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Skulltula Twilight Princess

A Skulltula from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Series The Legend of Zelda series
First game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
Created by Eiji Aonuma, Yoshiaki Koizumi,
Toru Osawa, Yoichi Yamada
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Skulltula are enemies within The Legend of Zelda series, originating in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. They resemble spiders, but with skull-like bodies. They can either be killed with a Sword, a Fairy Bow, a Fairy Slingshot, or a Boomerang.


Big Skulltula

  • These are larger than Link, and will often drop down to block your path. Strangely, they expose their vulnerable underbellies to Link. When hit, their invulnerable skull tops will be in front for awhile. They usually take about two blows to kill.


  • Standard size skulltula. They are found on walls and vines, and are heard whenever they move. When you get too close, they will turn purple and attack, knocking you to the bottom of the vines. They can easily be destroyed with various weapons.

Gold Skulltula

  • An important variety of skulltula. They do not attack, and are often hidden. When killed, a token can be collected as proof of its destruction. The more tokens collected, the more rewards Link receives from the family cursed to live as Skulltulas in Kakariko Village.

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