Beetle (Enemy)

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This article is about the enemy. For other uses, see Beetle.

Beetles are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]


Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, Beetles appear from a hole in the ground south of Kanalet Castle whenever Link gets close. They can be defeated with a single Sword slash, but endlessly continue appearing from the hole.

Oracle of Seasons

In Oracle of Seasons, Beetles can appear when Link digs a hole using the Shovel.

Oracle of Ages

In Oracle of Ages, Beetles can appear when Link digs a hole using the Shovel.

The Minish Cap

In The Minish Cap, Black Beetles appear under Rocks and Grass or when digging with the Mole Mitts. If they grab Link, he will not be able to move until he swings his Sword.

A red-colored Monster Variation known as Red Beetles appear in the Fortress of Winds.


The Beetle's Japanese name, "Zoro Zoro," is derived from the Japanese onomatopoeia for insects skittering around.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ゾロゾロ (Zoro Zoro)
France FrenchEU Grouilleur From the verb "grouiller" which means "moving a lot rapidly"
Germany German Käfer
Italy Italian Zoro Zoro
Spain SpanishEU Zoro Zoro

See Also


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 165 (LA | OoS | OoA | TMC)