"Really? I mean, I knew that!"
— Cukeman
Cukeman (Link's Awakening)

Cukemen (ノモス Nomosu?) are recurring enemies from the Legend of Zelda series. Cukemen are formed as a result of Link sprinkling Magic Powder or a Mystery Seed on a Buzzblob. They pass on strange and confusing advice to Link in regards to his mission. Being related to Buzzblobs, they retain static electricity and damage Link if he comes in direct contact with them.

Strangely, in A Link to the Past, if a Cukeman is frozen with the Ice Rod or Ether Medallion, then smashed with the Magic Hammer, it will, instead of shattering, turn back into a Buzzblob again. A Cukeman's color depends on the area in which the Buzzblob is found and transformed. Cukemen appear brown next to the Magic Shop, green in the Lost Woods, and grey in other areas. They are also an answer to a clue in the Quest for the Whirlwind Sword Attack in the Game Boy Advance port of A Link to the Past.

Cukeman Quotes

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

  • "Tra la la, look for Sahasrahla. ... ... ..."
  • "Oh yah, you found Sahasrahla! ... ... ... Good job la la!"

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

  • "Hey mon!"
  • "You know me, I like short names the best..."
  • "It can display millions of polygons!"
  • "I definitely need it, as soon as possible!"

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons

  • "Feel my cold, steely gaze!!!"
  • "I'm so sleepy."
  • "I want to ride a plane. Anywhere is fine."
  • "I wish I could go to a tropical southern island."
  • "I want a nice tropical vacation."
  • "3 large, 2 regular."
  • "Huh? Did I say that?"
  • "Really? I mean, I knew that!"
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