Are you bored of hunting for shrines? Have you ever wanted every single heart and stamina upgrade right off the bat, before even leaving the Great Plateau?
If so, it turns out you’re in luck. Because as our latest video explains, the Inventory Slot Transfer glitch now lets you do exactly that, getting all 124 Spirit Orbs on a new save file in a matter of minutes.
Here’s the video in question:
As well as how to set up the glitch:
How to Get 999 Spirit Orbs
First, get through the Shrine of Resurrection without collecting anything except the Sheikah Slate. You want to avoid getting any clothing or materials here.
Then, get past the Plateau Tower cutscenes. This isn’t technically necessary (and we don’t mention it in the video), but it will save time later, since having to watch 3 long cutscenes again if you screw up isn’t the most fun thing in the world.
Now, pick up a Woodcutter’s Axe and save the game. This is save 1.
Before going to any shrine, and completing it for a Spirit Orb. It should auto save afterwards, which will be save 2.
Next, head to the title screen, and switch game mode.
On this alternate save file, set up 2 IST slots. You can do this by overloading the game with shock arrows and multi shot bows, dropping them and repeating, before holding 2 unique items in the menu. Sell the rest of those items to a shop, then hold a third item and drop it.
Go back to the title screen and switch game mode. Load save 1 (the one where you just picked up the axe).
Unequip the axe, and load save 1 again.
Unequip the axe again, then load save 1 for a third time. Repeat the process once more.
Before loading save 2. Without opening the menu, run around until you get an auto save. This will be referred to as save 3.
Once you do, load save 1 3 more times.
Then load save 3. You should now have 999 Spirit Orbs.
A Small Problem
However, you shouldn’t trade them in just yet. The game cannot handle more than 124 Spirit Orbs at once, and will softlock if you try to use a Goddess Statue at this point.
Get 124 Spirit Orbs
Complete another shrine. Your Spirit Orb count will be reset to 124, and you’ll be able to spend them as normal. Congratulations! You can now get full hearts or stamina, plus most of the rest, without even leaving the Great Plateau!
So yeah, that’s how you do it. That’s how to skip every shrine in the game, and get all the Spirit Orbs you need on a new file right away. It certainly makes things a lot easier for sure, and makes an early trip to Hyrule Castle all the more manageable than it’d otherwise be.
Still, hope you found the guide useful, and we hope you use it going forward. If you’ve got any questions or concerns about it (or Inventory Slot Transfer in general), look for them in the FAQ below, or post about them on our Discord server today!
Why can’t I get every heart and stamina upgrade at once?
Because there aren’t enough Spirit Orbs in the game for that. By default, you get 4 Heart Containers from completing dungeons, and 31 upgrades from trading in Spirit Orbs for shrines. Given you need 108 Spirit Orbs to reach 30 hearts, and 40 Spirit Orbs for the 10 Stamina Wheel upgrades available, the 124 Spirit Orbs available will never be enough to cover that, even with the extra Heart Containers from the Divine Beasts.
Does that mean I can’t max out both at all then?
Nah, not really. Glitches exist for that, like Apparatus Storage.
Can I trade in extra Spirit Orbs?
Not as far as I know. Once you’ve spent 124 of them, the game prevents further trade ins.
This doesn’t stop me finishing shrines, right?
No. You can still get Spirit Orbs from shrines after doing this glitch. Just remember that unless you spent some of those 124 orbs first, any extras will basically just disappear into the void.
Can I skip getting the runes this way?
No. It’s completing 4 shrines that lets you get the glider, not collecting 4 Spirit Orbs. Trading the glider across from another file lets you skip the runes though. As does completing off Plateau shrines with wrong warp.
Is this possible on a file which already has progress?
Sure, I guess. But you may need to blank your inventory with IST overload first, since things like clothing, meals, etc will block this glitch.
Does this work the same as the Korok seeds one?
Yeah, kinda. Only major difference is that for Korok seeds, you can spend more seeds than you’d otherwise be able to carry, so having 999 of them doesn’t prevent trade ins.
What doesn’t Inventory Slot Transfer let you do?
Honestly, at this point? Not much. You can transfer items with it, create super powered weapons with WMC, start a new game + file, get tens of thousands of every arrow type, max out Korok seeds and Spirit Orbs, etc. It really is an everything glitch now!