Bits and Bots
Beware these deadly bats, for they lurk in all the darkest places of Hyrule. Aches hang upside down in caves and trees and will attack Link when her gets too close. Some say that Aches are distant, smarter relatives of Keese, ancient bat creatures of the land. Use sword techniques to defeat these weak enemies.
Red Ache (Acheman)
These terrible demons are Ache in disguise. If you spot a red Ache hanging from the cieling, be warned, it is surely an Acheman. Once they land, they assume form and will spit a fireball at Link. Once they attack they turn back into a Ache and fly away. Use a Downward Thrust when it lands to destroy it quickly, or just be quick to dodge the fireball.
The Geldarm lives in the desert and emerges from the ground when Link draws near. If Link gets too close, it will reach to the sky in its defense and grow to be over twice Link’s size! Link can only inflict damage on the top of its head, so you must strike the bottom of it’s body causing the Geldarm to burrow once again before you can get a clear shot of its head or be able to jump over it. This desert creature is pretty harmless, but still watch out for them.
Goriyas are little demons that have existed in Hyrule for centuries. Their main attacking pattern is to use some fancy footwork and throwing boomerangs. Use your shield to fend off boomerangs, and you’ll need to be quick to block in all directions. The boomerangs fly in two patterns: up high and down low. Both patterns are the same: the boomerang will return, and either the initial throw or the return will hit Link, while the other will be too high/low to get him. So if a boomerang initially goes under Link, you’ll need to turn around and duck down to shield yourself from its return. If it’s too high to hit Link, the return will need to be blocked while you’re standing up. Use your sword to destroy them; the Downward Thrust is very effective when you learn it. You can find Goriya almost everywhere in Hyrule, but they vary in difficulty depending on color.
Lowders are little beetle-like creatures that live in caves and deserts throughout the land of Hyrule. They crawl slowly across the floor, but when it detects you it will charge with high speed. They are practically harmless unless they touch you, so use a Downward Thrust or some quick ducking techniques to succeed in killing this creature. Be careful, for Lowders can survive in the dark.
Moblins have also been around for centuries fighting in the name of Ganon. Now that their master is dead, they are extraordinarily angry. Some Moblins attack with throwing spears, and others will charge at you with one. Some actually fight you with one. Use sword combat or some magic spells to send them to their grave. Moblins can be found in forests but they can also be found on some bridges and caves. Their color will tell you how strong they are. Orange Moblins are the easiest to defeat, while Red and Blue types will provide more of a challenge.
Deelers are spiders who live in the trees and attack by the string of their web. The red ones try and drop down on top of you and then climb back up. The blue Deelers drop down to the ground to attack you by jumping. They are easy to destroy with the sword, and when you learn the Upward Thrust you can knock them out as they make their way down their webs. They are not particularly dangerous, but they come from above, so watch out!
A Moby is similar to an eagle, but it serves under the power of Ganon. They will dive from the sky to attack you. They are very fast and tend to be not so strong, but they’ll steal some of your hard-earned experience points if they get you. Use a well-timed Upward Thrust or some powerful magic to destroy them while still in midair. Be careful, however, for Mobys tend to travel in small groups.
An Octorok is a big octopus-like creature who spits rocks from its snout. Link can use his shield for defense against the stones. There are two types. One type stays in one spot and spits rocks when it jumps. The second type can move around on the ground, and can spit rocks when it jumps as well as when it’s on the ground. They live in caves, swamps and in the desert, but can be find on other places too. Use a Downward Thrust to destroy them quickly and effectively.
Dairas are monstrous crocodiles who attack you with an strong ax, and one of the toughest enemies you’ll encounter. The red Daira will throw several axes at Link and very hard to defeat at early levels, while the weaker orange Dairas will keep its ax in it grasp and hack away at Link. They live mostly in Death mountain and in the graveyards. Dairas have some of the strongest armor in the game, so you must be very careful to memorize attack patterns in order to sneak sword swipes in. If you are in a dire situation use magic to destroy them quickly, and early on you may be able to avoid them with the help of the Jump spell. Once you learn the Downward Thrust, you’ll be able to defeat them far more easily.
The Moa are deadly spirits flying across the graveyards of Hyrule and look like a flying eyeball. There are a few different types. The orange ones around found in palaces and fly around fast and drop fire. Some red ones move slowly and stop a lot. You can only hurt them when their eyes are open. The other red ones fly back and forth in a pack, and can often get in the way. The blue ones are invisible, so you’ll need to have the Cross before you can see them. They tend to fly backwards and fowards at or near Link and they’re pretty fast. All Moas also make you lose experience if they hit you.
Ironknuckles are vicious knights who guard the palaces. Ironknuckles are armed with sword and shield, and their armor is the finest in Hyrule. The orange ones are not so good with weapons, but the red ones are very good with their sword and shield and very hard to beat. The blue Ironknuckles shoot beams from their sword and they attack extremely fast, but they are not so good with their shield techniques. You must use jumping and slashing techniques to trick the Ironknuckles into lowering their shield.
