Wind Waker Glitches - Grandma Stop
- After you've obtained Farore's Pearl, go to Outset Island with a Fairy in a bottle.
- Stand in front of Grandma with the Fairy equipped to a button.
- Press the button to use the Fairy and then immediately press Start. (You more or less have to press them at the same time, otherwise the game won't pause).
- Equip any item other than a bottle to the button that the Fairy was on and unpause.
The Fairy will heal Grandma, and she'll say her part about her being a terrible Grandma, then the game crashes. The game is now stuck like this until you reset.
The reason the game crashes in this position is primarily due to how the game's bottle system works. The game checks the button that unloaded the Fairy and, if it's a bottle, fills it with the Elixir Soup. However, since the button that unloaded the Fairy now doesn't even have a bottle on it, there's nothing for the game to put the Elixir Soup into; the game crashes as a result of it not knowing what to do.
If one were to attempt this routine using another bottle as the target item in step 4, even one that doesn't have a Fairy in it, the game would detect a bottle on the button the Fairy was unloaded from and will load that bottle with the Elixir Soup, overwriting the contents in the process.