword
    • Ordon Spring Portal
  • Enter Faron Twilight

Faron Province

  • South Faron portal
  • Faron Vessel
  • First Two Bugs (Ignore Tears)
  • Bugs Inside Coro's House
  • Bug Outside Coro's House
  • Bugs Before Tunnel (Ignore Tears)
  • Bugs on Left Wall (Ignore Tears)
  • Bugs in Tree Trunk
  • Ignore Burrowed Bugs
  • EMS (Right Wall)
  • Enter Sacred Grove
  • Save On File 1 (Will Be Used For Early Boss Fights For Early Deku Toad)
    • You can save anytime before completing the Skull Kid fight
    • If you forget to save, run is not over. Notes WIP below
  • Chase Skull Kid
  • Solve Master Sword Puzzle [LD UUU RR DDD LU]
  • Master Sword
    • Warp South Faron with Midna
  • Collect Missed Tears
  • Lantern through Mist
  • Kill Bugs Before They Burrow + Get Tears
    • Get 10R Dig Spot Behind Sign While Waiting For Tears (10R)
  • North Faron Portal
  • Kill Bugs Outside Forest Temple
  • Burn Web to Forest Temple
  • Collect Tears as Human
  • Vessel Complete
  • One Frame Backflip
    • Warp North Faron with Midna
  • Ending Blow
  • Enter Forest Temple

Forest Temple

  • Kill Spiders With Slingshot
  • Defeat Skulltula and Light Torches
  • Go Outside, skip CS, Go Back
  • Monkey Swing to Enter West Door
  • Over Platforms and Outside
  • Small Key Chest
  • Save 2nd Monkey
  • Back to Torch Room
    • Run around rope and up stairs
    • Monkey swing to east side
  • Enter East Door
  • Early Boomerang Via Bridges
  • Ook
  • Gale Boomerang (E Boomerang^Slingshot)
    • [Lantern/Boomerang]



Eldin Transition

  • Dash to Hyrule Field South
  • For NTSC 1.0 only:
  • Continue west to Eldin
  • Enter Eldin Twilight
  • Kakariko Gorge Portal
    • Forced Warp South Faron
  • Dash to Hyrule Field
  • Lanayru Gate Clip
  • Skip bridge burning cutscene
  • Kargarok Battle
  • Kargarok Flight
    • Note: out of bounds saves only 8 seconds. Go for it on Wii at your own risk
  • Zora's Domain Portal
    • Warp North Faron
    • Warp Bridge to Kakariko Gorge With Midna
  • Enter Kakariko (King Bulblin 1 Trigger not Present)
  • Kakariko Village Warp Portal

Eldin Twilight


Lanayru Vessel

  • Dash to Death Mountain Trail
  • Midna Jump to Goron + Trigger Cutscene
    • Warp Kakariko Village after Goron yells and starts to roll at Link
  • Renado Talks to Link
  • Dash or Roll into Taming Epona Trigger (To North End of Kakariko)
    • Dash to Tame as Wolf
    • Roll to Tame as Human (Slower, but Easier)
  • Tame Epona
  • Warp Death Mountain
  • Warp Rock to Zora's Domain as Wolf
  • One-Frame Jump Attack to Skip Midna Text
  • Rutela Cutscene (forced)
  • One-Frame Jump Attack to Skip Midna Text Again
  • River to Lake Hylia
  • Lanayru Vessel

Lanayru Twilight

  • First Bug After Bridge
  • Lake Hylia Portal
  • Stepping Stones Bug
    • Warp Zora's Domain
  • Wall Bug
  • Swim out of waterfall
  • Drop to Bug (Left Side)
  • Lilypad Bugs (Keep Them Dry on NTSC 1.0)
  • Bug on Cliff
  • Iza's Bug
  • River to Hyrule Field North
    • Exit river on left (east side)
  • Dash to Castle Town
  • Castle Town Portal
  • Castle Town Bug
    • Warp Lake Hylia
  • Bug Behind Fyer's House (Keep It Dry on NTSC 1.0)
  • Howl for Kargarok
  • Kargarok Bugs
  • Bug on Dock
  • Boss Bug
  • Vessel Complete

