They have large white eyes and appear in blue or red varieties, each with a different weapon. They attack Link by running into him. Blue Taros wield spears (which appear to have blunted tips), while Red Taros carry tridents, and are usually much more aggressive. The blue ones are the most common and are found spread all over the Dark World and Lorule. Red ones are usually only found inside Ganon's Tower in their initial appearance, although one appears just north of the Village of Outcasts. However, in the sequel, Red Taros are more common in Lorule than the Dark World. The red variety can also take and deal more damage. Although Taros do not have shields, they can block Link's attacks with their weapons.
The behavior of a Taros is almost identical to that of a Soldier in the Light World, and alongside Moblins they appear to be the mainstays of Ganon's army. Despite this, compared to many Dark World enemies, they are quite weak, able to take and deal less damage than most, but they are much more intelligent and persistent than many of them.
- Using the Magic Mirror to warp to the Light World from an area that contains blue Taros to an area that contains green Sword Soldiers (such as south of the Haunted Grove) will cause the soldiers to turn purple in color.
|Names in Other Regions|
- "TAROS" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 390)
- "GLUB! Let me g-g-go! Your armor...too heavy..." (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 2)