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Morths are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[2]


The Wind Waker[]

Morth (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
TWW Morth Figurine Model
Habitat: Forbidden Woods
Least Favorite Thing: Deku Leaves

These creatures attack in groups and cling to the bodies of their prey. A spin attack is the best way to shake them off. They're light and vulnerable to Deku Leaf blasts.
Tingle's Comment
Tingle says:

Eeek! Morths! Fan them away with the Deku Leaf before they can stick to you!
If they stick to you, use your rolling attack to shake them loose.

Morths mainly appear in wooded areas, most commonly in the Forbidden Woods in The Wind Waker. They will close in on Link whenever he moves close. If several Morths latch on, they will hamper his movements. Link can easily free himself by performing a Spin Attack or just by rolling. They are easily dispatched with the Sword and the Boomerang if they are not latched on to Link. They can also be sent flying away by using the Deku Leaf. Morths are also occasionally released by Mothula as well.

Tri Force Heroes[]

Morths appear in certain Levels of The Dunes area and in the Desert Zone of the Den of Trials in Tri Force Heroes. They always appear in groups of three and will immediately slow down the Link they manage to attach to. When attached, Morths prevent the Link from dashing. Morths cannot be removed by the Link they are latched onto, instead, another Link can free him by attacking them with his Sword or with another item. Morths often appear in sandy areas, potentially making the Links susceptible to sinking in quicksand. Morths will also respawn shortly after they are defeated. They often appear in Stages where all enemies have to be defeated, however, Morths are not counted. They will disappear completely after clearing these Stages.

Morths will die if a Link steps onto an active Triforce Gateway. Morths that attempt to attach onto a Link wearing the Cacto Clothes will die immediately.



TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese モース (Mōsu) Same as English.
French-speaking countries French Chardon Thistle
Federal Republic of Germany German Kletthula
Italian Republic Italian Akaro Akaro is a corruption of acaro (mite).
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Abrojo Thistle

See Also[]


  1. "In The Wind Waker, attacking Mothula will cause it to release several Morths." (Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 194)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 194 (TWW | TWWHD | TFH)