Getting the Zora Armor

  • Spawn in Lanayru Spirit Spring
  • Warp Castle Town
  • Mail Man on Bridge
  • Enter Castle Town as human
  • Roll to Telma's Bar
  • Start Telma Escort
  • King Bulblin 2 Fight Skip
  • Continue to do full Telma Escort
    • Turn Wolf After Opening Gate
  • Follow Rutela to Graveyard as wolf (35R)
  • Zora Armor

[Note: this section of the route duplicates the bomb bag as wolf. If you are not comfortable then see the notes below for Lent Bag alternatives.]

Getting to Lakebed

  • Warp Ordon Spring
    • Warp South Faron if you don't have Ordon Spring
  • Enter Bo Trigger in Ordon Village as human
  • Sumo for Iron Boots
  • Warp Zora's Domain
  • Run to Upper Zora's River
  • Steal Lent Bomb Bag as wolf
    • If you trigger fight as human, savewarp then retry
    • After first steal, warp back to UZR to duplicate the bag
    • Talk to Iza at the end AGAIN to refill the duped bag
  • Warp Lake Hylia (E Iron Boots)
    • Note the presence of 4 boomerangs. This is normal. Equip needed items over
    • [Lantern/Boomerang/Boots]
    • Equip Zora Armor
  • Pillar Clip into Lakebed Temple with Zora Armor
  • Save and Quit on File 2
  • Load File 1 (Grove)
  • Set EBF and Reset
  • Load File 2

Lakebed

  • First Room
  • Equips revert back to pre-Iza (E Boots, Bomb Bag)
    • [E: Boomerang/Boots/Lantern/Duped Bag (Bombs)]
  • Drop stalactites with bombs
  • Staircase Room (no Ooccoo)
    • Down stairs, around, pull south lever
    • Up stairs and pull right lever
    • Down stairs and enter hallway
  • To Single Cog Room
  • Boomerang + Bomb Near Stalactite
  • Far Side of Room, Boomerang + Bomb Far Stalactite
  • Small Key Chest
  • Backtrack to Center Room
  • Head upstairs + Locked Door on 2F
  • Boomerang + Bomb Stalactite
    • Only get Water Bombs if you did NOT set EBF
  • Cross Vines to Door
  • Head to Deku Toad on Wii
    • Hang, Drop + Jumpslash to Land On Platform To Door (Semi-Precise)
  • Early Deku Toad
  • 1 Cycle With Master Sword
    • If you fail the one-cycle, throw a bomb in Deku Toad's mouth to skip the toadlings
  • Clawshot (E Clawshot^Boomerang)
    • [Boomerang/Boots/Clawshot/Duped Bag (Bombs)]
  • Clawshot Out + Back to Center Room
  • Vine Clip
  • Morpheel
  • Heart Container
  • Enter Portal

Midna's Desperate Hour

  • Flip Lantern to B
  • Wolf to Telma's Bar
  • Push Box Once + Dash Jump to Window
  • Ropes
  • Jovani's Poe
  • Sewers
  • First Web with Stick as Wolf
  • Second Web with Lantern as Human
  • Dig Into Hole
  • Bulblin Archer
  • Tower Climb
  • Early Wind Cycle
  • Zelda Cutscene

Desert Province

  • Warp Lake Hylia with Midna
  • Auru's Memo (E Clawshot^Boomerang, Bomb Bag^Boots, Memo)
    • [Lantern/Bomb Bag/Clawshot/Memo]
  • Swim to Fyer
  • Show Auru's Memo (Switch to Hero's Clothes)
  • Cannon to Gerudo Desert
  • Dash to Bulblin Outlook Camp
  • Grab a Boar
  • Boar through Barricades
  • Enter Bulblin Camp
  • Clear Bulblin Camp
  • Bulblin Camp Small Key
  • King Bulblin 3
  • Boar to Arbiter's Grounds
  • Enter Arbiter's Grounds

