100%

Notes about rupee route

  • Drops from RNG aren't counted. If a monster should be killed because it always drops rupees, it will be noted in the route. (i.e. one Red Soldier in Hyrule Castle, etc.)

  • Knowing how many rupees you need for different points of the run is good and might allow you to skip getting some here and there in case you've been getting good drops.

  • Both Maiamais and Heart Pieces found in the Rupee Rush minigames should be gotten together, to save time. (As in 1 game for Hyrule and 1 game for Lorule.) A x3 multiplier should also be gotten in both Rupee Rushes, as they are normally good places to gain a lot of easy money. (Especially the Lorule one.)

  • Be careful when buying the items so you don't accidentaly rent the Boomerang instead of buying it. (Which would add an extra 50 rupees to the total cost.)

  • You will need 300 rupees after Turtle Rock to pay for the 2nd round of Advanced Treacherous Tower. That final Treacherous Tower will get you enough rupees for everything else you will need until the end of the game.

Needed/recommended amount of rupees at different points

After Chest Minigame

  • Needed: 300
  • Backup: Only rent Hookshot and Sand Rod (100 rupees total), which are needed for the Desert Palace segment, then get the 300 rupee chest in the hidden cave near the Race Bro (before the first race), and adding an extra visit to Ravio after getting the Maiamai in the river near Witch's House (#42. Warp to Link's House after, rent items then warp back to Witch's house and continue.) . This isn't ideal, but an option in case things went wrong.

Alternatively, Thieves' Hideout has a 50 rupees chest (Statues room) and a 100 rupees chest (cell in B3 after lowering the water) that are quick to get, in case you're not feeling confident about going into the Chest Minigame with however many rupees you have.

After Dark Palace

  • Recommended: 450
  • Backup: 45 rupees (2x red and 1x blue) that are on the ground just south of the Palace entrance, on your way to the Heart Piece and Maiamai.

After Lorule Rupee Rush

  • Recommended: 600
  • Backup: 74 rupees on ground in a backyard in Thieves' Town.
  • Backup #2: 100 rupees chest south of Octoball. (Requires going through portals.)

After Advanced Treacherous Tower #1

  • Needed: 7400
  • Backup: Kill the Ice Gimos just south of Treacherous Tower for a 100 rupees chest.

Entering Turtle Rock

  • Needed: 300
  • Backup: Gold rupee in the main room of B1. (Listed on the actual route)


Eastern Palace

  • Activate Link's House's Weather Vane, save
  • Go to the Blacksmith's
  • Activate Kakariko's Weather Vane
  • Toucan Jump
  • Activate Death Mountain Weather Vane (+10r, 10r remaining)
  • Death Warp
  • Rent Tornado Rod first, then Bow (-10r, 0r remaining)
  • Activate Sanctuary Weather Vane
  • Complete Sanctuary (+50r from chest/floor, 50r remaining)
  • Rent Bombs after getting Ravio's Bracelet (0r remaining)
  • Activate Eastern Palace Weather Vane
  • Eastern Palace (get the 8 rupees on the floor in the rolling balls room) [4 Hearts]
  • +217r from chests/floor/walls on the way out (225r remaining)

House Of Gales

  • Activate Maiamai Quest
  • Maiamai outside cave [1/100]
  • Irene's Bell
  • Maiamai in Witch's House [2/100]
  • Activate Witch's House Weather Vane
  • Shady Guy Cutscene
  • Warp to Kakariko
  • Buy Smooth Gem (-200r, 25r remaining)
  • Get Pegasus Boots
  • Maiamai in grass on east wall [3/100]
  • Maiamai in tree by Cucco Game [4/100]
  • Cucco Game HP [4.1 Hearts] (+150r, 175r remaining)
  • Maiamai in Rupee Rush [5/100]
  • Rupee Rush HP [4.2 Hearts] (+50r, 225r remaining)
  • Pouch Upgrade
  • Maiamai by Pouch [6/100]
  • Warp to Witch's House
  • Flippers
  • Maiamai in water outside [7/100]
  • Rupees in water (+22r, 247r remaining)
  • Waterfall HP [4.3 Hearts]
  • Warp to Link's House
  • Rent Hammer (-20r, 227r remaining)
  • Maiamai in water by House of Gales [8/100]
  • Activate House Of Gales' Weather Vane
  • House Of Gales [5.3 Hearts]

