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Monsters are a species in The Legend of Zelda series.(OoT | TWW | FSA | TMC | TP | SS | ALBW | BotW)[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]


A monstrous Remlit beside a docile Remlit from Skyward Sword

Monsters are typically creatures under the influence of Darkness and Dark Magic.[1] Though Monsters can be synonymous with Demons, Demons are born from the source of evil and have the ability to influence, command, and even create Monsters.[1] Nearly any kind of Animal and plant can be turned into a Monster, such as Remlits which are docile and friendly during the daytime but become vicious at night simply because of the presence of a nearby Demon.

Mortals can be corrupted and turned into Monsters. Particularly after death, their bodies can be warped into monstrous forms and their Spirits may turn evil due to the influence of Magic or strong negative emotions.[1] These Spirits can influence the world around them by casting Curses and creating illusions like False Walls to trick people,[8] or they can possess inanimate objects such as Statues or even Lava.[1]

Though Demons come from an unknown source and stand in opposition to everything the Golden Goddesses created, not all Demons and Monsters are evil.[1] Though he is a Demon, Batreaux wishes to become Human and live among people. In spite of this, he emanates an evil force that corrupts the Sky Island of Skyloft, causing Monsters to appear with his presence. It is possible to turn the Demon into a Human and rid Skyloft of Monsters with the power of Gratitude Crystals, which are physical manifestations of gratitude and joy. Other Monsters that refuse to carry out evil simply wish to be left alone. Similarly, Ghosts of people with regrets do not necessarily carry ill will, and only wish for closure to their unresolved issues in life.

The remains of Monsters possess innate properties that are useful for crafting materials such as Armor and used as medicine with no adverse effects.[1]

The Legend of Zelda

The Adventure of Link

A Link to the Past

Link's Awakening

Ocarina of Time

Majora's Mask

Oracle of Seasons

Oracle of Ages

Four Swords

The Wind Waker

Four Swords Adventures

The Minish Cap

Twilight Princess

Phantom Hourglass

Spirit Tracks

Skyward Sword

A Link Between Worlds

Tri Force Heroes

Breath of the Wild

Tears of the Kingdom

Other Appearances

Zelda (Game & Watch)

The Legend of Zelda (TV Series)

Captain N: The Game Master

The Legend of Zelda Game Watch

The Faces of Evil

The Wand of Gamelon

BS The Legend of Zelda

Zelda's Adventure

Ancient Stone Tablets

Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

Link's Crossbow Training

Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love

Hyrule Warriors

Cadence of Hyrule

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity


Names in Other Regions
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See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 98 (OoT | OoT3D | TP | TPHD | SS | ALBW)
  2. "You will need Magic Power to use my leaf. You can find magic jars in grass clumps and vases and after you defeat monsters." — Great Deku Tree (The Wind Waker)
  3. "You will need magic power to use my leaf. You can find Magic Jars in grass clumps and vases and after you defeat monsters." — Great Deku Tree (The Wind Waker HD)
  4. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 270 (TMC)
  5. "Do you wanna play Monster Hunting?" — Tingle (Four Swords Adventures)
  6. "Ah, Link. How goes your search for Zelda? Have you found her yet? What? Levias? Ah, so you've been talking to the headmaster, I take it? If I'm correct, Levias is the one inside the thunderhead. But...that's not the Levias that we all know. That's...a monster! It certainly looks like Levias, but last time I approached him, he came rushing at me! And his eyes... They were full of malice. People change... Or old, wizened creatures change, rather. Perhaps it's more that...he is possessed by something. That's how it felt to me." — Owlan (Skyward Sword HD)
  7. "Monsters" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "What is hidden in the darkness... Tricks full of ill will... You can't see the way forward..." — N/A (Ocarina of Time 3D)