"It seems that the narrow part is its weak point... You need a particular item to destroy it!"

Parasitic Tentacles are enemies from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. These long appendages hang from the inside of Lord Jabu-Jabu. The tentacles can only be defeated using the Boomerang. When Link damages a Parasitic Tentacle once, it retreats into the ceiling and hides, forcing Link to lure it back out. There are a total of three Parasitic Tentacles in the dungeon.

If Link goes left at the three way fork in the road near the Tailpasarans, he will find two paths. The first is blocked by a thick electrical obstruction. The second path leads to the first Tentacle. After defeating it, Link obtains the Dungeon Map, and the obstruction in front of the other path is removed.

If Link heads back and goes straight at the fork in the road, he will find the second Parasitic Tentacle. He receives nothing for defeating it; however, the obstruction blocking the final path is removed.

By heading right at the fork and taking the left path opposite of the room in which Link received the Boomerang, Link will find the final Parasitic Tentacle. After defeating it, the green appendage in the room full of holes will disappear. By falling down the hole that had been blocked, Link will be able to reach the mini-boss, Bigocto.

Navi's Note

Navi Artwork It seems that the narrow part is its weak point... You need a particular item to destroy it!


Theory warning: This section contains theoretical information based on the research of one or several other users. It has not been officially verified by Nintendo and its factual accuracy is disputed.

As a tentacle is merely an appendage of a larger organism, the Parasitic Tentacles may be attached to the dungeon's boss, Barinade. Barinade is attached to the roof of its chamber by three tentacles, which potentially extend through Jabu Jabu's body and end in the Parasitic Tentacles Link battled earlier. In the 3DS remake of the game, the colors of the tentacles attaching Barinade to the ceiling are changed to match the colors of the three Parasitic Tentacles.

Theory warning: Theories end here.

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