NOTE: There is always a possibility your game data can be corrupted, so do this at your own risk!
Start a game in the Temple of Time, then gently and SLOWLY pull up on the left side of the game cartridge. If you do it slow enough, the computer will become lagged, Link will jump all over the screen, and the sound will become very corrupted. If you let this happen for a few seconds, the N64's processor will become lagged and the game will lock up; there's going to be a small yellow bar that will appear in the top-left of the screen. When you get the small yellow bar to appear, there are some commands that you need to input on the controller to get the "debug" code to appear on the screen. This will also show the time and date that your particular game was made. Enter these button combos to make the code appear onscreen:
1: L + R + Z
2: Control Pad Up + C-Down
3: C-Up + Control Pad Down
4: Control Pad Left + C-Left
5: C-Right + Control Pad Right
6: A + B + Start
The debug/error code won't be shown unless you push each button listed. Example: in the first step, you must push the Z button while HOLDING the L and R buttons.
First equip a bottle, then go find something to put in a bottle (example: fish, bug, blue fire, fairy, or anything else you can put inside a bottle). Now, hit the C Button to catch the item and hit start directly after hitting C button. Select an item you do not want (Claim Check is recommended) and equip it instead of the bottle you were catching the item with. Press start again and you will see Link still catching the item. Now you have an extra bottle. Do this on all of your weapons and you will have 24 bottles! (Note: do NOT save after doing this or else you CANNOT get your weapons back!)
Pass through objects
This is a very unusual glitch that requires you to interact with the cartridge itself. When you come up to a character or object that's blocking your path (such as Mido or the Kokiri blocking the forest exit at the beginning of the game), you must pull up VERY gently on the left side of the cartidge. If done so correctly, the screen will become a bit fuzzy, and if you move forward, you can use this tme to walk through people and objects that aren't completely solid. This trick gives you access to portions of the game you wouldn't be able to get to until later.
Contributed By: MSuskie.
Let a bug go near a bean bed, but make sure you're not too close. Once one bug goes in, catch one of the other two, and you'll have as many bugs as you need.
Contributed By: meatwad ate a pikmin.
Roll through spiked things
You know those spike things that slide around (like the ones in Ice Cavern). Iff you roll before you touch them, they will pass harmlessly through you.
First you need to get bombs, the Song of Storms,and the Boomerang. Then go to hyrule castle and jump in the moat so the guards won't see you. Drift until you see a shallow corner. Climb up and you will see a tree. Play the Song of Storms. A hole will open up, then jump down. There will be several walls that can be blown down with a bomb. One of these has a gold skulltilla behind it. BE CAREFUL, first kill the bug then stand right in front of the circle that sends you back to the surface. Next, throw the Boomerang at the token and as soon as it hit's the token step back on the circle. You will be back at the surface. If you did this right the gold skulltulla should still be there. Repeat this process until you have 100 or more.
Contributed By: HM Master.
Use the Lens of Truth without using magic
Play the Song of Storms. As soon as you regain control of Link, use the Lens of Truth. If this is done correctly, the white border around the magic meter will not flash and you can have the Lens on without depleting your magic.
Contributed By: Lahar.
Unlockable How to Unlock Fire Arrow Shoot the sun after the Water Temple Ice Arrow Complete the Gerudo Training Ground Light Arrow Beat all the temples, then talk to Shiek
Get a cow inside your tree house
Complete the task listed to have a cow put in your tree house.
Unlockable How to Unlock Cow in tree house. After beating the race at Lon Lon ranch for Epona, race again and get the best time (49 seconds or below) to unlock a cow for your tree house.
Contributed By: tiamold.
To get this unlockable items, you must kill the number of Skulltulas Spiders that is required. After you kill the skulltulas spiders, collect the tokens and then go to the Skulltula House in Kakariko Village to get your prize.
Unlockable How to Unlock Adult Wallet 10 Skulltula Tokens Bombchus 40 Skulltula Tokens Giant's Wallet 30 Skulltula Tokens Huge Rupee 100 Skulltula Tokens Piece of Heart 50 Skulltula Tokens Stone of Agony 20 Skulltula Tokens
Contributed By: DarkLink89.
Hidden Bowser broach
If you look at the broach that Malon is wearing, you will notice that it is actually Bowser's face.
Hidden Nintendo characters in Hyrule Castle.
When you enter the Hyrule Castle courtyard, look at the right window. If you look inside the window, you will see paintings of Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Luigi, and Bowser.
