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A yellow Biri from A Link Between Worlds
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Effective Weapon(s)Hookshot

Biri are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[2][3][citation needed]


A Link to the Past

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In A Link to the Past, Biri split from red Bari when attacked. They pulse with electricity, so Link must wait for them to cease in order to attack them and avoid getting shocked. Biri can be easily defeated from afar by using the Hookshot or by throwing objects, such as Pots, at them.

Ocarina of Time

Navi's Comment

Hey! Listen! Watch out!



If you touch it, you will be electrocuted!

In Ocarina of Time, Biri can be found Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly. They float around by themselves or by attacking a Bari, which causes it to split into three Biri. They can electrocute Link on contact, so he must use a ranged weapon such as the Boomerang to attack them. Alternatively, Link can stun them by using a Deku Nut before slashing them with the Sword.

Oracle of Ages

A Link Between Worlds

In A Link Between Worlds, Biri only split from red and yellow Bari. Purple Biri also appear in Lorule Castle.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ビリ (Biri) Onomatopoeia for a light electric shock
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 噼哩 (Pīlī) Onomatopoeia for crackling, as in firecrackers
French-speaking countries French Biri
Federal Republic of Germany German Zappelqualle Fidgety Jellyfish
Italian Republic Italian Cnidiri Modification of "Cnidari", the Bari's name
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Biri (OoT3D)


See Also


  1. "Bari may divide into smaller Biri—or smaller Bari, depending on the game." (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 164)
  2. Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 390 (ALttP)
  3. Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 177 (OoT3D)