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Dark Keese are enemies in Skyward Sword.[1] They are a skeletal variant of the Keese.


Fi's Comment:
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Target lock: Dark Keese
"Found in many locations, these winged monsters are attracted to dark places, such as caves.

They often gather in colonies, are active at night, and sleep in the day. Those who come too close and awaken them often fall victim to attack."

Dark Keese are a skeletal, undead form of the regular Keese. Like other undead monsters, they possess the ability to Curse Link when they come in contact with him, rendering him unable to use his items, including his Sword and Shield. They are mainly found within the Eldin Province, including the Fire Sanctuary, Eldin Volcano, and the Volcano Summit, but can also be found in the Sky Keep. They will drop Evil Crystals when defeated every so often.

Dark Keese appear to reprise the role of Bubbles in Skyward Sword, which are absent from the game. Like Bubbles, Dark Keese share their skeletal appearance and curse.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ヤミキース (Yami Kīsu) Dark Keese
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 暗黑蝙蝠 (Ànhēi Biānfú) Dark Keese
Canada FrenchCA Chauve-souris de ténèbres Darkness Bat
French Republic FrenchEU Chauve-souris de ténèbres Darkness Bat
Federal Republic of Germany German Finsterflatterer
Italian Republic Italian Pipistrello Malvagio Evil Bat
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Keese oscuro Dark Keese



  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 172