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Furnix

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Furnix
Furnix.png
Game(s)
Habitat(s)Ancient Cistern
Skipper's Retreat
Sky Keep
Effective Weapon(s)Whip
Sword
Bow

Furnixes are enemies in Skyward Sword.[1]

Characteristics

Fi's Comment

A report, master.

Furnix

This spirit bird is said to survive by eating flames. Due to its cautious nature, it can be difficult to approach.

However, by catching and holding the bird's attention, some are able to successfully attack it. I suggest being wary of its curled tail.

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.

Nomenclature

Furnix is a portmanteau of furnace and phoenix.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ヒドリー (Hidorī) Fire Bird
Hidorī is a corruption of a portmanteau of 火 (Hi) and 鳥 (Tori).
Canada FrenchCA Piroptérix
French Republic FrenchEU Flamboiseau
Italian Republic Italian Fiamma piumata
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Piroptérix Portmanteau of the Greek word πυρ (pyr) and fénix (Phoenix).

References

  1. "Furnix final version" (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 59)