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{{Infobox|enemy
|name = Skulltula
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| image = [[File:Skulltula-SS.png]]
|image = [[File:Skulltula-Oot.jpg]]
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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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{{Clear}}
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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]].
  
==Ocarina of Time==
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====Small Skulltula====
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has multiple variants of Skulltulas.  
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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.
  
===Skulltula===
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====Large Skulltula====
The first variant 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 your sword's reach. The best way to defeat them is with a ranged weapon, such as your slingshot or bow and arrows. Should Link try to climb on the vine without killing the Skulltula first, the Skulltula will see you and charge, causing you to fall whatever height you have managed to climb.
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Large Skulltulas require two shots to defeat. A train whistle will not get rid of the monster.
  
===Big Skulltula===
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===Skyward Sword===
The second variant is a large spider that hangs down from the ceiling. They will spin from their armored front to their exposed underside. Link will be damaged if he is caught in their spin. There are multiple methods of defeating them. While Young Link, there are two methods primarily used. The first is to wait for them to reveal their back side and rush in with a sword attack. A second, more effective way is to wait for them to expose their underside and shoot them with your slingshot. As Adult Link, you have more powerful weapons so you can shoot them with you bow or Hookshot and kill them even if they are facing you.
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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.  
  
===Gold Skulltula===
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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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{{Clear}}
  
''Main Article: ''[[Gold Skulltula]]''
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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]]
  
The third variant is the Gold Skulltula. There is an entire side quest dedicated to them where you hunt down the gold skulltulas to free the cursed family that lives in the House of Skulltula in Kakariko Village. When you kill a gold Skulltula, will get a token. when you get certain amount of tokens, (10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 100 tokens) you will be awarded with different prizes. 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 100 rupees. However, every time you exit and renter the house you can get it again, which gives you an unlimited amount of rupees!
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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.
  
==Majora's Mask==
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==Gallery==
In Majora's Mask, Skulltullas have the ability to perform a spin attack which can damage Link. They don't take damage when struck from the front side by the hookshot, but the hero's bow is still effective in eliminating them. There is a single room in Majora's Mask that has invisible Skulltulas, and they can be seen with the use of the Lens of Truth. A Skulltula is the first enemy Link encounters in Majora's mask, which is in the Bomber's Hideout.  There is also a sidequest in Majora's mask which is centered around Link finding and killing Skulltulas in different Skulltula houses across Termina. There are only two Skulltula Houses, located in the Southern Swamp, and one located in Great Bay Coast. The prizes for them are as follows: The Mask of Truth is found in the Swamp house, and the The Giants Wallet ( only found on the first day) and Heart Piece #34( found on the 2nd and 3rd days) are found in the Great bay Skulltula House.
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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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</gallery>
  
==Twilight Princess==
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{{Listbox|Ocarina of Time Enemies}}
Skulltula's have similar properties to their ancestors of Ocarina Of Time and Majora's Mask in this game, with a shielded front side, and vulnerable back side. However, they will walk around on their own after being targeted or touched. Afterwards, they'll charge at Link until close enough to strike. If struck directly, Skulltulas will typically deflect the attack, giving off a blue spark on contact, although if attacked at the right time, will 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 a 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.
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{{Listbox|Majora's Mask Enemies}}
  
==Skyward Sword==
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{{Spirit Tracks Enemies}}
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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{{Cat|Ocarina of Time Enemies}}
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{{Cat|Twilight Princess Enemies}}
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Latest revision as of 18:16, January 19, 2021

Skulltula
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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

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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