Boo

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Boos are enemies in Link's Awakening.[1] They are directly based on the Boo enemies from the Mario series.

Characteristics

Boo Buddies only appear in a single dark room in the Bottle Grotto, housing the Power Bracelet. Unlike their Mario counterparts, which are typically shy and hide when stared at, they do not shy away from Link and actively pursue him in the darkness of the room. When struck with the Sword they disappear, only to reappear elsewhere and continue their assault. They can only be defeated by lighting one of the torches in the room with Magic Powder; doing so will weaken them and turn them dark as they flee in defeat. At this point, Link can strike them with his blade to destroy them, or wait until they have left, upon which point the chest containing the Power Bracelet will appear.

Trivia

Nomenclature

Boo Buddy's Japanese name, Teresa, comes from the Japanese word 照れる (Tereru), meaning "to be shy", fitting their bashful nature.

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
テレサ (Teresa) (LANS) 
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Buu Huu (LANS)Boo Hoo
The Italian Republic
Italian
Boo (LA | LADX | LANS)[2]
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Other Names

These names, though from official English sources, are not considered Canon by Zelda Wiki as they contradict a name or names from a higher-priority source.
Name
Boo Buddle[3]
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Source
Superseded by
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Boo Buddy[4]
Applies to
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Superseded by
Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch
Name
Boo Buddy[4]
Applies to
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Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch

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References

  1. "You got a Boo figure! As spooky ghosts go, this one's pretty cute!" — Game Screen (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  2. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 168
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening—Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 99
  4. 4.0 4.1 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 168 (LA | LADX)