Tower Of Hera

  • Maiamai behind House Of Gales [9/100]
  • Maiamai in water near bird man's bridge [10/100]
  • Bird man bottle #1
  • Warp to Death Mountain
  • Climb Death Mountain
  • Maiamai on wall [11/100]
  • Activate Tower Of Hera's Weather Vane
  • Tower Of Hera [6.3 Hearts]

Hyrule Castle

  • HP jumping off ledge on the left [7 Hearts]
  • Warp to Kakariko
  • Get Hint Glasses in the tent
  • Maiamai in tent [12/100]
  • Lost Woods
  • Maiamai in tree [13/100]
  • HP in woods [7.1 Hearts]
  • Maiamai under grass [14/100]
  • Master Sword
  • Warp to Link's House
  • Get Quick Equip
  • Maiamai on house [15/100]
  • Zelda cutscene
  • Hyrule Castle (+20r from Red Soldier in room before Armos, 247r remaining)
  • Portal to Lorule, Hilda cutscene

Thieves' Hideout

  • Activate Blacksmith's Weather Vane
  • Maiamai in tree in Thieves' Town [16/100]
  • Maiamai on west wall [17/100]
  • Activate Thieves' Town's Weather Vane
  • Thieves' Hideout [8.1 Hearts, Master Ore #1, +300r from Eyegores/Master Ore path (547r remaining)]
  • Chest minigame HP [8.2 Hearts] (-200r assuming 1st try with no rupee rewards, 347r remaining)

Desert Palace

  • Activate Lorule Castle's Weather Vane
  • Maiamai on castle wall [18/100]
  • Maiamai in tree nearby [19/100]
  • Throw bomb up behind Vacant House
  • Maiamai on the wall [20/100]
  • Activate Vacant House's Weather Vane
  • Bottle in house #2
  • Portal to Hyrule
  • Rent Ice Rod, Hookshot, Sand Rod, Fire Rod (-300r, 47r remaining)
  • Portal to Lorule (Misery Mire)
  • Maiamai underwater to west [21/100]
  • Activate Misery Mire's Weather Vane
  • Fire Rod Boost and Dash to Mire Heart Piece [8.3 Hearts]
  • Maiamai near Weather Vane [22/100]
  • Portal to Hyrule (Desert)
  • Maiamai in sand [23/100]
  • Clip with Vulture
  • Maiamai in sand [24/100]
  • Activate Desert Palace's Weather Vane
  • Desert Palace (+69r from floor and wall leading to Mitts, 116r remaining)
  • Exit Desert Palace through main entrance after getting Mitts
  • Portal to Lorule directly southeast of exit
  • Desert Palace Skip (+20r on floor leading to it, 136r remaining)
  • Zaganaga Skip [9.3 Hearts]

Dark Palace

  • Maiamai under boulder near eastern portal to Hyrule [25/100]
  • Portal to Hyrule
  • Maiamai under boulder near portal [26/100]
  • Warp to Link's House
  • HP near Hyrule Castle [10 Hearts]
  • Maiamai in rock field [27/100]
  • Portal to Lorule
  • Maiamai in rock field [28/100]
  • Maiamai in southern tree [29/100]
  • Maiamai in eastern tree [30/100]
  • Maiamai at the Dark Maze entrance [31/100]
  • Dark Maze skip
  • Activate Dark Palace's Weather Vane
  • Dark Palace [11 Hearts, Master Ore #2, +360r in south wall of room with Master Ore and Gemesaur fight (496r remaining)]

Cleanup (Part 1)

  • Dark Maze HP [11.1 Hearts]
  • Maiamai in the Dark Maze [32/100]
  • Bomb the southeast portal
  • Maiamai on the southern ledge [33/100] (+13r on floor, 509r remaining)
  • Portal to Hyrule
  • Maiamai under boulder on southern ledge [34/100]
  • HP in the pegs [11.2 Hearts]
  • HP in the cave [11.3 Hearts]
  • Maiamai in the southern tree [35/100]
  • Maiamai above the red rupee [36/100] (+20r, 529r remaining)
  • Maiamai in the southern tree [37/100]
  • Portal to Lorule west of House of Gales
  • Maiamai on northern wall [38/100]
  • Maiamai under southern boulder [39/100]
  • Activate Turtle Rock's Weather Vane with animation storage
  • Maiamai in water near Turtle Rock [40/100]
  • Maiamai on south eastern wall [41/100]
  • Maiamai under northern skull [42/100]
  • Portal to Hyrule

