"A beetle that slithers as it crawls. It eats up life energy. They live inside caves too."
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link manual
Lowder (The Adventure of Link)

Lowders are enemies from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. These small bugs are reminiscent of Armadillidiidae, a family of woodlice better known as pill bugs.

Lowders are short, and Link must crouch or use the Downthrust in order to hit them. They crawl evenly along the ground until they sense Link, at which point they will rush towards him, similar to Ropes. Early in the game, they pose an additional problem to Link—as they live in caves, they are extremely difficult to see. They are not powerful, however, having little attack power or defense. By the time he has found the candle, Link will be strong enough that Lowders pose little threat. Link gains three experience points for defeating one.

Due to the similarity of their Japanese names, it is likely that Lowders have a connection to Aru Lowders.

Non-canonical appearances

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The Legend of Zelda animated series

A Lowder acts as Ganon's steed and main means of transportation. It is able to scale walls with ease.

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