The Kyandokyans, also known as Candocan or by the fan-created name Candleheads, are enemies that appear in Oracle of Ages. Kyandokyans are walking, candle-like enemies with wicks on top of their bodies that can be found only in Mermaid's Cave during the Past and Present. When Link first comes into a room with a Kyandokyan, it looks like it is sleeping, but it stands up shortly after. After moving around a short distance, the Kyandokyan sits down again. Due to this, Link can easily avoid these enemies. If Link comes into contact with a Kyandokyan, it deals one heart of damage. However, he cannot use a shield to block the enemy and will still take damage. Furthermore, Kyandokyans cannot be defeated with almost every weapon. If Link tries to hit the enemy with his sword, he is ricocheted back like a Bumper. Similarly, he cannot use the Switch Hook to switch positions between him and a Kyandokyan.
To defeat Kyandokyans, Link must light the wick on fire by using the Seed Shooter to bounce an Ember Seed or a Mystery Seed that takes on the effect of an Ember Seed. Once lit, it begins to run faster than before around the room in diagonal patterns like Bombites and Bob-ombs. After a few seconds, the flame on the wick becomes larger, causing the Kyandokyan to run even faster than before. Following this, the enemy explodes, causing Link one heart of damage if near it.
As a result of the Kyandokyans moving very fast, it is best for Link to hide behind an object or create a block by using the Cane of Somaria to avoid the Kyandokyan coming into contact with him.
- ↑ "The strange, white creatures are easily dispatched with a carefully aimed Ember Seed." — Nintendo Power Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages Strategy Guide, pg. 96
- ↑ "Use the Seed Shooter to light each candle-like enemy's wick, then get out of the way—the creatures will run wildly about until they explode." — 'Nintendo Power Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages Strategy Guide, pg. 96