Sea Urchin

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Sea Urchins are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][note 1]


Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, they appear on Toronbo Shores. While they can not move and are not actively aggressive, they will damage Link if he touches them. He must push them out of the way using his Shield in order to reach his washed up Sword.[3] He can then use his Sword to destroy them with a single hit.

Four Swords Adventures

In Four Swords Adventures, the four Links cannot push or destroy them with any weapons. Instead, they are forced to either simply avoid them, or defeat other enemies in the area in order to make them disappear.

Other Appearances

Link's Awakening (Cagiva)

A Sea Urchin from the manga

A single Sea Urchin is seen on Toronbo Shores blocking the access to Link's Sword. Being chased by Octoroks, Link dashes and bounces off the Sea Urchin using his Shield to reach his Sword.

Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker 2

Sea Urchins are seen in Super Mario Maker and its sequel where they can be placed in the Super Mario World underwater level style, replacing the Spike Traps. Their names are only shown in Super Mario Maker 2.



ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
The Federal Republic of Germany
Seeigel (LANS)Sea Urchin
The Italian Republic
  • Riccio Marino (LA | LADX | FSA)[4]
  • Riccio di mare (LANS)
  • Sea Urchin
  • Sea urchin
The Russian Federation
N/A (FSA) 
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  1. This enemy is also referred to as Spiny Urchins in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America.[2] However, as Encyclopedia supersedes the guide, this term is not considered Canon.


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 202 (LA | FSA)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 21
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 95
  4. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 202