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Angler Fish

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Angler Fish
Angler Fish OOA.png
Other Media
Dungeon(s)Angler's Tunnel (LA)
Jabu-Jabu's Belly (OoA)
Seed Shooter

The Angler Fish is a recurring boss in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]


Link's Awakening

Link fighting the Angler Fish in Link's Awakening DX

The Angler Fish is the boss of Angler's Tunnel in Link's Awakening. It is the Nightmare guarding the Surf Harp. The Angler Fish is fought underwater and can slam at Link, dropping rocks if it hits a wall. It will also release Angler Fries to aid it. Link can defeat it by slashing its light with the Sword.

Oracle of Ages

The Angler Fish is the miniboss of Jabu-Jabu's Belly in Oracle of Ages. It will either jump on top of Link or spit bubbles at him. Shooting it with the Seed Shooter will bring it down, leaving its light open to attacks.[2] After taking enough damage, the Angler Fish will begin to bounce again while shooting bubbles.


They resemble their namesake.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Angler
Angler Fish
Japan Japanese アングラー (Angurā)
フックレイ (Fukkurei)
Hook Ray
Federal Republic of Germany German Piranha-Killer


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 163 (LA | OoS)
  2. "The Angler Fish is puffy like a balloon, and you can deflate it by blasting it with your Seed Shooter." (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages Player's Guide (Nintendo of America), pg. 106)
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