Skullfish in Twilight Princess
Great Bay Temple
Ocean Fishing Hole
Zora Link (MM)
Water Rod (TFH)
Skullfish are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series. They are skeletal fish that are similar in behavior to piranhas.
In Majora's Mask, Skullfish live in the seas around Great Bay, as well as in the water just outside of the Goron Village after defeating Goht. They spawn at certain intervals within the Bay and swim towards Link, biting him if he does not raise his defenses. Zora Link's electrical shield attack can be used to defeat them. In Majora's Mask 3D, they can also be caught in the Ocean Fishing Hole by wearing the Captain's Hat.
In Twilight Princess, Skullfish appear in the Lakebed Temple, as well as several secret Caves around Hyrule Field. They can be caught with the Fishing Rod, and will even drop a Heart when released, although they are forbidden fish and will not be recorded in the Fish Journal.
Tri Force Heroes
In Tri Force Heroes, Skullfish are found exclusively in the Water Temple. They viciously attack any Link they find swimming near them, and will leap out of the water to get to Links standing on raised platforms. To defeat them, they can be slashed with the Sword while they leap over a Link, or dredged from the water with the Water Rod. They can then be attacked as a normal enemy. In this appearance, they are green rather than bone-colored.
The Japanese name of the Skullfish, "Sukaruguo," is a combination of Japanese transcript for "Skull," and 魚族 (fish).
|Names in Other Regions|
|Italian||Pesce teschio (TP)|
|SpanishLA||Pez cráneo (MM3D)|
- "You caught a skullfish! It looks stronger than it is... This fish is forbidden, so it won't be added to your fish journal." — N/A (Twilight Princess)