Yiga Footsoldier

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Yiga Footsoldiers are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3]


Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry
134 (139) Yiga Footsoldier
The lowest-ranked members of the Yiga Clan. They've been dispatched all across Hyrule with a single task: seek out Link and end his life. They're a crafty bunch, sometimes disguising themselves as simple travelers or villagers to get the jump on you. Be wary of suspicious people you encounter. They're very agile and carry a bow and a one-handed sword.
Common Locations
Recoverable Materials
Green Rupee Blue Rupee Red Rupee Purple Rupee Mighty Bananas

Yiga Footsoldiers are members of the Yiga Clan who follow their leader, Master Kohga.[4] They are always hunting Link down, attempting to assassinate him and stop his quest to defeat Calamity Ganon. Yiga Footsoldiers can be found in various places throughout Hyrule, usually appearing disguised as travellers, revealing themselves as Yiga Footsoldiers after Link speaks to them.

After defeating Kohga, Yiga Footsoldiers might also appear out of thin air to ambush Link.[5] They will sometimes attempt to entice Link by selling Mighty Bananas,[6] only to attack him regardless. Yiga Footsoldiers will often teleport around the area, levitating and shooting Link with a Duplex Bow. If wielding either a Vicious Sickle or a Demon Carver, they will teleport above Link and Down Thrust into the ground with their weapon, telegraphing the attack with a glowing red ring of nine Hylian letters. These letters parallel the nine Sheikah letters preceding some of Monk Maz Koshia's attacks.

While infiltrating the Yiga Clan Hideout, Yiga Blademasters will summon two Yiga Footsoldiers if Link is spotted. When defeated, Yiga Footsoldiers will teleport away, dropping their weapon and leaving behind a random amount of Mighty Bananas and Rupees.


Drops of Yiga Footsoldier

Yiga Footsoldier can drop 1 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage

Mighty Bananas
100.0 %

As well as between 3 and 5 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage

Green Rupee
25.0 %

Blue Rupee
30.0 %

Red Rupee
15.0 %

Purple Rupee
3.0 %

Yiga Footsoldier can drop between 1 and 2 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage

Mighty Bananas
100.0 %

As well as between 4 and 6 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage

Blue Rupee
47.0 %

Red Rupee
30.0 %

Purple Rupee
20.0 %

Silver Rupee
3.0 %

Tears of the Kingdom

In addition to their standard tactics, Yiga Footsoldiers may drive vehicles assembled from Zonai Devices. While these vehicles can be dangerous, they can be neutralized by knocking them over and their pilots cannot defend themselves if attacked directly. They also have improved disguises, allowing them to disguise themselves as inanimate things such as Trees and Mighty Bananas or even Princess Zelda. Unlike in Breath of the Wild, they are equipped with Eightfold Blades that have visible Gloom markings.

They will not be hostile to Link if he wears the Yiga Set, as they will mistake him for a Yiga Clan member.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Though Yiga Footsoldier's do not appear directly in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, items resembling the attire worn by Yiga Footsoldiers known as the Yiga Clan Mask and the Yiga Clan Outfit appear as a Mii Headgear for all Mii Fighters and a Mii Outfit for Mii Swordfighters respectively. Mii Swordfighters disguised as Yiga Footsoldiers appear in Sheik's and Zelda's Classic Mode Routes, "Masquerade" and "Wisdom Prevails", with the latter appearance referencing the Yiga Footsoldiers' goal of assassinating Zelda in Breath of the Wild.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Yiga Footsoldiers retroactively debut in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, now having voice acting and are fought both in Gerudo Town and the Gerudo Desert, and several other scenarios. They appear as the weakest soldiers of the Yiga Clan. Two Yiga Footsoldiers are also seen kneeling before Astor in the Lost Woods. On top of that, there is a new variant that stands at about twice the size of a regular Yiga Footsoldier, called Yiga Captains. Each can switch between their Vicious Sickle and Duplex Bow at will and can sustain much more damage; they act as Keep Bosses. Later in the game, they are sacrificed to revive the Blight Ganons after they failed to kill the Champions, causing the Yiga Clan to join their former enemies to take down Astor and later, Ganon. They disguise themselves as Hylian Soldiers during "The Yiga Clan Attacks!" and even slip into their old Sheikah professions to infiltrate the Royal Ancient Lab in an attempt to stop Robbie and Purah from learning the full results of analyzing Terrako.[7]


  • It is possible that the Yiga Footsoldiers were inspired by the Ache from The Adventure of Link, since they both disguise themselves as travelers or townspeople before attacking when approached by Link.
  • Unlike most Enemies in Breath of the Wild, Yiga Footsoldiers do not die when they are defeated.
  • When they teleport, Yiga Footsoldiers are surrounded by nine Hylian letters that represent the Kuji-in. Clockwise from the top, they are:
    • R (臨 (Rin) - Power).[8]
    • P (兵 (Pyō) - Energy)[9]
    • T (闘 () - Harmony)[10]
    • S (者 (Sha) - Healing)[11]
    • K (皆 (Kai) - Intuition)[12]
    • J (陣 (Jin) - Awareness)[13]
    • R (列 (Retsu) - Dimension)[8]
    • Z (在 (Zai) - Creation)[14]
    • Z (前 (Zen) - Absolute)[14]


Names in Other Regions
  • イーガ(だん) 構成員(こうせいいん) (Īga-Dan Kōsei-in) (BotW)[16]
  • イーガだん団 こうせいいん構成員 (TotK)
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
  • 依蓋隊 成員 (Yīgài Duì Chéngyuán) (BotW)
  • 依蓋隊 成員 (Yīgàiduì Chéngyuán) (TotK)
The People's Republic of China
依盖队 成员 (Yīgàiduì Chéngyuán) (TotK) 
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Yiga-bendelid (BotW | TotK | HWAoC)[18][19]Yiga Gang Member
Sous-fifre Yiga (BotW | TotK) 
The French Republic
  • Sous-fifre Yiga (BotW)[17]
  • Sous-fifre yiga (TotK)
The Federal Republic of Germany
Yiga-Novize (BotW | TotK)[20] 
The Italian Republic
Scagnozzo degli Yiga (BotW | TotK)[15] 
The Republic of Korea
  • 이가단 구선권 (Igadan Guseon-Gwon) (BotW)
  • 이가단 구성원 (TotK)
The Russian Federation
Бандит Ига (Bandit Iga) (BotW)[23] 
Latin America
Miembro del clan Yiga (BotW | TotK)[21][22] 
The Kingdom of Spain
Esbirro del clan Yiga (BotW | TotK)[24][25] 
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See Also


  1. "Yiga Footsoldier" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Yiga Footsoldier" — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. "Yiga Footsoldier" — Game Screen (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  4. "Begone, enemy of my maaaaster!" — Traveler (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "I'll send you to join Master Kohga!" — Traveler (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Just take a look at these fine bananas! Buy them up quick before you've missed your chance!" — Traveler (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "I was too careless. This is bad." — Robbie (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  8. 8.0 8.1 "R" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "P" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "T" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "S" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "K" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "J" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Z" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "134 Scagnozzo degli Yiga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "134 イーガ団 構成員" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "134 Sous-fifre Yiga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "134 Yiga-bendelid" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "Yiga-bendelid" — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom)
  20. "134 Yiga-Novize" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "134 Miembro del clan Yiga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "Miembro del clan Yiga" — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom, Latin American Spanish localization)
  23. "134 Бандит Ига" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "134 Esbirro del clan Yiga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "Esbirro del clan Yiga" — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom, European Spanish localization)