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


Navi's Comment

Hey! Listen! Watch out!



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

Tatl's Comment

What?! You don't know?


So you don't know about the Wolfos? Lure it in and watch its movements. It doesn't like its tail to be touched... (MM)

That's a Wolfos. Lure it in and watch its movements. It doesn't like its tail to be touched... (MM3D)

Wolfos appear in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. In terms of appearance, Wolfos are grey, anthropomorphic wolf-like creatures with green eyes that commonly appear in forest environments. Their counterpart is the White Wolfos, which is much larger and only appears in cold and snowy surroundings. In Ocarina of Time, Wolfos appear in the Sacred Forest Meadow, the Forest Temple, the Spirit Temple and Ganon's Castle. In Majora's Mask, they appear near the Southern Swamp and replace the White Wolfos of Snowhead after spring is returned to the mountain. A single Wolfos also appears in Sakon's Hideout as part of the mechanism that protects the Sun Mask.

Wolfos will emerge from the ground when approached. They fight in direct combat, and can duck down to block Link's attacks. They attack by circling Link and diving in to strike with their claws. One strategy is to Z-Target them and use the Shield constantly, then attack when it drops its guard. Another strategy is to back away when the Wolfos goes to attack, which will cause its raking claws to miss. It will then spin around, leaving its back exposed. If Link hits the tail, it will be defeated instantly.[2] Another option is to use the Hookshot or a Deku Nut to stun it, and then attack at will.

Other Appearances

Cadence of Hyrule

Wolfos appear as enemies in Cadence of Hyrule.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ウルフォス (Urufosu) Wolfos
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 野狼战士 (Yěláng Zhànshi) Wild Wolf Warrior
Canada FrenchCA Loufos
French Republic FrenchEU Lobo
Federal Republic of Germany German Wolfsheimer
Italian Republic Italian Lupo Nero
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Wolfos


See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 213 (OoT | OoT3D | MM | MM3D)
  2. "So you don't know about the Wolfos? Lure it in and watch its movements. It doesn't like its tail to be touched..." — Tatl (Majora's Mask)