Arbiter's Grounds

  • Pull Chain
  • Small Key
  • Poe #1
  • Poe Scent
  • Pull Chain + Enter B1 Door
  • SK Chest
  • Redead (55R)
  • Poe #2
  • Back to Main Room
  • Chandelier 1 with Pull Cancels
  • SK by Redead
  • Redeads Outside Poe #3 (95R)
    • No B&C strat WIP
  • Poe #3
  • Rat Room (small key)
  • Chandelier 2
  • Stalfos with Bombs
  • Poe #4
  • Back to Main Room
  • Through Poe Gate
  • Early Boss Key
  • Stalfos with Bombs Timesaver
  • Death Sword
  • Spinner (E Spinner)
    • [Lantern/Bomb Bag/Clawshot/Spinner]
  • Savewarp
  • Backtrack through the dungeon
  • Enter Stallord
  • Stallord
  • Hard One-Cycle in Phase 2
    • Jump Attack into Quickspin, Left-Right-Stab
    • Repeat x3
    • Refer to backups if Stallord 1-cycle fails
  • Heart Container
  • Spinner Out

Getting to Snowpeak

  • Mirror Chamber Portal
  • Raise Mirror
    • Warp Zora's Domain
  • Enter Snowpeak
  • Ashei's Sketch
    • Warp Kakariko Village
  • Dash to Graveyard
  • Back of Graveyard (E Sketch^Lantern, Fishing Rod^Spinner)
    • [Bomb Bag/Clawshot/Sketch/Fishing Rod]
  • Show Sketch to Ralis
    • [Bomb Bag/Clawshot/Upgraded Fishing Rod]
  • Behind Tombstone
    • Warp Zora's Domain
  • Reekfish Scent
  • Climb Snowpeak Mountain
  • Dig hole
  • Connection Cave
  • Snowpeak Mountain Portal
  • Snowboarding to Snowpeak Ruins (100R+)
    • Grab pots before entering to refill health if needed

[There are several ways to get to Ball and Chain on Wii. This is just one of them; see the notes for more.]

Snowpeak Ruins

  • Yeta for Dungeon Map
  • Yeto
  • Block Puzzle Room
  • Dig to Courtyard
  • Spinner Bomb Boost to other side of courtyard
    • IMPORTANT: If you are not comfortable with this trick, this route highly recommends the 2F Bomb Boost as the next fastest alternative, written in the Snowpeak section of the notes below.
  • Turn cannon towards freezard
  • Dig other Small Key Chest
  • Unlock Door, Transfer Cannonball to Courtyard
  • Cannonball Kill Freezard
  • Darkhammer
  • Ball and Chain (E Ball and Chain^Bomb Bag(Bombs))
    • [Clawshot/Upgraded Fishing Rod/Ball and Chain]
  • Room Behind with Armor
  • 100R from Bubble (200R)
  • Savewarp
  • 100R from Bubble in Lobby (300R)
    • If failed to spawn then reload savewarp
  • Exit Snowpeak Ruins

City in the Sky

  • Warp Kakariko Village with Midna (E Boots, Boomerang^Upgraded Fishing Rod, Spinner^Ball and Chain)
    • [Clawshot/Boots/Boomerang/Spinner]
  • Early CitS
    • Warp Cannon to Lake Hylia
  • Repair Cannon (0R)
    • If Short On Rupees, Boats on Fyer's Hut have 20s and 10s
  • Enter CitS


  • Back to Central Room
  • Clawshot to 3F
  • Precise clawshot clip to boss key (Kai Clip)
  • Alternatively, no Kai clip / intended route
    • Exit to Outdoors
    • Clawshot Up Intended Vines
    • Ropes to Door
  • Boss Key
  • Turn on Fans to North
  • Clawshot Across Fans
  • Fan Tower
  • Enter Argorok
    • NTSC 1.0: Skip Cutscene to Warp to Top
    • Every other version: clawshot to vines
  • Argorok
  • City in the Sky done

Palace of Twilight



Hyrule Castle




Congrats!

