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Parasitic Tentacle

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For the enemy with the Japanese name "Parasitic Tentacle", see Dexivine.
Parasitic Tentacle
OoT Parasitic Tentacle Model.png
Main appearance(s)
Effective Weapon(s)

Parasitic Tentacles are limbs of Barinade that attach inside Jabu-Jabu's body in Ocarina of Time.[1]

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Parasitic Tentacle

Parasitic Tentacle?

It seems that the narrow part is its weak point... You need a particular item to destroy it!


Parasitic Tentacles dangle from protrusions Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly. They often obstruct Link's path and must be destroyed in order for the young hero to progress. In order to defeat the Parasitic Tentacles, Link must strike them with the Boomerang repeatedly until they are severed. If Link approaches them too quickly, they will swing around in an attempt to knock him back. On most occasions, a Treasure Chest will appear once they are defeated.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 寄生虫の触手 (Kiseichū no Shokushu)
寄生虫の触手? (Kiseichū no Shokushu?) (OoT3D)
Parasite's Tentacle
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 寄生虫的触手? (Jìshēngchòng de Chùshǒu?) Parasitic Tentacle?
French-speaking countries French Tentacule Parasite
Federal Republic of Germany German Parasiten-Tentakel Same as English.
Italian Republic Italian Tentacolo
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Tentáculo parásito (OoT3D)


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 196