Dark Keese

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Dark Keese are enemies in Skyward Sword.[1] They are a skeletal variant of the Keese.


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Target lock: Dark Keese

Found in many locations, these winged monsters are attracted to dark places, such as caves.

They often gather in colonies, are active at night, and sleep in the day. Those who come too close and awaken them often fall victim to attack.

Dark Keese are a skeletal, undead form of the regular Keese. Like other undead monsters, they possess the ability to Curse Link when they come in contact with him, rendering him unable to use his items, including his Sword and Shield. They are mainly found within the Eldin Province, including the Fire Sanctuary, Eldin Volcano, and the Volcano Summit, but can also be found in the Sky Keep. They will drop Evil Crystals when defeated every so often.

Dark Keese appear to reprise the role of Bubbles in Skyward Sword, which are absent from the game. Like Bubbles, Dark Keese share their skeletal appearance and curse.


Names in Other Regions
ヤミキース (Yami Kīsu) (SS)[3] 
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Duistere Keese (SSHD)[7]Same as English.
The French Republic
Chauve-souris des ténèbres (SSHD)[5]Bat of darkness
The Federal Republic of Germany
Finster-Flederbeißer (SSHD)[4]Dark bat-biter
The Italian Republic
Pipistrello malvagio (SSHD)[2]Malicious bat
The Kingdom of Spain
Keese oscuro (SSHD)[6]Same as English.
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  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 172
  2. "Bersaglio inquadrato: pipistrello malvagio." — Fi (Skyward Sword HD, Italian localization)
  3. Hyrule Encyclopedia, Ambit Ltd., pg. 209
  4. "Dies ist ein Finster-Flederbeißer." — Fi (Skyward Sword HD, German localization)
  5. "La cible verrouillée est une Chauve-souris des ténèbres." — Fi (Skyward Sword HD, European French localization)
  6. "El objetivo seleccionado es un keese oscuro." — Fi (Skyward Sword HD, European Spanish localization)
  7. "Doelwit: duistere Keese" — Fi (Skyward Sword HD, Dutch localization)