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Winder

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Winder
ModelSprite
ALBW Winder Model.png
PHSTALBW
PluralWinders[1]
Game(s)
Other Media
Habitat(s)Dungeons
Effective Weapon(s)Bow (ST)

Winders are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[2][note 1][note 2]

Characteristics

A Link to the Past

Winders appear in various Dark World Dungeons in A Link to the Past. Their movement is unpredictable, as they change directions randomly whenever they hit an object.

The Minish Cap

Winders appear in various Dungeons in The Minish Cap. They can set fire to Link if touched.

Phantom Hourglass

Winders are electrically charged and travel along walls in Phantom Hourglass. Touching one will shock and damage Link.

Spirit Tracks

Winders can be defeated by firing an Arrow at their heads in Spirit Tracks. They can also damage Heatoises, as they are weak against electricity.

A Link Between Worlds

Winders go unnamed in A Link Between Worlds. They appear in a single room of the Dark Palace alongside several fire-breathing Red Kodongos. Link must avoid the Winders while finding his way through the labyrinthine room, where the walls are only visible while shrouded in darkness.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

Winders appear in Ancient Stone Tablets.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ワインダー (Waindā) Same as English.
Federal Republic of Germany German Spark
Italian Republic Italian Winder

Notes

  1. Winders were referred to as Firewinders in The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap — The Official Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc..[3] However, as this contradicts the name given in Encyclopedia, it is not considered Canon.
  2. Winders are referred to as Moldolas in The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks — PRIMA Official Game Guide by Prima Games.[4] However, because Winder's name was officially stated in Encyclopedia, this name is no longer considered Canon.

References