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Geldmen are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[3]


A Link to the Past Manual Comment

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past


This sand-man lives beneath the shifting desert sands. He will jump out at you from the sand and strike at you unexpectedly.

Hiding just beneath the shifting sands, Geldmen quickly surface and pursue when a foe approaches, only to retreat back under the sand. They are surprisingly fast, and can withstand a couple of blows from Link's Fighter's Sword.

In Four Swords Adventures, they can get caught in quicksand, where they will then sit in the center of the sinkhole and cause damage to Link if he gets pulled in. On the other hand, they can also be destroyed by Devalants living in these sinkholes.

They also appear in Tingle's Tower during the Mole Melee game. Playing the role of the moles, Geldmen appear in a field and must be hit with Hammers. Certain Geldmen will appear in green, red, blue or purple colors and will give the respective Link three points for hitting them. Black Geldmen will also appear who will explode when hit, stunning Link.

In A Link Between Worlds, when the Sand Rod is used on Geldmen, it launches them from the sand, revealing legs and stripping them naked of their sand aside from red thong briefs. They then proceed to run away from Link. They can be struck while attempting to escape and will drop Rupees.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets


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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ゲルドマン (Gerudoman) Geldman
Federal Republic of Germany German Geldmann



  1. "Geldmen slithered out of the hot sand, and vultures feasted on the remains of unfortunate travelers." (A Link to the Past Player's Guide (Nintendo of America), pg. 50)
  2. "With little warning, Geldmen appear from under the sand and attack." (A Link Between Worlds Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 39)
  3. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 179 (ALttP | FSA | ALBW)