Artwork from The Legend of Zelda
A Leever is an enemy that has appeared frequently in The Legend of Zelda series. It is a sand-based enemy, and thus will usually be found in deserts, like the Desert Colossus and the Gerudo Desert. However, it can also be found in Hyrule Field in Twilight Princess.
The Legend of Zelda
In The Legend of Zelda, Leevers can be found in many places across the Overworld, but can most often be found near the coastline or in sandy areas. Leevers, like most enemies, come in two different colors, Red and Blue.
To attack, a Leever will pop out of the ground, often directly under Link, and move towards him to contact him. Red Leevers will pop out of the ground in front of Link and move towards him until they reach the edge of the screen. They while then disappear back into the ground and pop out in front of Link again a second later. Blue Leevers appear randomly on the screen and will remain above ground for a few seconds, then hide underground for another few seconds before reemerging. To add to the color difference, Red Leevers only take two hits to defeat while Blue Leevers take four hits to defeat.
The Adventure of Link
Leevers only appear in the the deserts of Eastern Hyrule. Like in The Legend of Zelda, Leevers burrow underground and emerge to attack. A few sword slashes while squatting or a Downward Thrust will eliminate them in short order.
|Item Drop||Blue Magic Jar or 50 exp Point Bag|
|Enemy Habitat||Deserts of Eastern Hyrule|
A Link to the PastDesert Palace of A Link to the Past. Several Green Leevers can be found in the sand filled area as soon as Link enters the dungeon. These creatures will pop up from underground and spin towards Link. After a period of time, the Leevers will then burrow underground, before then coming back up at another location closer to Link.
Leevers usually come in large groups, but they shouldn't be too much trouble for Link. Each Green Leever can be defeated with two simple sword slashes from Link's Fighter's Sword.
Purple Leevers can also be found throughout the Desert Palace. The only difference with Purple Leevers is that they will move around the sand much quicker than their green counterparts. They still do the same amount of damage and will still take just two sword slashes to defeat.
Ocarina of Time
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Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons
In Twilight Princess, Leevers are small, green monsters that pop out of the ground in packs. They attack by ramming into Link simultaneously. Leevers can be defeated by running over them while on horseback, or shooting them with a long-range weapon. It is also quite effective to perform a Spin Attack when a group closes in on Link. They are fairly simple enemies, and act more as an obstacle rather than a threat. This is the most recent appearance of Leever in the series.
Leevers are first found in the Hyrule Field of the Eldin Province after Link has completed the Goron Mines. Additionally, they are later found in the Gerudo Desert and the gigantic fifty-floor dungeon, the Cave of Ordeals.
Red Leever Artwork from The Legend of Zelda
Blue Leever Artwork from The Legend of Zelda
Red Leever Sprite from The Legend of Zelda
Blue Leever Sprite from The Legend of Zelda
Leever Artwork from The Adventure of Link
Leever Sprite from The Adventure of Link
Leever Sprite from Link's Awakening.
Orange Leever Sprite from Oracle of Seasons
Leever Model from Twilight Princess
Leever in-game from Twilight Princess
- "Native to the desert wasteland, the Leever is a malicious creature with a taste not for water, but for blood. Leevers move slowly, but they posses a fatal sting." — (The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia).