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A video tutorial courtesy of quo can be found here.

Written route courtesy of Mbrules. Slightly modified by FalcoEagle.

Overworld 1

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  • Intro
  • Smith's sword
  • Get 20 rupee's from chest
  • Hyrule town
  • Talk to Zelda 3x
  • Small shield
  • Deflect nut from Buisness scrub and go to Hyrule Castle
  • Vaati cs
  • Wake up
  • Picori sword
  • Leave Hyrule Castle
  • Go to North Hyrule field
  • Go to Lon Lon Ranch
  • Go to Eastern Hills
  • Go to Minish Woods
  • Activate Ezlo cs (water area before Deepwood shrine)
  • Rescue Ezlo
  • Roll down 3 times and put Ezlo on your head
  • Shrink
  • Go left to the lilypads
  • Go to Minish Village
  • Talk to Festari
  • Jabber Nut
  • Talk to Gentari
  • Go back to Festari
  • Enter Deepwood Shrine

Deepwood Shrine

  • Push statue to the left and go through door
  • Pull lever and launch to the other side and go through door
  • Step on switch and enter barrel
  • Exit via top left door
  • Step on 2nd switch
  • Enter barrel again
  • Exit via down left door
  • Go through another door
  • Launch over water and go through the door
  • Push pot on switch and go through the door at the bottom of the screen
  • Put statues on switches and get the key
  • Go back to the barrel and go through the top right exit
  • Open the locked door and go through it
  • Launch to the middle platform and then launch to the bottom platform and go through the door
  • Pull statue on switch and go through the door
  • Kill the mulldozers and get the key and exit through the left door
  • Go one screen up
  • Jump down and go through the left door
  • Step on the switch and go through the top left door
  • 2 Cycle Madderpillar and get gust jar and equip it (sword and gust jar)
  • Suck the web away and go through the door
  • Go through the bottom door and enter the barrel
  • Suck the web away and fall through the hole
  • Get on the lilypad and go one screen to the right
  • Get on the platform and push pot on switch and go one screen up
  • Follow the path and put the pot on the switch and get the key
  • Go two screens back with the lilypad
  • Go up towards the end of the path and go through the locked door
  • Proceed through this room and get the Big Key and activate and step on the red warp
  • Suck the left web away and climb the stairs
  • Get the rupee's and leave
  • Suck the right web away and climb the stairs
  • Proceed to the boss room
  • Defeat Big Green Chuchu and get the Earth Element and get the HC and leave

Overworld 2

  • Go to Gentari and exit through the left door
  • Enter the Minish house and get bombs
  • Equip bombs and grow (sword and bombs)
  • Destroy the rocks and go to Eastern Hills
  • Go one screen up and one screen to the left (South Hyrule field)
  • Go to Hyrule Town
  • Hurdy Gurdy Cutscene (S&Q after getting the Kinstone bag)
  • Get the spin attack
  • Go to the left exit
  • Show the guard the spin attack
  • Leave Hyrule town through the new exit (Trilby Highlands) (also equip the shield for sword AFTER showing the spin attack)
  • Go down the Ladder
  • Destroy the rocks and go through the door
  • Deflect the nut and get the bottle from the business scrub
  • Equip the bottle (bottle and bombs)
  • Go to Mt. Crenel Base (left exit in Trilby Highlands)

