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Freezard
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Freezard from Twilight Princess
Game(s)
Habitat(s)Ice Cavern
Snowhead Temple
Snowpeak Ruins
Frozen Plateau
Snowball Ravine
Sky Temple
Effective Weapon(s)Sword
Fire Arrow
Ball and Chain
Fire Gloves

Freezards, also misspelled as Freezzard,[1] are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series. They are frozen monsters of ice that breathe a chilly mist to freeze their targets. As frozen enemies, they are highly suspectible to fire as well as blunt force.

A miniature variety, known as Mini Freezards, also appears in some games.

Characteristics and Weaknesses

Ocarina of Time

Navi's Comment

Hey! Listen! Watch out!

Freezard

Freezzard [sic]

Watch out for its freezing breath! Destroy it completely before it revives.

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In Ocarina of Time, Freezards are frozen enemies that blow icy gales in front of themselves at regular intervals. Upon impact, this freezing breath will encase Link in a coating of ice that slowly eats away his Hearts. These enemies have the ability to disappear and reappear somewhere else as well. To defeat them easily, Link can circle around them until they blow their freezing breath, then attack them from any side with his Sword repeatedly to break them apart and defeat them. They appear in the Ice Cavern.

Most other weapons can defeat a Freezard, although regular Arrows cannot pierce their thick, icy hide. Being composed of ice, they have a natural weakness to fire. To dispatch them quickly and effectively, Link can shoot them with a Fire Arrow. The Hookshot will drag Link toward the Freezard, which can be used to close the distance quickly in between blasts of frost.

Majora's Mask

Tatl's Comment

What?! You don't know?

Freezard

Don't tell me you don't know about the Freezard! Watch out for its icy breath! I hate the c-c-cold! (MM)

A Freezard! Watch out for its icy breath! I hate the c-c-cold! (MM3D)

In Majora's Mask, Freezards appear identical to those in Ocarina of Time. They inhabit frozen regions and blow a stream of cold air that freezes Link instantly if caught in their breath. They appear mainly in the Snowhead Temple, where a group blows icy gusts over a bridge, as well as Beneath the Well. While rolling at top speed, Goron Link is invincible to their icy breaths, allowing him to easily roll past their attacks.

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, Freezards appear as large, dragon-like beasts of ice. They are first seen blocking a doorway in the Snowpeak Ruins. Like their Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask incarnations, Freezards in Twilight Princess also blow a piercing, icy gale in front of Link whenever he is near. This form can only be defeated by using a Cannon, and later in the dungeon, the Ball and Chain. When shattered, they break into the much smaller Mini Freezards, each of which appears as a small chunk of ice containing one of the Freezard's many eyes. They can also be found in specific floors in the Cave of Ordeals and inside Caves of Hyrule Field.

Tri Force Heroes

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In Tri Force Heroes, Freezards again resemble the horned ice statues found in Ocarina of Time, though with holes for facial features. They appear as obstacles, blocking the path of the Links by breathing a continuous stream of icy mist whenever they are near. Many times, the Links cannot advance until the enemy is destroyed. Freezards can be defeated by continuously slashing it with the Sword or by detonating it with a Bomb. A much more effective weapon, however, are the Fire Gloves, which will melt a Freezard instantly with a fireball. They are found in the Ice Cavern and the Sky Realm of the Drablands, as well as the Frozen Zone of the Den of Trials.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese フリザド (Furizado) Freezard
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 弗里扎德 (Fúlǐzhādé) Transliteration of Freezard
French-speaking countries French Mr. Freezzard
Mr. Glace

Mr. Ice
Canada FrenchCA Glazzard (OoT3D, MM3D)
Federal Republic of Germany German Eisatmer
Frostechse (OoT)
Ice Breather
Frost Lizard
Italian Republic Italian Freezard
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Freezard

Trivia

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References

  1. "Freezzard - Watch out for its freezing breath! Destroy it completely before it revives." — Navi (Ocarina of Time)