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Play on Italian if you have a PAL Wii U or Spanish if you have an NTSC Wii U. If you have Japanese Wii U...I'm sorry but you'll have to use Japanese.

This route loses 6m to the bombs skip and late bombs routes. It performs Outset Escape but not door clip.

It is recommended to read this page of common yet subtle techniques as well as this page on common terms and abbreviations before getting started.

It is best to learn from both this written route and by watching a high level run of the game as not every single small detail is explained in this route (otherwise this document would be like 50 pages long).

Please feel free to join our discord server if you have questions about anything in the run.



Dragon Roost Island

  1. Wind Waker
  2. Rock Jump/Skip , Blow up rock or jump past it, Quill Cutscene, Inside
  3. Delivery Bag Cutscene, Delivery Bag
  4. Navigate up to Medli, Father’s Letter, down to Komali, Show Father’s Letter
  5. Navigate out to Pond area, Talk to Medli, Throw to opposite ledge, Bottle
  6. Get Water, Pour on bomb, Blow up rock to fill pond
  7. Throw Bombs into falling statues (optional bomb boost past second statue, risky and saves one second)
  8. Enter Dragon Roost Cavern (DRC)

Dragon Roost Cavern (Swordless)

  1. Pull Blocks, take small pot and throw at bokoblin to knock stick out of hand
  2. Take stick with fire from bokoblin, light torches, small key
  3. Open door, break wooden barrier with rock/pot, roll into cutscene
  4. Blue rupee inside Skull, Navigate around big room, roll into rock explosion cutscene (5 rupees)
  5. Water Pot Cutscene skip, climb ladder until third rung from top, wait for chu to jump, then continue
  6. Let bokoblin break wooden barrier, get sword by throwing pot at , break next 2 wooden barriers (throw sword at second one)
  7. Small Key, throw pot to activate bomb and blow up rock, Get blue rupee inside skull again, Open locked door (10 rupees)
  8. Throw rock at bokoblin and take stick, burn wooden barrier, step on switch, outside (make sure to pick up green rupees on the way to the miniboss)
  9. Climb ladder (wait for lava cycle if necessary), Jump over sidle gab, sidehop over ledge moving gap
  10. Blow up rock, Rat Room, Pull blocks, KoRL text, light stick on fire, throw at wooden barrier, small key
  11. Open Door, small key in bird's nest, blue rupee inside pot, open door (15 rupees)
  12. Grab torch, light on fire, burn wooden barrier, light torches
  13. Roll across bridge, triple bokoblin room (kill first one, lure second and third ones together to kill both at once)
  14. Get water pot, walk around magtail, then throw
  15. Blow up rock in front of door, Outside
  16. DRC Miniboss Fight with bokoblin sword, Grapple Hook, Collect moblin orb rupees if it spawned, Savewarp (20 or 40 rupees)


  1. If no moblin orb, collect the blue and yellow rupees on the rocks
  2. Item Slide superswim from Outset to Windfall
  3. Windfall cutscene, Blue Rupee in pot before jail, Save Tingle (this is required to buy the sail), Leave, If no moblin orb collect that same pot again (45 rupees)
  4. Enter Sploosh Kaboom, yellow rupees behind minigame (75 rupees), Leave
  5. Blue rupee in pot before Zunari, Buy Sail (0 rupee)
  6. Superswim to Northern Fairy Isle Submarine
  7. Get caught by lantern moblins

Bombs, Leaf and Quiver

  1. Escape Jail
  2. Go out the left door
  3. Activate Gossip Stone Text w/ Early Light Cycle
  4. Item Slide to pirate ship
  5. Rope Game 2, Bombs, Savewarp
  6. Superswim from Outset to Thorned Fairy Island
  7. Quiver Early, Escape Thorned Fairy
  8. Superswim away from Thorned Fairy to Forest Haven(FH)
  9. Item Slide clip into FH
  10. Kill Chus, optional Deku Tree CS Skip
  11. Get Leaf, Savewarp

Forsaken Fortress 1

  1. Superswim from Outset to Northern Fairy Isle Submarine, get caught
  2. Escape Jail
  3. Exit out right door
  4. Item Slide across FF1 to ladder near the end
  5. Leaf across first sidle gap
  6. Item Slide across second sidle gap
  7. Use Grapple Hook on Bokoblin to skip spike cutscene
  8. Hero's Sword, defeat bokoblin
  9. Open Door, watch cutscenes

Early Master Sword

  1. Superswim from Windfall to FF2
  2. Clip into FF2, Item Slide up FF2, Moblin Room Skip item slide, and enter loading zone (no door)
  3. Cutscenes, Gonzo is Gonezo
  4. Helmaroc Skip, Change clothes, obtain Master Sword, obtain Hero's Shield

Hyrule 2

  1. Item Slide Clip past Hyrule Castle
  2. Knockback Cancel, Barrier Skip, pause for a moment and laugh at the barrier, then Item Slide onward to Ganon's Tower.
  3. Item Slide to door frame, Trials Skip
  4. Get magic in skull if necessary before room with stupid useless cutscene
  5. Phantom Ganon Maze and beat Phantom Ganon for Light Arrows
  6. Shoot Phantom Ganon with Light Arrow, break the stone wall with his sword
  7. Shoot all mobs in final staircase with Light Arrows and Item Slide up the room between enemies, get max magic and at least 2.5 hearts
  8. Enter Puppet Ganon
  9. Climb red rope and grapple to the top of the infrastructure, damage down to 1/4 heart and perform The Morth Hover
  10. Enter Ganondorf (use the grapple hook on Zelda to refill health if necessary)
Last updated 12/20/2019 – gymnast86