White Wolfos as it appears in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
|Series||The Legend of Zelda series|
|First game||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)|
White Wolfos are enemies that have appeared throughout The Legend of Zelda series, originating in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as a miniboss in the Ice Cavern, Gerudo Training Ground, and another secret hole Its other appearances include The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Of course it also appeared in the various different Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask remakes.
Ocarina of Time
In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, White Wolfos were basically larger, whiter versions of the Wolfos, though whether or not they were stronger is, oddly, debatable. In fact, it can be said that the battles against the regular Wolfos are more challenging as the player commonly has to battle a pack of them rather than just one. Nevertheless the White Wolfos is considered a miniboss, and is unarguably one of the easiest to best in the title, thus probably the reason why it appears so many times (which is not common for bosses in the game).
If the player slashes the White Wolfos' tail, then the creature will instantly be defeated. Otherwise several slashes to the frontal region will do, and the player will reap the reward for defeating it. In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest for the GameCube, even more appeared.
In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, not much has changed despite appearing in different regions (note: none of the areas from Ocarina of Time reappeared, so this is inevitable). Changes did occur in the regular Wolfos, though - they were now the same size of the White Wolfos. In the game they would appear in Snowhead, though after defeating that area's boss, they would all be replaced by regular Wolfos.
Due to the GameCube and Wii's capabilities to render more realistic graphics, the White Wolfos in Twilight Princess were much more appealing to the eyes. They have the odd ability to almost gracefully swim through the snow and leap at their opponent. They proved to be a challenge to Link in Snowpeak.