- 1 Characteristics
- 2 Other Appearances
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Nomenclature
- 5 Gallery
- 6 See Also
- 7 References
Ocarina of Time
Lizalfos brandish swords and have little armor in Ocarina of Time. They are very agile, for they are able to jump far out of Link's attack range, as well as capable of leaping over the young hero's head to deliver a strike from behind. They first appear in Dodongo's Cavern, where two pairs act as the Dungeons's Sub-Bosses. Despite having to face off against a duo, Link does not have to fight both simultaneously. One engages the young hero, while the other watches from afar. Befitting their tendency to fight in pairs, after one Lizalfos sustains enough damage, the two switch roles with one another. They are seldom encountered, only appearing as regular enemies later in the Spirit Temple and in certain other Dungeons in Master Quest. A related enemy known as Dinolfos appear later in the game as well.
Lizalfos come in two varieties in Twilight Princess. One variety uses an axe blade affixed to their tails, and the second variety makes use of a skull mask. They are easily defeated with Bomb Arrows or Hidden Skills such as the Back Slice and the Mortal Draw. In addition, Wolf Link is able to leap at and bite at their throats. Lizalfos appear in parts of Hyrule Field in Lanayru Province in addition to numerous Dungeons, including the Lakebed Temple, the Temple of Time, the City in the Sky, Hyrule Castle, and the Cave of Ordeals.
Dynalfos, similar but much larger and more heavily armored enemies, appear in the Temple of Time and the City in the Sky. They are considerably more dangerous opponents than Lizalfos, capable of dodging the Ending Blow and blocking many other attacks. A winged variety of Lizalfos called Aeralfos also appear later in the game.
Lizalfos are first encountered in the Earth Temple as regular enemies in Skyward Sword. They later appear as a pair also act as the Dungeon's Sub-Boss, guarding the Bomb Bag. They adorn their forearms with large iron gauntlets that they can utilize in both their offense and defense. For example, the guard prevents them from being knocked over from normal attacks. Besides being adept defenders, Lizalfos are very nimble and can swiftly dodge sword strikes, and they can harm Link by blowing streams of fire and by mashing him with the maces found on the tips of their tails. In addition to the Earth Temple, the saurian creatures can be found at the Lanayru Shipyard, the Pirate Stronghold, and the Volcano Summit. An efficient way to slay a Lizalfos is to use strong attacks that make them fall on the ground such as the Spin Attack. After this happens, Link can use the Fatal Blow to kill them. Defeating a Lizalfos will make it drop a Lizard Tail, which can be collected as Treasure.
Breath of the Wild
Hyrule Compendium Entry
Lizalfos appear as chameleon-like enemies in Breath of the Wild. They will camouflage to their environment and wait for Link to get near before ambushing him. There are several varieties of Lizalfos, including Blue Lizalfos, Black Lizalfos, Silver Lizalfos, Fire-Breath Lizalfos, Ice-Breath Lizalfos, Electric Lizalfos, and in Master Mode, Golden Lizalfos. They sometimes use Lizal Spears, which they use to hunt for fish and defend themselves. When defeated, they may drop Lizalfos Horns, Lizalfos Talons, and Lizalfos Tails.
Electric Lizalfos, found in places such as the Gerudo Desert and Zonai Ruins, have electrified horns that they can use to generate an electric field. If Link manages to hit said horn with an Arrow, it will cause the Electric Lizalfos to discharge involuntarily. He can use this to his advantage to electrocute nearby enemies. Ice-Breath Lizalfos, typically found in cold areas, will spit icy projectiles at Link, and are weak to Fire. Fire-Breath Lizalfos, found in Scorching Climates such as Death Mountain and the Gerudo Desert, can breathe Fire at Link and are vulnerable to Ice.
There are also undead versions of Lizalfos. Stalizalfos rise from the ground during the night in certain areas and attack Link. Cursed Lizalfos can sometimes be found spawning from various Pools of Malice throughout Hyrule Kingdom and within the Divine Beasts.
Link's Crossbow Training
Ocarina of Time
Cadence of Hyrule
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
- In Twilight Princess, Missed Arrows will stick to Lizalfos indefinitely and can be retrieved.[verification needed]
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||リーザルフォス (Rīzarufosu) (OoT)|
リザルフォス (Rizarufosu) (BotW)
|Same as English.|
|This table was generated using translation pages.|
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- Black Lizalfos
- Blue Lizalfos
- Broadsword Lizalfos
- Cursed Lizalfos
- Dark Lizalfos
- Electric Lizalfos
- Fire-Breath Lizalfos
- Golden Lizalfos
- Green Lizalfos
- Ice-Breath Lizalfos
- Lizalfos Chieftain
- Orange Lizalfos
- Purple Lizalfos
- Silver Lizalfos
- White Lizalfos
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 190 (OoT | OoT3D | TP | TPHD | SS)
- "Lizalfos" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
- "Temple of Time: Ranger
Move using the Control Stick, and defeat the 18 Lizalfos." — Stage Select (Link's Crossbow Training)
- "Judging by the harpoon-like spearhead of this Lizalfos-made spear, the Lizalfos use it for fishing as well as combat. Try not to get caught on the wrong end of its barbs." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
- "Too many enemies! We c-c-can't win!" — Lizalfos Chieftain (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
- Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Shogakukan) pg. 146