The Myu are very small creatures with thorns for defense. Since they have no primary attack, their only way to harm Link is to touch him. Use the downward thrust to eliminate them extremely easily. Myu live in caves and in the palaces of Hyrule, and they often are found near cliffs and pits. If you are feeling lazy, Thunder magic will obliterate them!
Stalfos are skeleton warriors armed with a sword and shield that have inhabited the kingdom of Hyrule since creation. Stalfos are similar to Ironknuckles but are not so good with their shields. Some of them can jump and attack Link with a downward thrust, so be careful. Use ducking techniques to get a good shot at their legs when they aren’t guarding themselves.
Mace Throwers have been described as big jumping monsters that are extremely trigger-happy. These creatures will throw a string a maces in front of themselves, making it impossible for Link to walk up and stab them. However, when they jump there will be a small gap between maces, enabling Link to get close and slash them.
Tinsuits are warriors that have been doomed to run through the halls of the palaces forever. Since these creatures are ghosts, they will steal experience points from Link if touched. Fortunately, they are incredibly easy to defeat, because of their weak tin armor. One slash from your sword should suffice.
Megmats are some of the oddest creatures found in Hyrule. They will jump around trying to land on top of you, so be quick on your feet. Megmats are easy to kill, however, so a strike or two with your sword will be sufficient. These hopping creatures are mostly found in forests and caves. They aren’t a danger, just watch your head!
The Bago-Bago are flying skeleton fish that attack by spitting rocks and slamming themselves into you. These fish steal experience and can be found in several places, in caves, on bridges, and in some palaces. Legend says that there are more powerful types that will shoot fire from its mouth. Such that could only be found in the great palace.
Boon are gargantuan bees that attack by dropping stones onto Link’s head. These monsters are weak but extremely annoying. Use the Upward Thrust to eliminate them, or just try to avoid them. Boon are found in swamps and deserts, and can often travel in groups. If it gets too overwhelming for Link, use the Spell magic to turn them all into Bits.
Lizardmen live only in Eastern Hyrule and are found in caves and palaces. There are a few types: orange, which fights with a spear, red, which uses an axe, and blue, which throws its axes. There are also some that attack by throwing rocks over tall fences. Some also have a shield to protect themselves. These are very tough enemies and can be found even in the most dire of situations. Be careful and use sword to techniques to destroy them.
Armored Stalfos with more power than regular Stalfos, but with less power than Iron Knuckles. They dodge your sword attacks with their shield, and are known to jump high distances. With all of this, Stalfos Knights are able to use the down thrust ability. Link must dispose of these as he would any other warrior, with his sword.
Fokka are ferocious bird knights living in the Great Palace, Link’s final destination. They jump around at incredible speeds and attack by shooting beams from its sword. Use the upward thrust when they are jumping over you and you should be able to land a few good shots. Be careful, these are the fastest knights in Hyrule.
The Wizzrobes attack you with magic spells, and have been around for centuries. No form of weaponry can defeat them, instead Link must use the Reflect spell to bounce back their spells. This is the only way to eliminate them. They are tricky, however, because they can suddenly vanish at any given time. Be patient and luck will assist you.
These crafty spell-casters are magicians that attack with fire spells. Like the Wizzrobes, they will disappear and reappear constantly. However, unlike Wizzrobes, these foes can be defeated with your sword. Stand stationary until once appears near you, then use your Downward Thrust to do some damage fast. Repeat this process until you destroy them.
Doomknockers are mysterious creatures, but can be deadly. Very similar to Mace Throwers, Doomknockers will throw a string of hammers. Try your best to jump over the hammers and attack it by using a Downward Thrust. Doomknockers aren’t extremely threatening, but they have a lot of armor. Sometimes it is best to just avoid them.
Rope are mythical snakes with terrible tempers. Like Octoroks, Rope and known to remain in one spot and jump to spit fireballs at you. These monsters are not dangerous, but sometimes there are several in one area. If you encounter a Rope, use your Downward Thrust to eliminate them quite effortlessly. Be careful, Red Rope are more powerful than the blue ones!
These enchanted statues of dragon heads can be quite a pest. They steal experience points if they touch you, so watch out!. These statues will fly through the air in a wave pattern (like a sine wave). Use this to your advantage and try to use your Downward Thrust. Upward Thrusts also work pretty well against them!
These flying heads are much more tame than the flying dragon heads. Wolf heads move slowly (in a square wave patter), but will fire projectiles at Link. These are much easier to slash at with your sword because of their speed. If there are a ton of Wolf heads in the area, it would be wise to use your thunder spell to quickly dispose of them.
The Skettlar have been described as scorpions with extremely hard skin. They attack by shooting fireballs at you, which Link can’t block with his normal shield. Cast the Reflect spell to make your shield stronger. They can only be eliminated when his eyes are open. They’re mainly found in the deserts toward the end of the game, so try and avoid getting into battle scenes here.