Ice Keese

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Ice Keese are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3] They are a variation of Keese that are exposed to the cold, and are enveloped in a frigid, icy mist. Ice Keese otherwise behave identically to their regular counterparts, but are significantly more dangerous as they can potentially freeze Link upon contact.

They inhabit frozen caves and mountains, ice-themed dungeons, and other cold locations. In some games, Ice Keese can revert back into an ordinary Keese when their mists are extinguished. They may also intentionally fly into a source of cold substance, such as Blue Fire, to turn back into an Ice Keese.


Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask

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Majora's Mask 3D
Tatl says:

It's an Ice Keese.
Destroy it before it swoops down on you. I hate the c-c-cold!

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Majora's Mask

You know about the Ice Keese, right? Destroy it before it swoops down on you. I hate the c-c-cold!

Ice Keese made their first appearance in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. They are encountered only in snowy and icy areas, such as the Ice Cavern in Ocarina of Time and Snowhead in Majora's Mask. Like normal Keese, they fly around the area and attack Link by swooping down at him. Coming into contact with one will immediately freeze Link on the spot, damaging him as well as rendering him immobile for a few seconds until he breaks free. Although hazardous, they can be defeated by any conventional weapon in Link's arsenal.

Twilight Princess

Ice Keese in Twilight Princess appear as chilled bats fully engulfed in mist. They mainly appear in frigid locations, most notably around Snowpeak and the Snowpeak Ruins, but also appear in the Cave of Ordeals and the Cave of Shadows in Twilight Princess HD. Ice Keese have an identical behavior to their other variants, but whose bodies are able to freeze Link upon contact. As with all Keese variations, they can be forced onto the ground and stunned whenever Link uses the Shield Attack on them. The mist of the Ice Keese can be removed with the Gale Boomerang, but they can still freeze Link upon contact without it.

Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks

Ice Keese in Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks appear as light blue bats with a stream of icy mist trailing behind them. Like other variants, they simply fly in circular and erratic patterns. Touching one will instantly freeze Link, requiring the Stylus to be rubbed on the screen to thaw him out. They can be defeated by most weapons in Link's arsenal, but long-range weapons such as the Bow are recommended to keep Link at a safe distance. They appear in frozen regions. In Spirit Tracks ordinary Keese can fly into a light blue fire turning into Ice Keese.

Tri Force Heroes

In Tri Force Heroes, Ice Keese appear in Levels of the Drablands' Ice Cavern region. They resemble blue bats enveloped in mist. Like the other Keese variants in the game, Ice Keese will attack the Links by diving at them from afar. They can only be defeated either with the Fire Gloves or by first stunning them with an item.

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry
090 (090) Ice Keese
The intense frost that engulfs the bodies of these bat-like Keese makes them more dangerous than the standard type. They're capable of freezing anything they touch.
Common Locations
Hebra Mountains
Gerudo Highlands
Recoverable Materials
Ice Keese Wing Keese Eyeball

Ice Keese appear in Breath of the Wild. They are typically found on icy mountaintops, such as Mount Lanayru. They can potentially drop Ice Keese Wings when defeated. Upon making contact with Link, they will freeze him.


Drops of Ice Keese

Ice Keese can drop 1 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage

Keese Eyeball
30.0 %

As well as between 1 and 2 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage

Ice Keese Wing
100.0 %

Tears of the Kingdom

Other Appearances

Cadence of Hyrule

Ice Keese appear as enemies in Cadence of Hyrule where they move to the beat of the music. They share their beat pattern with other Keese, always moving on every two music beats. At first glance, their movement is erratic, but they will always pause on one beat before moving onto an adjacent tile, with their bodies always facing the direction they want to go. For every few beats, their bodies are temporarily engulfed in an icy mist, and if either Cadence, Link, Yves, or Zelda touch or attack them while they're in this state, they will become frozen in a block of ice for several beats. However, the mist will eventually fade away, rendering them vulnerable for a few beats before their bodies become icy cold again in order to repeat the pattern.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity


Names in Other Regions
アイスキース (Aisu Kīsu) (OoT | BotW | TotK)[9][10]Same as English.
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
冰蝙蝠 (Bīng Biānfú) (BotW | TotK) 
The People's Republic of China
冰蝙蝠 (Bīng Biānfú) (BotW | TotK)Ice Bat
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Ijs-Keese (BotW | TotK | HWAoC)[13][14]Same as English.
Chauve-souris de glace (BotW | TotK | CoH)[21]Ice bat
The French Republic
Chauve-souris de glace (BotW | TotK | CoH)[11][12]Ice bat
The Federal Republic of Germany
Eis-Flederbeißer (BotW | TotK | CoH)[15][16]Ice bat-biter
The Italian Republic
  • Pipistrello Glaciale (OoT | MM)[8]
  • Pipistrello glaciale (OoT3D | MM3D | BotW | TotK | CoH)[4][5][6][7]
  • Glacial Bat
  • Glacial bat
The Republic of Korea
아이스 키이스 (Aiseu Kiiseu) (BotW | TotK) 
The Russian Federation
Ледяной кус (Ledyanoy kus) (BotW)[20] 
Latin America
Keese de hielo (BotW | TotK | CoH)[17][18][19]Same as English.
The Kingdom of Spain
Keese de hielo (BotW | TotK | CoH)[22][23]Same as English.
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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 185 (OoT | OoT3D | MM | MM3D | TP | TPHD | PH | ST | TFH)
  2. "Ice Keese" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Ice Keese" — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. "Pipistrello glaciale" — Navi (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  5. "È un pipistrello glaciale." — Tatl (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  6. "090 Pipistrello glaciale" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Causa della sconfitta: Pipistrello glaciale" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Italian localization)
  8. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 185
  9. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 142
  10. "090 アイスキース" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "090 Chauve-souris de glace" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Défaite causée par: Chauve-souris de glace" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, European French localization)
  13. "090 Ijs-Keese" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "Ijs-Keese" — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom)
  15. "090 Eis-Flederbeißer" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Besiegt von: Eis-Flederbeißer" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, German localization)
  17. "090 Keese de hielo" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "Keese de hielo" — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom, Latin American Spanish localization)
  19. "¡Fin de la partida! Causa: Keese de hielo" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Latin American Spanish localization)
  20. "090 Ледяной кус" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "Défaite causée par: Chauve-souris de glace" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Canadian French localization)
  22. "Keese de hielo" — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom, European Spanish localization)
  23. "¡Fin de la partida! Causa: Keese de hielo" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, European Spanish localization)