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Bow Moblin

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Bow Moblin
FS Bow Moblin Sprite.png
Bow Moblin from Four Swords and
The Minish Cap
Other Media
Effective Weapon(s)Sword

Bow Moblins are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] They are a variant of the Moblin that carries a Bow to shoot Arrows with.


Four Swords

In Four Swords, Bow Moblins carry Bows with which they use to launch Arrows. Whenever they see one of the Links, they will launch one or two Arrows at their direction. It is possible to block their Arrows with the Shield. Since they do not guard themselves, they can be attacked by any means from any direction. The Boomerang can be used to stun them. Bow Moblins tend to appear in groups, and appear in the Sea of Trees and Vaati's Palace. In Four Swords Anniversary Edition, they also appear in the Realm of Memories and the Hero's Trial.

Spear Moblins also appear in Four Swords, which otherwise look identical but carry spears instead.

The Minish Cap

In The Minish Cap, Bow Moblins appear identically to those in Four Swords. They shoot Arrows at Link whenever he is within sight. They appear in the Western Wood and the Palace of Winds. Blue-colored Bow Moblins also appear, and are found in the Dark Hyrule Castle. These Moblins are functionally the same as the ordinary brown Moblins. According to the Swordsman Newsletter, defeating them is a good source of income, however, this is not necessarily true.[2]

A Bow Moblin disguised as the Monster Lady invades Percy's House while he is away. She tells Link not to light the torches, and doing so reveals her true form. The Moblin gives Link 50 Rupees not to tell anyone.[3]

As with Four Swords, Spear Moblins also appear in The Minish Cap.

Bow Moblin (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
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Bow Moblin
Appears in various areas. They fire arrows at you on sight. Block these with your shield and then close in to attack.

Other Appearances

Nintendo Land

In Nintendo Land, Moblin Archers are enemies that appear in the Battle Quest attraction, bearing the likeness of Moblins and using Bows to attack. They appear in many stages, but only if the Wii U Gamepad is used. They are weak enemies, and take only one Arrow to defeat.


See Also


  1. "Bow Moblin" — Figurine (The Minish Cap)
  2. "Those pig-faced Moblins... You see them around the Minish Woods, right? They're big and dumb? Well, they're also rich! Beat one up for some quick cash!" — Swordsman Newsletter #5 (The Minish Cap)
  3. "Oh, dear. You found me out! Don't tell anyone!" — Moblin (The Minish Cap)