Pols Voice

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Pols Voice
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Artwork from The Legend of Zelda Game Manual

Effective
Weapons

Games

Location

The Legend of Zelda
Level 5: The Lizard
Level 8: The Lion
Link's Awakening
Bottle Grotto
Face Shrine
Oracle of Seasons
Oracle of Ages
Phantom Hourglass
Temple of Courage

Pols Voice are rabbit-like enemies that appear frequently in The Legend of Zelda series, namely in The Legend of Zelda, Link's Awakening, Oracle of Seasons, Oracle of Ages, and Phantom Hourglass. Their recurring weakness is to sound, and thus in some games, Pols Voices can be defeated by using loud sounds.

Appearances

The Legend of Zelda

In The Legend of Zelda, these enemies are quite dangerous. They hop around the screen causing two hearts of damage anytime they touch Link. Their jumps could take them over blocks and water making them even more dangerous. The easiest way to defeat this enemy is by shooting an Arrow at them with the Bow. Pols Voice can also be destroyed with ten sword slashes with the Wooden Sword, but it is much faster to use the Bow. In the Japanese version of the game, Pols Voice could be defeated by shouting into the microphone that was built into the controllers of the Nintendo Famicom.

Pols Voices are referred to as a "ghost" in the Game Manual of The Legend of Zelda,[1] as well as in The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia.[2] They can be found within two dungeons of the game: Level 5: The Lizard and Level 8: The Lion. In the Second Quest, they can be found in Level 2, Level 4, and Level 7.

Link's Awakening

They hop around the screen trying to attack Link by bashing into him. Unlike most enemies, the Pols Voice is invulnerable to Link's sword. The easiest way to defeat a Pols Voice is to play the Ocarina near them. Playing Ballad of the Wind Fish with the Ocarina will instantly defeat any Pols Voice on the screen. If Link doesn't have the Ocarina yet, they can be defeated by shooting an arrow or throw something at them, such as a nearby pot or rock. Though Link's sword does not harm it, it will push the Pols Voice back, allowing Link a bit of time to grab something to throw at it. Bombs will also harm the Pols Voice, but it may be hard to time hits using them.

Oracle of Seasons

Like the previous games, they hop around the room that they inhabit in an attempt to bump into Link. They are fairly fast whenever they jump, so it is sometimes best to keep moving around the room whenever there are Pols Voice present. They can be defeated with the Flute that Link obtains from either Moosh, Ricky, or Dimitri.

Oracle of Ages

Pols Voice are identical in appearance and behavior like their previous appearance in Oracle of Seasons. With one play of the Harp of Ages or Link's animal friend's Flute, he can defeat them easily.

Phantom Hourglass

The latest appearance of Pols Voice is in Phantom Hourglass. They look very much like the original concept art for the Pols Voice. There are only a few Pols Voices in this game. They are all found in the Temple of Courage, and must be defeated to progress through the temple. The trick to attacking it is first to blow into the mic. The Pols Voice will cover up its large ears, allowing Link to whack it with his Sword. After being defeated, it will drop a Small Key, and Link will then be able to continue.

Trivia

  • In The Legend of Zelda Game Manual, it is revealed that the Pols Voice are vulnerable to sound.[1] This vulnerability to sound only applies to the Japanese release of The Legend of Zelda, due to the Famicom's integrated microphone in the controller, but the text remains in international releases.

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References

  1. 1.1 1.2 "A ghost with big ears and a weak point - he hates loud noise." — The Legend of Zelda Game Manual, pg. 36
  2. "Pol's Voices are mysterious ghosts found only in dungeons." — The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia,