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Miniblins are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[2][name reference needed]


The Wind Waker[]

Miniblin (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
TWW Miniblin Figurine Model
Habitat: Forsaken Fortress
Talent: Herd movements

These little beasts are quick and agile. They scurry along walls and gather in great numbers. You should deal with them individually so they don't surround you.
Tingle's Comment
Tingle says:

A Miniblin! Don't wait around... just go!

In The Wind Waker, Miniblins tend to appear seemingly out of nowhere, only appearing wherever the third-person camera is not focused (this is seen most often in the Savage Labyrinth), and swarm the area in large numbers. They brandish trident-like forks as weapons, which they use to stab their opponents with. Miniblins make a characteristic "Nyeh Na!" and "Deh Dank!" sound, which can alert Link of their presence. If Link is stabbed by one, it scornfully chuckles at him.

Miniblins are rather weak on their own and can be easily defeated with just the Hero's Sword. What they lack in strength they make up for by surrounding Link in large groups and attacking quickly.[3] Miniblins will actively follow Link, and can also climb after him up ladders and walls. If Link finds himself facing a Miniblin swarm without his Sword, he can drop All-Purpose Bait to distract them and make his escape. They are also vulnerable to the Skull Hammer. The Skull Hammer can be used to evoke humorous cries from them; smashing the ground will send nearby Miniblins sky high, a critical smash will flatten them, and swinging it sideways will send them flying a mile away (mostly into walls or the sea). Strangely, if Link distances himself from them, Miniblins will attempt to locate the nearest supply of water and vanquish themselves by jumping into it.

Phantom Hourglass[]

Miniblins also appear in Phantom Hourglass. In this game, they are less colorful, and their trademark call is replaced by a vaguely monkey-like screech. They also show slightly greater intelligence, as evidenced by their use of rudimentary strategy in battle; instead of charging head-on, a lone Miniblin will draw back and wait for its comrades to surround Link before attacking.

Spirit Tracks[]

ST Mounted Miniblin Model

Mounted Miniblins appear in Spirit Tracks. They are first encountered atop Armos during the young hero's second visit to the Tower of Spirits. At first, those Miniblins seems invulnerable to attacks as neither the Phantom nor Link alone can cause damage and getting too close to strike it will cause the Armos to produce harmful spikes from its base. The mounted Miniblin can be defeated by using the Whirlwind on it from an elevated position, or from Phantom Zelda, then attacking it with the sword. The Armos it rides on will self-destruct in an explosion.

Led by a Big Blin, pirate Miniblins inhabit the Pirate Hideout where they keep their prisoners in cells. These pirates look exactly like regular Miniblins unlike Phantom Hourglass. When Link has a passenger with him, pirate Miniblins, traveling by ship or Tank, attack the Spirit Train in order to capture the passenger and bring him to their hideout. In the Pirate Hideout, Miniblins try to capture Link by throwing cages at him if he tries to rescue their prisoner. If Link is not trying to rescue the prisoner, the Miniblins can be found dining at tables, and cannot be attacked.

Other Appearances[]

Hyrule Warriors Legends[]

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, Miniblins appear as enemy grunts as part of the Era of the Sea in the Forsaken Fortress and the Wind and Earth Temples stages. Like the other armies of Bulblins and Stalchildren, there are Miniblin Captains which are taller and more armored. For Miniblin artillery, they wield throwing axes.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
FranceFrenchEUMiniblin (TWW | TWWHD)[4][5]
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See Also[]


  1. "Miniblins are demonic, diminutive Moblins that always attack in groups, ceaselessly advancing on Link until they are cut down." (Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 192)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 192 (TWW | PH | ST)
  3. "These little beasts are quick and agile. They scurry along walls and gather in great numbers. You should deal with them individually so they don't surround you." — Figurine (The Wind Waker)
  4. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 193
  5. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 193