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Boons are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][note 1] They appear as giant flies.[3]


Boons dwell in Eastern Hyrule, often found in plains and swamp areas and on Maze Island. They buzz around erratically, carrying Rocks that they will attempt to drop onto Link. They will also crash into him when flying low enough. To defeat them, Link must use the Jump Thrust or a well timed hit with the Sword. They are not particularly strong, but they are bothersome, especially when combined with other enemies such as Tektites.

Other Appearances

Captain N: The Game Master

Boons appear in the "Once Upon a Time Machine" episode of Captain N: The Game Master. While Link, Princess Zelda, Kevin, and Princess Lana are having a picnic in Hyrule, a swarm of giant Boons suddenly appear.[4] Link and Kevin easily dispose of a few of them; however, the Boons prove to be a major annoyance to the heroes since one of them takes Link's Sword, another two take the picnic cake, and their presence eventually lead to Kevin's Zapper and Power Pad getting stolen by Count Gruemon.

The Wand of Gamelon

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Boons also appear in The Wand of Gamelon.


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The French Republic
The Italian Republic
Buun[5]Simple transliteration
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See Also


  1. Boons were referred to as Killer Bees in the NES Game Atlas by Nintendo of America.[2] However, as this contradicts the name given in Encyclopedia, it is not considered Canon.


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 168 (TAoL)
  2. NES Game Atlas Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 65
  3. "Boon
    This giant fly persistently drop stones.
    " (Nintendo Power no. 4, January/February 1989, pg. 22) (archive)
  4. "Sounds like we have some uninvited guests... Boons!" — Link (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode Once Upon a Time Machine)
  5. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 169
  6. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 168