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How to Beat Deku Baba

This guide will show you how to beat Deku Baba, an enemy in the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn where to find Deku Baba, drops for beating it, as well as strategy for beating it.

Deku Baba Basic Information

Deku Baba
Locations Faron Woods , Lanayru Mine, Lanayru Desert (Active Timeshift Stone)
Rewards Jelly Blob

How to Beat Deku Baba


Deku baba - strategy

How to Beat Deku Baba
Repel the attack or slash along its open mouth. It is also important to slash the stem while hitting its attack with a shield attack.

Deku Baba appears blue-greenish, which should not to be confused with its upgraded version of Quadra Baba (which is yellow and more dangerous).

The appearance of its mouth is your clue to which side you should slice. You only need one horizontal or vertical slash to defeat it. The mouth of a Deku Baba may also close and become un-damageable, signalling an attack.

Slash Horizontally or Vertically

Deku baba - horizontal slash
Depending on the orientation of its mouth, slice the mouth of a Deku Baba accordingly. Failing to hit it will cause its mouth to briefly close.

Cut the Stem with Beetles

Deku baba - beetle

If you wish to battle Deku Babas without directly going near, you can use Beetles to cut down the stem. Make sure to go directly below it as you may accidentally hit its head first.

This is especially helpful when fighting Deku Babas that are hanging on the ceiling.


Attack Power Element Knockback
Biting 4 None -

Effective Weapons and Attacks

Weapon/Skill Effectivity
Sword Skyward Strike Spin Attack Bomb
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bow Beetle Gust Bellows Clawshots
Yes Okay Okay Okay
Slingshot Whip
Okay Okay

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