Bottom of the Well
Beneath the Well
Den of Trials
|Spoils||Four Bombs (TLoZ)|
One Rupee (TLoZ)
- 1 Characteristics
- 2 Other Appearances
- 3 Nomenclature
- 4 Gallery
- 5 See Also
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
Gibdos are flesh-eating, undead, mummified corpses commonly appearing within dungeons. They are one of the most resilient enemies in The Legend of Zelda series, as they are weak to few weapons and are stringent when it comes down to attacking; in most games, they do not get knocked back when hit with a Sword. In the 3D console games, they also have a unique attack in which they use a petrifying gaze, stunning Link in the process, identically to that of the similar ReDeads. However, they are very susceptible to fire-based attacks, and take great damage from items such as the Fire Rod and Din's Fire.
These tall, undead creatures walk stockily and unhindered with their hands outstretched, and commonly exist in groups. The Gibdo is frequently compared to the ReDead, primarily because of the way they walk, the fact that they both freeze Link in near proximity, and their similar general posture and stature, however, they tend to be stronger than ReDeads when comparing the amount of damage they deal per attack. In Majora's Mask, burning away a Gibdo's bandages will even reveal it to be a ReDead. In some of the 2D games, burning a Gibdo's bandages instead reveals a Stalfos.
In paying homage to their appearance, Gibdo are always and only found within crypt or graveyard-like locations, including the Bottom of the Well in Ocarina of Time, the Palace of Winds in The Minish Cap, and Beneath the Well in Majora's Mask. Sentient Gibdos are also found Beneath the Well, requesting that Link bring them certain items when he wears the Gibdo Mask, in order to earn passage into other chambers of the Well. They also appear in Ikana Canyon, and have an intense dislike for the song "Farewell to Gibdos", composed by Pamela's Father, and will retreat into the ground when they hear it.
Aside from fire, Gibdos are also susceptible to the "Sun's Song" in Ocarina of Time, which will stun them for a period of time after being played. In Majora's Mask, wearing the Gibdo Mask will also make Gibdos not attack Link. Interestingly, both Gibdos and ReDeads are unable to harm Link's Deku and Goron forms, as the former and latter are too small and large to attack, although both forms are still vulnerable to their gaze's paralysis.
The Legend of Zelda
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A Link to the Past
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Ocarina of Time
The Minish Cap
|Gibdo (Figurine from The Minish Cap)|
|Appear in the Palace of Winds. These mummies keep coming at you when you attack. It's better to fight from a distance if you want to avoid damage.|
Gibdos appear in Arbiter's Grounds and the Cave of Ordeals in Twilight Princess. They lay motionless on the ground until Link wanders close, then they rise and drag their Swords towards him. When Link is within their attack range, Gibdos will release a paralyzing scream before finishing their attacks with a blow from their Swords.
12 Arrows, two Bomb Arrows, the Ball and Chain, the Jump Strike, and the Mortal Draw can be used to defeat Gibdos. In wolf form, they can be defeated by targeting and continuously biting them twice. The Back Slice can be used if Link is caught in a Gibdo's scream by pressing the A-Button and tilting the control stick left or right. When it brings down its Sword, Link will roll around it and slice at it, leaving the Gibdo vulnerable.
Link's Crossbow Training
Gibdos appear in Link's Crossbow Training in Level 7-1. They behave similarly as their Twilight Princess incarnations, and as they are shot down, more appear to attack. They rise up from inside coffins, usually very close to the camera in an attempt to startle or scare Link. A single shot to the head with a normal Arrow will destroy them; though using Bomb Arrows is the best way to kill larger groups that appear.
Cadence of Hyrule
|Names in Other Regions|
|ChineseSI||吉彼得 (Jíbǐdé)||Transliteration of Gibdo|
Wickel-Zombie (OoT | MM)
|SpanishLA||Gibdo (OoT3D | MM3D | HW)|
- Gibdos are also known as ReDead Knights in the The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess — The Official Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc., and ReDeads in . However, as these names contradict the one given in Encyclopedia, these are not considered Canon.
- If Link defeats 10 enemies without getting hit or teleporting with the Recorder, then the 10th enemy defeated will drop five Rupees. However, if the 10th enemy is defeated with a Bomb, then it will drop four Bombs. If Link defeats 16 enemies without getting hit or teleporting, then the 16th enemy will drop a Fairy. After the 16th enemy, Link must get hit and reset the counter to zero in order to achieve this effect again. Defeating Armoses, Like Likes, Keeses, or Gels will not be counted.
- "The level ends with a mad battle with several Gibdos." (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 160)
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 181 (TLoZ | ALttP | LA | OoT | MM | OoS | OoA | FS | TMC | TP | ALBW | TFH)
- "If you get too close to the ReDead Knight, it will freeze you with a scream." (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Official Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 86)
- "The ReDead has a paralyzing scream that stops you, and then a sword attack to damage you." (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 19)
- "The mummy man. He's got some strange powers, and some pretty powerful attacking force." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 37)
- "This bandage swathed menace is indeed powerful. It can withstand repeated blows from the sword without even slowing down. However, it is rumored that it cannot stand fire..." (A Link to the Past manual, pg. 44)
- "Leeeave me something delicious to chomp on. Something that sprouts when it's watered. Preferably five of them..." — Gibdo (Majora's Mask)
- "Leeeaave me something deliciously fresh!" — Gibdo (Majora's Mask)
- n.a., Forced Drops, redcandle.us, published n.d., retrieved August 17, 2017.
- "What's the matter, Link? You don't like my charms anymore? You fell for it! Ganon's plan worked perfectly!" — Gibdo (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 4 )
- "My hands! They're all weird!" — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 4 )
- "Wait 'till you see the rest of you! Let's go for a spin, Gibdo!" — (, Episode 4 )
- "Excellent. You've done well, my servants. Link has been transformed into a frog! And with Link rendered practically useless, Zelda will be at my mercy! Now I shall put the rest of my plan into action. When I return, Zelda will be with me and Link will be gone...forever!" — Ganon (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 4 )
- "The arrow finds its mark and the gibdo bursts into flame! In the red glare, Zelda sees the twisted shapes of the other mummy men as they run in fear from the terrible fire." (The Crystal Trap (Archway), pg. 18)
- "For the dead shall raise, and the living shall be their slaves. She must be stopped!" — Gibdo (The Wand of Gamelon)
- "Here's a shroud that scares the wraps off Gibdo." — Lubonga (The Wand of Gamelon)