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Link's Awakening
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1 Heart.png Ninja Star


Sword - 2 hits
Seashell Sword - 1 hit
Boomerang - Freezes
Bombs - 2 hits
Bow - 1 hit
Hook Shot - 1 hit
Magic Rod - 1 hit
Pegasus Boots - 1 hit



Pairodds are enemies that have only appeared in Link's Awakening.

Pairodds are stocky bird-like enemies, having sharp bills, that can be found only in Key Cavern and Turtle Rock.[1] Usually, they appear in twos.[2] These enemies can teleport themselves from one place to another when Link comes close to them.[3] When they stop, they will fire star-like Projectiles at him. This star-like Projectile can be hard to avoid and does a whole heart of damage, so Pairodds can be very tricky enemies.

Once Link knows where they teleport to, he can quickly run or jump to that spot and be ready to attack before they can escape. He also can attack them from a distance when using a long-ranged weapon such as the Bow or Magic Rod. With the Pegasus Boots, Link can dash towards them, destroying them quickly.



  1. "Native to Koholint Island, Pairodds are stocky bird-like creatures with sharp bills. They use a magical power to teleport themselves from one place to another, which makes them excellent hunters." — The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia, Pairodd
  2. "They usually appear in pairs." — Link's Awakening Nintendo Player's Guide, pg. 99
  3. "Although Link has plenty of power to bump them off with his Sword, these odd birds usually vanish before you can get to them." — Link's Awakening Nintendo Player's Guide, pg. 44