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In General



The Legend of Zelda
Link's Awakening
Oracle of Seasons
Explorer's Crypt
Oracle of Ages
Yoll Graveyard
Spirit's Grave
Ancient Tomb
Four Swords Adventures
Near the Fields
The Minish Cap
Royal Valley
Dark Hyrule Castle
A Link Between Worlds
Dark Palace
Treacherous Tower

The Ghini is a ghost-like enemy that makes appearances in most of the 2D games in The Legend of Zelda series. They are comparable to Poes, due to the fact that they typically inhabit graveyards or other dark areas.


The Legend of Zelda

Ghinis in The Legend of Zelda are found exclusively in the graveyard.[1] There are two types of Ghini in this game,[2] one that appears on each screen of the Graveyard from the beginning[3] and one that appears if Link touches a gravestone.[4] Furthermore, if Link defeats the original Ghini on the screen, all of the Ghinis presently on the screen disappear. Ghinis have the same attacking power as Armos.[5]

Link's Awakening

Ghinis patrol the Cemetery area of Koholint Island in Link's Awakening. They are typically accompanied by Zombie creatures that come up from underground.

Giant Ghini

A single over-sized Ghini can be found at the top-right of the four graveyard screens. It has virtually the same characteristics as a standard Ghini and even takes the same number of hits to defeat.

Oracle of Seasons

Ghinis appear in the graveyard and the Explorer's Crypt in Holodrum in Oracle of Seasons. It takes one strike from the Rod of Seasons to defeat a Ghini.

In Oracle of Ages, the Giant Ghini is the mini-boss of the first dungeon, the Spirit's Grave.

Oracle of Ages

In Oracle of Ages, Ghinis are found in the Yoll Graveyard, the Spirit's Grave, and the Ancient Tomb in Labrynna. There is also a larger Ghini, called the Giant Ghini, which is the Mini-Boss of the first dungeon, the Spirit's Grave.

Four Swords Adventures

In Four Swords Adventures, Ghini appear as enemies in levels in the Near the Fields stage. They also appear during the boss battle with Jalhalla. There are both small varieties and larger ones.

The Minish Cap

The Ghinis in The Minish Cap reside in the area of Royal Valley and in Dark Hyrule Castle. They attack anyone who is near them. Similarly to Gibdos and ReDeads, they attempt to grab Link and start sucking the life force away from him once a Ghini grabs him. In this game, they are much more animated, licking Link upon contact.

There is one female Ghini named Gina, who lives inside of a tombstone. She is a pink, friendly Ghini who will gladly fuse Kinstone piece's with you and she has plenty of them to fuse with Link.

A Link Between Worlds

In A Link Between Worlds two different types of Ghini exist: Dark and Light. Ghini will appear in dark rooms, where they are able to attack without being seen. To defeat them, the room must be lit in some way or an item like the Fire Rod must be used. Even if the room is lit some Ghini will not turn white; these enemies are considered Dark Ghini.

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  1. 1.1 1.2 "Ghini
    The ghost who lives in the graveyard.
    ", The Legend of Zelda Game Manual, pg. 30
  2. "There are two types [of Ghinis].", The Legend of Zelda Game Manual, pg. 30
  3. "There are Ghinis who are there from the beginning of the game,...", The Legend of Zelda Game Manual, pg. 30
  4. "...and those who appear when Link touches the gravestones.", The Legend of Zelda Game Manual, pg. 30
  5. "Ghinis have about the same attacking force as Armos.", The Legend of Zelda Game Manual, pg. 30