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Goo Specter

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Goo Specter
ModelSprite
LANS Green Camo Goblin Model.png
LANS
Game(s)
Habitat(s)Color Dungeon
Effective Weapon(s)Sword

Goo Specters are enemies in Link's Awakening DX.[1][note 1] They appear exclusively in the Color Dungeon. Their appearance, behavior and Japanese name are based on the Boo Blah enemies from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

Characteristics

Main articles: Blue Goo Specter, Green Camo Goblin and Red Camo Goblin

Goo Specters appear only in the Color Dungeon. Like the Boo Blahs of the Mario series, they are initially small and close to the ground, but when Link comes near, they quickly follow after him and attack by rising up and stretching their arms out. Goo Specters come in three colors: Red, Green, and Blue. Red and Green Camo Goblins are the most common, while Blue Goo Specters move faster and are able to pop up quicker. When they are to the ground, they are able to camouflage themselves against the colored tiles of the dungeon floor. While they will try to sneak up to Link and attack, this also leaves them exposed, and a single Sword strike is enough to defeat them.

Nomenclature

The Japanese name for Goo Specters, ビヨーンおばけ (Biyōn Obake), is the same as that of Boo Blahs in the Mario series, although the Japanese name for Boo Blahs is written fully in Hiragana in the Mario series: びよーんおばけ (Biyōn Obake). Biyōn is onomatopoeia representing the sound of stretching.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ビヨーンおばけ (Biyōn Obake) Stretchy Ghost
Federal Republic of Germany German Farb-Schleim

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Notes

  1. Goo Specters were referred to as Camo Goblins in Link's Awakening DX.[2] However, as this contradicts the name given in Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, it is not considered Canon.

References

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Dreamer Art Book (Nintendo Co., Ltd.), pg. 115
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 170 (LADX)