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Arachas are enemies in Skyward Sword.[1]


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Fi says:

Target lock: Aracha

This larval monster is said to live for 1,000 years, during which time it is continually growing.

Though the larva is small in size, it is quite ferocious and is often found in swarms beneath the sand.

It tends to leap toward moving objects such as yourself.

Arachas are small, one-eyed infantile Moldaraches. Arachas that have lived for a millennium grow into Moldaraches, which are also known as "Thousand-Year Arachnids".[2]

Arachas inhabit the deserts of the Lanayru Province. They can be found on the floors of caves and dungeons, in piles of sand when dispersed by the Gust Bellows, and clinging to climbable walls similarly to Skullwalltulas. They also sometimes appear on ceilings, attempting to drop onto Link when he walks underneath. They attack by flinging themselves at Link, attacking him while they cling onto him until they are thrown off. They can be easily killed with a swipe of the Sword or with any projectile, including Slingshot pellets, the Beetle, and the Bow. One blast from the Gust Bellows will knock them over and away from Link, although they will right themselves quickly.

Being physically weak, they become more threatening only when they appear in large numbers, in which they can swarm around Link and latch onto him, attacking as a group. It is still unlikely, however, that they will cause much danger even in these situations.

Large swarms of Arachas are also encountered when battling Moldaraches.



TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapaneseプチガット (Puchigatto) (SS)[3]Petigat
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  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 163
  2. "An Aracha that has survived its very lengthy larval stage is known as a "Thousand-Year Arachnid," which is precisely what you see before you. Over 90% of its body is shielded by a tough, chitinous armor that can deflect even the sharpest blade." — Fi (Skyward Sword)
  3. Hyrule Encyclopedia, Ambit Ltd., pg. 199