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{{Infobox|enemy
|name = Skulltula
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| image = [[File:Skulltula-SS.png]]
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| caption = Artwork from Skyward Sword
|game = ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]''<br>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask|Majora's Mask]]''<br>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess|Twilight Princess]]''<br>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword|Skyward Sword]]''
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| threat = 2
|habitat = Unknown
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| attack        = <u>'''''Ocarina of Time'''''</u><br/>{{H|.25}} Contact<br/>{{H|.25}} Spin<br/><u>'''''Skyward Sword'''''</u><br/>{{H|1}} Grab
|weapon = Sword, Arrows, Beetle
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| game = ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]''<br/>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask|Majora's Mask]]''<br/>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess|Twilight Princess]]''<br/>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass|Phantom Hourglass]]''<br/>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks|Spirit Tracks]]''<br/>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword|Skyward Sword]]''
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| location = <u>'''''Skyward Sword'''''</u><br/>[[Skyview Temple]]<br/>[[Ancient Cistern]]
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| weapon = <u>'''''Skyward Sword'''''</u><br/>[[Goddess Sword]] - 1 or 2 hits<br/><u>'''''In General'''''</u><br/>[[Sword]]<br/>[[Bow]]<br/>[[Beetle (Item)|Beetle]]<br/>[[Hookshot]]<br/>[[Slingshot]]
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| related = [[Big Skulltula]]<br/>[[Gold Skulltula]]<br/>[[Skullwalltula]]<br/>[[Pygmy Skulltula]]
 
