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Caves and Deserts of Western Hyrule and Death Mountain


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Lowders are enemies from The Adventure of Link.

The Adventure of Link

Lowders are beetles with hard shells that can be found in deserts and caves of Hyrule. These bugs crawl slowly across the floor in search of any food, but it will charge with high speed when it detects Link. They prefer dark places, and because of this, they are extremely difficult to see.[1][2][3]

They are very small, and Link must crouch or use the Downward Thrust in order to kill them. Link gains 3 experience points for defeating a Lowder.

Game Data

Lowder-Sprite-AOL.png Experience Points 3
Item Drop Blue Magic Jar or 50 exp Point Bag
Enemy Habitat Caves of Western Hyrule
Death Mountain
Combat Data

Non-Canon Appearances

This section describes a subject that is or may be outside the core Zelda canon.

The Legend of Zelda (TV Series)

In the animated series, the Lowder serves as Ganon's main transportation when he travels in the overworld. They are large than their game counterparts and have the ability to climb walls.

The Faces of Evil

Lowders can be found crawling on the floor in Ganon's Lair. These tiny enemies are very hard to defeat because of their small stature. Even when they are on a level ground, kneeling and swinging the sword will not do the trick since they are too short. Instead, Link will have to ensure that they are on a higher ground, and then swing his sword. In some cases this is impossible, so they just need to be avoided.

It is best to defeat them in the distance when at all possible by using the sword beam attack. If Link must, bombs are also an effective way of defeat them. Due to the lack of recovery time, a simple Lowder can take away several heart pieces almost instantaneously if they get too close to Link.

The Wand of Gamelon

Lowders can be found crawling on top of tree branches in Washubi Swamp. They look like and act the same as they do in The Faces of Evil.



  1. "A beetle that slithers as it crawls. It eats up life energy. They live inside caves too.", The Adventure of Link Instruction Booklet, pg. 27
  2. A crawling beetle that gobbles up life energy.
  3. "Lowders are small blue beetles which live deep within Hyrule's darkest caves. They are mostly harmless, but some have been known to attack when caught off-guard.", The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia