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Heatoises are enemies and Sub-Bosses in Spirit Tracks.[1]


Usually accompanied by a Winder, when hit or provoked the Heatoise will put its limbs and head into its shell and spin towards Link. The object to defeating a Heatoise without the bow and arrows is to cause the Heatoise to spin into the Winder, which stuns the Heatoise during which time Link can strike it with his sword. With a bow, Link simply has to shoot its head with arrows.


Heatoise's name is a combination of heat and tortoise, in reference to the animal it is based on and its location in the Fire Temple.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Heatoise
Japan Japanese ヒータス (Hītasu) Heatoise
Federal Republic of Germany German Schnapper Snapper
Italian Republic Italian Caloruga



  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 184
The Legend of ZeldaThe Adventure of LinkA Link to the PastLink's AwakeningOcarina of TimeMajora's MaskOracle of SeasonsOracle of AgesFour SwordsThe Wind WakerFour Swords AdventuresThe Minish CapTwilight PrincessPhantom HourglassSpirit TracksSkyward SwordA Link Between WorldsTri Force HeroesBreath of the Wild

Spirit Tracks


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