Crows are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series. They are small, dark birds similar to their real-life counterparts, but are dangerous and aggressive, lying in wait to swoop down on passing travelers. They are also known for stealing shiny items such as Keys and Rupees. They are closely related to Takkuri and Dacto. They first appeared in A Link to the Past.
- 1 Characteristics
- 2 Other Appearances
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Nomenclature
- 5 Gallery
- 6 References
In most games the behavior of a Crow is the same; upon entering the territory of a Crow, the bird will swoop down at high speed in an attempt to ward Link off. Though these intimidating, a couple of swipes of Link's blade is usually enough to destroy them; the difficulty is hitting them. If Link fails to defeat them, they will usually give up their assault, but they may return for a second swoop, hounding Link for a short while.
A Link to the Past
In Link's Awakening, one Crow found in the grounds of Kanalet Castle will not attack Link unless provoked; this is because it has stolen one of Prince Richard's Golden Leaves. Link must strike the Tree it is hiding in with a rock and defeat the bird to retrieve the Leaf.
Oracle of Seasons
Oracle of Ages
The Minish Cap
|Crow & Takkuri (Figurine from The Minish Cap)|
Crow & Takkuri
|Appears in various areas.|
The black one is Crow. If you touch
Takkuri, he will steal Rupees from
you, so be careful!
A Link Between Worlds
Tri Force Heroes
Oracle of Seasons (Himekawa)
A Crow, named Crowley, has a small role in the Oracle of Seasons manga, ordered by a Keese to stop Link before he can get the Rod of Seasons. Crowley drops a seed containing Manhandla and flies off, cawing all the way.
- Dactos in A Link to the Past are the Dark World counterpart of Crows that inhabit the Light World.
- Guays play a similar role to Crows in the 3D adventures, such as Ocarina of Time and Skyward Sword. In Skyward Sword they are very similar in appearance to Crows.
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- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 172 (ALttP | LA | OoS | OoA | TMC | PH | ST | ALBW | TFH)
- Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (Shogakukan) pg. 18 (ALttP)