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Peahats, formatted as Pea Hat in the Nintendo 64 version of Majora's Mask, are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series. Peahats are flying plant or flower-like enemies. They propel themselves into the air with the use of their petals or leaves that are located either at its base or top, and achieve flight by rapidly spinning them, similar to helicopter blades. While in flight, they are beyond the reach of nearly all attacks. However, in most games, they cannot maintain flight for very long and eventually must stop to briefly rest. They can be found across various regions, mostly in fields or deserts, but sometimes occasionally within Dungeons as well. They are usually encountered in groups, which along with their erratic flight pattern, can quickly overwhelm Link if he is not careful. According to The Legend of Zelda manual, they are the spirits of dead flowers.
While most Peahats serve as hostile enemies in the majority of games, others appear as benevolent fauna that Link can use to aid him in his quest. Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword feature harmless Peahats that fly without rest, whose bases may be grappled onto using the Clawshot. These Peahats may move in a predetermined path, and act as transportation as Link is carried overhead.
- 1 Characteristics
- 2 Other Appearances
- 3 Nomenclature
- 4 Gallery
- 5 See Also
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda Manual Comment
In The Legend of Zelda, Peahats are enemies found on the Overworld of Hyrule. They primarily congregate in the deserts and mountains of north-eastern Hyrule, but also appear in smaller numbers near the Lost Woods. These enemies flutter through the air, during which they are impervious to all attacks. They will periodically stop to rest before taking flight again, when they leave themselves vulnerable and can be struck. Peahats always appear in small groups, and often move in sporadic patterns, making them difficult to dodge at times. As Peahats can fly across the entire screen, it is also possible for them to land on top of walls and trees, leaving them out of reach to attack. When defeated, Peahats may drop either a Heart, a Fairy or one Rupee.[note 1]
In Link's Awakening, Peahats behave identically to those from The Legend of Zelda. They, however, only appear inside Dungeons, and can be found in the Angler's Tunnel, Eagle's Tower, and Turtle Rock. Peahats swiftly fly through the air and periodically land, leaving them vulnerable to attack. They appear in small groups. Like those of The Legend of Zelda, Peahats can fly across the entire screen, and may stop to rest on a wall or even in the middle of a pit.
Ocarina of Time
In Ocarina of Time, Peahats take on a much different form, resembling gigantic fruit-like plants with propeller leaves at their base. They only appear in the northern and southern corners of Hyrule Field when Link is a child, away from any paths and crossroads. During the day, they quietly sit in solitary, and at night bury themselves into the ground with only their blossom showing. While Peahats will not actively search for Link, they will be provoked if he enters within their territory, and will uproot themselves and fly after him in attack. They attack either by swooping down at him with their leaf-like blades, or create Peahat Larvae, which are smaller versions that swarm after him. If attacked at night, the Peahat will only release Peahat Larvae and not emerge. Peahats weak spot lies in the tiny root beneath their base. This root can be struck with the Kokiri Sword to inflict damage onto the enemy.
Peahats are the only enemy that will drop two different kinds of loot at once, but on an uncommon basis.
Oracle of Seasons
In Oracle of Seasons, Peahats appear identically to their Link's Awakening incarnation. They flutter through the air during which they are invincible to all attacks, becoming vulnerable only when they stop to land. Like previous incarnations, they can still potentially land on a wall or some other obstacle. They appear in both the Overworld as well as Dungeons, and can be encountered in the Eastern Suburbs, the Woods of Winter, North Horon, Poison Moth's Lair, and Unicorn's Cave.
Oracle of Ages
In Oracle of Ages, Peahats appear identically to their Link's Awakening incarnation. They flutter through the air during which they are invincible to all attacks, becoming vulnerable only when they stop to land. Like previous incarnations, they can still potentially land on a wall or some other obstacle. They can be found in the Wing Dungeon, Moonlit Grotto, Skull Dungeon, and Hero's Cave.
The Wind Waker
|Peahat (Figurine from The Wind Waker)|
|Habitat: Forbidden Woods|
These strange creatures use their propeller-like wings to float in midair. They can be easily knocked out of the sky with either projectiles or a Deku Leaf.
In The Wind Waker, Peahats are much smaller, appearing as bulbous plants with long, feather-like flowers. They are encountered on many islands, but primarily congregate in the Forbidden Woods. Unlike previous incarnations, these Peahats do not stop to rest, and their flower-like propeller blades block Sword attacks, requiring them to first be stunned by another item. Using the Deku Leaf, these enemies can be blown back and stunned with the gust of wind it produces. The Boomerang can also be thrown to slice their petals off, however, their petals will soon regrow. Peahats may drop Golden Feathers when defeated, which the Grappling Hook can also steal right off from them.
