Lynel

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Lynels,(TLoZ | ALttP | BotW | TLoZ (Valiant Comics) | CoH | HWAoC)[1][2][3][4][5][6] also known as Fire Cats,(OoS (Wessel))[7] are recurring lion centaur-like Enemies and Sub-Bosses in The Legend of Zelda series.[name references needed]

Characteristics

The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda Manual Descriptionhide ▲
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Lynel
The guardian who attacks all those who come near Death Mountain. Watch out! He's pretty strong, and Link's little shield can't stop his sword.

Lynels appear in red and blue variations in The Legend of Zelda, with the blue one dealing twice as much collision damage and taking 6 hits to kill instead of 4 with the wooded sword. They can be found around Death Mountain. Lynels fire beam projectiles at Link, which cannot be blocked with the Wooden Shield,[8] only with the Magical Shield. When defeated, red Lynels may drop either a Heart, a Fairy or one Rupee, while blue Lynels may drop either a Heart, one Rupee, four Bombs or a Clock.[note 1]

A Link to the Past

Lynels appear on Death Mountain in A Link to the Past where only 3 are found by the east bridge near Ganon's Tower. They shoot fireballs at Link, which can only be deflected with the Red and Mirror Shields. They can only be damaged with the Magic Hammer, Silver Arrows, a Spin Attack from the Master Sword, or an attack from any of its upgrades.

Oracle of Seasons

Lynels appear in red and blue variations in Oracle of Seasons. They also shoot fireballs at Link. A Golden Lynel appears in the Tarm Ruins during Winter after talking to the golden-robed Old Man. Defeating the Golden Lynel alongside the other Golden Monsters rewards Link with the Red Ring.

Oracle of Ages



Lynels appear in red and blue variations in Oracle of Ages.

A Link Between Worlds

Lynels appear in two variations in A Link Between Worlds, a white-maned type found on Death Mountain and a black variant with an orange mane that is found in the Treacherous Tower. They attack by breathing a long stream of fire that takes three hearts,[verification needed] which can only be blocked with the Hylian Shield.

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry
121 (125) Lynel
BotW Hyrule Compendium Lynel.png
Description
These fearsome monsters have lived in Hyrule since ancient times. They possess intense intelligence, resilience, and strength, making them among the most dangerous monsters in all the land. This is compounded by the fact that they have a natural resistance to all elements. You would be wise to challenge a Lynel only if you're very well prepared.
Common Locations
Lanayru Great Spring
Hyrule Field
Recoverable Materials
Lynel Horn Lynel Hoof Lynel Guts
Link using a Perfect Guard against a Lynel

In Breath of the Wild, Lynels are a strong and intelligent type of Monster that have resided in Hyrule since ancient times.[10] They come in five different variations: the standard red-maned Lynels, Blue-Maned Lynels, White-Maned Lynels, Silver Lynels, and the Master Mode exclusive Golden Lynels. Lynels exclusively use Weapons of the Lynel Gear equipment archetype, of which they are the sole source. The only exception to this is the Lynel encountered in the Coliseum Ruins, which carries a Flameblade when encountered as a Silver Lynel. They are capable of wielding Lynel Crushers and Lynel Spears with a single hand, despite them being two-handed Weapons when held by Link. They can also be equipped with Arrows, Fire Arrows, Ice Arrows, Shock Arrows, or Bomb Arrows.

After spotting Link, Lynels will refrain from attacking and stare him down for 30 seconds, regardless of whether or not he is wearing the Lynel Mask or Majora's Mask. The Lynel on Ploymus Mountain is an exception to this, attacking Link as soon as it spots him. This allows Link a chance to escape before the battle begins. While Link is in view during this time frame, the Lynel will begin to attack if he draws or swings a Weapon, aims a Bow, uses any Runes, or gets too close. If a Lynel loses track of Link and spots him again, it will go back to staring him down for 30 seconds. However, this only happens if Link has not already engaged in battle with it.

