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River Devil

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River Devil
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Effective Weapon(s)Flute

The River Devil is a black, tree-like creature that blocks the single north-south road of Eastern Hyrule in The Adventure of Link.


Though citizens of Nabooru speak of the River Devil in fear,[1] he does not attack, and serves merely as an obstruction. The only way to pass him is to play the Flute found in the Palace on the Sea.[2]


  • The River Devil has a much more mammalian appearance in the Japanese Famicom Disk System version of the game, being bipedal and having brown skin. Moreover, it is simply known as "the monster."


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese マモノ (Mamono) Monster



  1. "THE RIVER DEVIL EATS THOSE WHO ARE WEAK." — Woman in Nabooru (The Adventure of Link)
  2. "THE DEVIL DOES NOT LIKE NOISE" — Woman in Mountain Town of Darunia (The Adventure of Link)
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