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Ampilus Egg

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Ampilus Egg
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Race/SpeciesAmpilus
Game(s)
Habitat(s)Lanayru Desert
Attack(s)Electric charge

Ampilus Eggs are enemies in Skyward Sword. They are the larval stage of Ampilus and can only be found as a result of using a Timeshift Stone on a nearby Ampilus.

Characteristics

Fi's Comment

A report, master.

Ampilus egg

It is an Ampilus that has reverted to its earliest form of development, no doubt because of the effect of the Timeshift Stone.

Even in its current state, it retains the ability to generate powerful electrical current at regular intervals.

My analysis indicates that you can hit it with your sword when it is not generating electricity. Also, you can carry it with the Hook Beetle.

Similarly to their adult forms, Ampilus Eggs have the ability to periodically emit electricity. Because of their propensity to generate electricity, Ampilus Eggs provide power to the remote power nodes within the Lanayru Desert. To place these enemies in the power nodes, Link can carry them with the Hook Beetle or move them by stabbing them with the Sword. However, Link will sustain damage if he strikes them when they are generating electricity; though the Beetle is immune.

Unlike their older counterparts, Ampilus Eggs cannot be killed, as their shell protects them completely.

Trivia

  • The relationship between Ampilus and Ampilus Eggs is similar to that of Moldarach and Aracha, as both of them grow from their larval stage into their adult forms over an extensive period of time.[1] However, unlike Ampilus, it is impossible to bring a Moldarach into the field of a Timeshift Stone.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name
Japan Japanese シャコマイトの卵 (Shako-Maito no Tamago)
Canada FrenchCA Œuf de crustaroule
Federal Republic of Germany German Prähistorischer Rollkrebs
Italian Republic Italian Uovo di Brachiocciola
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Hueva de cangrancola

References

  1. "An Aracha that has survived its very lengthy larval stage is known as a "Thousand-Year Arachnid," which is precisely what you see before you." — Fi (Skyward Sword)