Early Life Tree Seedling

Discovered by sva, tlozsr, choco, phelfar

Description

Using a specific file set up, it is possible to load both the Life Tree Seedling and the Digging Mitts into BiT. You can then load the Life Tree Seedling onto your file by starting it at the correct time.

This trick skips having to dig up the seedling normally, and allows you to grow the Tree of Life Fruit on your first visit through the Gate of Time. Thus, you can complete the Lanayru Song of the Hero part in one visit, rather than the standard two visits.


File Setup

To perform this trick, you need two different files:

  • File 1 should be saved with the Digging Mitts (or Mogma Mitts) obtained
  • File 2 should be saved in the Deep Woods with a specific tree having been bonked.

The magic tree is the one to the right of the Skyview Temple stairs as you're facing the front of the temple. In speedruns, this tree is usually bonked right before saving to create the BiTMagic file; the BiTMagic file is then used as the second file for this trick.


How To

Begin by activating BiT. The core of the trick is then the following:

  • With File 1 selected, collect a Stamina Fruit.
  • Clear the textbox and cancel File 1 at the same time.
  • Select File 2 and look towards the village pumpkin patch. Fi will pop up with a textbox.
  • Clear Fi's textbox and cancel File 2 at the same time.
  • You will be teleported to the pumpkin patch with the Life Tree Seedling buried in front of you.
  • Select File 1 and dig up the Life Tree Seedling at the same time.
  • Clear the seedling textbox and Start file 1 at the same time.
Video forthcoming

If done correctly, you will restart where you activated BiT. It will not look like you have the seedling, but if you try to plant it at a planting spot you will succeed.


Uses

In the current speedrun route, Early Life Tree Seedling is combined with a BiTSave, meaning your file will start in BiT Skyloft after the trick is performed. The steps for Any% are as follows:

  • Activate BiT outside the Isle of Songs after obtaining Farore's Courage.
  • In BiT, select File 2 to open the academy gate with BiTMagic.
  • Cancel File 2 while running towards the Upper Academy gate.
  • After passing through the gate, select File 1 and obtain the nearby Stamina Fruit.
  • With File 1 selected, save at the Upper Academy statue. DO NOT START. This is the BiTSave.
  • Cancel File 1 and select File 2 to reopen the gate, then run back down the stairs towards the bazaar.
  • Turn left at the bazaar. This brings the pumpkin patch into view and triggers Fi.
  • Clear Fi's textbox and cancel File 2 at the same time.
  • After teleporting, select File 1 and dig up the Life Tree Seedling at the same time.
  • Clear the seedling textbox and Start file 1 at the same time.
  • Mash the A button while the File loads to dig up the seedling again.**
Video Forthcoming

The Upper Academy statue is used in Any% because the next task is to place the Amber Tablet in the Goddess Statue. In 100% runs, the Bazaar statue would be used instead, since the next task is to enter the Bazaar.

**Mashing the A button at the end causes the Life Tree Seedling to properly show in your inventory. If you omit this step, the seedling will not appear in your inventory even though you have it.

Last updated 06/07/2016 – indykenobi