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Spike

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Not to be confused with Blade Trap.
Spike
TFH Spike Model.png
A Spike from Tri Force Heroes
Game(s)
Habitat(s)Water Temple
Pirates' Fortress
Great Bay Temple
Ancient Castle of Ikana
Stone Tower Temple
Drablands
Effective Weapon(s)Hookshot (OoT | MM)
Arrows (TFH)

Spikes are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series. Spikes go unnamed in Majora's Mask and Tri Force Heroes.

Characteristics

Ocarina of Time

Navi's Comment

Hey! Listen! Watch out!

Spike

Spike

Aim for it when it retracts its spikes!

Spikes are metallic balls that float around posing potential threats to Link in Ocarina of Time. Spikes appear within the Water Temple. In several rooms, these enemies are triggered to release by switch causing several of them to flow out of a cage at a slow speed, obstructing an entire passage or endangering a room. These Spikes can be subdued with a flick of the Hookshot where they retract into a more dense, rock-like object; another hit from the Hookshot is enough to destroy them.

Majora's Mask

Spikes serve as stationary explosive devices that activate on contact with either Link or another Spike in Majora's Mask. They can be found suspended from chains in aquatic areas as mines or from ceilings as a swinging aerial hazard, mainly in the Pirates' Fortress, Great Bay Temple, the Ancient Castle of Ikana and Stone Tower Temple.

Tri Force Heroes

Spikes are bronze-colored traps that float in water and explode upon making contact in Tri Force Heroes. They sit stationary, even in the path of a moving water current, forming obstacles that the Links must try to avoid while swimming. Any nearby Spikes caught in the explosion will also explode, causing a chain reaction. While the Links should be cautious of this effect, they can also use it to their advantage by remotely damaging enemies or activating Switches, as exemplified in the first stage of Abyss of Agony.

Spikes can be safely detonated from a distance by shooting Arrows at them with the Bow. The range of their hit box is also just so that it is possible, though difficult, for a Link to destroy them with a Spin Attack and remain unharmed.

In Floor B7 of the Den of Trials, a single Keeleon spews silver-colored Spikes instead of Bombs. As they do not disappear until they are destroyed, these Spikes can accumulate over a large area, making the Floor dangerous and difficult to navigate.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スパイク (Supaiku) Same as English.
French-speaking countries French Spike
Canada FrenchCA Hérisson métallique (OoT3D) Metallic hedgehog
Federal Republic of Germany German Stachelstein Spike-Stone
Italian Republic Italian Riccio di ferro Iron sea urchin
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Erizo metálico (OoT3D) Metallic sea urchin

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