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|Habitat(s)||The Ocean Floor, Dark Realm, Snow Realm|
|Attacks(s)||Crashing into Link's Train|
Armored Trains consciously follow the Spirit Train, instead of going along a set path. They have a gray, hockey mask-like armor on the front of them, and their engines produce a purple flame. Armored Trains also have the ability to turn around at any point on the Tracks, and cannot be temporarily stunned. As opposed to normal Dark Trains, they move slower.
They are first encountered after Link opens the gateway to the underwater rails needed to reach the Ocean Temple. Eventually, their occurrence will be spread over the land, with armored trains appearing next to regular Dark Trains in the Snow Realm. The majority of these trains are centered in the first part of the Dark Realm, where the Link must destroy six Armored Trains placed around a map filled with warps, aided by Tears of Light placed throughout the map on the tracks.
Much like the Dark Trains, these trains technically follow a strict set of paths, which allows the intelligent Link to evade them by use of knowledge. This knowledge is indispensible in the Dark Realm, where Link must know the safe places to avoid getting killed. However, after killing all but one train in the Dark Realm, the last train will come after Link without regard to any path, necesitating a good bit of planning to ensure a Tear of Light is available to kill it.