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Not to be confused with Birī.

Biri are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][name references needed] Biri, in some games, are split into smaller variants.


A Link to the Past

In A Link to the Past, Red Biri split from Red Bari when attacked. They pulse with electricity, so Link must wait for them to cease in order to attack them and avoid getting shocked. Biri can be easily defeated from afar by using the Hookshot or by throwing objects, such as Pots, at them.

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, Biri can be found Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly. They float around by themselves or by attacking a Bari, which causes it to split into three Biri. They can electrocute Link on contact, so he must use a ranged weapon such as the Boomerang to attack them. Alternatively, Link can stun them by using a Deku Nut before slashing them with the Sword.

Oracle of Ages

A Link Between Worlds

In A Link Between Worlds, Biri are split into three variants; Red Biri, Yellow Biri and Purple Biri. They appear similarly to their appearance in A Link to the Past, splitting from Bari of their respective color whenever one is killed.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

Cadence of Hyrule

Biri appear as enemies in Cadence of Hyrule, where they can be found in various caves and dungeons. They move to the beat of the music in a specific pattern, where they can only move diagonally in the shape of a diamond unless blocked by an object, in which they will either stay in one place or continue to move between their given set of tiles. They can electrify their bodies for a total of four beats, stunning and damaging Cadence, Link, Yves, or Zelda when they make contact with them, and lose their electricity for another four beats before repeating the pattern.


Names in Other Regions
ビリ (Biri) (ALttP | OoT)[5][6]Same as English.
Biri (CoH)[10]
The French Republic
Biri (CoH)[8]
The Federal Republic of Germany
Zappelqualle (CoH)[7]Zapping jellyfish; portmanteau of zappen (to zap) and Qualle (jellyfish).
The Italian Republic
Cnidiri (ALttP | OoT | OoT3D | OoA | ALBW | CoH)[2][3][4]Corruption of Cnidario (Cnidarian).
Latin America
Biri (CoH)[9]
The Kingdom of Spain
Biri (CoH)[11]
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See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 164 (OoT | OoT3D | OoA | ALBW)
  2. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 167
  3. "Cnidiri" — Navi (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  4. "Causa della sconfitta: Cnidiri" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Italian localization)
  5. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords, Shogakukan, pg. 25
  6. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 145
  7. "Besiegt von: Zappelqualle" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, German localization)
  8. "Défaite causée par: Biri" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, European French localization)
  9. "¡Fin de la partida! Causa: Biri" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Latin American Spanish localization)
  10. "Défaite causée par: Biri" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Canadian French localization)
  11. "¡Fin de la partida! Causa: Biri" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, European Spanish localization)