Lynels have a variety of attacks, both ranged and melee, such as shooting Fireballs, body slamming, dashing, and trampling. Lynels also have the ability to teleport, doing so to either briefly flee from battle or to give chase after Link. This teleportation is only used when they get stuck on uneven terrain or they are too far away from their territory. Link can perform a Perfect Dodge or a Perfect Guard on most of their attacks, leaving them vulnerable for counterattacks. He can also utilize the Updrafts created by their Fire attacks to Paraglide up and shoot at their head with a Bow, stunning them and inflicting double damage. Every kind of Lynel is resistant to all elemental attacks and the effects granted by them.[10] The only exception to this is Urbosa's Fury, which does not abide by this rule.

Link can temporarily mount Lynels either by sneaking up from behind, jumping on while they are stunned, using the Paraglider to drop onto them from above. They can also be mounted after they smash their Weapons to the ground or charge at Link. While mounted, Link can repeatedly attack the Lynel up to five times with any Weapon without it losing any Durability. If Link's Stamina runs out, though, he will be thrown off and lose a quarter of a Heart. Unlike the Creatures that Link can mount, Lynels cannot be soothed and tamed.

When defeated, all Lynels drop Lynel Hooves, Lynel Horns, and Lynel Guts, alongside their Weapons and a bundle of their Arrows.

A total of 22 Lynels can be found throughout Hyrule. An additional Lynel also appears on the Great Plateau during Master Mode, and two more appear in the Sword Monk's Shrine. Though most Lynels Progress as the World Level increases, the Lynels on Ploymus Mountain, in the First Gatehouse, and in the Second Gatehouse will not do so.

Link can buy a Lynel Mask for 999 Mon from Kilton's Fang and Bone shop after completing three Divine Beasts.[11] It can be used to disguise Link and temporarily avoid being attacked by Lynels.[12] Majora's Mask can also be worn to deceive Lynels.[13] These pieces of Armor will only work for a short amount of time, as the Lynel will eventually see through the disguise and attack Link.

Drops

Drops of Lynel
NormalFireArrowIceArrowElectricArrowBombArrow_A

Lynel can drop 1 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
BotW Lynel Guts Icon.png
Lynel Guts
10.0 %

As well as between 1 and 2 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
BotW Lynel Hoof Icon.png
Lynel Hoof
100.0 %

As well as between 1 and 2 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
BotW Lynel Horn Icon.png
Lynel Horn
100.0 %

Lynel can drop between 1 and 3 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
BotW Fire Arrow x10 Icon.png
Fire Arrow x10
50.0 %
BotW Lynel Hoof Icon.png
Lynel Hoof
50.0 %

As well as 1 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
BotW Lynel Guts Icon.png
Lynel Guts
10.0 %

As well as between 1 and 2 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
BotW Lynel Horn Icon.png
Lynel Horn
100.0 %

Lynel can drop between 1 and 3 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
BotW Ice Arrow x10 Icon.png
Ice Arrow x10
50.0 %
BotW Lynel Hoof Icon.png
Lynel Hoof
50.0 %

As well as 1 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
BotW Lynel Guts Icon.png
Lynel Guts
10.0 %

As well as between 1 and 2 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
BotW Lynel Horn Icon.png
Lynel Horn
100.0 %

Lynel can drop between 1 and 3 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
BotW Shock Arrow x10 Icon.png
Shock Arrow x10
50.0 %
BotW Lynel Hoof Icon.png
Lynel Hoof
50.0 %

As well as 1 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
BotW Lynel Guts Icon.png
Lynel Guts
10.0 %

As well as between 1 and 2 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
BotW Lynel Horn Icon.png
Lynel Horn
100.0 %

Lynel can drop between 1 and 3 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
BotW Bomb Arrow x10 Icon.png
Bomb Arrow x10
50.0 %
BotW Lynel Hoof Icon.png
Lynel Hoof
50.0 %

As well as 1 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
BotW Lynel Guts Icon.png
Lynel Guts
10.0 %

As well as between 1 and 2 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
BotW Lynel Horn Icon.png
Lynel Horn
100.0 %

Tears of the Kingdom

Lynels reappear in Tears of the Kingdom, acting the same as they did in Breath of the Wild with minor exceptions. In addition to attacking Link if he draws a Weapon at moderate range, they will do the same if he draws a Bow at any distance. Performing the Earthwake will also cause them to attack. Lynels will still attack Link if he attempts to draw a Bow despite not having one equipped. Other changes include their charge attack turning more sharply, the accuracy of their aim being dependent on Link's distance, and their lack of elemental Arrows. If Link runs out of Stamina and falls off a Lynel he mounted, he will be dealt its base damage rather than a quarter of a Heart. Some Lynels wear Rock Armor, which absorbs most attacks but can be destroyed by explosions and Crushing Weapons. The appearance of Lynels has also changed, and they now have a Saber Horn and a Mace Horn.

