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Red Darknuts,(TLoZ | OoS | OoA | TMC | TP | TPHD)[1][2] also known as Red Dark Nuts,(TMC)[3] are recurring enemies and Sub-Bosses in The Legend of Zelda series.


The Legend of Zelda

Red Darknuts are weaker than Blue Darknuts in The Legend of Zelda. They are able to shield themselves from any attack and are thus invulnerable if attacked from the front.[4] Link can harm them by attacking them from the side or behind with either his Sword or a Bomb. Red Darknuts cannot be stunned by the Boomerang and they cannot be harmed by the Magical Rod, Arrows, or Fire. They have a health of four. When defeated, Red Darknuts may drop either a Heart, one Rupee, four Bombs, or a Clock.[note 1]

Oracle of Seasons

Oracle of Ages

The Minish Cap

Red Dark Nut (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
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Red Dark Nut
Appears in Dark Hyrule Castle. These Dark Nut commanders are strong, but if you relax and find an opening you can still defeat them.

Red Darknuts are commander-rank Darknuts who possess greater strength and endurance than regular ones in The Minish Cap,[3] though they boast the same attack patterns. A Red Darknut appears as the Sub-Boss of the Palace of Winds. Two Red Darknuts later appear as enemies in Dark Hyrule Castle after Link defeats the Black Knight.

Twilight Princess


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese タートナック赤 (Tāto Nakku Aka) Red Tart Knuckle
French Republic FrenchEU Darknut Rouge (TMC) Red Darknut
Federal Republic of Germany German Nimbusgarde (TMC)
Italian Republic Italian Titanus rosso (TMC) Red Titan
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Ferrus rojo (TMC) Red Ferrus


See Also


  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 Armoses, Like Likes, Keeses, or Gels will not be counted.[5]


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 173 (TLoZ | OoS | OoA | TMC | TP | TPHD)
  2. "Defeated By: Red Darknut" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Red Dark Nut
    Appears in Dark Hyrule Castle. These Dark Nut commanders are strong, but if you relax and find an opening you can still defeat them.
    " — Figurine (The Minish Cap)
  4. "The knight who lives in the labyrinths. He has lots of attacking power. He repels Link's attacks from the front with his shield." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 36)
  5. n.a., Forced Drops,, published n.d., retrieved August 17, 2017.