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Habitat(s)Deepwood Shrine
Effective Weapon(s)Gust Jar

Puffstools are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]


The Minish Cap

Puffstool (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
TMC Puffstool Figurine Sprite.png
Appears in Deepwood Shrine. These mushroom beasties scatter spores all over dungeons. When their caps are red, they are invincible.

In The Minish Cap, Puffstools have red caps and are near invincible in this state. If Link uses the Gust Jar on them, they turn gray, leaving them open to attacks. Puffstools appear in Deepwood Shrine and some caves. When they shake, they release spores that slow down Link. These spores can be cleared with the Gust Jar.

Other Appearances

Cadence of Hyrule

Puffstools appear as enemies in Cadence of Hyrule. They behave like the Mushroom enemies from Crypt of the NecroDancer, remaining stationary and releasing spores every fourth beat. There are a total of four varieties of Puffstool, starting with the standard blue-capped variety, the stronger Purple Puffstool, Black Puffstool, and explosive Red Puffstool, though all possess different attack patterns or abilities.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ポワール (Powāru) Powāru is a portmanteau of ポワレ (Poware) and 悪い (warui).
French Republic FrenchEU Poire
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Poire



  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 199 (TMC)