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TP Dark Fog.png
Habitat(s)Earth Temple
Palace of Twilight
Effective Weapon(s)Mirror Shield
Deku Leaf
Rito Harp(TWW)
Light-infused Master Sword (TP)

The Fog is a trap that can curse Link if he comes into contact with it in The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess.

Types and Location

Blue Fog

Medli and Link in front of the Blue Fog

A billowing Blue Fog[citation needed] can be found in certain areas of the Earth Temple. If Link comes into contact with it, he will become jinxed, meaning that none of his items work, including his sword. While affected, Link is surrounded by a concentrated smog, his body flashes purple, and he acts disoriented or weakened. This is markedly similar to being cursed by a Blue Bubble. The curse will not be lifted unless he gets out of the fog or finds a beam of light to take refuge under.

To get through the foggy areas safely, Link can use the Deku Leaf to blow the fog away from a small area at a time, and if he shines light at it with his Mirror Shield, the part of the fog exposed to the light will dissipate. Medli can also use the face of her lyre in the same fashion. The pair will often have to work together to travel through, or over, the fog unhindered.

Dark Fog

Dark Fog is an element that is found only in the Palace of Twilight, the eighth dungeon in Twilight Princess. This mysterious haze-like element is composed of Shadow Crystals created by Zant's wicked magic.[1] It is scattered across various parts of the Palace, and if Link comes in contact with the mysterious element, he will transform into his wolf form, and will be unable to have Midna transform him back into his human shape until he leaves the fog or clears it.[2] Once Link obtains the light-infused Master Sword, he will be able to clear away Dark Fog using the Spin Attack.[3] Midna mentions that the Dark Fog is what caused Link to become a wolf in the beginning of the game.[1][4]

Spirit Tracks

A poisonous Fog appears in Spirit Tracks whenever a Vengas is defeated inside the Forest Temple. If Link comes in contact with the impenetrable Fog, he will be hurt by it until he moves away. The Whirlwind is capable of blowing the Fog away.



  1. 1.0 1.1 "This black fog is made up of shadow crystals created by Zant. They blot out light... He's responsible for stealing the light from the spirits and turning your world into twilight… But he's not all-powerful. We're prepared too. I can return you to your normal state whenever you need me, so don't worry, OK?" — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  2. "No, Link! The darkness is too powerful in fog like this. Remain in wolf form!" — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  3. "Shadow crystals flow like waterfalls here... There's no way we can get rid of all of them. Charge your sword up and release the power of the Sol all at once." — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  4. "This black fog is the light-absorbing shadow crystals that Zant magically produced… It's responsible for stealing the light from the spirits and turning Hyrule into Twilight. If you want to return to your normal state, tell me so after slipping out of the fog." — Midna (Twilight Princess — Japanese version)