Breath of the Wild
Hyrule Compendium Entry
Yiga Footsoldiers are members of the Yiga Clan who follow their leader, Master Kohga. They are always hunting Link down, attempting to assassinate him and stop his quest to defeat Calamity Ganon. Yiga Footsoldiers can be found all over Hyrule, usually appearing disguised as travelers, transforming into Yiga Footsoldiers after Link speaks to them. After defeating Master Kohga, they might also appear out of thin air to ambush Link. They will sometimes attempt to entice Link by selling Mighty Bananas, only to attack him regardless. Yiga Footsoldiers will often teleport around the area, shooting Link with a Duplex Bow and leaving themselves open to attack while aiming. If wielding either a Vicious Sickle or a Demon Carver, they will teleport above Link and Down Thrust into the ground with their weapon, telegraphing the attack with a glowing red ring of nine Hylian Letters. These letters parallel the nine Sheikah letters preceding some of Monk Maz Koshia's attacks. While infiltrating their hideout, Yiga Blademasters will summon Footsoldiers if Link is spotted out. When defeated, Yiga Footsoldiers will teleport away, dropping their weapon and leaving behind a random amount of Mighty Bananas and Rupees.
It is possible that the Yiga Footsoldiers were inspired by the Eyes of Ganon from The Adventure of Link, since they both disguise themselves as travelers or townspeople before attacking when approached by Link.
- "Yiga Footsoldier" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
- "Begone, enemy of my maaaaster!" — Traveler (Breath of the Wild)
- "I'll send you to join Master Kohga!" — Traveler (Breath of the Wild)
- "Just take a look at these fine bananas! Buy them up quick before you've missed your chance!" — Traveler (Breath of the Wild)