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This page is about the enemy in The Legend of Zelda. For the Boss of the same name in BS The Legend of Zelda, see Patra (Boss).
Patra
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Patras are enemies in The Legend of Zelda.

Characteristics and Weaknesses

The Legend of Zelda Manual Comment

The Legend of Zelda

Patra

The Patra attack in groups, in two types of formations. Both formation groups are strong. So be on your toes!
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Several groups of Patras appear throughout Level-9 in both the First Quest and the Second Quest. Patras are flying eyeballs with wings that are always found in a circular shaped group with a larger Patra in the center. Patra groups comes in two types of formations.[1] While both types have the smaller Patras flying in a continuous circle, one type periodically expands and contracts across the room, while the other type rotates like a gyroscope. Link cannot damage the Patra in the center until he has defeated all eight of the smaller Patras that circle it. Each smaller Patra has 6 health and the larger Patra has 11 health, totaling the entire group at 59 health. Patras are only vulnerable to Swords and physical hits from Magical Rod. When defeated, the large Patra may drop either a Heart, a Fairy or one Rupee.[note 1]

Other Appearances

BS The Legend of Zelda



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Patras appear in BS The Legend of Zelda. A group of Patras can be found in Level-7 and Level-8. They spin around continuously.

The Legend of Zelda TV Series

Some Patras briefly appear in the "Stinging a Stinger" episode of The Legend of Zelda TV series. When Link hears Princess Zelda's screams, he rushes over to where she is and sees that she is being attacked Patras.[3] Link, confident about his new Sword, faces an incoming Patra, but one light-beam from the foe breaks the Sword in half and causes Link to collapse from the attack. Zelda then rushes towards Link and swiftly scares the Patras off.[4]

The Legend of Zelda Comic

Patra appears in the To the First Power story of The Legend of Zelda comic. While Princess Zelda is busy fighting a Gohma in Level-1, a group of Patras fly in and attack her. Although the Princess is successful in defeating one of them, she admits that the fight has gotten too tough for her and manages to escape the room.[citation needed]

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese パタラ (Patara) From パタパタ (Patapata), onomatopoeia of flapping wings
French-speaking countries French Patra
Federal Republic of Germany German Patra
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Patra

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See Also

Notes

  1. 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 Armos, Like Likes, Keeses or Gels will not be counted.[2]

References

  1. "The Patra attack in groups, in two types of formations. Both formation groups are strong. So be on your toes!" (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 38)
  2. n.a., Forced Drops, redcandle.us, published n.d., retrieved August 17, 2017.
  3. "Eeh! Get away from me, you stupid Patra! Link! Link! Where are you?" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9 )
  4. "Get away, you gross things!" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9 )