Floating Link Glitch

Description

The Floating Link Glitch puts one, some or all Links on a different layer, depending on how the glitch is executed. This leads to some interesting effects that will be listed below. Primarily, there exist two forms of FLG: The first one that was discovered, usually just called "Floating Link Glitch", and "Formation Floating Link Glitch".

The following describes the "normal" FLG:

By undergoing some form of knock-back while one or more of the Links is holding an item above their head (e.g. a bush, pot, rock, etc.) and then using the X button to select that Link while he is still in the air, you can then walk around in the air as long as you're still carrying the item. The downside is, however, that the majority of the time you are still affected by features on the ground, such as hitboxes or objects, water, and chasms.

Using Bombs

Discovered by Zmaster91

One way in which you can undergo a knock-back is by getting hit by a bomb's explosion. While one of the Links (not the one getting directly hit by the explosion) is holding an object above his head, get knock-back damage off of the bomb. While the object-holding Link is in the air, select him with X.

Using the Pegasus Boots

Discovered by Zmaster91

Pick up an object with one of the non-green Links and use X to select green link. Charge at a wall with the Pegasus boots, and while charging press L to summon the other Links. Once you've hit the wall and bounced back, use X to select the Link that is holding the object.

Using the Roc's Feather

Discovered by RikuJerrad

Perhaps the easiest method by which to do this glitch is with the roc's feather. Pick up an object with one of the Links, and then use the roc's feather to jump. Once the desired Link is in the air, use X to switch to him.

Note: Anything that can cause damage knockback will be able to cause this glitch (similar to how the bomb works). So the firerod can also be used for this glitch.

Off Recoil

Discovered by Yadra121

When experiencing recoil while doing a Jump Slash, FLG is active as long as you keep moving.

This is a very weak form of FLG due to the minor height difference.

Formation FLG

In contrast to FLG, there also exists a form of FLG that affects more than one, or all Links and lets you walk around in formation while FLG is active. The differences seem negligible, except that you can still fight with a sword while using Formation FLG.

Off a Jump Slash

Discovered by Yadra121

Using this method, you simply need at least Green to carry an item and then, just as soon as you start a jump slash with any other Link, reunite with any C-Formation. Any Link that does not carry an item can use his sword like always. This can be used to fight difficult enemies, but is not really utilized in the current run since there exist faster strategies. Dropping the item(s) will nullify the effect of FLG immediately.

Using the Roc's Feather

Discovered by Yadra121

Again, you want at least Green Link to carry an item and then switch to a Link without an item. Simply jump with said Link and hold the C-Stick in desired direction. As you hit the ground again, the Links will reunite, with Formation FLG active.

Last updated 10/02/2015 – Yadra121