Mt. Crenel

  • Get water in bottle and pour it on the vine
  • Climb the vine and go the cave at the bottom right
  • Destroy the rocks and go into the cave and climb the ladder
  • Destroy the rocks and shrink
  • Go to the green water pond and get the green water in your bottle
  • Equip sword (sword and bombs)
  • Grow and get the red rupee by slashing it and jump off the platform
  • Go the left and destroy the rocks and go into the cave (NOT THE DOOR)
  • Launch to the other side and climb the stairs
  • Equip Gust jar and bottle
  • Exit the cave through the bottom right door
  • Jump in the tornado and got through the other side
  • Climb the ladder and suck away the dust to reveal a shrink stone
  • Shrink and go get the green seed and put it into the hole
  • Grow and pour the green water onto the green seed
  • Climb the vine
  • Go right and roll over the ladder that's over a void
  • Suck the mushroom on the higher platform towards you so you get launched to that platform
  • Launch to the left platform and jump into the tornado
  • Go the other side and climb the ladder and equip shield and bombs
  • Go the right and destroy the rocks and go into the cave
  • Deflect the nut and buy the Grip ring from the business scrub and exit the cave
  • Climb the ladder you came from earlier
  • Go to the left and jump down the platform and climb MT Crenel wall
  • Dodge the rocks and climb to the top of the wall
  • Launch to the left side and shrink and go the minish path
  • Dodge the rain drops and grow
  • Push the boulder towards the other boulder
  • Put the other boulder in the hole and push the first boulder in the other hole
  • Go down the ladder
  • Go down and push the up left block
  • Then solve the puzzle (too lazy to type might add it later)
  • Exit through the door
  • Go into another cave and equip Gust jar (bombs and Gust jar)
  • Launch to the other side and go down the stairs
  • Throw a bomb towards the switch and pick up the right pot (2 pots next to each other) and get the red rupee
  • Exit
  • Go into another cave
  • Solve the boulder puzzle and climb down the stairs
  • Exit
  • Shrink and go the minish path
  • Exit into Melari's Mines
  • Talk to Melari and go through the left exit
  • Grow and enter Cave of Flames and equip sword and shield

Cave of Flames

  • Go through the right door and blow up the rocks with a bob-omb
  • Defeat the spiny beetle's and go through the left door and climb down the stairs
  • Proceed to the Mine cart and go in it
  • Go 3 screens to the right and defeat the Helmasaurs and shrink
  • Proceed to the foggy room
  • Grow and step on the switch
  • Go through the bottom left door
  • Throw the rollobite into the hole under the chest and open the chest containing 50 rupee's
  • Throw the rollobite into the hole under the pots and jump into the tornado
  • Fly over the lava, push the block up, step on the switch and push the pole with the chest into the hole
  • Get the small key and go back to the mine cart
  • Jump into the cart and open the locked door and slash the lever and get back into the mine cart
  • Go to the right and go through the upper door
  • Roll over the rail tracks and enter the door
  • Defeat the spiny chu chu's (you can use the bomb strat) and get the Cane of Pacci
  • Equip the Cane (sword and cane) and use it to flip over the rock and to jump up the platform from the hole
  • Flip the mine cart over and jump into it
  • Push the pole into the hole and get the small key
  • Get back into the mine cart
  • Go through the upper door and climb down the stairs
  • Shrink and proceed through the 2 rooms and grow
  • Flip the mine cart over and jump into it
  • Slash the lever and jump back into the mine cart
  • Throw the 4 rollobites into the hole and push the pole into the hole and slash the lever
  • Go up one screen and right one screen
  • Proceed through the rocks on lava room and get the Big Key
  • Go through the Boss door and fall down the hole
  • Defeat Gleerok and get the Fire Element and the HC and leave

Overworld 3

  • Shrink and get the white sword from Melari
  • Go back outside via the way you came from
  • Grow and equip bottle (sword and bottle)
  • Climb down Mt Crenel and go back to Hyrule Town
  • Get water in your bottle and activate the wind crest
  • Go to Hyrule Castle
  • Take the left stairs and enter the door above you
  • Keep rolling up towards the sanctuary and fuse you sword
  • Split and split again to open the door
  • Go back to North Hyrule field
  • Defeat the moblins
  • Go back to Hyrule town and then go to Trilby Highlands
  • Go down the ladder again and split to move the block
  • Climb the ladder and go down one screen
  • Vaati cs
  • Read the Castor Wilds sign and go to Hyrule town via South Hyrule field
  • Go inside the shoe shop
  • Shrink and talk to one of the three town minish
  • Grow and leave Hyrule town through the east exit (Lon Lon Ranch) also equip bombs and cane
  • Go to the barn area
  • Shrink, go inside the house, get the key, go back out and grow
  • Give the key to Talon
  • Go in the house and leave it at the other side
  • Proceed through this area and jump up the platform by using the cane
  • Jump into the tornado and follow the path
  • Enter Lake Hylia
  • Go one screen down (Minish Woods)
  • Go to syrup and get the wake up mushroom
  • Go back to the shoe shop and get pegasus boots also equip sword and boots
  • Go to Castor Wilds

