Anti-Fairies are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series. According to the encyclopedia, they are a type of Bubble. They look like a spinning fireball-like enemy with a skeleton face in the middle and appear to be Fairies that had some dark magic inflicted on them. As a result, if one is defeated in a specific way, it will leave a Fairy behind, which can be used to recover health. Anti-Fairies are not affected by most items.
A Link to the Past
Anti-Fairies make their first appearance in this game. Anti-Fairy is an enemy that appears in dungeons in A Link to the Past. They cannot be damaged by conventional means. They move around the room, ricocheting off everything they touch. They hurt Link upon contact, as well as stealing Magic Power from Link at the same time. However, if Link sprays some Magic Powder on them, they will turn into a Fairy.
Anti-Fairies are a common enemy and can be found in many dungeons and caves on Koholint Island. They constantly move around the room, bouncing on barriers such as walls, blocks, or the edges of platforms. They always move diagonally and are easy to avoid when in large rooms, but can be an annoyance if Link is in a small area or narrow hallway. If Link finds himself trapped in a hallway with one coming at him, it may be wise to use the Roc's Feather to jump over it. Once Link faces them a few times, he begins to understand how they move and they will be a lot easier to dodge.
Anti-Fairies can be easily defeated using the Magic Powder or the Boomerang. In the the Switch version of the game, the Anti-Fairy can even be beneficial, as using the Magic Powder will turn them into a Fairy. In later dungeons, this can come in handy when Link is desperately looking for health. However, in the original game and the DX version, Anti-Fairies will merely burst into flames and leave nothing behind.
Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages
Anti-Fairies look and act the same as they did in Link's Awakening DX. They rebound from walls and bump into Link to cause him damage. Trying to use any weapon except the Boomerang is pointless, as they do not even falter this enemy. Defeating Anti-Fairies with the Boomerang will turn it into a Fairy.
The Minish Cap
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The Anti-Fairies cannot technically hurt Link. If they do come in contact with him, he will be unable to swing his sword for a short period. Link can use his Boomerang to defeat these annoying enemies. The Anti-Fairies come in two color varieties: Red and Blue. The Blue variant is stronger than its red counterpart. The Boomerang, Gust Jar, or Bow will eliminate this foe.