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Game(s)The Legend of Zelda
Other MediaBS The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda TV series
The Legend of Zelda comic
Magical Rod

Patra is a mini-boss in The Legend of Zelda.


The Legend of Zelda Manual Comment

The Legend of Zelda


The Patra attack in groups, in two types of formations. Both formation groups are strong. So be on your toes!

Patra is a mini-boss in Level-9, composed of a single flying eye surrounded by several smaller flying eyes. Patra comes in two varieties,[1] denoted by the pattern in which the outer ring of eyes behaves. While both types spin their smaller eyes around the center one, one variety has the outer circle expand and contract, while the other variety's smaller eyes rotate like a gyroscope. Before Link can defeat the main eye, he must attack the smaller ones first. Patra is only vulnerable to the Sword and to the Magical Rod; however, it is only affected by direct contact with the rod, as neither the beams nor the Book of Magic flames harm it.

Other Appearances

BS The Legend of Zelda


In BS The Legend of Zelda, Patra appears as the boss of Level 5 and a mini-boss in Levels 7 and 8. It uses the same attack patterns as in the original game.

The Legend of Zelda TV Series

Patra in the animated series

A Patra briefly appears in the "Stinging a Stinger" episode of The Legend of Zelda TV series. When Link hears Princess Zelda's screams, he rushes over to where she is and sees that she is being attacked by Patra.[2] Link, confident about his new Sword, faces an incoming Patra, but one lightbeam from the foe breaks the Sword in half and causes Link to collapse from the attack. Zelda then rushes towards Link and swiftly scares the Patras off.[3]

The Legend of Zelda Comic

Patra appears in the To the First Power story of The Legend of Zelda comic. While Princess Zelda is busy fighting Gohma in Level-1, Patra flies in and begins to attack her. Although the princess is successful in defeating one of the eyes, she admits that the fight has gotten too tough for her and manages to escape the room.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese パタラ (Patara) From パタパタ (Patapata), onomatopoeia of flapping wings
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Patra
French-speaking countries French Patra
Federal Republic of Germany German Patra


See Also


  1. "The Patra attack in groups, in two types of formations. Both formation groups are strong. So be on your toes!" (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 38)
  2. "Eeh! Get away from me, you stupid Patra! Link! Link! Where are you?" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9 )
  3. "Get away, you gross things!" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9 )
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