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Yomo Medusa

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Yomo Medusa
ALttP Yomo Medusa Sprite.png
Game(s)

Yomo Medusa are traps in A Link to the Past.[name reference missing]

Characteristics

Yomo Medusa first appear in the Swamp Palace and later appear in other Dark World dungeons.

Unlike normal Medusa they do not appear as a snake-like statue and instead appear as a small raised structure with four holes, one at each compass direction. These statues will remain harmless unless they detect a sword being drawn, at which point they will immediately fire a fireball from one of the four openings that is closest to Link. Their otherwise nonthreatening appearance and rapid firing makes them a threat to unwary adventurers, but if Link does not unleash his sword they will not attack. They commonly appear near the center of rooms with large groups of enemies to maximize their threat.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 四方メデューサ (Yomo Medūsa) Four-Way Medusa

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