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Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
Effective Weapon(s)
Bombos Medallion (ALttP | FSA)
Sword (Series)
Hookshot (Series)
Fire Rod (Series)

Pengators are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[2] [name reference needed] They appear as a hybrid of Alligator and Penguin. They can be commonly found in cold regions.


A Link to the Past

In A Link to the Past, Pengators usually reside in the freezing catacombs of the Ice Palace Dungeon. Pengators make their domain on sheets of ice, which aids their assaults and causes difficulty for their prey. They lunge at their quarry at high speeds, sliding across the ice on their stomachs with their mouths open, showing their razor-sharp fangs.

Four Swords Adventures

A Link Between Worlds

In A Link Between Worlds, Pengators appear in the Ice Ruins and the Treacherous Tower, and are very similar to their appearance in A Link to the Past. In the Treacherous Tower, six Pengators appear on floor 14 of the Advanced Level, which Link must fight in order to progress to the next floor. In the Ice Ruins, four Pengators fight Link alongside a Big Pengator, a larger variant of Pengator, as the Sub-Boss.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

Cadence of Hyrule

In Cadence of Hyrule, Pengators, like other enemies, move to the beat of the music. Blue Pengators make their debut as stronger variants.


  • Pengators have some similarities to the mythical Kappa of Japanese folklore, particularly their bald heads surrounded by tufts of white hair-like feathers, their beaks, and their seemingly amphibious nature. Pengators, particularly the ones in Four Swords Adventures, also resemble the Northern Rockhopper Penguin.


The name Pengator might be a combination of the the words, Alligator and Penguin.[citation needed]

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JapanJapaneseファンギン (Fangin)[3]
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See Also


  1. "Pengators slide across icy surfaces on their stomachs to attack."  (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 197)
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 197 (ALttP | FSA | ALBW)
  3. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (Shogakukan) pg. 28(ALttP)