Red Bubbles are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.
The Legend of Zelda
As a variant of the Bubble, Red Bubbles are animated skulls that appear in the Second Quest of The Legend of Zelda. They can be found in Level-4, Level-5, Level-6, Level-7, Level-8, and Level-9. Like Bubbles, they move in erratic patterns and are invincible to all attacks. Instead of inflicting damage to Link upon contact like other enemies, Red Bubbles permanently curse Link upon contact, disabling his ability to use his Sword. The only way for Link to dispel the curse is by touching a Blue Bubble. Unlike other Bubbles, the curse will not end if Link uses the Recorder. For this reason, Blue Bubbles are often found near Red Bubbles.
Ocarina of Time
In Ocarina of Time, Red Bubbles are animated skulls surrounded by red fire. They leap out of pits or from the lava of the Death Mountain Crater and the Fire Temple, bouncing around in an attempt to hit Link and set him on fire. They often appear at ledges that Link must jump across in an attempt to hit him as he jumps. Link can defend himself with a Shield to knock the Red Bubble back.
Red Bubbles appear as animated skulls surrounded by red fire in Majora's Mask. They often leap out of pits of lava inside the Snowhead Temple and attempt to hit Link and set him on fire. Link can knock out their flames and leave them vulnerable by defending himself with a Shield.
The Wind Waker
In The Wind Waker, Red Bubbles are floating skulls surrounded by curling red flames. Red Bubbles fly around at their own leisure, but immediately chase after Link when they spot him, attempting to catch him on their fire. They emit a cackling laughter whenever they spy or attack him. Their fire serves as a protective barrier that shields them from Link's attacks. These flames, however, can be blown away with the Deku Leaf, causing the Bubble to lose all power as it falls to the ground as a regular skull, where it can be attacked normally. They can also be shot down with the Hero's Bow as well. Red Bubbles appear in the Tower of the Gods and Ganon's Tower. When they come into contact with Link, they burn and set him on fire. They can also sometimes be summoned by Wizzrobes.
|Red Bubble & Blue Bubble (Figurine from The Wind Waker)|
Red Bubble & Blue Bubble
|Habitat: Tower of the Gods|
Stronger Form: Blue Bubble
The cursed blue flames of the Blue Bubble steal the power away from all of your attacks. Bubbles can be easily blown away by the Deku Leaf.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||赤バブル (Aka Baburu)||Same as English.|
|ChineseSI||红泡泡 (Hóng Pàopao)||Same as English.|
|FrenchCA||Tetdoss rouge (OoT3D | MM3D)||Red Tetdoss|
|FrenchEU||Tetdoss Rouge||Red Tetdoss|
|German||Roter Tod||Red Death|
|Italian||Nembo Rosso||Red Nimbus|
|SpanishEU||Bubble roja||Same as English.|
|SpanishLA||Bubble rojo (OoT3D | MM3D | TWWHD)||Same as English.|
- "When it comes to Red Bubbles, you won't be able to swing your sword at all unless you..." (Nintendo Power, issue 1 (Nintendo Power), pg. 31)
- "Guard against its attack with your shield!" — Navi (Ocarina of Time)
- "What?! You don't know about the Red Bubble? If it comes at you, get in the defensive position to bounce it back...Got it?" — Tatl (Majora's Mask)
- "Fan the flame away with the Deku Leaf!" — Tingle (The Wind Waker)