Subterror is the mini-boss of the Moonlit Grotto in Oracle of Ages.
Subterror propels itself under the soil of its lair with its strong forearms and drill-like nose. When Link gets within range of the mole, it will fling its nose out of the sand, attempting to spear the young hero to death. To defeat it, Link must dig it out of the sand with the Shovel and strike it with his sword.
"Subterror" a portmanteu of subterranean, referring to its underground habitat, and terror.
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- ↑ "You'll find the miniboss, Subterror, in room D8. Subterror is invincible while underground, so you'll need to use the shovel to dig it up." (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages Player's Guide (Nintendo of America), pg. 79)