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Lowders are enemies in The Adventure of Link.[1]


The Adventure of Link Manual Comment:
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"A beetle that slithers as it crawls. It eats up life energy. They live inside caves too."

Lowders are beetles with a hard carapace. They are found in deserts and caves. They generally moves slowly, but when Link is in direct sight, they will streak straight at him. Link can easily defeat them with one strike from his Sword, with the Downward Thrust being one of the most effective ways.

Non-Canon Appearances

Lowder in The Legend of Zelda TV Series

The Legend of Zelda TV Series

A Lowder appears in The Legend of Zelda TV series; however, unlike its game counterpart, the Lowder is never seen attacking. Instead, it serves as Ganon's main transportation when traveling in the overworld since his teleportation powers are limited when not in the Underworld. Since the Lowder can climb walls, this allows Ganon to reach the tower where the Triforce of Wisdom is located, as seen in the "Cold Spells" episode of the series, where he obtains the Triforce thanks to the Lowder's abilities.

Zelda's Adventure

In Zelda's Adventure, Lowders appear throughout the land of Tolemac. They are basic, weak enemies that can be easily defeated with the Wand.


Lowder's English name comes from the surname of a former Nintendo Powerline counselor, Greg Lowder.[2]

Aruroda's name is similar to the Japanese Lowder's name, Rōdā, suggesting a link between the two.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseローダー (Rōdā)[3]Same as English.
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  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 190
  2. "They ended up using "Lowder" for one of the creatures in [Zelda II: The Adventures Of] Link. Remember that, Caesar? One of the small, slimy creatures? It was one of those guys that translated all the characters from Japanese to English. Whoever did this one did it to insult me, because the description of it was all "slimy creature." I’m like, "You know what? There's now a creature in The Adventures Of Link named after me, so I really can't argue with that too much."" —Greg Lowder (What was it like to be a Nintendo game play counselor?)
  3. The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 28