Legend of Zelda, The: Ocarina of Time
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  • Defeat Ganon with 1 Heart or less remaining without using Fairies or Bombs.

    932 (829) of 7,428 – 12.55%

    11.16% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.55% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Created by Altomar on: 03 Jun, 2017 23:21
    Last modified: 17 Feb, 2021 03:33


    Comments:
    Searo 26 Dec 2018 02:55
    I think the condition is to not use a fairy in a bottle as I was trying to get an odd number of hearts and grabbed a fairy during the fight from debris and still was able to get the achievement, milk works for changing health from even to odd
    30 Jul 2019 15:35
    BenGhazi edited this achievement.
    14 Sep 2019 18:28
    DrPixel edited this achievement.
    13 Mar 2020 10:34
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    Kryle 6 Oct 2020 08:18
    Does this work if you have the defense upgrade from the fairy? The icon shows a white line around the hearts so I assume.. but don't want to waste time if it doesn't.
    Kryle 6 Oct 2020 09:33
    Alrighty. Can confirm. I had full health before grabbing Master Sword, then I let Ganon beat me down to 1 Heart (with Defense upgrade). Achievement pops during end cutscene when Link and Zelda are in the sky.
    17 Feb 2021 03:33
    DanielARP edited this achievement.
    ReadingTheGame 28 May 2021 21:28
    Espanol: Este desafo puede ser logrado si tienes los 20 corazones. Mi recomendacion es que dejes a Ganon te haga dao hasta que tengas dos corazones. Luego golpeate con la pared de fuego y as reduces el dano para que te quede preciso a 1 corazon.
    RDPateau 13 Nov 2021 23:26
    i think the easiest way to do this is in a 3 heart run with the defence enhancer, ganos hit takes exactly 2 hearts off so just take one hit and finish the battle
    Rampagingtaru 18 Feb 2022 08:44
    If you do this in the 3 heart run. Before you reach the outside with zelda in the steps just keep running into the burning rocks till you have one heart left. Then you can get both done in one go.
    Boomer69 30 Dec 2022 20:42
    Get to an odd number of hearts, then let Ganon widdle you down to one heart. If need be, touch the ring of fire on the outer boundary to aid in getting one heart or less. If you're not confident in not getting hit by Ganon once you have one heart or less, use Nayru's love.
    MINI91 26 Aug 2023 21:26
    Fight against Ganon as you normally would until he gets knocked down for the first time and Ganon and you get the Master Sword back. Now, you can continue to hit his tail three more times first, or you can let him hit you until you get close to one heart. When you know you can't take more hits from Ganon, walk into the ring of fire around the arena until you get Link down to one heart.
    Now, use Nayru's Love to protect you.
    Getting the "Magic Gauge increase" upgrade, is recommended for more protection and more attempts, but not required.
    Don't Z-target Ganon when you get to the second phase at first, just roll between his legs, and then Z-target his tail, or simply just swing at it without Z-targeting. You need the Master Sword for the second phase to finish it and to deal the final blow when you knock him down for the second time. If you see Nayru's Love startting to flash rapidly, just spam the mapped C-button to activated it again as soon as possible, so you won't waste as much time as I did before figuring this out.
    PaddyShade 1 Apr 2024 23:04
    Nayru's Love tip was key here

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