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Flying Tiles are recurring enemies in the Legend of Zelda series. They are trick floor tiles that rise up, spin, and hurl themselves at Link. They can easily be defeated by either slashing them once with the sword, by deflecting them with a shield, or simply evading and letting them smash against the walls. Being simple tiles, it is questionable as to whether Flying Tiles are sentient enemies or just enchanted tiles cursed by evil magic.


The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Flying Tile (A Link to the Past)

Flying Tiles appear in many dungeons, including the Tower of Hera. These tiles attack Link one at a time, leaving a skull and crossbones insignia on the ground where they once lay. Occasionally, all Flying Tiles in a room will have to be destroyed in order to unlock a door. If Link stands in a doorway, he can avoid any Flying Tiles, allowing them to ricochet harmlessly off the wall.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Flying Tile (Link's Awakening)

Flying Tiles retain their normal attack; however, here, they usually leave a hole in the floor when they rise to bombard Link.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Flying Tiles are found exclusively in the Fire Temple. They crumble instantly upon contact with a shield.

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

Flying Tile (Oracle of Ages and Seasons)

Flying Tiles act in similar fashion to their Link's Awakening appearance.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords

Tiles rise from the ground and fly toward Link in an attempt to hit him. They can be dispatched with a sword slash or with the shield.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

Flying Tiles appear in various dungeons. They cannot be deflected and must be dodged.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Flying Tiles rise out of the ground in small numbers at a time, leaving various shapes in the floor after they dislodge themselves. Link may defend himself with his sword or his shield.

Other appearances

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Hyrule Warriors

As part of Lana's Book of Sorcery weapon type, she can summon three Flying Tiles made of magical energy as part of her Focus Spirit Special attack.

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