Castor Wilds/Wind Ruins

  • Go left and go inside the cave blocked by the grass
  • Defeat the Dark Nut in this cave and get the first golden kinstone
  • Leave and climb the vine next to you
  • Follow the upper path once and climb down
  • dash towards the left towards the shrink stump and shrink
  • Go towards the minish path and equip gust jar (sword and Gust jar)
  • Get on the lilypad and follow the path to the end
  • Defeat the Mulldozers and get the bow and S&Q
  • Equip bow and boots
  • Go left towards the first vine
  • Follow the top path to the top right of the map and shoot the eyegore
  • Follow the path and enter the cave and get the second golden kinstone
  • Leave the cave and dash down an push the boulder in the hole
  • Climb the vine next to you and dash down towards the eyegore
  • Shoot the eyegore and jump down from the platform and dash towards the wind crest (don't activate it)
  • Shoot the eyegore and follow the path to the cave and get the third golden kinstone
  • Dash to the right and fuse with the statues
  • Go to Wind Ruins
  • Follow the path until the shrink stump and shrink and equip sword (boots and sword)
  • Go inside the Armos and turn it on
  • Grow and follow the path while defeating the tektites if you have to
  • Keep following the path until another shrink stump
  • Before shrinking slash the grass to create a shortcut
  • Shrink and turn on the Armos
  • Grow and follow the path until another shrink stump
  • Shrink and turn off the Armos
  • Follow the path once more and defeat all the enemies there
  • Go inside Fortress of Winds

Fortress of Winds JPN/EUR version

  • Go the right door and enter it
  • Climb the stairs, pull the left lever and go through the door
  • Climb the ladder and go through the door
  • Go left, defeat the Armos, Split and open the door
  • Shrink and turn the other Armos on and grow at the grow thing next to you
  • Pull the lever and fall down the hole and get the key
  • Leave and go into the middle room
  • Go up and enter the leftmost locked door
  • Go through all of the rooms until after the room with the two traps
  • Equip bombs and blow up the hidden bombable wall
  • Get the Mole Mitts and equip them and S&Q
  • Go through the right door again
  • Continue through the rooms until you climb the ladder
  • Get the red kinstone in the chest to the left
  • Go to the Armos room
  • Head up to the Minish Portal and shrink and go to the leftmost Minish Portal and unshrink
  • Big Key Skip
  • Defeat Mazaal and get the HC
  • Head up and get the Ocarina of Winds

Fortress of Winds USA version

  • Go the right door and enter it
  • Climb the stairs, pull the left lever and go through the door
  • Climb the ladder and go through the door
  • Go left, defeat the Armos, Split and open the door
  • Shrink and turn the other Armos on and grow at the grow thing next to you
  • Pull the lever and fall down the hole and get the key
  • Leave and go to the leftmost room
  • Climb the stairs and equip bow (sword and bow)
  • Go one screen up and shoot the eye and go inside the room
  • Defeat the Stalfos
  • Follow the path and climb the ladder
  • Go through the door and shoot the 2 eyes
  • Solve the puzzle and pull the lever
  • Fall down the hole and get the key
  • Leave and go into the middle room
  • Go up and enter the leftmost locked door
  • Go through all of the rooms until after the room with the two traps
  • Equip bombs and bow and blow up the hidden bombable wall
  • Open the chest and leave and jump down
  • Open the rightmost locked door
  • Pull the lever and roll over the bridge
  • Defeat the Floormasters with arrows and go through the door (don't shrink)
  • Follow the path and put the statues on the top left switch and bottom right switch and equip sword and mole mitts
  • Split and step on the other switches and get the key
  • Open the door and go back to the shrink stone (where you defeated the floormasters)
  • Shrink and go to the door you just opened
  • Go through it and go inside the minish hole
  • Grow and step on the switch and get the key
  • Shrink and leave
  • Jump down and grow
  • Avoid the Floormasters and go one screen to the right and go through the door
  • Follow the path until there are 2 holes
  • Fall down the right one and get the Big Key
  • Jump down and get caught by the Floormasters
  • Climb the stairs and enter the door below you
  • Follow the path until the boss- Defeat Mazaal and get the HC
  • Head up and get the Ocarina of Winds

