Spiny Beetle

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Spiny Beetle
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Spiny Beetle sprite from The Minish Cap

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Oracle of Seasons
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Oracle of Ages
Sword - 1 hit

Spiny Beetles are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series. These beetles hide under various items in the overworld or dungeon.

A Link to the Past

Main article: Hoarder

The A Link to the Past variation of the Spiny Beetle is nearly identical to its other counterparts. The Nintendo Player's Guide refers to these creatures as Hoarders.

Link's Awakening

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The Spiny Beetle is also an enemy from Link's Awakening. They are known for hiding under bushes, rocks, and skulls. Often, they cannot be seen until Link comes near, at which point they stand up and reveal that they have been hiding beneath the object. The Spiny Beetles under bushes can be easily defeated with the sword, but for the variations with skulls or rocks, Link must first lift the object off of their back with the Power Bracelet. When their hiding place is removed or destroyed, they can be harmed.

Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages

The Spiny Beetle appears in the two Oracle games, Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages. They are identical to their Link's Awakening counterparts and behave in the same manner.

Four Swords

Spiny Beetles hide underneath grass and if Link is nearby, but not quite in their direct line of sight, they will peak there heads out, looking in Link's direct. If Link gets close and is in a direct line, the Spinet Beetle will then charge at Link. A single sword slash will defeat a Spiny Beetle.

The Minish Cap

Spiny Beetles in The Minish Cap act in the same way as their other incarnations. They are first encountered within the Eastern Hills and can be found hidden underneath bushes or rocks. One strike with Link's sword defeats them. While scaling Mt. Crenel, many spiny beetles can be foud hiding underneath rocks and they will charge at Link when he walks in their line of sight.

99 Spiny Beetle
Spiny-Beetle-Figurine.png Appears in various areas. They hide under common rocks and grass. Be careful, because they can pop out when you least expect it!

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