Furnixes are red, medium-sized birds that feature long, curled tails that serve as their main weakness. They are found in the Ancient Cistern and the Lanayru Sand Sea. They fly around their territory high above Link, making them difficult to reach with his Sword while they are airborne. However, if Link manages to catch a Furnix's attention, it will draw closer to Link and uncurl its long tail, signaling that it is about to attack. Furnixes attack by unleashing three small fireballs at Link. If the fireballs make contact with him, they will set him aflame and deal damage to him.
To easily defeat a Furnix, Link has to use the Whip to grab the Furnix's long tail while it is uncurled. If successful, the bird will come crashing to the ground and Link can finish it off with a few Sword strikes. Furnixes can also be quickly brought down with a shot from the Bow.
Furnix is a portmanteau of furnace and phoenix.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||ヒドリー (Hidorī)||Fire Bird|
Hidorī is a corruption of a portmanteau of 火 (Hi) and 鳥 (Tori).
|SpanishLA||Piroptérix||Portmanteau of the Greek word πυρ (pyr) and fénix (Phoenix).|
- "Furnix final version" (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 59)