The Ghini is a ghost-like enemy that makes appearances in most of the 2D games in The Legend of Zelda series. They are comparable to Poes, due to the fact that they typically inhabit graveyards or other dark areas.
The Legend of Zelda
Ghinis in The Legend of Zelda are found exclusively in the graveyard. There are two types of Ghini in this game, one that appears on each screen of the Graveyard from the beginning and one that appears if Link touches a gravestone. Furthermore, if Link defeats the original Ghini on the screen, all of the Ghinis presently on the screen disappear. Ghinis have the same attacking power as Armos.
A single over-sized Ghini can be found at the top-right of the four graveyard screens. It has virtually the same characteristics as a standard Ghini and even takes the same number of hits to defeat.
Oracle of Seasons
In Oracle of Ages, the Giant Ghini is the mini-boss of the first dungeon, the Spirit's Grave.
Oracle of Ages
In Oracle of Ages, Ghinis are found in the Yoll Graveyard, the Spirit's Grave, and the Ancient Tomb in Labrynna. There is also a larger Ghini, called the Giant Ghini, which is the Mini-Boss of the first dungeon, the Spirit's Grave.
Four Swords Adventures
The Minish Cap
The Ghinis in The Minish Cap reside in the area of Royal Valley and in Dark Hyrule Castle. They attack anyone who is near them. Similarly to Gibdos and ReDeads, they attempt to grab Link and start sucking the life force away from him once a Ghini grabs him. In this game, they are much more animated, licking Link upon contact.
A Link Between Worlds
In A Link Between Worlds two different types of Ghini exist: Dark and Light. Ghini will appear in dark rooms, where they are able to attack without being seen. To defeat them, the room must be lit in some way or an item like the Fire Rod must be used. Even if the room is lit some Ghini will not turn white; these enemies are considered Dark Ghini.
Ghini Artwork from Kadokawa Shoten Strategy Guide for The Legend of Zelda
Ghini Sprite from The Legend of Zelda
Ghini Sprite from A Link to the Past
Ghini as it appears in Four Swords
Ghini as it appears in Four Swords Adventures
Ghini as it appears in The Minish Cap
Ghini licking Link in The Minish Cap
- ↑ 1.1 1.2 "Ghini
The ghost who lives in the graveyard.", The Legend of Zelda Game Manual, pg. 30
- ↑ "There are two types [of Ghinis].", The Legend of Zelda Game Manual, pg. 30
- ↑ "There are Ghinis who are there from the beginning of the game,...", The Legend of Zelda Game Manual, pg. 30
- ↑ "...and those who appear when Link touches the gravestones.", The Legend of Zelda Game Manual, pg. 30
- ↑ "Ghinis have about the same attacking force as Armos.", The Legend of Zelda Game Manual, pg. 30