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Artwork of a Guardian from Breath of the Wild
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Guardians are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.


Skyward Sword

Guardians are servants of Hylia who reside in Silent Realms,[1] 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

Guardians are the advanced autonomous creations of the Sheikah Tribe in Breath of the Wild.

Other Appearances



TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 守護者 (Shugosha) (SS)
ガーディアン (Gādian) (BotW)
Same as English.
Netherlands Dutch Wachter (BotW) Same as English.
Canada FrenchCA Gardien (SS) Same as English.
French Republic FrenchEU Gardien (BotW) Same as English.
Federal Republic of Germany German Wächter (BotW) Same as English.
Italian Republic Italian Guardiano (SS | BotW) Same as English.
Russian Federation Russian Страж (Strazh) (BotW) Same as English.
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Guardiane (SS) Same as English.


See Also


  1. "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)