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Seahats are enemies in The Wind Waker.[1]

Characteristics[]

Tingle's Comment
Tingle says:

It's a Seahat!

Hit it with a projectile weapon!

Seahats are large, bulbous creatures with spiny undersides that roam the Great Sea. Due to their names and the propeller-like appendages they use to hover over water, Seahats appear to be marine, fish-like version of the earthly, plant-like Peahats.

Seahats usually appear in large numbers off the coast of particular islands such as the Boating Course, Southern Triangle Island, Cyclops Reef, and Horseshoe Island. Highly territorial, they will attack Link if he gets too close to them. Seahats attack by ramming their own bodies into Link's boat, the King of Red Lions, in order to knock him overboard. Seahats generally ignore Link when he is not aboard the King of Red Lions, but will resume their assault within seconds after he climbs back in. When attacking, the Seahats dip their bodies into the water up to their nostrils and propel themselves quickly towards their quarry; however, they do not often gain the element of surprise, as their charging movement creates a loud, whirring sound. Seahats cannot attack Link while he is on land, although they may still float towards him and unintentionally cause damage as a result of their back-and-forth hovering. Seahats will not follow Link too far from the island or area that they guard, opting to turn around and rejoin their group after a certain distance.

Much like their flora counterpart, Peahats, striking a Seahat with a Boomerang will cut off its propeller-fins, leaving it to swim helplessly in the water. The fins will grow back after a short period, but if a second strike is delivered subsequently to the first, it will kill the Seahat. Alternatively, Seahats can be quickly dispatched with the single piercing of an Arrow, or a well aimed Bomb from the Cannon.

Seahat (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
TWW Seahat Figurine Model
Seahat
Habitat: The Great Sea
Weakness: Projectiles

These tremendous flying fish can be found only on the Great Sea. They tend to ram ships to knock their prey into the sea, so it is best to attack them from a distance.

Trivia[]

  • If a Seahat's propeller-fins are chopped off while it is hovering above land, a glitch may occur where the Seahat will be frozen on the spot (see Seahat Glitch).

Nomenclature[]

TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese シーハット (Shīhatto) Seahat
French Republic FrenchEU Seahat
Federal Republic of Germany German Killeronos
Italian Republic Italian Faucicottero Helicopter Jaws
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Seahat

References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 202
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