Notes

Ordon

In Ordon when you get more advanced, you can utilize Sword and Shield Skip to skip obtaining the Ordon Shield and Ordon Sword. This is a fair bit harder but saves a few minutes in this route. It is, however, a trick you will want to learn, as the faster Any% route requires it.

Grove 1

If you forget to save for EBF, it's not run over. It's actually slightly faster to forgo EBF for this route and get water bombs, but this introduces a trick known as moonboots.

  • Detailed route WIP
  • For now, follow this section here (barring the Midna Dive if not 1.0)

Getting to Lakebed

When going to Lakebed, stealing the Lent Bomb Bag itemless is an option as well, but this is slower by a fair amount since it requires you to get the Goron Bomb Bag afterwards. (Detailed route WIP)

  • Steal bag itemless
  • If you prefer, bottle theft is also an option
  • Go to Lakebed and get Ooccoo
  • Empty lent bag and get WB
  • Ooccoo out and get Goron Bag in ZD
  • Go back to Lakebed and finish the dungeon
  • Continue route per usual

Arbiter's Grounds

For Arbiter's Grounds: If you're interested in doing Poe 1 Skip, you may:

  • Pull Chain
  • Small Key
  • Enter Right Room
  • Poe #1 Skip
  • Cross Sand + Push Block
  • Pull Chain for Chandelier
  • Stalfos with Bombs
  • Poe #4
  • Poe Scent
  • Back to Main Room
  • Pull Chain + Enter B1 Door
  • SK Chest
  • Redead (55R)
  • Poe #2
  • Main Room
  • Climb Broken Stairs to 2F
    • Get red rupee chest if <75R (75R)
  • Rat Room Backwards (Skip SK)
  • Poe #3 Room Backwards (95R)
  • Poe #3
  • Back to Main Room
  • Through Poe Gate
  • Continue on as normal from here return to route

Mirror Chamber

Much later in the run, after Arbiter's Grounds, once you open the portal in the Mirror Chamber, you can simply warp to Snowpeak Mountain and head to Snowpeak Ruins. You can skip raising the mirror by opening the map, zooming in, then enabling portals; you will have to do this for the rest of the run if you do so now.

Snowpeak Ruins

  • Refer to the primary route section here
  • If you are not comfortable with spinner bomb boost you can go to 2F (about 60s slower than spinner boost).
    • Grab the small key in the courtyard
    • Do bomb boost to 2F
    • Head to the ice floor room
    • Through the locked door, to double freezards in the next room.
    • Freezard Clip on 2F
    • Go through the door, and then drop on the other side of the courtyard.

  • If you prefer not to do bomb boosts in any capacity, then do the following to get the pumpkin:
    • After digging to courtyard, open the small key chest
    • Go to locked door on 1F and defeat the freezards
    • Go to next room and defeat double Chilfos
    • Ordon Pumpkin
    • Go back and talk to Yeto
    • Talk to Yeta (unlocks access to East courtyard)
    • Proceed to other side of courtyard and continue with route as written

  • If you so feel inclined, after getting to the other side of the courtyard, there is also Freezard Clip 1F to skip firing the cannon.

City in the Sky

  • Refer to the primary route section here
  • If you fail Argorok Cutscene Skip (bridge), don't forget to skip the Fan Activation trigger again after the Double Clawshots savewarp.
  • Aeralfos Skip is an option you can do as well, but it's fairly tricky on Wii.
  • If you failed Fan Activation Skip, you will have to go through the second half of the dungeon normally. From the small key room:
    • Clawshot around a lot
    • Crystal Switch snipe
    • Reach the other door in the room
    • Next room:
    • Defeat the baba head (ignore the base)
    • Clawshot up the tower
    • If a pillar falls and you fall below it, you will have to reload the room.
    • Out in the gardens
    • Cross the peahats over and then back to the door not near a chest
    • Clawshot across to the center of the dungeon from there via peahats
    • You're in the 3rd floor room mentioned above now.
Last updated 02/26/2024 – FirnenLegacy