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Tailpasaran

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Tailpasaran
Tailpasaran.png
Game(s)
Habitat(s)Inside Jabu Jabu's Belly
Effective Weapon(s)Boomerang

Tailpasaran are enemies in Ocarina of Time.[1]

Characteristics

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Tailpasaran

Tailpasaran
Its tail is its weak point!

Tailpasaran are found exclusively Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly. Their slender bodies are flowing with electricity, so though most direct Sword attacks will kill them, they will also damage Link in return. Strikes from the Boomerang will immediately kill Tailpasaran. When initially encountered, Tailpasaran remain burrowed in the floors of Lord Jabu-Jabu's body. In this state, they cannot be killed by any means other than with the Boomerang. When approached, Tailpasaran will rise from their position and fly around in the air. While in the air, they will attempt to ram into Link.

Spin Attacks will destroy Tailpasaran without damaging Link. Deku Nuts can temporarily stun Tailpasaran.

Nomenclature

Tailpasaran derive their name from Moldorm's Japanese name, テール (Tēru) and pasaran from the mythological kesaran pasaran, a puffball creature. The same name is used for the Mario enemy rendered as "Hothead" in English, which is a sparking ball of electricity, similar to the tailpasaran's segments.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese テールパサラン (Tērupasaran) Same as English.
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 长尾帕萨朗 (Chángwěi Pàsàlǎng) Chángwěi means "long tail".
Pàsàlǎng is a transliteration of パサラン (pasaran).
Canada FrenchCA Téniachoc (OoT3D) Portmanteau of ténia (tapeworm) and choc (shock).
French Republic FrenchEU Tailpasaran
Federal Republic of Germany German Zangengeiferer Pincers-Slobberer
Italian Republic Italian Trivolt (OoT3D)
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Tailpasaran (OoT3D)

See Also

References

  1. "Tailpasaran
    This burrowing, tapeworm-like monster emits electricity and is found living inside Lord Jabu Jabu's Belly. Touching or slashing them will give Link a shock, making the Boomerang his best shot at defeating one without getting hurt."
    (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 208)