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The Legend of Zelda
The Adventure of Link
Deserts of Eastern Hyrule
A Link to the Past
Desert Palace
Link's Awakening
Ocarina of Time
Desert Colossus
Majora's Mask
Great Bay Coast
Oracle of Seasons
Oracle of Ages
Twilight Princess
Hyrule Field
Gerudo Desert
Cave of Ordeals

A Leever is an enemy that appears frequently in The Legend of Zelda series. It is a sand-based enemy, and thus is usually 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 pops out of the ground, often directly under Link, and moves towards him to contact him. Red Leevers pop out of the ground in front of Link and move towards him until they reach the edge of the screen. They 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 remain above ground for a few seconds, then hide underground for another few seconds before re-emerging. 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 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 eliminate them in short order.

Game Data

Leever-Sprite-AOL.png Experience Points 10
Item Drop Blue Magic Jar or 50 exp Point Bag
Enemy Habitat Deserts of Eastern Hyrule
Combat Data

A Link to the Past

Leevers first appear within the Desert Palace in 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 pop up from underground and spin toward Link. After a period of time, the Leevers then burrow underground, before then coming back up at another location closer to Link.

Leevers usually come in large groups, but they should not 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 move around the sand much quicker than their green counterparts. They still do the same amount of damage and still take just two sword slashes to defeat.

Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, Leevers appear on Toronbo Shores and Yarna Desert. Similar to in The Legend of Zelda, they pop out of the ground randomly and move toward Link.

Ocarina of Time


Watch its movements closely and
let it go by!

LeeverG Large.png
These enemies are huge spinning creatures that pop out of the ground in circles and spin toward Link. They are a pain to avoid and even harder to defeat. When they first appear, they begin moving toward the direction Link travels. Use this advantage and either zig-zag as they appear or change the direction Link travels shortly after they appear. Link can also get on top of rocks to keep them from attacking. A large purple Leever appears after defeating ten Leevers, which drops large amounts of Rupees when defeated.

Majora's Mask


You know about the Leever, right?
It actually moves pretty fast.
That's not exactly good news,
is it?

Oracle Games

Twilight Princess

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.



  1. "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).