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Geldarm

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Geldarm
TAoL Geldarm Artwork.png
Game(s)
Other Media
Habitat(s)Deserts
Effective Weapon(s)Magical Sword
Sword Beam
EXP Points5
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The Geldarm is a large centipede-like bug that is common to the desert regions of The Adventure of Link.[1]

Characteristics

The Adventure of Link Manual Comment

The Adventure of Link

Geldarm

A huge bug that stretches from the ground to the sky. You can't defeat it unless you inflict damage to its head.

Geldarms are very tall bugs that stretch up directly into the air,[2] waving in the wind of the desert regions it lives in. Geldarms emerge from below the surface and retreat into the sand if their body is struck with Link's sword. As the monster lowers itself, a few slashes with the sword to its head [3] will be more than enough to destroy the Geldarm. They are more of a path-blocking nuisance than a dangerous foe, but the rocks that fly around in the desert are hard to avoid when dealing with these enemies.

Other Appearances

Captain N: The Game Master

A Geldarm in Captain N

Geldarms appear in two episodes of Captain N: The Game Master. Here, they are depicted to be gargantuan monsters dwelling the deserts of Hyrule. In "Quest for the Potion of Power", Link, Princess Zelda and Kevin encounter a Geldarm while making their way to the Parapa Palace. Another Geldarm is encountered by King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard in the "Having a Ball" episode. Since the two minions possessed the Triforce of Courage and Power, the Geldarm, instead of attacking them, bows and puts itself at their service.[4]

Trivia

  • Its name is similar to that of the Geldman, another desert-faring creature. In Japanese, "Geld" is written and read the same as "Gerudo", suggesting a connection between the sand monsters Geldarm and Geldman, and the desert or beach-dwelling Gerudo race featured in later games. This connection is lost in translation. This is the first use of the word Gerudo in the series.
  • The アーム (Āmu) in their Japanese name is shared with other enemies such as Moldorms in the original The Legend of Zelda (モルドアーム (Morudoāmu)) and Pincer (ホールドアーム (Hōrudoāmu)), suggesting a relation between these enemies.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ゲルドアーム (Gerudoāmu) Geldarm
French Republic FrenchEU Geldarm

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See Also

References

  1. "Geldarm" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 128)
  2. "A huge bug that stretches from the ground to the sky." (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 27)
  3. "You can't defeat it unless you inflict damage to its head." (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 27)
  4. "How can I help you, masters?" — Geldarm (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode Having a Ball )