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Wolfos are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.(OoT | MM | HW)[1][2][3][4][name references needed] Wolfos go unnamed in the Ocarina of Time manga by Akira Himekawa.

Characteristics

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Majora's Mask 3D
Tatl says:

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

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Majora's Mask

So you don't know about the Wolfos? Lure it in and watch its movements. It doesn't like its tail to be touched...

Wolfos appear in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. In terms of appearance, Wolfos are grey, anthropomorphic wolf-like creatures with green eyes that commonly appear in forest environments. Their counterpart is the White Wolfos, which is much larger and only appears in cold and snowy surroundings. In Ocarina of Time, Wolfos appear in the Sacred Forest Meadow, the Forest Temple, the Spirit Temple and Ganon's Castle. In Majora's Mask, they appear near the Southern Swamp and replace the White Wolfos of Snowhead after spring is returned to the mountain. A single Wolfos also appears in Sakon's Hideout as part of the mechanism that protects the Sun Mask.

Wolfos will emerge from the ground when approached. They fight in direct combat, and can duck down to block Link's attacks. They attack by circling Link and diving in to strike with their claws. One strategy is to Z-Target them and use the Shield constantly, then attack when it drops its guard. Another strategy is to back away when the Wolfos goes to attack, which will cause its raking claws to miss. It will then spin around, leaving its back exposed. If Link hits the tail, it will be defeated instantly.[5] Another option is to use the Hookshot or a Deku Nut to stun it, and then attack at will.

Other Appearances

Ocarina of Time (Himekawa)

Wolfos appear in Ocarina of Time manga by Akira Himekawa, fighting Link and Mido in the Forest Temple. More are also seen as minions of the Baku Tree.

Hyrule Warriors

Though they do not appear physically, Crossbows in Hyrule Warriors are traditionally used to ward Wolfos away from flocks of Cuccos.[4]

Cadence of Hyrule

Wolfos appear as enemies in Cadence of Hyrule where they can be found in forested areas and dungeons. Like most enemies, they can only move to the beat of the music and move every two music beats. However, they can move and attack in all eight directions, including diagonally, which can make fighting large packs of them dangerous. In fact, a large pack of Wolfos does appear within a section of the Lost Woods along with a single Black Wolfos, the latter of which always spawning near the exit where the heroes are supposed to go in order to reach the Lost Swamp.

Fortunately, they will only attack Cadence, Link, Yves, and Zelda if they're not looking directly at them. When they do look at the Wolfos, 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 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 species, such as the White Wolfos and Red Wolfos. Their movement pattern is based on the Hellhound enemies from Crypt of the NecroDancer.

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
ウルフォス (Urufosu) (OoT)[10]Same as English.
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Wolfos (CoH)[12]
Canada
FrenchCA
Loufos (CoH)[14]Corruption of louf (wolf).
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Wolfos (CoH)[11]
The Italian Republic
Italian
  • Lupo Nero (OoT | MM)[7]
  • Lupo nero (OoT3D | MM3D)[8][9]
  • Lupo (CoH)[6]
  • Black Wolf
  • Black wolf
  • Wolf
Latin America
SpanishLA
Wolfos (CoH)[13]
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
Wolfos (CoH)[15]
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References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 213 (OoT | OoT3D | MM | MM3D)
  2. "Two crossbows normally used to protect Cuccos from Wolfos. Use the Strong Attack to fire continuously, or hold down [Y] after a Combo Attack to fire bomb arrows!" — Check Combos (Hyrule Warriors)
  3. "Two crossbows normally used to protect Cuccos from Wolfos. Use the Strong Attack to fire continuously, or hold down [Y] after a Combo Attack to fire bomb arrows!" — Check Combos (Hyrule Warriors Legends)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Two crossbows normally used to protect Cuccos from Wolfos. Use the Strong Attack to fire continuously, or hold down Y Button after a Combo Attack to fire bomb arrows!" — Battle Results (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  5. "So you don't know about the Wolfos? Lure it in and watch its movements. It doesn't like its tail to be touched..." — Tatl (Majora's Mask)
  6. "Causa della sconfitta: Lupo" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Italian localization)
  7. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 213
  8. "Lupo nero" — Navi (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  9. "Questo è un lupo nero." — Tatl (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  10. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 142
  11. "Besiegt von: Wolfos" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, German localization)
  12. "Défaite causée par: Wolfos" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, European French localization)
  13. "¡Fin de la partida! Causa: Wolfos" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Latin American Spanish localization)
  14. "Défaite causée par: Loufos" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, Canadian French localization)
  15. "¡Fin de la partida! Causa: Wolfos" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule, European Spanish localization)