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White Wolfos
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A White Wolfos from Twilight Princess
Race/SpeciesWolfos
Game(s)
Other Media
Habitat(s)Ice Cavern
Gerudo's Training Ground
Mountain Village
Road to Goron Village
Snowhead
Snowhead Temple
Snowpeak
Snowpeak Ruins
Snow Sanctuary
Snow Temple
Wellspring Station
Effective Weapon(s)Sword
Dark Energy Attack (TP)
Wolf Attacks (TP)

White Wolfos are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Characteristics

Navi's Comment

Hey! Listen! Watch out!

White Wolfos

White Wolfos

Lure it close to you and watch its movement carefully! Attack it when it drops its guard!

Tatl's Comment

What?! You don't know?

White Wolfos

It's a White Wolfos. Lure it in and watch its movements. It doesn't like its tail to be touched...
WolfosWhite Large.png

White Wolfos are white, wolf-like creatures. They were originally depicted as anthropomorphic creatures with glowing eyes, but in later games appeared with more realistic, wolf-like forms. They are similar to the Wolfos, except they are larger and generally take to icy climates, such as the Ice Cavern in Ocarina of Time and the Snow Realm in Spirit Tracks. In Majora's Mask, they will even disappear once spring is returned to Snowhead. However, they can also be spotted in unlikely areas, such as the Gerudo's Training Ground. In Ocarina of Time, one appears at the end of the Ice Cavern as its mini-boss.

Like the Wolfos, White Wolfos will emerge from the ground when approached. They tend to fight in direct combat. In Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, White Wolfos will circle around Link and dive in to strike with their claws. They can also block and dodge Link's attacks. This incarnation can be fought either by blocking or dodging its own attacks, and striking back when it lets its guard down. Identically to the Wolfos, its weak spot is its tail, and striking it will instantly defeat it. In Twilight Princess and Spirit Tracks, White Wolfos tend to appear in packs, and charge at Link as opposed to bare-hand combat. The White Wolfos in Twilight Princess can dive back into the snow and reemerge to launch surprise attacks.

Other Appearances

Link's Crossbow Training

White Wolfos from Link's Crossbow Training

In Link's Crossbow Training, White Wolfos appear in Level 8: Snowpeak: Defender. They inhabit the mountains of Snowpeak in packs, and can be found around the frozen lake and can ambush Link from piles of snow. Similar to their appearance in Twilight Princess, they surround Link in groups and attack by pouncing on him. They appear in much greater numbers as the Level's timer begins to runs out. They can be defeated with one shot of the Crossbow.

Cadence of Hyrule

White Wolfos appear as enemies in Cadence of Hyrule where they only appear in cold, icy dungeons such as the Frozen Grotto and parts of the Future World. Like most enemies, they can only move to the beat of the music and prefer to move on every second beat. However, unlike other enemies, they can move and attack in all eight directions, including diagonally. Fortunately, they will only attack either Cadence, Link, Yves, and Zelda if they're not looking directly at them.

If any of the heroes does manage to get a look at them, they will change their course of direction and hop away from the heroes, keeping their eyes on them at all times until they turn around or until the White Wolfos moves to a position either behind or adjacent to the hero where they cannot see them. Before moving and attacking, they will always crouch down and bare their long, saber-tooth-like fangs for one beat before hopping onto another tile, dealing damage to anyone who's standing in their way. They share this pattern with other Wolfos enemies.

This is the first time in the series where they sport green eyes instead of red.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ホワイトウルフォス (Howaito Urufosu) White Wolfos
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 白狼战士 (Báiláng Zhànshi) White Wolf Warrior
Canada FrenchCA Loufos blanc (OoT3D | MM3D)
French Republic FrenchEU Lobo Blanc
Federal Republic of Germany German Schnee-Wolfos
Weißer Wolfsheimer (OoT)
Snow Wolfos
White Wolfsheimer
Italian Republic Italian Lupo Bianco
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Wolfos blanco (OoT3D | MM3D)

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See Also

References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 213 (OoT | OoT3D | MM | MM3D | TP | TPHD | ST)
The Legend of ZeldaThe Adventure of LinkA Link to the PastLink's AwakeningOcarina of TimeMajora's MaskOracle of SeasonsOracle of AgesFour SwordsThe Wind WakerFour Swords AdventuresThe Minish CapTwilight PrincessPhantom HourglassSpirit TracksSkyward SwordA Link Between WorldsTri Force HeroesBreath of the Wild