Blue Bubble

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

Characteristics

The Legend of Zelda

As a variant of the Bubble, Blue Bubbles are animated Skulls that appear in the Second Quest of The Legend of Zelda. They can be found in Level 4, Level 5, Level 6, Level 7, Level 8, and Level 9. Like Bubbles, they move in erratic patterns and are invincible to all attacks. When touched, Blue Bubbles do not inflict damage to Link and will instead dispel the curse that disables Link from using his Sword after touching a Red Bubble.[2] Because this is one of the only ways for Link to end a curse from a Red Bubble (other than drinking a Life Potion or visiting a Great Fairy in the Overworld), Blue Bubbles are often found near Red Bubbles.

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, Blue Bubbles are animated skulls surrounded by blue fire. They can be found in the Forest Temple, hovering in place in certain rooms. If Link approaches them, they will aggressively fly toward him. Their flames act as a barrier that protects them from most attacks. Link can defend himself with a Shield to extinguish their flame and knock them to the ground.[3] On the ground, they helplessly hop around and attempt to escape Link while vulnerable. If Link places a Bomb near a Blue Bubble, they will be attracted to it, circling around the Bomb until it explodes.

Majora's Mask

Tatl's Commenthide ▲
Tatl says:

That's a Blue Bubble!
Quick! Run! Don't let it curse you! If it comes after you, defend yourself to block it!

Blue Bubbles in Majora's Mask are animated skulls surrounded by a blue flame. They can be found throughout various places in Termina during the night, such as Termina Field and Ikana. They will aggressively chase after Link if he comes near them, cursing him if they come into contact. If Link becomes cursed, he will be unable to use his Sword for a short period of time. However, the curse can be removed immediately by playing the "Song of Storms". Link can defend himself with a Shield to extinguish their flame and leave them vulnerable.[4]

The Wind Waker

Tingle's Commenthide ▲
Tingle says:

It's an evil Blue Bubble!

Fan the curse away with the Deku Leaf!

In The Wind Waker, Blue Bubbles are floating skulls surrounded by curling blue flames. Blue Bubbles fly around at their own leisure, but immediately chase after Link when they spot him, attempting to catch him on their fire. They emit a cackling laughter whenever they spy or attack him. Their fire serves as a protective barrier that shields them from Link's attacks. These flames, however, can be blown away with the Deku Leaf, causing the Bubble to lose all power as it falls to the ground as a regular skull, where it can be attacked normally.[5] They can also be shot down with the Hero's Bow as well. Blue Bubbles curse Link when they come into contact with him. This sets Link on fire and prevents him from using any items so long as the flames remain. These flames can be instantly removed by stepping into a Light source. Blue Bubbles appear in the Earth Temple. The temple's Blue Fog has an identical effect.

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
  • 青バブル (Aoi Baburu) (OoT)[11]
  • 青バブル (Ao Baburu) (TWW)[10]
  • Same as English.
  • Same as English.
The People's Republic of China
ChineseSI
蓝泡泡 (Lán pào pào) (TLoZ)[15] 
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Tetdoss Bleue (OoT3D | TWW)[13][14]From "Tête d'os" (Bone head)
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Blauer Tod (TWW)[12] 
The Italian Republic
Italian
  • Nembo (Blu) (TLoZ | OoT | MM)[8]
  • Nembo blu (OoT3D | MM3D)[6][7]
  • Nembo Blu (TWW)[9]
  • Nimbus (Blue)
  • Blue nimbus
  • Blue Nimbus
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
Bubble azul (TWW)[16] 
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See Also

References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 169 (OoT | OoT3D | MM | MM3D | TWW | TWWHD)
  2. Nintendo Power no. 1, July/August 1988, pg. 31
  3. "Guard against its blue flame with your shield!" — Navi (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "That's a Blue Bubble! Quick! Run! Don't let it curse you! If it comes after you, defend yourself to block it!" — Tatl (Majora's Mask)
  5. "Fan the curse away with the Deku Leaf!" — Tingle (The Wind Waker)
  6. "Nembo blu" — Navi (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  7. "Questo è un nembo blu!" — Tatl (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  8. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 169
  9. "Nembo Rosso e Nembo Blu
    Habitat: Torre degli Spiriti.
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  10. "赤バブル 青バブル
    生息場所 神の塔
    強い方 青バブル
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  11. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 142
  12. "Roter Tod und Blauer Tod
    Heimat: Der Turm der Götter
    Der stärkere von beiden: Blauer Tod
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  13. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 210
  14. "Tetdoss Rouge et Tetdoss Bleue
    Lieu de résidence: Tour des Dieux.
    Plus puissante des deux: la Tetdoss Bleue.
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  15. 塞尔达传说:百科全书, New Star Press, pg. 192
  16. "Bubble roja y bubble azul
    Hábitat: Torre de los Dioses
    Es más fuerte la azul.
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)