If Link equips the Lynel Mask or Majora's Mask after being spotted by a Lynel without them, it will "forget" that he is in disguise and allow him to approach. This is not the case in Breath of the Wild, where doing the same will cause the Lynel to attack Link when approached (if Lynel spots Link without the mask, it sets the "it's Link" flag, that will only reset if the Lynel unloads or loses track of Link). This does not happen if their rage flag gets set, which happens if Link, a Sage Avatar, or Mineru's Construct have already caused damage to the Lynel. If the Lynel is wearing Rock Armor, it will become aggressive after an attack, regardless of whether or not its Armor was damaged. Lynels also attack if a tamed Horse kicks them.

Interestingly, the "rage flag" is no longer gets set if Link simply mounts on them, and when getting bounced back when swinging a melee weapon from Link blocking.

Lynels in the Depths may also drop Large Zonai Charges.

Other Appearances

The Legend of Zelda TV Series

Lynels in the TV series

Two Lynels appear in the "Sing for the Unicorn" episode of The Legend of Zelda TV series. Before Link, Princess Zelda and Sing made their way to Ganon's lair, where Link must fight a pair of Lynels, one blue and one red. The hero blocks their attacks and then proceeds to zap both of them, with one of them dropping a Recorder that allows them to escape the Underworld later on in the episode. Blue Lynels also appear as part of the Brotherhood of Underworld Monsters in The Moblins are Revolting firing their projectiles a little too early on the Moblin leader's command before Link and Zelda leave for the Underworld.

The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics)

In the The Legend of Zelda comics by Valiant Comics, Lynels appear in the "Day of the Triforce" story. These foes, along with other of Ganon's minions, go to the Water Town of Saria to set fire to the village, as well as capturing and injuring many of its people.[4] When Cassiopia goes to the North Palace to inform Princess Zelda of what has happened, Zelda decides to go to Saria to aid Cassiopia and the rest of the citizens. Upon arrival, Zelda encourages the townsfolk to fight back,[14] and together, the princess along with the Saria people, successfully defeat the Lynels and the rest of the monsters.[15]

Cadence of Hyrule

Lynels appear as Minibosses in Cadence of Hyrule. They have five Hearts and fight using their Bows and Arrows similar to Breath of the Wild.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity



Trivia

  • Even though only three Lynels appear in A Link to the Past, five of them appear in the ending after completing the Palace of the Four Sword in Game Boy Advance version.[16]
  • In Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom, Lynels performing their running attack with a melee Weapon will always remain in front of the in-game camera unless there is an obstacle in their way.

Nomenclature

ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
LanguageNamesMeanings
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
EnglishBR
Lynel (CoH)
Japan
Japanese
ライネル (Raineru) (TLoZ | ALttP | BotW | TotK | CoH)[28][29][30]Same as English.
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
ChineseTR
萊尼爾 (Láiníěr) (BotW | TotK | CoH) 
The People's Republic of China
ChineseSI
莱尼尔 (Láiníěr) (TLoZ | BotW | TotK | CoH)[24] 
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dutch
Lynel (TLoZ | BotW | TotK | CoH)[26]
Canada
FrenchCA
Centaléo (BotW | TotK | CoH | HWAoC)[31][32] 
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Lynel (TLoZ | BotW | TotK | CoH)[20]
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Leune (BotW | TotK | CoH)[27] 
The Italian Republic
Italian
Lynel (TLoZ | ALttP | OoS | OoA | ALBW | BotW | TotK | CoH)[17][18][19]
The Republic of Korea
Korean
  • 라이넬 (Rainel) (BotW)
  • 라이넬 (TotK)
  • 라이넬 (Lainel) (CoH)
  •  
  •  
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The Portuguese Republic
PortugueseEU
Lynel (CoH)
The Russian Federation
Russian
Левр (Levr) (BotW | CoH)[23] 
Latin America
SpanishLA
Centaleón (BotW | TotK | CoH)[25] 
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
Centaleón (BotW | TotK | CoH)[21][22] 
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Other Names

