Skullfish live in the seas around Great Bay Region, as well as in the water just outside of the Goron Village after defeating Goht in Majora's Mask. They spawn at certain intervals within the Bay and swim towards Link, biting him if he does not raise his defenses. Zora Link's electrical shield attack can be used to defeat them. In Majora's Mask 3D, they can also be caught in the Ocean Fishing Hole by wearing the Captain's Hat.
Skullfish appear in the Lakebed Temple, as well as several secret Caves around Hyrule Field in Twilight Princess. They can be caught with the Fishing Rod, and will even drop a Heart when released, although they are forbidden fish and will not be recorded in the Fish Journal.
Tri Force Heroes
Skullfish are found exclusively in the Water Temple in Tri Force Heroes. They viciously attack any Link they find swimming near them, and will leap out of the water to get to Links standing on raised platforms. To defeat them, they can be slashed with the Sword while they leap over a Link, or dredged from the water with the Water Rod. They can then be attacked as a normal enemy. In this appearance, they are green rather than bone-colored.
Hyrule Warriors Legends
Cadence of Hyrule
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||スカルギョ (Sukarugyo)||Portmanteau of スカル (Skull) and 魚 (Fish).|
|Italian||Pesce teschio (TP)|
|SpanishLA||Pez cráneo (MM3D)|