Cowardly by nature, it sits with its eyes just above the surface in order to detect any danger and flee if necessary.
Spumes are a common enemy that appear in Skyward Sword. They shoot projectiles at Link that, unlike those of Octoroks, cannot be reflected with a Shield. Because Spumes appear in pools of lava or quicksand, they cannot be defeated with Sword attacks. The only way to defeat them is to use projectiles or your own, such as Arrows, Bombs, or a Skyward Strike.
- Main article: Magma Spume
- Main article: Cursed Spume
The Cursed Spume is extremely similar to the Magma Spume, but instead spits curses. If the curse hits Link, he is unable to use his sword or items for a limited time, similar to the effects of Bubbles in many games. Like all other variants, Link must use a projectile or a bomb to kill these.
These appear only after Link has completed the first three dungeons.
- Main article: Electro Spume
The Electro Spume is the same as the other two types of Spume, but differ due to them spitting electrically charged balls at Link, which will destroy iron shields. Link must use a projectile or a bomb to defeat these.
These appear in Lanayru Desert, and other areas with quicksand.