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Magtails are enemies in The Wind Waker.[1]


Tingle's Comment:
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"Oh! A Magtail! His weakness is water. Attack him when he's curled up into a ball!"

Magtails slither around rooms waiting for Link to come close. Upon recognizing him, they stretch out their mandibles, trying to slice Link down. When charging its attack, its eye becomes vulnerable to attacks from the Sword or ranged items, such as the Grappling Hook.[2] Touching its mandibles when it attacks deals half a heart of damage. Touching any other part of a Magtail will also hurt Link. Once attacked, the Magtail curls into a ball that can be either destroyed by continuing attacks, or lifted. Once rolled, Link can carry the Magtail around and use it to press switches.[3] Water Pots can also be used to stun the Magtail. The same effect can be achieved by shooting it with an Ice Arrow. Link can also defeat a Magtail in one hit by using a Parry attack.

Magtail (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
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Habitat: Dragon Roost Cavern
Weakness: Water

These creatures are covered in a hard exoskeleton that not even the searing heat of lava can penetrate. Their eyes are their only weakness. Magtails can be picked up and carried around when they've rolled into a defensive position.


  • Magtails bear a resemblance to Gohma, the boss of the Dragon Roost Cavern, although they are much smaller. Magtails share the large mandibles, hard exoskeleton, physical appearance, coloration, and single, vulnerable eye with the gargantuan boss.
  • Magtails seem to be fiery relatives of Moldorms, which are known as "Tail" in Japan.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese マグテイル (Maguteiru) Magtail
French-speaking countries French Magmopendre
Federal Republic of Germany German Monopendra
Italian Republic Italian Magmarac
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Megalopendra From Scolopendra



  1. "Magtail" — Figurine (The Wind Waker)
  2. "Their eyes are their only weakness." — Figurine (The Wind Waker)
  3. "Magtails can be picked up and carried around when they've rolled into a defensive position." — Figurine (The Wind Waker)