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Zol
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A Zol from Four Swords
PluralZols[1]
Game(s)
Other Media
Habitat(s)Dungeons
Overworld
Member(s)Slime Eye
SpoilsHeart (TLoZ)
One Rupee (TLoZ)
Five Rupees (TLoZ)
Clock (TLoZ)

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

Characteristics

The Zol's primary habitat ranges from Dungeons and Caves in The Legend of Zelda and A Link to the Past, to the Overworld in Link's Awakening, Oracle of Ages, and Oracle of Seasons. While Zols typically yield two Gels when struck with a weapon, it is possible to defeat these creatures through the use of a more powerful weapon (such as the White Sword from The Legend of Zelda) as such so that the enemy bypasses the Gel stage altogether.

Zols from A Link to the Past and Four Swords Adventures are the only incarnations not to experience a Gel phase when attacked, however, it is also the version in the most abundance, as it appears in three different colors across Hyrule and show a difference in vitality: the standard red are the simplest, while green and yellow are the most difficult to defeat. Link's Awakening also incorporates red and green Zols: the red Zol is the stronger of the two and can divide into Gel if struck with a weak weapon (a strong one will simply defeat it), while the green version is much less powerful and does not divide into Gel upon attack. Also, in Link's Awakening, Oracle of Seasons, and Oracle of Ages, only green Zols can pop out of the ground in an ambush, attacking Link in a radically different way in comparison to the commonplace, bouncing strategy of other titles. In A Link to the Past, both green and yellow Zols can pop out of the ground.

As Zols are often commonplace enemies, they can be defeated with the most conventional of weaponry, including the Sword, Bomb, Boomerang, and Bow.

The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda Manual Comment

The Legend of Zelda

Zol & Gel

Jelly-like monsters that walk about bouncing around in the labyrinths. When Link cuts Zol, it splits into two Gels. Gel has little attacking power, but Zol has twice the power of Gel.

Zols first appear in The Legend of Zelda. When defeated, Zols may drop either a Heart, one Rupee, five Rupees, or a Clock.[note 1]

Other Appearances

Zelda's Adventure



BS The Legend of Zelda



Ancient Stone Tablets



Cadence of Hyrule

Zols appear as enemies in Cadence of Hyrule, where their designs are based on the Slime enemies in Crypt of the Necrodancer.

Trivia

  • Both Zols and Gels from Four Swords appear as unused enemies in the code of The Minish Cap.[3]

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Zol
Japan Japanese ゾル (Zoru) Same as English
French Republic FrenchEU Zol
Federal Republic of Germany German Zol
Italian Republic Italian Zol
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Zol

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Notes

  1. If Link defeats 10 enemies without getting hit or teleporting with the Recorder, then the 10th enemy defeated will drop five Rupees. However, if the 10th enemy is defeated with a Bomb, then it will drop four Bombs. If Link defeats 16 enemies without getting hit or teleporting, then the 16th enemy will drop a Fairy. After the 16th enemy, Link must get hit and reset the counter to zero in order to achieve this effect again. Defeating Armoses, Like Likes, Keeses, or Gels will not be counted.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 214
  2. n.a., Forced Drops, redcandle.us, published n.d., retrieved August 17, 2017.
  3. "Zol and Gel from Four Swords still exist in The Minish Cap's code."The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, The Cutting Room Floor.