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


Spirit Tracks

Dark Trains were originally normal trains that became possessed.[2] They attack by crashing into the Spirit Train, exploding on contact and destroying it with a single hit. Dark Trains can either be evaded or temporarily halted by through the use of the Cannon.

When two Dark Trains are on a collision course, they will both stop short of colliding and then turn around, rotating on their bases. Dark Trains destroy anything on their path, including enemies like Bulblins, Tanks, and Flaming Boulder. However, they will not explode when hitting anything besides the Spirit Train.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Dark Trains appear on the Spirit Train Stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. They ram into the Spirit Train, slowing it down while pushing it towards the edge of the screen. They also appear as a Trophy.

# Trophy Appears in Description How to unlock
3DS Logo.svg WiiU.svg
213 SSBfN3DS Dark Train Trophy Model.png N/A Spirit Tracks Dark Trains barrel down the tracks, blocking the way and threatening the Spirit Train. Link's cannon can stun them with five shots, though. On the Smash stage, they may explode or even leap onto the train. It is possible for fighters to attack and detonate them, creating yet another rail hazard. Random
Dark Train

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Dark Trains reappear as stage hazards on the Spirit Train Stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ボンバー列車 (Bonbā Ressha) Bomber Train
Federal Republic of Germany German Bombenzug Bomb Train
Italian Republic Italian Treno bomba Bomb train


See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 173 (ST)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks — PRIMA Official Game Guide (Prima Games) pg. 34