Lizalfos in Breath of the Wild
|Spoils||Lizard Tail (SS)|
Lizalfos Horn (BotW)
Lizalfos Talon (BotW)
Lizalfos Tail (BotW)
Icy Lizalfos Tail (BotW)
Red Lizalfos Tail (BotW)
Yellow Lizalfos Tail (BotW)
Lizalfos is a recurring lizard-like enemy in The Legend of Zelda series.
Characteristics and Weaknesses
Lizalfos are typically sword-wielding, lizard-like enemies with large tails. In Skyward Sword, they outfit themselves with large, rocky gauntlets. It is common for Lizalfos to confront Link in pairs. They are very agile in combat and tend to swing their weapon at Link whenever they get a chance, though there are always opportunities to attack the creatures when they drop their guard. They tend to circle Link first and then approach on the counter attack; they can cover long distances by swiftly hopping.
Ocarina of Time
In Ocarina of Time, Lizalfos brandish swords and have little armor. They are very agile, for they are able to jump far out of Link's attack range, as well as capable of leaping over the young hero's head to deliver a strike from behind. They first appear in Dodongo's Cavern, where two pairs act as the dungeon's mini-bosses. Despite having to face off against a duo, Link does not have to fight both simutaneously, because one engages the young hero, while the other watches from afar. Befitting their tendency to fight in pairs, after one Lizalfos sustains enough damage, the two switch roles with one another. They are seldom encountered within the game, only appearing as regular enemies later in the Spirit Temple and in certain other dungeons in Master Quest. A related enemy known as Dinolfos appears later in the game as well.
In Twilight Princess, Lizalfos have an appearance that is more reminiscent of a dinosaur, their tails now roped with an axe blade that they can use as a secondary weapon. They come in two varieties: the normal "Axe-tail" variety and the "Skull-face" variation, which don skulls as helmets. They are easily defeated with Bomb Arrows or Hidden Skills such as the Back Slice and the Mortal Draw. In addition, Wolf Link is able to leap at and bite at their throats. Unlike Ocarina of Time, Lizalfos are much more common - appearing in parts of Hyrule Field in Lanayru Province in addition to numerous dungeons, including the Lakebed Temple, the Temple of Time, the City in the Sky, Hyrule Castle, and the Cave of Ordeals.
Similar but much larger and heavily armored enemies known as Dinolfos (also known as Dynalfos) appear in the Temple of Time and the City in the Sky. They are considerably more dangerous opponents than Lizalfos, capable of dodging the Ending Blow and blocking many other attacks. A winged variety of Lizalfos called the Aeralfos also appears later in the game.
- See also: Dark Lizalfos
In Skyward Sword, Lizalfos are first encountered in the Earth Temple as regular enemies, and as a pair also acts as the dungeon's miniboss, guarding the Bomb Bag. They adorn their forearms with large iron gauntlets that they can utilize in both their offense and defense. For example, the guard prevents them from being knocked over from normal attacks. Besides being adept defenders, Lizalfos are very nimble and can swiftly dodge sword strikes, and they can harm Link by blowing streams of fire and by mashing him with the maces found on the tips of their tails. In addition to the Earth Temple, the saurian creatures can be found at the Lanayru Shipyard, the Pirate Stronghold, and the Volcano Summit. An efficient way to slay a Lizalfos is to use strong attacks that make them fall on the ground such as the Spin Attack. After this happens, Link can use the Fatal Blow to kill them. Defeating a Lizalfos will make it drop a Lizard Tail, which can be collected as Treasure.
Breath of the Wild
- Main articles: Blue Lizalfos, Black Lizalfos, Silver Lizalfos, Electric Lizalfos, Ice-Breath Lizalfos and Fire-Breath Lizalfos
Hyrule Compendium Entry
Lizalfos appear as chameleon-like enemies in Breath of the Wild. They will camouflage to their environment and wait for Link to get near before ambushing him. There are several varieties of Lizalfos, including Blue, Black, Silver, Golden (found only in Master Mode), Electric, Ice-Breath and Fire-Breath. They sometimes use Lizal Spears, which they use to hunt for fish and defend themselves. When defeated, they may drop Lizalfos Horns, Lizalfos Talons and Lizalfos Tails.
Electric Lizalfos, found in places such as the Gerudo Desert and Zonai Ruins, have electrified horns that they can use to generate an electric field. If Link manages to hit said horn with an Arrow, it will cause the Electric Lizalfos to discharge involuntarily. He can use this to his advantage to electrocute nearby enemies. Ice-Breath Lizalfos, typically found in cold areas, will spit icy projectiles at Link, and are weak to fire. Fire-Breath Lizalfos, found in hot climates such as Death Mountain and the Gerudo Desert, can breathe fire at Link, and are vulnerable to ice.
There are also undead versions of Lizalfos. Stalizalfos rise from the ground during the night in certain areas and attack Link and Cursed Lizalfos will randomly be spawned out of a mouth of a mass of Malice.
- In Twilight Princess, Arrows will stick to Lizalfos indefinitely and can be retrieved.
- Dark Lizalfos have crests on their heads similar to those of Dairas from The Adventure of Link.
- While Lizalfos do not appear in games prior to Ocarina of Time, similar enemies known as Geru appear in The Adventure of Link. These enemies may have provided inspiration for Lizalfos.
|Names in Other Regions|
Lézalfos (OoT3D, SS, BotW)
| Dino from "Dinosaur"|
|Italian||Lizalfos (OoT3D, SS, BotW)|
|ChineseSI||蜥蜴战士 (Xīyì Zhànshi)||Lizard fighter|
- "Judging by the harpoon-like spearhead of this Lizalfos-made spear, the Lizalfos use it for fishing as well as combat. Try not to get caught on the wrong end of its barbs." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)