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Octomine

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Octomine
Model
PH Octomine Model.png
PHST
Race/SpeciesOctorok
Game(s)
Habitat(s)Underwater
Ocean Floor
Effective Weapon(s)Cannon (ST)

Octomines are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[name reference missing][1] It is an exotic form of the Octorok that can only be found underwater. They are so named because they are an explosive species that detonate on impact, and closely resemble naval mines.

Characteristics

Phantom Hourglass

In Phantom Hourglass, Octomines are encountered while Link operates the Salvage Arm to find Treasure Chests underwater. Two kinds of Octomines can be found: a sleeping type that remains stationary and an active kind that propels itself through the water using its snout, either upwards or from left to right and vice versa. The crane must be maneuvered between the Octomines as it travels down the depths; if Link fails to take caution and avoid them, they will explode and the crane will eventually sustain excessive damage and be rendered inoperable until he has it repaired at the Shipyard.

Spirit Tracks

In Spirit Tracks, Octomines can be found beneath the sea at the Ocean Floor in the Ocean Realm. In this game, only the upward-moving variety appear. They pose no threat to Link or his Train as they are unable to make contact. Similar to the floating Barrels seen above the water's surface, the hero can destroy nearby Octomines by shooting them with the Cannon. Destroyed Octomines yield Rupees and Train-repairing green Hearts.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Octomine
Japan Japanese マインオクタ (Main Okuta) Mine Octo
Federal Republic of Germany German Oktobombe Octobomb
Italian Republic Italian Octomine

References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 195 (ST)