White Wolfos

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White Wolfos are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[2][3][name references needed]


Ocarina of Time

White Wolfos are white, wolf-like creatures. They are larger than their normal Wolfos counterparts, and are generally only found in icy climates such as the Ice Cavern. White Wolfos run around on their four legs but occasionally stop to attack with their front two claws. Their method of attack is to circle around Link before rushing in to strike. If Link attempts to attack them head-on, they will simply guard themselves. The force from their attacks causes them to spin around and hesitate momentarily, revealing their vulnerable tails.

A White Wolfos acts as a Sub-Boss in the Ice Cavern. Other White Wolfos also appear inside the Gerudo Training Ground.

Majora's Mask

Tatl's Commenthide ▲
Tatl says:

It's a White Wolfos., Lure it in and watch its movements. It doesn't like its tail to be touched...

White Wolfos in Termina are identical to their Hyrulean counterparts. They appear in the Road to Mountain Village, inside giant snowballs in the Mountain Village, in the Road to Goron Village, at Snowhead, and inside Snowhead Temple. When Spring comes to the Snowhead Region, the White Wolfos except those inside Snowhead Temple are replaced by normal Wolfos.

Twilight Princess

White Wolfos more closely resemble real wolves in Twilight Princess. They hide in snow fields and wait for Link to approach. When he does, they will pop out of the snow and attempt to jump and attack, usually in packs of two or more. They may also dive back into the snow to reemerge elsewhere for surprise attacks.

Spirit Tracks

White Wolfos are typically found in the Snow Realm. They hide in snow waiting for Link to walk by, at which point they jump out and attack. White Wolfos tend to hunt in packs, dodging Link's attacks while another counterattacks. They can be stunned with the Boomerang.

Other Appearances

Link's Crossbow Training

In Link's Crossbow Training, White Wolfos appear in Level 8: Snowpeak Ruins: Defender. They inhabit the mountains of Snowpeak in packs, and can be found around the frozen lake and can ambush Link from piles of snow. Similar to their appearance in Twilight Princess, they surround Link in groups and attack by pouncing on him. They appear in much greater numbers as the Level's timer begins to runs out. They can be defeated with one shot of the Crossbow.

Cadence of Hyrule

CoH White Wolfos Sprite.png

White Wolfos appear as enemies in Cadence of Hyrule where they only appear in cold, icy dungeons such as the Frozen Grotto and parts of the Future World. Like most enemies, they can only move to the beat of the music and prefer to move on every second beat. However, unlike other enemies, they can move and attack in all eight directions, including diagonally. Fortunately, they will only attack either Cadence, Link, Yves, and Zelda if they're not looking directly at them.

If any of the heroes does manage to get a look at them, they will change their course of direction and hop away from the heroes, keeping their eyes on them at all times until they turn around or until the White Wolfos moves to a position either behind or adjacent to the hero where they cannot see them. Before moving and attacking, they will always crouch down and bare their long, saber-tooth-like fangs for one beat before hopping onto another tile, dealing damage to anyone who's standing in their way. They share this pattern with other Wolfos enemies.

A White Wolfos pup can be found outside of the Kakariko Shooting Gallery in Octavo's Ode. Octavo can pet it by moving in its direction.


ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
ホワイトウルフォス (Howaito Urufosu) (OoT | CoH)[8][9]Same as English.
Loufos blanc (CoH)[13]White Loufos; corruption of loup (wolf).
The French Republic
Wolfos blanc (CoH)[11]Same as English.
The Federal Republic of Germany
Weißer Wolfos (CoH)[10]Same as English.
The Italian Republic
  • Lupo Nero (Bianco) (OoT | MM)[4]
  • Lupo bianco (OoT3D | MM3D | CoH)[5][6][7]
  • Black Wolf (White)
  • White wolf
Latin America
Wolfos blanco (CoH)[12]Same as English.
The Kingdom of Spain
Wolfos blanco (CoH)[14]Same as English.
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Other Names

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See Also


  1. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks—PRIMA Official Game Guide (Collector's Edition), Prima Games, pg. 205
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 213 (OoT | OoT3D | MM | MM3D | TP | TPHD | ST)
  3. "Snowpeak Ruins: Defender, Pack after pack of White Wolfos are coming for you! Defend yourself!" — Stage Select (Link's Crossbow Training)
  4. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 213
  5. "Lupo bianco" — Navi (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  6. "È un lupo bianco." — Tatl (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  7. "Causa della sconfitta: Lupo bianco" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Italian localization)
  8. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 146
  9. "敗因:ホワイトウルフォス" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Japanese localization)
  10. "Besiegt von: Weißer Wolfos" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, German localization)
  11. "Défaite causée par: Wolfos blanc" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, European French localization)
  12. "¡Fin de la partida! Causa: Wolfos blanco" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Latin American Spanish localization)
  13. "Défaite causée par: Loufos blanc" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Canadian French localization)
  14. "¡Fin de la partida! Causa: Wolfos blanco" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, European Spanish localization)
  15. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time—Prima's Official Strategy Guide, Prima Games, pg. 74