A Blue Zazak from A Link Between Worlds
Palace of the Four Sword
A Link to the Past
In A Link to the Past, they appear in certain Dark World dungeons, most prominently in Thieves' Town, but also in Ganon's Tower. They often charge at Link to attack. Red Zazaks are able to shoot fireballs that can only be blocked with the Mirror Shield. The red variety can also withstand twice as much damage. They usually appear side by side, and often in groups with Stalfos.
A Link Between Worlds
In A Link Between Worlds, Zazaks do not shoot fireballs at Link, but will damage him if they come into contact. If the Thief Girl is with Link while in the Thieves' Hideout, Zazaks will attempt to grab her. If they succeed, it causes the hero and the Thief Girl to immediately end up back at her cell.
Zazak is a combination of Japanese onomatopoeia "zaa," meaning rustling cloth, and "zakku," meaning cutting something.
|Names in Other Regions|
- "When you encounter large groups of Zazaks, use the Tornado Rod or Ice Rod to stun them." (A Link Between Worlds Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 47)
- "Zazak attack in packs but they walk toward you like zombies with no real combat tactics." (A Link Between Worlds Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 47)
- "Daira" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 144)