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| jpn = スタルチュラ
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| esp = Skulltula
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| fra = Skulltula
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| deu = Skulltula
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| ita = Aracnula
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'''Skulltula''' are spider-like creatures that appear in many ''[[The Legend of Zelda (Series)|Zelda]]'' games, first appearing in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]''.
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==Appearances==
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===Ocarina of Time===
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Skulltulas are some of the first enemies that appear in the game, found [[Inside the Deku Tree]]. Although very limited in movement, they pose quite the obstacle and are awkward to defeat. If you attack their front side, it will make them rock back and forth and potentially hit you. Only their backside is vulnerable, so wait until they turn around and strike them with your weapon of choice. Later on, you can use the Hookshot or Longshot to kill them in one hit from either side.
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====Skullwalltula====
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{{Main|Skullwalltula}}
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Skullwalltula is the first variant. It is a small, white spider that crawls on vines. They can be taken out with the [[Sword]], but most of the time, they will be beyond Link's Sword's reach. The best way for [[Link]] to defeat them is to use a ranged weapon, such as the [[Fairy Slingshot|Slingshot]] or [[Fairy Bow|Bow]]. If Link tries to climb on the vines without defeating the Skulltula first, it may see him and charge, causing Link to fall back to the ground.
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====Big Skulltula====
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{{Main|Big Skulltula}}
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The Big Skulltula is a large spider that hangs down from the ceiling. It spins from its armored front to its exposed underside and backs every few seconds. There are multiple methods of defeating a Skulltula. As a child, Link must wait for it to reveal its back side and either rush in with a sword attack or shoot it with the Slingshot. As an adult, Link has more powerful weapons, so he can shoot them with the Bow or [[Hookshot]] while facing their armored side.
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====Gold Skulltula====
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{{Main|Gold Skulltula}}
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The third variant is the Gold Skulltula. There is an entire side quest dedicated to them where Link searches for the Gold Skulltulas to free the [[Cursed Rich Family]] that lives in the [[House of Skulltula]] in [[Kakariko Village]]. When Link defeats a Gold Skulltula, he gets a [[Gold Skulltula Token]]. When Link gets a certain amount of tokens, (10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 100 tokens) the curse will be broken on one more family member, and Link will be rewarded with a prize ([[Adult's Wallet]], [[Stone of Agony|Stone/Shard of Agony]], [[Giant's Wallet]], [[Bombchu]]s, [[Piece of Heart]], Unlimited [[Rupee]]s, respectively).
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===Majora's Mask===
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In ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask|Majora's Mask]]'', Skulltulas have the ability to perform a spin attack which can damage Link. They do not take damage when struck from the front side by the Hookshot like ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]'', but the [[Hero's Bow|Bow]] is still effective in eliminating them.
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====Gold Skulltula====
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{{Main|Gold Skulltula}}
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Gold Skulltulas return in ''Majora's Mask'', but they are no longer spread out across the entire land. There are two Skulltula Houses, located in the [[Southern Swamp]] and in [[Great Bay Coast]], that contain 30 Gold Skulltulas each. Collecting all 30 in a house frees someone from a curse, and this person gives Link a reward. The [[Mask of Truth]] is found in the [[Swamp Spider House]] in the Southern Swamp, and the [[Giant's Wallet]] (on the First Day) and a Piece of Heart (on the Second and Final Day) are found in the [[Oceanside Spider House]] in the Great Bay Coast.
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===Twilight Princess===
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Skulltulas have similar properties to their ancestors of ''Ocarina of Time'' and ''Majora's Mask'' in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess|Twilight Princess]]'', with a shielded front side and vulnerable back side. However, they walk around on their own after being targeted or touched. Afterwards, they charge at Link until close enough to strike. If struck directly, Skulltulas typically deflect the attack, giving off a blue spark on contact; although, if attacked at the right time, they give a red spark, signifying a successful hit. Strategies on this enemy include: rolling around and attacking the back side, deflecting a bite attack and striking, or thrusting while they charge up an attack. Using the [[Gale Boomerang]] can be effective, as it momentarily stuns the Skulltula. These enemies can be found in the [[Forest Temple (Twilight Princess)|Forest Temple]], as well as in various locations across [[Hyrule Field]], specifically cavernous areas.
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===Phantom Hourglass===
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In ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass|Phantom Hourglass]]'', Skulltulas are found around the [[Ghost Ship (Phantom Hourglass)|Ghost Ship]]. They drop down from the ceiling and block Link's path. If Link escorts a [[Cubus Sisters|Cubus Sister]] and gets close enough to the Skulltula for the Cubus Sister to see it, she starts to scream. If there is a [[Reapling]] on the same floor, it immediately goes to where the Cubus Sister screamed. To get rid of them, Link must attack them with any of his weapons.
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===Spirit Tracks===
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In ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks|Spirit Tracks]]'', Skulltulas are found when operating the train in the [[Lost Woods]] region of the [[Forest Realm]]. Both versions can be defeated with a shot from Link's [[Cannon]].
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====Small Skulltula====
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Small Skulltulas require only a single shot to be defeated. Additionally, a train whistle can also get rid of the monster.
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====Large Skulltula====
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Large Skulltulas require two shots to defeat. A train whistle will not get rid of the monster.
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===Skyward Sword===
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Skulltulas appear very much like their ''Twilight Princess'' predecessors. They inhabit the two dungeons in [[Faron Province]]: [[Skyview Temple]] and [[Ancient Cistern]]. They are spider-like creatures with eight legs whose main attack is to dash its body towards Link. Skulltulas appear in several different ways. Some drop down from the ceiling, others are hanging from a string, while some have full blown spider webs created to block Link's path. Link can knock down a Skulltula by breaking its string or spider web with the [[Beetle (Item)|Beetle]]. Before Link obtains the Beetle, he must whack a hanging Skulltula until they spin around, revealing their weak spots.
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Once a Skulltula is on the ground, Link can use his sword techniques to harm it. Once Link has sliced it with a sword attack, the Skulltula stands on its back legs, revealing its weak spot. Link can then stab the large purple jewel on its stomach to defeat the Skulltula. Alternatively, Link can flip it over by performing a [[Skyward Strike]]. At this point, Link can jump and deliver a [[Fatal Blow]], stabbing right through its weak point.
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==See also==
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* [[Big Skulltula]]
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* [[Skullwalltula]]
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* [[Gold Skulltula]]
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* [[Walltula]]
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==Trivia==
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*In ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]'' and ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask|Majora's Mask]]'', '''Skulltulas''' are one of the few enemies that can be invisible to the naked eye. [[Link]] can use the [[Lens of Truth]] to make them visible.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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File:Skulltula_OoT.png|The Skulltula from ''Ocarina of Time''
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File:Big-Skulltula.png|The Big Skulltula from ''Ocarina of Time''
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File:Skullwalltula.png|The Skullwalltula from ''Ocarina of Time''
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File:GoldSkulltulaG.png|The Gold Skulltula from ''Ocarina of Time''
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File:OoT-Skulltula.png|Skulltula Artwork from ''Ocarina of Time''
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File:TP_Skulltula_1.png|The first variant of Skulltula from ''Twilight Princess''
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File:TP_Skulltula_2.png|The second variant of Skulltula from ''Twilight Princess''
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File:Skulltula.png|The Skulltula from ''Phantom Hourglass'' and ''Spirit Tracks''
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File:Ss-skulltula-01.png|A Skulltula from ''Skyward Sword''
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File:Skulltula-Screen-Large.jpg|A Skulltula from ''Skyward Sword''
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==Ocarina of Time==
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{{Listbox|Ocarina of Time Enemies}}
They are large spider enemies that fall from the ceiling to attempt to attack Link. Their only attack is to spin around when you get close to them. The only way to kill these enemies is to hit them on their weak underside. You can also hit this underside before they come down by shooting their underside while they are still hanging above. Also there are small spider like enemies and their back is shaped like a skull. Skulltula are found in many of the dungeons when you are a kid, and there are a few as an adult. They also have an entire side quest dedicated to them were you hunt down the gold skulltula to free all the people that live in the House of Skulltula that were cursed and turned into half human half Skulltulas. When you kill the golden skulltulas and collect their token you will receive an item. You will receive these at 10 20 30 40 50 and 100 tokens total. First you will get the adult wallet(can carry 200 rupees.) Next you will receive the Stone of Agony(controller will vibrate when near gold skulltulas.) The third prize is the Giants wallet(can carry 500 rupees.) The fourth reward is Bombchus. At 50 you will get a heart piece. Finally at 100 you can get an unlimited amount of rupees. A guide for the golden skulltula can be found here: http://www.zeldadungeon.net/Zelda05-ocarina-of-time-gold-skulltulas.php
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{{Listbox|Majora's Mask Enemies}}
  