The Minish Cap
|Peahat (Figurine from The Minish Cap)|
|Appears on Mount Crenel, etc. These strange beasts hover on propellers-like leaves. You can pull them out of the sky with your Gust Jar.|
Peahats in The Minish Cap behave similarly to their past 2D incarnations—they slowly hover through the air and are impervious to all sword attacks while in flight. Unlike past incarnations, Peahats never stop to rest. Using the Gust Jar, it is possible to drag them out of the air; a Peahat stuck to the jar can be expelled and killed as it crashes into an obstacle. It is also possible to use the Boomerang to stun them, which will slice off their flower propller blades. The Peahat will then hop around for a couple seconds after regaining consciousness, and will eventually regrow its flowers if left alone. Peahats can also simply be killed in one shot of the Bow. They appear on Mount Crenel.
A much more aggressive variety that carries Bombs also appears. These Peahats fly much higher in the air and carry explosives beneath them. After swarming around Link, they will drop their Bombs, after which they will flutter close to the ground and attempt to slam into Link. They will then shortly return to the air and produce another Bomb. These Peahats are vulnerable only when they are close to the ground, however they are still impervious to the sword, and the Gust Jar and Boomerang will have no effect on them. Instead, these Peahats can only be defeated by shooting an Arrow at them. They appear on Veil Falls.
In Twilight Princess, Peahats resembles plants with thick roots that form a sac-like shape. Peahats in this game are harmless and are in fact even helpful to Link, as they can be used as transportation by grappling onto their roots with the Clawshot. Some fly in a predetermined path, and may be used to carry Link over short distances, while others hover in place. Strings of Peahats can be grappled between one another with the Double Clawshots, acting as a sort of bridge between one area to the next. Peahats are able to support Link's weight, but will begin to descend if he is wearing the Iron Boots. These Peahats become important in navigating the City in the Sky and during the battle with Argorok.
In Skyward Sword, Peahats again appear as benevolent Clawshot targets. They resemble plant bulbs that fly using their flower heads. Submerged Peahats can also be found buried underground or underwater in certain areas, and can have their petals activated by using the Whip.
A Link Between Worlds
In A Link Between Worlds, Peahats resemble bulbous flying plants that appear only during the Boss battle against Zaganaga. The Boss releases spawns of these enemies, which swiftly swarm after Link in assault. However, unlike their previous incarnations, they can be dispatched even during mid-flight.
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Link's Crossbow Training
In Link's Crossbow Training, Peahats appear in Stage 5, which takes place in the City in the Sky. Although the main objective of this Stage is the shoot the targets carried by Oocca, the Peahats in the background may also be shot, which will cause them to descend slightly and give Link one point each time they are shot. Shooting them with Bomb Arrows, however, will completely destroy them and will grant 100 points. The very last one that appears will reveal a Red Fairy worth 1,000 points if it is destroyed with a Bomb Arrow.
Cadence of Hyrule
Peahats appear as enemies in Cadence of Hyrule, where they move to the beat of the music. They are largely stationary enemies but will fly away when Cadence, Link, Yves, or Zelda gets too close for their liking. Before flying, the propeller on the top of their bodies will start to slowly spin, getting faster as they approach. Upon being approached, they will fly up and move on every other beat in any direction, including diagonal. Then, they will fly for several beats before returning to the ground to rest.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||ピーハット (Pīhatto)||Same as English.|
|FrenchCA||Poislico (OoT3D | MM3D | SS)||Portmanteau of pois (pea) and hélicoptère (helicopter).|
Portmanteau of hélicoptère and tranche (slice).
|German||Killeranas||Portmanteau of killer and ananas (pineapple).|
Cappello Pisello (TMC)
Same as English.
|Korean||비해트 (Bihaeteu) (OoT3D | MM3D)|
|SpanishLA||Peahat (OoT3D | MM3D | SS)|
- 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 Armoses, Like Likes, Keeses, or Gels will not be counted.
- "Pea-Pea-Peahats!" — The Legend of Zelda US commercial, YouTube (Video), retrieved October 24, 2014.
- "Peahats are plant- or flower-like enemies that rotate the petals and leaves on their heads to fly." (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 196)
- "Peahat" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 119)
- "Has little attacking power. This is the ghost of a flower that bounces and flutters around the place. Link can eliminate it only when it's standing still." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 29)
- n.a., Forced Drops, redcandle.us, published n.d., retrieved August 17, 2017.