Book Quest

  • Equip Ocarina and cane
  • Fly to Lake Hylia
  • Shrink and go inside the minish house
  • Talk to the minish, go back outside, grow and warp to Hyrule Town
  • Go to the library
  • Climb the stairs, go outside, flip the jar over and shrink
  • Go inside again and go towards the top left bookshelf
  • Talk to the minish
  • Equip sword and mole mitts and S&Q
  • Roll down and go to Romio & Julietta's house and equip bottle and cane
  • (USA version only) Go inside the mole mitts cave and get the chest after the first beetle which is basically straight up when entering and leave to Romio & Julietta's house
  • Pour water on fire and flip over pot and shrink
  • Go inside the chimney and go to the other house
  • Push the book down and go back and grow
  • Get the book and go to Mama's cafe
  • Push the bookshelf to the left and flip over the pot and shrink
  • Climb the ladder that appeared and go inside the minish hole and equip ocarina and boots
  • Follow the path until the end of the stockwell ceiling area
  • Kill the Pesto near the right side of the room (makes the book appear without having to go down the stairs)
  • Do the Ocarina Glitch on the stairs and run to the right (very precise failing this will softlock the game) Position
  • Play the Ocarina to deactivate the Ocarina Glitch
  • Equip gust jar and sword and remove the dust to reveal split tiles
  • Split and stand on the end of the book to make it fall down
  • Fall down and go inside the minish hole
  • Talk to the minish to activate the power bracelet quest
  • Leave the house and talk to the dog and then go to the carpenters house and grow
  • Equip bottle and cane and leave and grab some water
  • Go to the strangers house and fuse with him
  • Go back to the library to deliver the first book (Talk twice to the library girl to gain access to dr lefts house)
  • Go to dr lefts house and pour water on the fire and get the back
  • Go back to the carpenters house and shrink
  • Go to dr lefts house and go inside the chimney
  • Then go into the strangers house and leave at the back
  • Keep following the path to the fountain
  • Go into the right door and jump up the platform also equip sword and mole mitts after the jump
  • Kill the mulldozers, open the chest and S&Q
  • Go to syrups hut minish woods area
  • Go inside the mole mits cave there
  • Dig until you find a ladder and equip gust jar and boots
  • Climb the ladder and go to the left and dash into the tree
  • Shrink and go the minish path
  • Get to the end of the path with the lilypad
  • Push the book down and equip ocarina and cane and S&Q
  • Get the book and fly to Hyrule Town
  • Deliver the books and go upstairs after
  • Shrink and go to the top left bookshelf
  • Climb the books and talk to Librari
  • Push the bottom left blocks and go one screen down
  • Launch to the other side and go inside the door
  • Defeat the scissors beetles and get the flippers
  • Equip ocarina and boots and S&Q
  • Fly to Lake Hylia and go towards Temple of Droplets
  • Enter Temple of Droplets

