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Habitat(s)Desert Palace
Desert of Doubt
Desert Temple
Effective Weapon(s)Ice Rod

Devalants are recurring enemies that appear in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] They both appear and behave similar to that of a larval antlion.[2]



Devalant are giant, burrowing insects with large snapping pincers that live in desert regions. They create sinkholes in the sand as they burrow underneath, drawing in their prey. Red Devalants are also able to spit fireballs over a long distance. If Link gets caught in the sinkhole, it is virtually impossible to escape, so the young hero will have to fight the Devalant up close while it attempts to seize him with its claws. They are not particularly strong, but they can cause a lot of damage if Link gets caught in the sand trap. Like many desert enemies, they are especially weak to the Ice Rod.


  • Devalants are named as Moldorms in the official Shogakukan guide for Four Swords Adventures. Other enemies also have their names changed around strangely, such as Leevers being known as Peahats and Ghinis as Poes.
  • The behavior of Molgera when submerged in the sand is very similar to that of a Devalant, but on a much larger scale.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese デビランド (Debirando)
モルドアーム (Morudoāmu) (FSA)
Potentially a compound of デビル (Debiru) and ハンド (Hando), meaning "Devilhand"
Federal Republic of Germany German Devalant


See Also


  1. "DEVALANT" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 390)
  2. "砂の中から現われて火を吐く。見た目はアリジゴク、接近すると引き込まれるところなどは、まさにそれである。" (The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods Official Nintendo Guidebook Over (Shogakukan), pg. 130)