Upgrade Oddities

Information collected by Cosmo and Exodus

Slingshot Chest in Deku Tree

No matter what, this will always put the Bullet Bag (30) into the first Left-Side Equipment slot (child) and the Fairy Slingshot in the Fairy Slingshot slot.

Getting the Bullet Bag (30) out of sequence only makes it impossible to get the Bullet Bag (50), since the prior upgrades will be deleted, and cannot be obtained again.

Lost Woods Bulls-eye Game (First Win Only)

Lost Woods Bulls-eye Game
Item in First Left-Side Equipment Slot (Child)Binary ValueDecimal ValueResult
Nothing xxxxxxx0 00xxxxxx 0 Receive Bullet Bag (40)
Bullet Bag (holds 30) xxxxxxx0 01xxxxxx 1 Receive Bullet Bag (40)
Bullet Bag (holds 40) xxxxxxx0 10xxxxxx 2 Receive Bullet Bag (50)
Bullet Bag (holds 50) xxxxxxx0 11xxxxxx 3 Receive Bullet Bag (40)
Quiver (holds 30) xxxxxxx1 00xxxxxx 4 Receive Bullet Bag (40)
Quiver (holds 40) xxxxxxx1 01xxxxxx 5 Receive Bullet Bag (40)
Quiver (holds 50) xxxxxxx1 10xxxxxx 6 Receive Bullet Bag (40)
Bomb Bag (holds 20) xxxxxxx1 11xxxxxx 7 Receive Bullet Bag (40)

Castle Town Shooting Gallery (First Win Only)

Castle Town Shooting Gallery
Item in First Left-Side Equipment Slot (Child)Binary ValueDecimal ValueResult
nothing xxxxxxx0 00xxxxxx 0 Receive Bullet Bag (50)
Bullet Bag (holds 30) xxxxxxx0 01xxxxxx 1 Receive Bullet Bag (40)
Bullet Bag (holds 40) xxxxxxx0 10xxxxxx 2 Receive Bullet Bag (50)
Bullet Bag (holds 50) xxxxxxx0 11xxxxxx 3 Receive Bullet Bag (50)
Quiver (holds 30) xxxxxxx1 00xxxxxx 4 Receive Bullet Bag (50)
Quiver (holds 40) xxxxxxx1 01xxxxxx 5 Receive Bullet Bag (50)
Quiver (holds 50) xxxxxxx1 10xxxxxx 6 Receive Bullet Bag (50)
Bomb Bag (holds 20) xxxxxxx1 11xxxxxx 7 Receive Bullet Bag (50)

Forest Temple Fairy Bow Chest

If you already have a Quiver, the chest will act like a Small Chest, and will give a single arrow and place the Fairy Bow on the Fairy Bow Slot. No change to the Left-Side Equipment.

Kakariko Shooting Gallery (First Win Only)

For more information about "Grab A," check the Lift the Archery Guy page.

Kakariko Shooting Gallery Prizes
Item in First Left-Side Equipment Slot (Adult)Binary ValueDecimal ValueResult
Nothing xxxxx000 0 50 Rupees
Quiver (holds 30) xxxxx001 1 Receive Quiver (40)
Quiver (holds 40) xxxxx010 2 Receive Quiver (50)
Quiver (holds 50) xxxxx011 3 Grab A
Bomb Bag (holds 20) xxxxx100 4 Grab A
Bomb Bag (holds 30) xxxxx101 5 Grab A
Bomb Bag (holds 40) xxxxx110 6 Grab A
Goron Bracelet xxxxx111 7 Grab A

It is worth noting that even when winning a quiver properly, "Grab" still appears on the A button very briefly prior to receiving the prize.

This is the same map as the Castle Town Shooting Gallery. You can hover into here as a child (the loading zone is still there), and win the Bullet Bag.

Gerudo Fortress Archery Game

For more information about "Open A," check the Ass Chest page.

Gerudo Fortress Archery Game (First Win Only)
Item in First Left-Side Equipment Slot (Adult)Binary ValueDecimal ValueResult
Nothing xxxxx000 0 Open A
Quiver (holds 30) xxxxx001 1 Receive Quiver (40)
Quiver (holds 40) xxxxx010 2 Receive Quiver (50)
Quiver (holds 50) xxxxx011 3 Open A
Bomb Bag (holds 20) xxxxx100 4 Open A
Bomb Bag (holds 30) xxxxx101 5 Open A
Bomb Bag (holds 40) xxxxx110 6 Open A
Goron Bracelet xxxxx111 7 Open A

In order for the Gerudo to appear so the game can be played, the Fairy Bow slot in the Inventory must NOT be empty (255).

It is worth noting that even when winning a quiver properly, "Open" appears on the A button very briefly prior to receiving the prize.

