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Pengators are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[2][3][name references needed] They appear as a hybrid of Alligator and Penguin. They can be commonly found in cold regions.


A Link to the Past

In A Link to the Past, Pengators usually reside in the freezing catacombs of the Ice Palace Dungeon. Pengators make their domain on sheets of ice, which aids their assaults and causes difficulty for their prey. They lunge at their quarry at high speeds, sliding across the ice on their stomachs with their mouths open, showing their razor-sharp fangs.

Four Swords Adventures

A Link Between Worlds

In A Link Between Worlds, Pengators appear in the Ice Ruins and the Treacherous Tower, and are very similar to their appearance in A Link to the Past. In the Treacherous Tower, six Pengators appear on floor 14 of the Advanced Level, which Link must fight in order to progress to the next floor. In the Ice Ruins, four Pengators fight Link alongside a Big Pengator, a larger variant of Pengator, as the Sub-Boss.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

Cadence of Hyrule

In Cadence of Hyrule, Pengators, like other enemies, move to the beat of the music. Blue Pengators make their debut as stronger variants.



The name Pengator might be a combination of the the words, Alligator and Penguin.[citation needed]

Names in Other Regions
ファンギン (Fangin) (ALttP | CoH)[5][6]Portmanteau of ファング (Fangu) and ペンギン (Pengin).
The French Republic
Manchot carnassier (CoH)[8]Carnivorous penguin
Manchot carnassier (CoH)[12]Carnivorous penguin
The Federal Republic of Germany
Fanguin (CoH)[7]Portmanteau of "fang" and "penguin".
The Italian Republic
Fanguin (ALttP | FSA | ALBW | CoH)[9][10]Portmanteau of "fang" and "penguin".
The Republic of Korea
펑귄 (Peonggwin) (CoH)[11] 
Latin America
Fangüino (CoH)[4]Portmanteau of fang and pingüino ("penguin").
The Kingdom of Spain
Fangüino (CoH)[13]Portmanteau of fang and pingüino ("penguin").
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Other Names

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See Also


  1. "Pengators slide across icy surfaces on their stomachs to attack." (Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 197)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 197 (ALttP | FSA | ALBW)
  3. "Defeated By: Pengator" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule)
  4. "¡Fin de la partida! Causa: Fangüino" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Latin American Spanish localization)
  5. Nintendo Official Guidebook: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 2, Shogakukan, pg. 142Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords, Shogakukan, pg. 28(ALttP)
  6. "敗因: ファンギン" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Japanese localization)
  7. "Besiegt von: Fanguin" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, German localization)
  8. "Défaite causée par: Manchot carnassier" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, European French localization)
  9. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 197
  10. "Causa della sconfitta: Fanguin" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Italian localization)
  11. "사인: 펑귄" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Korean localization)
  12. "Défaite causée par: Manchot carnassier" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Canadian French localization)
  13. "¡Fin de la partida! Causa: Fangüino" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, European Spanish localization)
  14. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 80