Temple of Droplets

  • Go down the platform and enter the room above you
  • Go to the right room and go down the stairs
  • Push the lever and go back up
  • Fall down the hole and push the ice block into the sunshine
  • Get the key and go back up the stairs
  • Ocarina Glitch and go to the platform where the exit is
  • When you get to that platform, go on it, go back off and walk over the walls next to the boss key door (boss key skip)
  • Go to the bottom left door
  • Equip sword and gust jar and follow the path until the locked door
  • Open the door and go inside
  • Go one screen down, step on the switch and get on the lilypad
  • Follow the path until the waterfall
  • Step on the switch and go down the waterfall (with the lilypad)
  • Go down and step on another switch and go one screen to the right (Still being on the lilypad)
  • Get the underwater key which is inside that jar shaped area and step on the switch and go one screen up (and yes you should still be on the lilypad)
  • Puzzle Skip
  • Go up and climb the stairs and fight more scissors beetles
  • Go to the door at the bottom of the screen and then go one screen left
  • Split and push the lever
  • Jump down and go to the bottom right door and equip boots (sword and boots)
  • Follow the path until there is a locked door
  • Open it and fight the blue chu chu
  • Get the lamp and equip ocarina (boots and ocarina) and S&Q
  • Use the blue warp and climb down the stairs
  • Ocarina Glitch and go one screen down
  • Then go one screen left and dash towards the left until you're at a vertically long block
  • Go down until you're at the end of that block and dash left
  • Go two screens to the left and then go one screen up and then go immediatley right
  • Deactivate the Ocarina Glitch by playing the ocarina and jump then and dash up and climb the stairs
  • Follow the path until there is another lever
  • Split and push the lever
  • Equip lamp (sword and lamp) and go to the boss
  • Defeat Big Octorok and get the Water Element and the HC and leave

Overworld 4

  • Equip boots and ocarina and leave ToD
  • Fly to Hyrule Town and go to Hyrule Castle
  • Avoid the guards and equip sword (sword and boots) and slash the grass to reveal a ladder
  • Go to the Elemental Sanctuary and fuse to get the three sword
  • Go back outside and equip bottle and ocarina
  • Fly to Hyrule Town
  • Go to South Hyrule field and step on the sky warp
  • Climb the stairs
  • Ocarina Glitch
  • Climb more stairs
  • Ocarina Glitch once more and climb up the stairs (On the EUR version, walk left and talk to the Wind Tribe elder and head up the stairs)
  • Get fairy from leftmost pot and go inside the tornado leading to Palace of Winds

Palace of Winds

  • Equip sword and bow and proceed through this room by shooting eyes and splitting up to push a block
  • Go on the platform and avoid the Bombarossas
  • Go 2 screens left
  • Follow the path and fight the Wizzrobe and get rocs cape
  • Equip cape (sword and cape) and jump on the clouds
  • Make a very precise jump to the platform that appears at the bottom left of the screen to skip this entire floor (How To)
  • Jump on the clouds
  • Split and follow the path to the block and push it
  • Go one screen down
  • Push one of the three blocks that have a colored tile in front of them and jump on the moving platforms
  • Follow the platform to the end and jump on the platform above you
  • Follow that path to the end until you have to jump up a platform with the cane so equip cane after doing the jumps (sword and cane)
  • Split and hit all three switches and shrink
  • Go down, solve the pot puzzle, follow the path, go inside the minish hole, follow the path once more and grow
  • Equip cape and bow and shoot the switch
  • Get the key and go back to the locked door you saw earlier
  • Jump against the wall in front of the clouds
  • Go 1 screen left and follow the path until the long gap
  • Time your jump with the wind and keep following the path until the clouds
  • Jump up to the first cloud and do timed jumps to cross the gap
  • Also do this for the other gap but you can completely skip climbing the clouds this time
  • Jump on the clouds and equip sword (cape and sword)
  • Go one screen down and defeat the Ball & Chain soldiers
  • Get the key and open the locked door
  • Follow the path until the very end (while doing some easy puzzles and fights in between) and open the chest to get a key
  • Open the locked door and get the Big Key
  • Go back to the Big Key door and open it and jump over an Ezlo text trigger
  • Defeat the Dark Nut and go up
  • Go left when in the dark room and search for stairs
  • Climb them and go one screen up and one screen right and fall down the hole
  • Open the chest and go back up the stairs you went up earlier
  • Go down this time and skip having to split up by dropping a bomb between two of the switches and slashing the other two at the same time the bomb explodes
  • Go left and follow the path until the chest also equip cape and bow
  • Open it and go left and open the locked door
  • Jump into the tornado closest to you and fly to the end avoiding all other tornadoes
  • Go inside the door and climb the stairs right above you
  • Go one screen up and keep going left until you're at the floormasters
  • Kill them and pull the lever
  • Go down one screen and climb the stairs
  • Go the right and destroy the blocks by shooting an arrow to the Bombarossa
  • Open the locked door and climb the stairs
  • Follow the path while destroying the rocks and the blocks until you're at the bombarossa room
  • When entering that room go to the right a bit face the wall above you and jump over them
  • Enter the room and open the chest
  • Go back two rooms and fall down the cracked floor
  • Open the door and follow the maze till the end and jump on the left set of clouds
  • Defeat Gyorg Pair and get the Wind element and the HC and leave

Dark Hyrule Castle

  • Equip boots and ocarina and fly to Hyrule Town (On the EUR version walk down the stairs and leave through the warp on the bottom floor you entered and warp to Hyrule Town)
  • Go to the Elemental Sanctuary and fuse and go up after getting the four sword
  • Watch the second intro
  • Dash down and split to open the door
  • Heal the 2 guards and Potho
  • Equip ocarina and cape after that
  • Go left one screen and two screens up
  • Ocarina Glitch on the stairs
  • Go back towards the DHC entrance and keep going right until you can't go any further
  • Go up and spam the cape to get out of the wall
  • Go down 2 screens and go down stairs when you see them
  • Go outside to set a S&Q warp
  • Go back inside and go up, left and up again
  • Split to defeat the cannon shooting statue thingy's
  • Go up and left avoiding floormasters in between
  • Solve the tile puzzle and go right and down one screen
  • Split and step on all 4 switches and open the chest
  • Go back to the room where you just set the S&Q warp and equip boots and ocarina
  • Ocarina Glitch on the top left stairs and go to the place where you defeated the cannon shooting thingy's and go up the stairs
  • Immediately after going up the stairs go down 2 screens (you can dash over walls) and go 1 screen left (you have to go down a bit or you can't go in)
  • Deactivate the Ocarina Glitch by jumping off the top of the stairs and climb the left set of stairs
  • Get the key and S&Q
  • Ocarina Glitch on the top left stairs and go to the place where you defeated the cannon shooting thingy's and go up the stairs
  • Go down 2 screens again but this time go right (you'll have to go down a bit again to be able to proceed)
  • Deactivate the Ocarina Glitch by jumping off the top of the stairs and climb the stairs
  • Step on the switch and enter the left door that is against the top of the screen
  • Get the key and equip cape (cape and ocarina)
  • Ocarina Glitch and walk to the loading zone of the left most door (don't go in it though)
  • when standing against the loading zone (you shouldn't be able to see link) jump and move to the left in mid air (video when ready)
  • Go up one screen and do the same thing on the left door that you did earlier (you have to roll in this room to be able to jump and this one is a bit harder you'll to gradually push down-left when in mid air but not too much or it won't work you'll get in after a few tries)
  • Defeat the Ball & Chain soldiers and go to through the left door
  • Go up and put a bomb against the blocks, shoot the 2 switches and go inside the door you just opened
  • Go right one screen and up one screen and defeat the black dark nut
  • Go back down one screen when you've defeated him and go one screen to the right
  • Defeat the 2 dark nuts and go up
  • Light the torch thingy's with your lamp and go up
  • Defeat the Ghiny and go right and climb the stairs
  • Get the key and S&Q
  • Step on the blue warp and go up
  • Split and move the block and get the Big Key
  • Blue warp, Red warp, Boss door
  • Jump over the Ball & Chain soldier and climb the stairs
  • Split and step on all 4 switches
  • Defeat the 3 dark nuts
  • Defeat Vaati 1
  • Defeat Vaati 2
  • Defeat Vaati 3

Last updated 07/18/2017 – ToadsWoot