Hidden secret in Hyrule Castle courtyard.
When you arrive in the Hyrule Castle courtyard, look at the left window. Now take out your slingshot, and shoot the potted plant. Someone will yell at you to stop doing that, and they will also throw a bomb at you.
Scarecrow Song Encore
After watching the ending to the game, leave the game on during the "The End" screen. After a little while, you'll hear whatever Scarecrow Song you composed being played over and over again in various forms.
The Bald Fisherman
If you go to the Fishing pond as an adult you will notice he is wearing a hat, if you get it just right, you can catch his hat, he will get mad at you, but from then on you will never see him wearing the hat again.
Contributed By: Xeht.
Free Hylian Shield
When you're a kid you can get the Hylian Sheild for free instead of wasting 80 rupees. First go to the graveyard in Kakariko village and wait for night. Then pull the tombstones that have flowers in front of them back and go down their holes. When You find the right one it will have a treasure chest inside. Inside that is the Hylian Shield.
Contributed By: Coolmoppynix.
Free Masks At The Mask Shop
This won't work unless you've already sold the Keaton mask to the guard outside of Death Mountain. Once you've done so, before getting the Skull Mask you can ask to borrow the Keaton Mask again for free. Once you've done so, leave the shop, go back in and ask to trade masks. You can trade the Keaton mask for the Skull mask (he'll say you have to pay, but you won't) for free! It even makes the sound of you giving him the rupees, but you'll still have all your money. The same works for the Spooky mask and the Rabbit hood, you just have to trade the mask that you sold before it.
Contributed By: ToviNoname.
Get the golden scale as a kid!
When you are a child, go to the fishing pond and start fishing like normal. Keep fishing until you get a fish thatís big enough to earn a heart piece. Instead of going to the fishing owner, go into the middle of the pond. Face towards the owner in the water and hold Z + R (lock and shield). Donít let go and swim and run to him. Once you reach him, talk to him without letting go of Z and R. Heíll give you the golden scale instead of a heart piece!
This allows you to do many things early on. Such as entering Zoraís Domain without having to play Zeldaís Lullaby. Or getting the heart piece from the Lakeside Laboratory (letting you have both the scale and heart piece.)
Contributed By: OniLinkSword.
If you continously kill the same type of monster, you will encounter a giant version of the type you've been killing. This works on Stalchildren, Guays, and Leevers.
Contributed By: gs68.
Infinite money at will
In the past, there is a beggar in the Hyrule Castle Market that asks you to sell him things with C. In the future, that same beggar is relocated to Kakariko Village, which is perfect for arguably the fastest non-Skulltulla money trick in the game.
Behind the old lady's potion shop in Kakariko lies a grotto, and within it, a fish. Bring a bunch of empty bottles to the grotto, then enter and re-enter the grotto until you're able to fill all of your bottles with fish. The beggar will buy each fish for 100 rupees, and you can repeat this process as many times as you wish until your money is maxed out. This obviously works best when you have the Giant's Wallet and are able to carry a maximum of 500 rupees at a time.
Kill Zombies Easier
Play the sun song anywhere where there are zombies. They will freeze and be easier to kill because they won't attack you.
Contributed By: ratdogz.
Make the Sinking Lure legal
This will make the fish you catch with the Sinking Lure be legal, as if you had caught them without it. After getting the Sinking Lure, go to the fisherman and say to him "Let's talk about something else". He will then allow you to use the Sinking Lure, and the fish you catch with it will no longer be noted as being "Illegal".
Note: You will still need to find the Sinking Lure each time you come back.
Contributed By: DSmeansDieSony.
Never Lose Tunic or Shield
To not lose your tunic or shield when you are eaten by a like-like, put on the kokiri(green) tunic and the mirror shield. Since both of these are one of a kind and can't be re-bought,the like-like can't eat them.
Contributed By: gamergirl1989.
If you want to easily catch really big fish in the fishing pond without having to spend countless hours, then make sure you have caught the "lunker" fish as an adult and have obtained the gold scale. Now go to the fishing pond and you will find a new lure in one of three places: 1.) in the feeder creek, 2.) in the grass around the perimeter of the area, or 3.) on the log jutting out of the pond. Once you find this lure, try fishing with it. It is irresistible to fish, so catching a 20 pounder will be no problem. However, if you set any records by using this lure, the fish you have caught will be noted as illegal on the aquarium and at the record board in Link's house.
Contributed By: Felix Arabia.
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