Swamolas are enemies from The Legend of Zelda series. They are green caterpillars with orange dots and have bright yellow colored mandibles for attacking Link.


The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past


Swamolas are found exclusively in the Swamp of Evil in the Dark World. Their dark green bodies camouflage them well in the swamp, and they have pronounced mandibles. They deal very significant damage to Link if they hit him, perhaps because of said mandibles. Swamolas hide under the water and muck of the swamp, lunging out to attack. They are immune to most of Link's weapons and even require many hits from the sword to defeat. However, they do not actively attack and usually are not dangerous to Link unless they surface near him.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Swamolas are rare enemies, only appearing in Misery Mire. They can be killed by every weapon Link has and do minimal damage. Much like Ropas, they are less of a threat to Link.


Swamolas are related to Lanmolas. Their name is a portmanteau of "swamp" and "Lanmola". Interestingly, they are called Moldorms in the Japanese version of the game, while Moldorms are called Degu Tails.