==Majora's Mask==
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{{Spirit Tracks Enemies}}
==Twilight Princess==
 
==Skyward Sword==
 
Skulltula appear very much like their Twilight Princess predecessors. They are spider-like creatures with eight legs whos main attack is to dash its body towards Link. Skulltulas will appear in several different ways. Some just drop down the cieling, others are hanging from a string, while some have full blown spider webs created to block your path. Link can knock down skulltulas by breaking the string or spider web utilizing the beetle.
 
  
Once a skulltula is on the ground, use your sword techniques to harm it. Once you've sliced it with a sword attack the skulltula will stand on its back legs, revealing its weak spot. Slash at the large purple jewel on its stomach to defeat the skulltula. In some cases, after hitting the skulltula a number of times, it will flip over and land on its back. At this point Link can jump and deliver a finishing blow, stabbing right through its weak point.
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{{Iconic Enemies}}
  
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Latest revision as of 18:16, January 19, 2021

Skulltula
Skulltula-SS.png
Artwork from Skyward Sword

Threat

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Attacks

Ocarina of Time
1-4 Heart.png Contact
1-4 Heart.png Spin
Skyward Sword
1 Heart.png Grab

Effective
Weapons

Skyward Sword
Goddess Sword - 1 or 2 hits
In General
Sword
Bow
Beetle
Hookshot
Slingshot

Games

Location

Related

In Other Languages[show]
Language Name
Japan 日本語 スタルチュラ
France Française Skulltula
Spain Español Skulltula
Germany Deutsch Skulltula
Italy Italiana Aracnula

Skulltula are spider-like creatures that appear in many Zelda games, first appearing in Ocarina of Time.

Appearances

Ocarina of Time

NaviIcon.png

Skulltula
Its soft belly is its weak point!

Skulltulas are some of the first enemies that appear in the game, found Inside the Deku Tree. Although very limited in movement, they pose quite the obstacle and are awkward to defeat. If you attack their front side, it will make them rock back and forth and potentially hit you. Only their backside is vulnerable, so wait until they turn around and strike them with your weapon of choice. Later on, you can use the Hookshot or Longshot to kill them in one hit from either side.

Skullwalltula

Main article: Skullwalltula

Skullwalltula is the first variant. It is a small, white spider that crawls on vines. They can be taken out with the Sword, but most of the time, they will be beyond Link's Sword's reach. The best way for Link to defeat them is to use a ranged weapon, such as the Slingshot or Bow. If Link tries to climb on the vines without defeating the Skulltula first, it may see him and charge, causing Link to fall back to the ground.

