Leevers are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series. They are sand-based enemies, and thus are usually found in deserts, like the Desert Colossus and the Gerudo Desert. However, they can also be found in Hyrule Field in Twilight Princess.
Artwork from The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda
In The Legend of Zelda, Leevers can be found in many places across the Overworld, but can most often be found near the coastline or in sandy areas. Leevers, like most enemies, come in two different colors, Red and Blue.
To attack, a Leever pops out of the ground, often directly under Link, and moves towards him to contact him. Red Leevers pop out of the ground in front of Link and move towards him until they reach the edge of the screen. They then disappear back into the ground and pop out in front of Link again a second later. Blue Leevers appear randomly on the screen and remain above ground for a few seconds, then hide underground for another few seconds before re-emerging. Red Leevers only take two hits to defeat while Blue Leevers take four hits to defeat.
The Adventure of Link
Leevers only appear in the deserts of Eastern Hyrule. Like in The Legend of Zelda, Leevers burrow underground and emerge to attack. A few sword slashes while squatting or a Downward Thrust eliminate them in short order.
|Item Drop||Blue Magic Jar or 50 exp Point Bag|
|Enemy Habitat||Deserts of Eastern Hyrule|
A Link to the Past
Leevers first appear within the Desert Palace in A Link to the Past. Several Green Leevers can be found in the sand-filled area as soon as Link enters the dungeon. These creatures pop up from underground and spin toward Link. After a period of time, the Leevers then burrow underground, before then coming back up at another location closer to Link.
Leevers usually come in large groups, but they should not be too much trouble for Link. Each Green Leever can be defeated with two simple sword slashes from Link's Fighter's Sword.
Purple Leevers can also be found throughout the Desert Palace. The only difference with Purple Leevers is that they move around the sand much quicker than their green counterparts. They still do the same amount of damage and still take just two sword slashes to defeat.
In Link's Awakening, Leevers appear on Toronbo Shores and Yarna Desert. Similar to in The Legend of Zelda, they pop out of the ground randomly and move toward Link.
Ocarina of Time
Leevers are huge spinning creatures that pop out of the ground in circles and spin toward Link. They are a pain to avoid and even harder to defeat. When they first appear, they begin moving toward the direction Link travels. Use this advantage and either zig-zag as they appear or change the direction Link travels shortly after they appear. Link can also get on top of rocks to keep them from attacking. A large purple Leever appears after defeating ten Leevers, which drops large amounts of Rupees when defeated.
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Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages
Red Leevers pop out from under the ground at random locations on the screen. They usually appear above ground for a few seconds before returning underground and popping up elsewhere. Be careful as they usually appear with other enemies. They only travel in straight directions and try to bump into you. Just move out of the way and slash them a couple of times to defeat these enemies.
Just like the red leevers these guys pop out from under the ground, but with a twist of coming out of the water too. Not only that, but instead of traveling in a straight direction they can move left and right and up and down at will. Be careful when moving around because these guys usually pop up around places where you're bound to go. Just run up and place a couple swift slashes.
The Minish Cap
In The Minish Cap, Leevers can be found in the Wind Ruins and Veil Falls. They appear in two varieties, the Red Leever and slightly stronger Blue Leever. They are easily defeated with sword strikes.
|Appears in Wind Ruins, Veil Falls. These baddies move freely underground when attacking. You never know where they will pop up, so keep your shield raised and at the ready!|
In Twilight Princess, Leevers are small, green monsters that pop out of the ground in packs. They attack by ramming into Link simultaneously. Leevers can be defeated by running over them while on horseback, or shooting them with a long-range weapon. It is also quite effective to perform a Spin Attack when a group closes in on Link. They are fairly simple enemies, and act more as an obstacle rather than a threat.
Leevers are first found in the Hyrule Field of the Eldin Province after Link has completed the Goron Mines. Additionally, they are later found in the Gerudo Desert and the gigantic fifty-floor dungeon, the Cave of Ordeals.
Tri Force Heroes
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Red Leever Artwork from The Legend of Zelda
Blue Leever Artwork from The Legend of Zelda
Red Leever Sprite from The Legend of Zelda
Blue Leever Sprite from The Legend of Zelda
Leever Artwork from The Adventure of Link
Leever Sprite from The Adventure of Link
Leever Sprite from Link's Awakening.
1998 Nintendo Power Leever artwork from Ocarina of Time
Leever Model from Majora's Mask.
Blue Leever Sprite from Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages
Red Leever Sprite from Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages
Orange Leever Sprite from Oracle of Seasons
Leever sprite from The Minish Cap
Leever Figurine from The Minish Cap
Leever Model from Twilight Princess
- "Native to the desert wasteland, the Leever is a malicious creature with a taste not for water, but for blood. Leevers move slowly, but they possess a fatal sting." — (The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia).