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Snap Dragon

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Snap Dragon
ArtworkModelSprite
ALBW Snap Dragon Model.png
ALBW
Game(s)
Habitat(s)Dark World (ALttP)
Lorule (ALBW)

Snap Dragons are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Characteristics

A Link to the Past

A Link to the Past Manual Comment

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Snap Dragon

This strange creature was created as a result of a mad alchemist's plant experiments. He uses his tooth-filled maw to snap at anything that gets in his way as he hops about.

Snap Dragons hop around at great speeds to attack Link with their snapping jaws. They appear in various locations in the Overworld of the Dark World and Lorule. Snap Dragons are vulnerable to most weapons. They move in a diagonal matter and often appear in pairs or groups of three. They can also cause up to three hearts of damage with a single attack.

A Link Between Worlds



In A Link Between Worlds, Snap Dragons appear mainly in Lorule.

Trivia

  • According to the English A Link to the Past manual, Snap Dragons were created by a mad alchemist's plant experiments, [2] but in the Japanese manual, it is stated that they simply evolved from plants.[3]
  • Due to their hopping motion, they can sometimes be unaffected by the Quake Medallion.[verification needed]
  • Their official artwork from A Link to the Past depicts them with green leaves, while in-game they have blue leaves.

Nomenclature

Their English name may be a reference to the Antirrhinum flower, which is also known as the "snapdragon." Their Japanese name is possibly a play on "gapu," the onomatopoeia for a big bite or chomping sound, and "bura," meaning strolling aimlessly.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese ガプラ (Gapura)
Federal Republic of Germany German Schnapp

References

  1. ↑ Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 204 (ALttP | ALBW)
  2. ↑ "Snap Dragon
    This strange creature was created as a result of a mad alchemist's plant experiments. He uses his tooth-filled maw to snap at anything that gets in his way as he hops about.
    " (A Link to the Past manual, pg. 45)
  3. ↑ "ガプラ
    植物から進化したこの敵は大きな口を開け、鋭い牙でかみついてきます。ヒノックス同様、闇の世界の地上に存在します。
    " (A Link to the Past manual, pg. 51)