Dodongo's Cavern Bomb Bag Chest

Dodongo's Cavern Bomb Bag Chest
Item in Second Left-Side Equipment SlotBinary ValueDecimal ValueResult
Nothing xx000xxx 0 acts normally
Bomb Bag (holds 20) xx001xxx 1 Bomb Bag (20) to Chu slot
Bomb Bag (holds 30) xx010xxx 2 Bomb Bag (20) to Chu slot
Bomb Bag (holds 40) xx011xxx 3 Bomb Bag (20) to Chu slot
Goron Bracelet xx100xxx 4 Bomb Bag (20) to Chu slot
Silver Gauntlets xx101xxx 5 Bomb Bag (20) to Chu slot
Golden Gauntlets xx110xxx 6 Bomb Bag (20) to Chu slot
Silver Scale xx111xxx 7 Bomb Bag (20) to Chu slot

If you have anything in the Bomb Bag slot and you get the DC Bomb Bag, you will end up with the Bomb Bag (20) in the Bombchu slot in the Inventory, and you'll receive a single Bomb. There will be no change to your equipment subscreen.

Bomb Bag (20) acts like Eyedrops (for Biggoron). If you show him the Bomb Bag (20) at the appropriate time, it will work as if it were the Eyedrops [hi quality vid or just a pic of the bomb bag on C should be here]

If you get the Bomb Bag (20) in the Bombchus slot, you can never get Bombchus again, though you could temporarily keep them if they were already on C.

Getting Bomb Bag (20) to C-Right allows you do RBA for the Water Temple Small Keys Amount.

Bombchu Bowling

Bombchu Bowling
Item in Second Left-Side Equipment SlotBinary ValueDecimal ValueResult
Nothing xx000xxx 0 Bomb Bag (Holds 30)
Bomb Bag (holds 20) xx001xxx 1 Bomb Bag (Holds 30)
Bomb Bag (holds 30) xx010xxx 2 Bomb Bag (Holds 40)
Bomb Bag (holds 40) xx011xxx 3 Bomb Bag (Holds 30)
Goron Bracelet xx100xxx 4 [needs testing?]
Silver Gauntlets xx101xxx 5 [needs testing?]
Golden Gauntlets xx110xxx 6 [needs testing?]
Silver Scale xx111xxx 7 [needs testing?]

Bomb Bag Upgrade in Goron City

Bomb Bag Upgrade in Goron City
Item in Second Left-Side Equipment SlotBinary ValueDecimal ValueResult
Nothing xx000xxx 0 The goron gives you nothing and keeps rolling
Bomb Bag (holds 20) xx001xxx 1 Bomb Bag (Holds 30)
Bomb Bag (holds 30) xx010xxx 2 Bomb Bag (Holds 40)
Bomb Bag (holds 40) xx011xxx 3 Bomb Bag (Holds 30)
Goron Bracelet xx100xxx 4 [needs testing?]
Silver Gauntlets xx101xxx 5 [needs testing?]
Golden Gauntlets xx110xxx 6 [needs testing?]
Silver Scale xx111xxx 7 [needs testing?]

Goron Bracelet from Darunia

If no item is in the strength upgrade slot, he will give you the Goron's Bracelet. Otherwise, he will give you nothing.

Silver/Gold Gauntlets Chest

Opening these chests will override the previous strength upgrade, even if the previous upgrade was the Golden or Colored gauntlets.

Silver Scale from Diving Game

Talking to the Zora after winning the diving game for the first time will always put the silver scale on your fourth equipment slot, even if you already had the golden scale.

Golden Scale from Fishing Pond

You can get this upgrade early as a Child. Obtaining the Golden scale will always put the golden scale on your fourth equipment slot, even if you had a glitched diving meter.

Wallet Upgrades

Talking to the guy at the right after entering the house will give the following results.

Wallet Upgrades
Wallet SizeBinary ValueDecimal ValueResult
Default Wallet - 99 xx00xxxx 0 Adult's Wallet
Adult's Wallet - 200 xx01xxxx 16 Giant's Wallet
Giant's Wallet - 500 xx10xxxx 32 Adult's Wallet †
No Rupees Shown xx11xxxx 64 Adult's Wallet †

† If you have over 200 rupees when you receive this upgrade you can hold up to 500 rupees until you go below 201

Talking to the guy at the back of the house will have the following results.

Wallet Upgrades
Wallet SizeBinary ValueDecimal ValueResult
Default Wallet - 99 xx00xxxx 0 Adult's Wallet
Adult's Wallet - 200 xx01xxxx 16 Giant's Wallet
Giant's Wallet - 500 xx10xxxx 32 Giant's Wallet
No Rupees Shown xx11xxxx 64 Giant's Wallet

Stick Capacity Upgrades

Discovered by ZAR

In the Lost Woods, the entire maze actually consists of several small square map segments that load individually as you progress. If you Bomb Hover over the trigger that would load the next map, and then re-enter the map you just left, the game will make a duplicate instance of that map piece. With this, you can duplicate the bridge map and create a duplicate of the Business Scrub that sells the Deku Stick upgrade, allowing you to get the upgrade more than once.

If you have the maximum upgrade (30) and try to upgrade again, there will be no change. (note: the other Deku Stick upgrade is untested)

Deku Nut Capacity Upgrade

At Forest Stage, you can earn prizes (including the Deku Nut Upgrade) by wearing various masks on the Stage. In all versions of the game, there is a glitch which prevents you from getting this Deku Nut upgrade after you've obtained the Poacher's Saw. This is the the only missable item or upgrade in the entire game.

Last updated 01/14/2014 – Exodus