"Aim for it when it retracts its spikes!"

Spikes are enemies from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Similar in appearance to Sea Urchins from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, these spherical metal enemies are covered with sharp spikes and are found both above and under water. They are encountered in the Water Temple as well as other water areas. Spikes frequently drop Bombs upon defeat.

Spikes are mobile, and apparently, move on their own accord; upon detecting Link, Spikes extend their sharp spines and slowly advance towards him. Upon contact or if attacked, they retract their spines and stiffen into idle rocks for a brief moment, at which time they are vulnerable to attack. They can be damaged by regular weapons while on land, and the Hookshot or Longshot when underwater.

It is unknown whether Spikes are sentient beings or merely pre-programmed machines, similar to Blade Traps. The same model used for Spikes is also used for Mines in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. However there appears to be no relation between the two objects.

Navi's Note

Navi Artwork Aim for it when it retracts its spikes!
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