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This article is about the enemy. For other uses, see Beetle.

Beetles are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]


Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, Beetles appear from a hole in the ground south of Kanalet Castle whenever Link gets close. They can be defeated with a single Sword slash, but endlessly continue appearing from the hole.

Oracle of Seasons

In Oracle of Seasons, Beetles can appear when Link digs a hole using the Shovel.

Oracle of Ages

In Oracle of Ages, Beetles can appear when Link digs a hole using the Shovel.

The Minish Cap

Beetle (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
TMC Beetle Figurine Sprite.png
Appears in various areas.
They appear under rocks and grass.
If they grab you, you won't be able to
move. Swing your sword to get away.

In The Minish Cap, Beetles appear under Rocks and Grass or when digging with the Mole Mitts. If they grab Link, he will not be able to move until he swings his Sword.

There are also red-hued Beetles that only appear when Link fights Mazaal in the Fortress of Winds.


The Beetle's Japanese name, "Zoro Zoro," is derived from the Japanese onomatopoeia for insects skittering around.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ゾロゾロ (Zoro Zoro)
French Republic FrenchEU Grouilleur From the verb "grouiller" which means "moving a lot rapidly"
Federal Republic of Germany German Käfer
Italian Republic Italian Zoro Zoro
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Zoro Zoro



  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 165 (LA | OoS | OoA)