Sanctuary Area

  • Maiamai under rock near Race Bro [43/100]
  • Maiamai in water to the west [44/100]
  • Letter in a Bottle #3
  • Hyrule Hotfoot #1 (-20r, 509r remaining)
  • Maiamai in tree west of Link's House [45/100]
  • Maiamai under tiles [46/100]
  • Maiamai in tree behind Blacksmith [47/100]
  • Finish Race (+100r, 609r remaining)
  • Talk to Race Bro #2 to go back to Race Bro #1
  • Hyrule Hotfoot #2 (-20r, 589r remaining)
  • Maiamai in tree near Hyrule Castle [48/100]
  • Finish race for HP [12 Hearts]
  • Maiamai under rock in Lost Woods [49/100]
  • Maiamai on wall to south [50/100]
  • Maiamai up top from the cave [51/100]
  • Maiamai in the water to the south [52/100]
  • Maiamai near Hyrule Sanctuary [53/100]
  • Portal to Lorule in the Sanctuary
  • Maiamai under rock [54/100]
  • Maiamai in tree to east [55/100]
  • Activate Graveyard's Weather Vane
  • Graveyard's Master Ore #3 (+60r from Eyegores, 649r)
  • Throw bomb to open portal
  • Maiamai on wall [56/100]
  • Portal to Hyrule (Graveyard)
  • HP in cave [12.1 Hearts]
  • Maiamai on wall [57/100]
  • HP in Sanctuary [12.2 Hearts]

Cleanup (Part 2)

  • Maiamai in the river southwest of Witch's House [58/100]
  • Maiamai in the south eastern pit [59/100]
  • Portal to Lorule in the pit
  • Maiamai in grass on southern ledge [60/100]
  • Maiamai near large waterfall [61/100]
  • Maiamai in the river [62/100]
  • Maiamai near small waterfall portal [63/100]
  • Portal to Hyrule
  • Maiamai on ledge near portal [64/100]
  • Warp to Link's House

Skull Woods

  • Blacksmith cave HP [12.3 Hearts]
  • Tempered Sword
  • Maiamai under the tiles [65/100]
  • Blacksmith HP [13 Hearts]
  • Premium Milk
  • Maiamai under the sand [66/100]
  • Bug Net
  • Merchant Bottle #4
  • Buy a scoot fruit (-50r, 599r remaining)
  • Kakariko cave HP [13.1 Hearts]
  • Maiamai under boulder on right path to Lost Woods [67/100]
  • Maiamai on top of the house [68/100]
  • Portal to Lorule behind Sahasrahla's house
  • Skull Woods HP [13.2 Hearts]
  • Maiamai on the wall of the house [69/100]
  • Maiamai under the boulder on the right path to Skull Woods [70/100]
  • Activate Skull Woods' Weather Vane
  • Skull Woods [14.2 Hearts, Master Ore #4]

Swamp Palace

  • Maiamai on wall south of eastern exit [71/100]
  • Maiamai in eastern pit [72/100]
  • Maiamai in grass behind northern trees [73/100]
  • HP on north house [14.3 Hearts]
  • Maiamai in tree near the house [74/100]
  • Maiamai in far west of Skull Woods [75/100]
  • Maiamai in southern grass [76/100]
  • Warp to Blacksmith
  • Golden Sword
  • Maiamai on the Blacksmith's House [77/100]
  • Maiamai under the boulder north of Blacksmith's House [78/100]
  • Maiamai west of Vacant House [79/100]
  • Maiamai in skull near Octoball [80/100]
  • Octoball HP [15 Hearts] (+50r, 649r remaining)
  • Portal to Hyrule southwest of Octoball
  • Maiamai under the boulder [81/100]
  • Lower Portal to Lorule
  • Maiamai on the wall [82/100]
  • Buy the Big Bomb Flower (-200r, 449r remaining)
  • Maiamai in grass near Big Bomb Flower [83/100]
  • Open entrance to Rupee Bottle Fairy with Big Bomb Flower
  • Maiamai in Lorule Rupee Rush [84/100]
  • Lorule Rupee Rush HP [15.1 Hearts] (+200r, 649r remaining)
  • Open Swamp Palace with Big Bomb Flower
  • Activate Swamp Palace's Weather Vane
  • Swamp Palace [16.1 Hearts, Blue Mail, +4r on wall on the way to a switch (653r remaining)]