Big Skulltula

Main article: Big Skulltula

The Big Skulltula is a large spider that hangs down from the ceiling. It spins from its armored front to its exposed underside and backs every few seconds. There are multiple methods of defeating a Skulltula. As a child, Link must wait for it to reveal its back side and either rush in with a sword attack or shoot it with the Slingshot. As an adult, Link has more powerful weapons, so he can shoot them with the Bow or Hookshot while facing their armored side.

Gold Skulltula

Main article: Gold Skulltula

The third variant is the Gold Skulltula. There is an entire side quest dedicated to them where Link searches for the Gold Skulltulas to free the Cursed Rich Family that lives in the House of Skulltula in Kakariko Village. When Link defeats a Gold Skulltula, he gets a Gold Skulltula Token. When Link gets a certain amount of tokens, (10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 100 tokens) the curse will be broken on one more family member, and Link will be rewarded with a prize (Adult's Wallet, Stone/Shard of Agony, Giant's Wallet, Bombchus, Piece of Heart, Unlimited Rupees, respectively).

Majora's Mask

TatlIcon.png

What?! You don't even know
about the Skulltula? It's protected
by a hard shell, but its stomach
is soft!

In Majora's Mask, Skulltulas have the ability to perform a spin attack which can damage Link. They do not take damage when struck from the front side by the Hookshot like Ocarina of Time, but the Bow is still effective in eliminating them.

Gold Skulltula

Main article: Gold Skulltula

Gold Skulltulas return in Majora's Mask, but they are no longer spread out across the entire land. There are two Skulltula Houses, located in the Southern Swamp and in Great Bay Coast, that contain 30 Gold Skulltulas each. Collecting all 30 in a house frees someone from a curse, and this person gives Link a reward. The Mask of Truth is found in the Swamp Spider House in the Southern Swamp, and the Giant's Wallet (on the First Day) and a Piece of Heart (on the Second and Final Day) are found in the Oceanside Spider House in the Great Bay Coast.

Twilight Princess

Skulltulas have similar properties to their ancestors of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask in Twilight Princess, with a shielded front side and vulnerable back side. However, they walk around on their own after being targeted or touched. Afterwards, they charge at Link until close enough to strike. If struck directly, Skulltulas typically deflect the attack, giving off a blue spark on contact; although, if attacked at the right time, they give a red spark, signifying a successful hit. Strategies on this enemy include: rolling around and attacking the back side, deflecting a bite attack and striking, or thrusting while they charge up an attack. Using the Gale Boomerang can be effective, as it momentarily stuns the Skulltula. These enemies can be found in the Forest Temple, as well as in various locations across Hyrule Field, specifically cavernous areas.

Phantom Hourglass

In Phantom Hourglass, Skulltulas are found around the Ghost Ship. They drop down from the ceiling and block Link's path. If Link escorts a Cubus Sister and gets close enough to the Skulltula for the Cubus Sister to see it, she starts to scream. If there is a Reapling on the same floor, it immediately goes to where the Cubus Sister screamed. To get rid of them, Link must attack them with any of his weapons.

Spirit Tracks

In Spirit Tracks, Skulltulas are found when operating the train in the Lost Woods region of the Forest Realm. Both versions can be defeated with a shot from Link's Cannon.

Small Skulltula

Small Skulltulas require only a single shot to be defeated. Additionally, a train whistle can also get rid of the monster.

Large Skulltula

Large Skulltulas require two shots to defeat. A train whistle will not get rid of the monster.

Skyward Sword

FiIcon.png

Skulltulas appear very much like their Twilight Princess predecessors. They inhabit the two dungeons in Faron Province: Skyview Temple and Ancient Cistern. They are spider-like creatures with eight legs whose main attack is to dash its body towards Link. Skulltulas appear in several different ways. Some drop down from the ceiling, others are hanging from a string, while some have full blown spider webs created to block Link's path. Link can knock down a Skulltula by breaking its string or spider web with the Beetle. Before Link obtains the Beetle, he must whack a hanging Skulltula until they spin around, revealing their weak spots.

Once a Skulltula is on the ground, Link can use his sword techniques to harm it. Once Link has sliced it with a sword attack, the Skulltula stands on its back legs, revealing its weak spot. Link can then stab the large purple jewel on its stomach to defeat the Skulltula. Alternatively, Link can flip it over by performing a Skyward Strike. At this point, Link can jump and deliver a Fatal Blow, stabbing right through its weak point.

See also

Trivia

Gallery