- Not to be confused with Frostare.
Link must use caution while battling the creature, due to the low friction of the floor. The young hero can use either the Fire Rod or the Bombos Medallion to break its ice shield. The latter is faster, as it destroys the ice shield in only one hit. Once the shield melts, Kholdstare splits into three identical parts that can be hit with the Fire Rod or the Sword. Occasionally, ice chunks will fall down from the ceiling, breaking up into multiple pieces and dropping magic power when the Magic Bar is empty. They can damage Link if they hit him. Upon defeating Kholdstare, Link receives another Heart Container and the Crystal containing the fifth imprisoned Maiden.
Kholdstare is a portmanteau of cold and stare.
- In the SNES version of A Link to the Past, Kholdstare's ice shell was supposed to melt after it was defeated by a fire-based weapon, rather than simply disappearing. However, this did not occur in the game due to a bug. This glitch is no longer present in the GBA version of the game.
- Frostare and Dharkstare from Four Swords Adventures and A Link Between Worlds, respectively, bear a strong resemblance to Kholdstare (in its original frozen form), both in name and appearance.
|Names in Other Regions|
|FrenchEU||Œil de Glace||Eye of Ice|
|SpanishEU||Heladonte||Compound of helado (iced) and monte (mountain).|
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 187
- "I don't want any trouble! I just want to see the map of the Dark World!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 5)
- "This map you speak of is Kholdstone's greatest treasure! I will never let you gaze upon it! Arise, Stalfos! Destroy him!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 6)
- "It's impossible to keep them down! Aaaargh!! I've had enough!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 7)
- "You've got quite a temper... If you bring the place down, you will destroy the map also! [...] Look down, fool!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 8)
- "Ah...the floor is the map?! Now...where's Turtle Rock?!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 8)
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES), The Cutting Room Floor, published November 27, 2012, retrieved January 16, 2014.