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Notes

  1. If Link defeats 10 enemies without getting hit or teleporting with the Flute, then the 10th enemy defeated will drop five Rupees. However, if the 10th enemy is defeated with a Bomb, then it will drop four Bombs. If Link defeats 16 enemies without getting hit or teleporting, then the 16th enemy will drop a Fairy. After the 16th enemy, Link must get hit and reset the counter to zero in order to achieve this effect again. Defeating Armos, Like Likes, Keese, or Gels will not be counted.[9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 190 (ALttP | OoS | OoA | ALBW)
  2. "Lynel" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Lynel" — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Princess Zelda! Please, I must find Link! We need his help! [...] Lynels, Gannon's Death Mountain centaurs, set fire to my village! Many of my people were captured, or injured!" — Cassiopia (The Legend of Zelda comic, Valiant Comics, pg. 2)
  5. "Defeated By: Lynel" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule)
  6. "Lynel" — Game Screen (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  7. "Before Link could enter Onox's Castle, he had to get by the two Fire Cats guarding the entrance." (Oracle of Seasons book, Scholastic, pg. 52)
  8. "Watch out! He's pretty strong, and Link's little shield can't stop his sword." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 30)
  9. n.a., Forced Drops (web archive), Red Candle, published n.d., retrieved August 17, 2017.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "These fearsome monsters have lived in Hyrule since ancient times. They possess intense intelligence, resilience, and strength, making them among the most dangerous monsters in all the land. This is compounded by the fact that they have a natural resistance to all elements. You would be wise to challenge a Lynel only if you're very well prepared." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Da da...DAAAAAAAA! I've developed a KILLER piece of monster gear! I call it the... Lynel mask! Lynels are monsters that are half man, half horse. They are absolutely vicious. They wield a multitude of weapons with incredible strength and grace. If I was a monster, I'd want to be a Lynel for sure! Actually, I was almost killed by a Lynel while designing this mask. It was one of the best moments of my life... Anyhow.... This incredible mask can fool Lynels into thinking you're one of them! Try it for yourself! It's quite a rush." — Kilton (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Lynel Mask
    Kilton's handmade Lynel headgear. It's so well crafted, it can deceive a real Lynel. Equip it to blend in with Lynels, but don't linger too long. Those beasts are smart.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Majora's Mask
    An eerie mask passed down from ancient times. Wearing it makes it harder for certain enemies to spot you. It's a rather rare find.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "See, how I alone can handle your foes? Stand up and fight, Saria! Together we can beat ALL the fiends!" (The Legend of Zelda comic, Valiant Comics, pg. 4)
  15. "We have won! All hail Zelda!" (The Legend of Zelda comic, Valiant Comics, pg. 5)
  16. Greenalink, Zelda A Link to the Past Extra Ending , YouTube, published Feb 8, 2007, retrieved February 9, 2021.
  17. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 190
  18. "121 Lynel" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "Causa della sconfitta: Lynel" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Italian localization)
  20. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 30
  21. "121 Centaleón" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "Centaleón" — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom, European Spanish localization)
  23. "121 Левр" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  24. Encyclopedia, New Star Press, pg. 191
  25. "Centaleón" — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom, Latin American Spanish localization)
  26. "Lynel" — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom)
  27. "121 Leune" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  28. Hyrule Encyclopedia, Ambit Ltd., pg. 210
  29. Nintendo Official Guidebook: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1, Shogakukan, pg. 128 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords, Shogakukan, pg. 22
  30. "121 ライネル" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "121 Centaléo" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  32. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity pour Nintendo Switch - Détails du jeu Nintendo, www.nintendo.com, retrieved September 8, 2020.
  33. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages—Official Strategy Guide (Pocket Guide), BradyGames, pg. 77 (OoA)
  34. Official The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages & Seasons Perfect Guide, Versus Books, pg. 61 (OoA)