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Barinade is the third Boss in Ocarina of Time,[2] residing Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly. It is an enormous anemone-like monster that acts as a dangerous parasite to Lord Jabu-Jabu, gradually draining its host of his life energy in order to sustain itself. Barinade is the guardian of the third Spiritual Stone, Zora's Sapphire.


Barinade's introduction from Ocarina of Time

Barinade is attached to the ceiling of the arena, absorbing life energy from Lord Jabu-Jabu through three tentacles, when Link enters the arena. Bari, hovering in the air, are electrically drawn and attach to the core of Barinade, beginning the battle. Link severs the three tentacles that attach Barinade to the ceiling with the Boomerang. Barinade targets Link with lightning from its other three tentacles during this time.

Hitting it with the boomerang

If Link removes Barinade's attached tentacles, five Bari surround Barinade's static core, connected via electricity. If any of the Bari or beams of electricity strike Link, he will take damage. Link uses the Boomerang to directly remove the Bari; they pop into colored bubbles when defeated. Link also uses the Boomerang to stun the core of Barinade directly, following up with attacks from the Kokiri Sword or Deku Sticks.

After Link removes the first five Bari and/or applies enough initial damage to the core, Barinade spins wildly around the room, firing blasts of electricity at Link from its tentacles. The five remaining Bari are occasionally brought close to Barinade's core, and in other cases, the core moves about the arena, extending the Bari in a loose, protective field. Barinade roots itself and unleashes a volley of electricity at Link from its tentacles after all Bari are removed. Link uses the Boomerang to again stun the core, engage a Critical Point, and directly attack again with the Kokiri Sword or Deku Sticks. If Link does not apply enough damage, Barinade will continue to spin around the room, repeating the second half of the battle.

When defeated, Barinade develops purple-pink polyps on its core and tentacles and explodes into green gas, leaving a Heart Container in its remains.


  • In the same way as Barinade, the Orange Arrghus from the Game Boy Advance remake of A Link to the Past is surrounded by a group of Bari.
  • The fighting style of Kalle Demos, the parasitic plantlike monster from The Wind Waker, is reminiscent of Barinade.
  • Barinade ties with the Bari as when Link hits Barinade when it is stunned, the impact will kill the Bari around it.


Barinade's name originated from the jellyfish-like Bari, with whom Barinade seems to have a connection.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
  • バリネード (Barinēdo) (OoT)[4]
  • 電撃旋回虫 (Gendeki Senkaichū) (OoT)[5]
  • Same as English.
  • Electric Spinning Intestinal Worm
The Italian Republic
  • L'anemone bio-elettrico (OoT)[3]
  • Cnidade (OoT)[3]
  • The bio-electrical anemone
  • From "Cnidaria", the phylum to which Jellyfishes belong
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  1. "Bio-electric Anemone
    " — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 165
  3. 3.0 3.1 Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 165
  4. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 145
  5. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 90