Guardians are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.
Guardians are servants of Hylia who reside in Silent Realms, where they protect the Triforce by testing the Courage, Wisdom, and Power of those who enter the Silent Realms. There are two types of Guardians in Skyward Sword: Earth Guardians and Sky Guardians. Both types of Guardians are initially dormant inside their Silent Realms and are aided by Watchers, who awaken them when they detect intruders.
Breath of the Wild
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||守護者 (Shugosha) (SS)
ガーディアン (Gādian) (BotW)
|Same as English.|
|Dutch||Wachter (BotW)||Same as English.|
|FrenchCA||Gardien (SS)||Same as English.|
|FrenchEU||Gardien (BotW)||Same as English.|
|German||Wächter (BotW)||Same as English.|
|Italian||Guardiano (SS | BotW)||Same as English.|
|Russian||Страж (Strazh) (BotW)||Same as English.|
|SpanishLA||Guardiane (SS)||Same as English.|
The Breath of the Wild series Guardian amiibo
- Decayed Guardian
- Earth Guardian
- Guardian Scout
- Guardian Skywatcher
- Guardian Stalker
- Guardian Turret
- Sky Guardian
- "The Guardians were designed to be the guardians of the goddess, so their clothes are covered with designs that reference the Triforce. While we wanted them to be scary, they are not evil, and so we decided to give them neutral expressions.
—Kiuchi, designer" (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 58)