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Not to be confused with Blade Trap.

Spikes are recurring Enemies and Objects in The Legend of Zelda series.(OoT | MM | TotK)[1] Spikes go unnamed in Tri Force Heroes.


Ocarina of Time

Spikes are metallic balls that float around posing potential threats to Link in Ocarina of Time. Spikes appear within the Water Temple. In several rooms, these enemies are triggered to release by switch causing several of them to flow out of a cage at a slow speed, obstructing an entire passage or endangering a room. These Spikes can be subdued with a flick of the Hookshot where they retract into a more dense, rock-like object; another hit from the Hookshot is enough to destroy them.

Majora's Mask

Spikes serve as stationary explosive devices that activate on contact with either Link or another Spike in Majora's Mask. They can be found suspended from chains in aquatic areas as mines or from ceilings as a swinging aerial hazard, mainly in the Pirates' Fortress, Great Bay Temple, the Ancient Castle of Ikana and Stone Tower Temple.

Tri Force Heroes

Spikes are bronze-colored traps that float in water and explode upon making contact in Tri Force Heroes. They sit stationary, even in the path of a moving water current, forming obstacles that the Links must try to avoid while swimming. Any nearby Spikes caught in the explosion will also explode, causing a chain reaction. While the Link should be cautious of this effect, they can also use it to their advantage by remotely damaging enemies or activating Switches, as exemplified in the first stage of Abyss of Agony.

Spikes can be safely detonated from a distance by shooting Arrows at them with the Bow, or by executing a carefully-placed Spin Attack. Wearing the Zora Costume and pressing the A button to Boost while swimming can also destroy a Spike without harming Link.

In Floor B7 of the Den of Trials, a single Keeleon spews silver-colored Spikes instead of Bombs. As they do not disappear until they are destroyed, these Spikes can accumulate over a large area, making the Floor dangerous and difficult to navigate.

Tears of the Kingdom


Names in Other Regions
スパイク (Supaiku) (OoT)[4]Same as English.
The French Republic
Spike (OoT3D)[6]
The Federal Republic of Germany
Stachelstein (OoT3D)[5] 
The Italian Republic
  • Riccio di Ferro (OoT | MM)[3]
  • Riccio di ferro (OoT3D)[2]
  • Iron Urchin
  • Iron urchin
The Kingdom of Spain
Erizo metálico (OoT3D)[7] 
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  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 205 (OoT | OoT3D | MM | MM3D)
  2. "Riccio di ferro
    Colpiscilo quando ritrae le spine!
    " — Navi (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  3. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 205
  4. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 144
  5. "Der Stachelstein!
    Ziele auf ihn, wenn er wie ein harmloser Stein aussieht!
    " — Navi (Ocarina of Time 3D, German localization)
  6. "Spike
    Vise-le quand il rétracte ses pointes !
    " — Navi (Ocarina of Time 3D, European French localization)
  7. "Erizo metálico
    ¡Apunta hacia él cuando repliegue las púas!
    " — Navi (Ocarina of Time 3D, European Spanish localization)