June 11th, 2019 The Sequel to Breath of the Wild has been announced!

The Sequel to Breath of the Wild was just revealed, alongside the release dates for Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch and Cadence of Hyrule!
Join our Discord server and help us cover these games!

Latest Announcements

Ache

From Zelda Wiki, the Zelda encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ache
ArtworkSprite
TAoL Ache Blue Artwork.png
TAoL
PluralAches[1]
Race/SpeciesBat[2]
Game(s)
Other Media
Habitat(s)Caves
Trees
Saria Town
Darunia Town
Effective Weapon(s)Magical Sword
EXP Points3
5 Triforce piece.png

Aches are bat enemies appearing in The Adventure of Link.[1] They are blue or purple bats similar to Keese, although they are more resilient in combat and are sometimes shown to have magical abilities and even the ability to talk.

Characteristics

The Adventure of Link Manual Comment

The Adventure of Link

Ache

A bat that lives in dark places. Usually, it hangs upside down from trees or in caves.

In The Adventure of Link, Aches usually appear in a blue variety found commonly in caves, and sometimes in Trees.[2] Their method of attack is to hang from the branches or ceiling, and swoop down in a pointed arc towards Link, returning to their roosting point. This makes them hard to hit and avoid, but they are rather weak and more of an annoyance than a real threat.

Purple Aches are slightly different from their more common counterparts. Called "Eyes of Ganon" by townsfolk,[3] Aches can disguise themselves in the villages of Hyrule as ordinary Hylians. Almost anyone Link meets in Saria Town or Darunia Town may be an Ache in disguise, and they often reveal themselves and attack if Link talks to them, striking unexpectedly.[verification needed] Not only this, but purple Aches can vary wildly in strength; they usually do minor damage and take a single strike to defeat, but sometimes they may be much stronger and able to withstand a huge number of hits, similar to Bubbles.

In Nabooru Town, a lone red Ache roosts on the ceiling of one building. It will not attack, and if Link jumps up he can speak to it, but it will not say anything. If Link persists, it will break its silence and reveal a secret to him.[4]

The Acheman is a close relative to Aches.

Other Appearances

The Legend of Zelda TV Series

An Ache makes a brief appearance in "The Ringer" episode of The Legend of Zelda TV series. Like the rest of Ganon's minions, the Ache is capable of speech. When Ganon arrives disguised to the Magician's Contest being held in North Castle, he turns a bird into an Ache and orders it to go see who is guarding the Triforce of Wisdom.[5] The Ache then flies off to the tower where the Triforce and Link are located and sees that Link and Spryte are next to the sacred relic. The flying foe then returns to Ganon and informs him that the young hero is guarding the Triforce.[6]

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese エーク (Ēku) Ache

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 162 (TAoL)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 26
  3. "EYES OF GANON ARE EVERYWHERE BE CAREFUL" — Man in Saria (The Adventure of Link)
  4. "YOU ARE PERSISTENT FIND HEART OVER OCEAN" — Red Ache (The Adventure of Link)
  5. "Quickly, fly to the tower if anyone guards the Triforce of Wisdom." — Ganon (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 1 )
  6. "It's guarded by Link." — Ache (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 1 )