Ice Ruins

  • Big Bomb Skip for Swamp HP [16.2 Hearts] (+400r from chests, 1053r remaining)
  • Maiamai in northern pillar [85/100]
  • Maiamai on northern wall [86/100]
  • Maiamai in western water [87/100]
  • Portal to Hyrule on the pillar
  • Maiamai on south eastern pillar [88/100]
  • Maiamai in southern water [89/100]
  • Maiamai in hidden cave [90/100]
  • HP outside of hidden cave [16.3 Hearts]
  • Warp to Tower of Hera
  • Maiamai on wall to far east [91/100]
  • Armos clip to complete bottle quest
  • Maiamai under rock on ledge below [92/100]
  • Ore Mine HP [17 Hearts]
  • Maiamai under western boulder past the bridge [93/100]
  • Portal to Lorule back across bridge
  • Activate Death Mountain's Weather Vane
  • Maiamai on eastern wall [94/100]
  • Go through ice cave
  • Maiamai behind Ice Ruins [95/100]
  • Activate Ice Ruins' Weather Vane
  • Ice Ruins [18 Hearts, +300r between the first two floors (1353r remaining)]

Treacherous Tower (first trip)

  • Reenter Ice Ruins, get Scroll, use Scoot Fruit
  • Head west then north in ice cave
  • Portal to Hyrule
  • Death Mountain Peak HP [18.1 Hearts]
  • Portal to Lorule
  • Head south then south in ice cave
  • +300r in chest on the ledge (1653r remaining)
  • Maiamai under skull on ledge below [96/100]
  • Warp to Lorule Death Mountain
  • Maiamai under western rock [97/100]
  • Maiamai under skull on the ledge [98/100]
  • Maiamai west of Treacherous Tower [99/100]
  • Activate Treacherous Tower's Weather Vane
  • Complete Treacherous Tower Beginner (+200r, 1853r remaining)
  • Complete Treacherous Tower Intermediate [18.2 Hearts] (+800r, 2653r remaining)
  • Complete Treacherous Tower Advanced 1 [Super Lamp] (+4800r, 7453r remaining)

Turtle Rock

  • Portal to Hyrule high on southern wall
  • Maiamai under south eastern rock [100/100]
  • Warp to Link's House
  • Buy all of the items (-7400r, 53r remaining)
  • Upgrade all of the items, get Great Spin
  • Portal to Lorule at Link's House
  • Warp to Turtle Rock
  • Turtle Rock [19.2 Hearts, Hylian Shield, if you have less than 300r, get +300r directly below entrance to main B1 room (353r remaining). skip if not needed]

Treacherous Tower (second trip)

  • Re-enter Turtle Rock
  • Turtle Rock HP [19.3 Hearts]
  • Warp to Treacherous Tower
  • Complete Treacherous Tower Advanced 2 [Super Net] (+5100r, 5153r remaining)

Lorule Castle

  • Warp to Skull Woods
  • Buy the Golden Bee (-888r, 4265r remaining)
  • Warp to Blacksmith
  • Rupee Fairy Bottle #5 (-3000r, 1265r remaining)
  • Portal to Lorule on Thieves' Town portal
  • Lady HP [20 Hearts]
  • Get the bee badge
  • Portal to Lorule behind Sahasrahla's house
  • Warp to Lorule Castle
  • Lorule Castle [Red Mail]
  • Yuganon
  • Triforce

Most Recent Update

May 23, 2015

Changed the portal after upgrading items from the one near House of Gales to the one by Link's House; this saves about 3 seconds.

Last updated 05/23/2015 – tr621