- 1 Characteristics
- 2 Other Appearances
- 3 Nomenclature
- 4 Gallery
- 5 See Also
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
Gibdos are undead, mummified corpses commonly appearing within Graveyards and Dungeons. They are one of the more resilient enemies in The Legend of Zelda series, as they are weak to few weapons and are not knocked back when hit with a Sword in most games. In some games, they are able to use a petrifying gaze to stun Link, identically to that of the similar ReDeads. They are very susceptible to fire-based attacks, and take great damage from items such as the Fire Rod and Din's Fire. Burning away a Gibdo's bandages in Majora's Mask will even reveal it to be a ReDead, while in other games, burning a Gibdo's bandages instead reveals a Stalfos.
The Legend of Zelda
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A Link to the Past
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Ocarina of Time
Gibdos appear in the Shadow Temple and the Spirit Temple in Ocarina of Time. They are susceptible to the "Sun's Song", which will stun them for a period of time after being played. Unlike Redeads, which walk around in circles, thereby making them briefly harmless when one is killed in the same room, Gibdos are not affected by this therefore making them more dangerous.
Sentient Gibdos can be found Beneath the Well in Majora's Mask, requesting that Link bring them certain items when he wears the Gibdo Mask.. They also appear in Ikana Canyon. They have an intense dislike for the song "Farewell to Gibdos", composed by Pamela's Father, and will retreat into the ground when they hear it.
Wearing the Gibdo Mask will keep Gibdos from attacking Link. Interestingly, neither Gibdos nor ReDeads are able to harm Deku Link or Goron Link, as the former and latter are too small and large respectively for them to attack. Both forms are still vulnerable to Gibdos' paralyzing gaze. Using Fire Arrows against them will result in their bandages being burnt off revealing a ReDead, they will not begin to dance if Link is wearing Garo's Mask or the Captain's Hat unlike other ReDeads.
The Minish Cap
|Gibdo (Figurine from The Minish Cap)|
|Appears in the Palace of Winds.|
These mummies keep coming at you when
you attack. It's better to fight from a
distance if you want to avoid damage.
Gibdos appear in the Royal Crypt, the Palace of Winds, and Dark Hyrule Castle. If their bandages are burned away using the Flame Lantern, they will reveal a Stalfos underneath. Some Gibdos hold items such as Small Keys.
Gibdos appear in Arbiter's Grounds and the Cave of Ordeals in Twilight Princess. They lay motionless on the ground until Link approaches, then they rise and drag their sword towards him. When Link is within their attack range, Gibdos will release a paralyzing scream before attacking with their sword.
12 Arrows, two Bomb Arrows, the Ball and Chain, a Jump Strike, and a Mortal Draw can all be used to defeat Gibdos. As Wolf Link, they can be defeated by targeting and continuously biting them twice. A Back Slice can be used if Link is caught in a Gibdo's scream by pressing the A button and tilting the control stick left or right. When it brings down its sword, Link will roll around it and slice at it, leaving the Gibdo vulnerable.
Link's Crossbow Training
Cadence of Hyrule
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||ギブド (Gibudo) (TLoZ | ALttP | OoT)||Same as English.|
|This table was generated using translation pages.|
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- Gibdos are also known as ReDead Knights in the The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess — The Official Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc., and ReDeads in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess — PRIMA Official Game Guide by Prima Games. However, as these names contradict the one given in Encyclopedia, these are not considered Canon.
- If Link defeats 10 enemies without getting hit or teleporting with the Flute, then the 10th enemy defeated will drop five Rupees. However, if the 10th enemy is defeated with a Bomb, then it will drop four Bombs. If Link defeats 16 enemies without getting hit or teleporting, then the 16th enemy will drop a Fairy. After the 16th enemy, Link must get hit and reset the counter to zero in order to achieve this effect again. Defeating Armos, Like Likes, Keese, or Gels will not be counted.
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 160
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 181 (TLoZ | ALttP | LA | OoT | MM | OoS | OoA | FS | TMC | TP | ALBW | TFH)
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess — The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 86
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess — PRIMA Official Game Guide (Prima Games) pg. 19
- "The mummy man. He's got some strange powers, and some pretty powerful attacking force." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 37)
- "This bandage swathed menace is indeed powerful. It can withstand repeated blows from the sword without even slowing down. However, it is rumored that it cannot stand fire..." (A Link to the Past manual, pg. 44)
- n.a., Forced Drops, redcandle.us, published n.d., retrieved August 17, 2017.
- "Leeeave me something delicious to chomp on. Something that sprouts when it's watered. Preferably five of them..." — Gibdo (Majora's Mask)
- "Leeeaave me something deliciously fresh!" — Gibdo (Majora's Mask)
- "What's the matter, Link? You don't like my charms anymore? You fell for it! Ganon's plan worked perfectly!" — Gibdo (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 4 )
- "My hands! They're all weird!" — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 4 )
- "Wait 'till you see the rest of you! Let's go for a spin, Gibdo!" — (, Episode 4 )
- "Excellent. You've done well, my servants. Link has been transformed into a frog! And with Link rendered practically useless, Zelda will be at my mercy! Now I shall put the rest of my plan into action. When I return, Zelda will be with me and Link will be gone...forever!" — Ganon (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 4 )
- "The arrow finds its mark and the gibdo bursts into flame! In the red glare, Zelda sees the twisted shapes of the other mummy men as they run in fear from the terrible fire." (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 18)
- "For the dead shall raise, and the living shall be their slaves. She must be stopped!" — Gibdo (The Wand of Gamelon)
- "Here's a shroud that scares the wraps off Gibdo." — Lubonga (The Wand of Gamelon)
- The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 36
- A Link to the Past manual, pg. 50 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 2 (Shogakukan 2) pg. 140 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (Shogakukan) pg. 26
- Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Shogakukan) pg. 143
- The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 37
- The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 37