List of All Enemies | Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch)

This page lists all enemies found in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Remake) for the Nintendo Switch. Click on an enemy's image or name to learn more information about them!

Overworld Enemies

Overworld enemies are found all throughout Koholint Island, but not inside of dungeons or caves. You will mostly encounter them in between dungeons. Enemies found only in Kanelet Castle also fit into this category.

ArmosArmos Ball and Chain SoldierBall and Chain Soldier BeetleBeetle Blue TektiteBlue Tektite
Boarbin (Spear)Boarbin (Spear) Boarbin (Sword and Shield)Boarbin (Sword and Shield) BuzzblobBuzzblob CrowCrow
CukemanCukeman DactoDacto Darknut (Spear)Darknut (Spear) Darknut (Sword and Shield)Darknut (Sword and Shield)
GhiniGhini Giant GhiniGiant Ghini Giant Goponga FlowerGiant Goponga Flower Goponga FlowerGoponga Flower
LanmolaLanmola LeeverLeever Like LikeLike Like Mad BomberMad Bomber
Moblin (Spear)Moblin (Spear) Moblin (Sword & Shield)Moblin (Sword & Shield) OctorokOctorok PincerPincer
PirahnaPirahna PokeyPokey Sand CrabSand Crab Sea UrchinSea Urchin
Spiny BeetleSpiny Beetle Winged OctorokWinged Octorok ZirroZirro ZombieZombie

List of Overworld Enemies

Dungeon Enemies

Dungeon enemies are found in dungeons, as well as caves and underground passages. You will not encounter them while walking around Koholint Island. Typically, they can be defeated much more easily after obtaining the dungeon's weapon.

Angler FryAngler Fry Arm-MimicArm-Mimic BlooperBlooper Bombite GreenBombite Green
Bombite RedBombite Red BooBoo Camo GoblinCamo Goblin Cheep CheepCheep Cheep
Flying Bone PutterFlying Bone Putter Flying TileFlying Tile GibdoGibdo GoombaGoomba
Green ZolGreen Zol Hardhat BeetleHardhat Beetle HelmasaurHelmasaur KeeseKeese
KirbyKirby Mask MimicMask Mimic Mini Red ZolMini Red Zol Mini-MoldormMini-Moldorm
Orb MonsterOrb Monster PairoddPairodd PeahatPeahat Piranha PlantPiranha Plant
Pols VoicePols Voice Red StalfosRed Stalfos Red ZolRed Zol RopeRope
Shrouded Stalfos (Spear)Shrouded Stalfos (Spear) Shrouded Stalfos (Sword and Shield)Shrouded Stalfos (Sword and Shield) Spiked BeetleSpiked Beetle StalfosStalfos
StarStar Three-of-a-KindThree-of-a-Kind Vacuum MouthVacuum Mouth VireVire
Water TektiteWater Tektite WizzrobeWizzrobe Yellow StalfosYellow Stalfos

List of Dungeon and Underworld Enemies


Traps are enemies that typically cannot be defeated with your sword or normal items alone, although they sometimes do have a weakness found much later in the game. They have various moving patterns, and in most cases, you are better off just running away to avoid getting damaged by them.

BeamosBeamos Blade TrapBlade Trap BubbleBubble Flame FountainFlame Fountain
Giant BubbleGiant Bubble Mega ThwompMega Thwomp PodobooPodoboo Rolling Spike TrapRolling Spike Trap
SparkSpark Spiked ThwompSpiked Thwomp ThwompThwomp

List of Traps


Mini-Bosses are found in dungeons, as well as in mini-dungeons completed between dungeons. They do not respawn after defeating them. Inside a dungeon, defeating a Mini-Boss will usually create a warp point to the start of a dungeon, and sometimes leave a fairy behind.

Armos KnightArmos Knight BlainoBlaino Blue HinoxBlue Hinox Dodongo SnakesDodongo Snakes
Giant Buzz BlobGiant Buzz Blob GohmaGohma Grim CreeperGrim Creeper HydrosaurHydrosaur
King MoblinKing Moblin Master StrafosMaster Strafos Red HinoxRed Hinox RoverRover
Spike RollerSpike Roller Stone HinoxStone Hinox Turtle RockTurtle Rock Yellow HinoxYellow Hinox

List of Mini-Bosses


Nightmares are the bosses of Link's Awakening. They are always found at the very end of a dungeon, and must be defeated in order to progress through the game (with the exception of Hardhit Beetle, who is in an optional dungeon). Defeating the first 8 Nightmares will earn you both a Heart Container and one of the Instruments of the Sirens needed to wake the Wind Fish.

MoldormMoldorm GenieGenie Slime EyeSlime Eye Angler FishAngler Fish
Slime Eel]Slime Eel FacadeFacade Evil EagleEvil Eagle Hot HeadHot Head
Hardhit BeetleHardhit Beetle Shadow NightmareShadow Nightmare

List of Nightmares (Bosses)

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