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Bloopers are enemies in Link's Awakening.[1][note 1]


Bloopers are squid-like enemies that are encountered in an underwater passage of Catfish's Maw. Unlike Cheep Cheeps, which slowly swim back and forth in a set path, Bloopers move in diagonal, lurching motions towards Link, making them harder to avoid. Bloopers only appear in one passageway leading to the dungeon's Nightmare Key, and always appear in pairs. Unlike their Mario counterparts, they can be dealt with easily using any weapon in Link's arsenal, with the Sword being the most immediately effective.

In Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch Bloopers appear in the Fishing Pond and can be caught by Link while fishing.


  • Bloopers are directly based on the Blooper enemies from the Mario series.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ゲッソー (Gessō) Pun on the Japanese word for squid tentacles, げそ
Federal Republic of Germany German Blooper Name of the Mario series enemy
Italian Republic Italian Calamako From "calamaro" (squid)

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  1. Bloopers were referred to as Bloobers in Encyclopedia and on Zelda.com's encyclopedia.[2][3] However, as this contradicts the name given in Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, it is not considered Canon. Within the Mario series, Bloober was an alternate and occasionally interchangeable spelling used in earlier titles before it was standardized.


  1. "You got a Blooper figure! It's not so menacing outside of the water." — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 167 (LA | LADX)
  3. "Bloober
    Resembling a cross between an octopus and a squid, Bloobers plague the deep waterways of Koholint Island. They mean no harm, but an involuntary reaction causes them to inflict a poisonous sting on anyone who touches them."
    The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia, Zelda.com (archive), retrieved January 22, 2022.