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Zol is an enemy in the The Legend of Zelda series frequently featured in 2D titles.


The Legend of Zelda

In The Legend of Zelda, Zols are common enemies, first appearing in Level 3: The Manji. When attacked with the first Sword, or any weapon with the same strength, it splits into two Gels. Otherwise, it is killed.[1]

A Link to the Past

In A Link to the Past, Zols first appear while Link is making his way through the Swamp Palace. First coming in Red Form, Zols will appear from underground when Link walks nearby. These slimy creatures will slowly creep towards Link, occasionally hopping in his direction.

They are slowly moving and Link can get rid of them with one swipe from his Master Sword. A whole variety of projectile items work just as good, including the Hookshot. Unlike the Zol from The Legend of Zelda, these enemies will not split into smaller Gel creatures. Instead, they will immediately be defeated once they are harmed. If a Zol does come into contact with Link, it will take away two full hearts of damage.

In the Ice Palace, Green Zol make an appearance. However, they are completely identical to their Red Zol counterparts.

A Yellow Zol variant appears when Link enters Misery Mire. However, much like the Green Zol from the Ice Palace, this enemy is identical to its Red Zol counterpart.

A darker, more turquoise-colored Zol appears within Turtle Rock. Other than its color, it is identical to the Yellow, Red, and Green Zols that were previously encountered.

Link's Awakening, Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons

There are two forms of Zols, red and green. Red Zols are more powerful. With a weak weapon, a single hit causes one to break into two Gels. If Link comes into contact with these, they will not damage him, but they will slow him down and leave him unable to use any weapons. Green Zols only take one hit, but they can take Link by surprise. When Link walks across certain areas of the floor, green Zols will come out of hiding and attack, though they are easy to defeat.

Four Swords

Four Swords Adventures

The Minish Cap

The sprite of the Zol can be found in the game data of The Minish Cap. However, it is unused in the final realease of The Minish Cap. Like previous incarnations, the Zol will split into two Gels when Link attacks it.[2]

Phantom Hourglass



  1. "Zols pop out of the ground to surprise and attack their prey. If they are hit by an enemy, they split into miniature versions of themselves called Gels.", The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia
  2. The Cutting Room Floor