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Sea Urchin

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Sea Urchin
LANS Sea Urchin Model.png
Other Media
Habitat(s)Toronbo Shores (LA)
The Coast (FSA)
Effective Weapon(s)Shield (LA)Triforce piece.png
Sword (LA)

Sea Urchins are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][note 1]


Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, they appear on Toronbo Shores. While they can not move and are not actively aggressive, they will damage Link if he touches them. He must push them out of the way using his Shield in order to reach his washed up Sword.[3] He can then use his Sword to destroy them with a single hit.

Four Swords Adventures

In Four Swords Adventures, the four Links cannot push or destroy them with any weapons are forced to either simply avoid them, or defeat other enemies in the area in order to make them disappear.

Other Appearances

Link's Awakening (Cagiva)

A Sea Urchin from the manga

A single Sea Urchin is seen on Toronbo Shores blocking the access to Link's Sword. Being chased by Octoroks, Link dashes and bounces off the Sea Urchin using his Shield to reach his Sword.



TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ウニ (Uni) Same as English.
Federal Republic of Germany German Seeigel



  1. This enemy is also referred to as Spiny Urchins in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc..[2] However, as Encyclopedia supersedes the guide, this term is not considered Canon.