Peahat from Ocarina of Time and
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The correct typography is Peahat, as confirmed by the official website, the manual for The Legend of Zelda, and the in-game Figurine Gallery of The Minish Cap. Pea Hat was used in Majora's Mask, but not in Majora's Mask 3D.
Peahats are flying, plant or flower-like enemies. It propels itself into the air with the use of its petals or leaves that are located either at its base or top, and achieves flight by rapidly spinning them, similar to helicopter blades. While in flight, it is impervious to nearly all attacks as it flies overhead, however, it cannot maintain flight for very long and eventually has to stop to briefly rest. They can be found across various regions, mostly in fields or forests, but sometimes occasionally within dungeons as well. They are usually encountered in groups, which along with their erratic flight pattern, can quickly overwhelm Link if he is not careful. According to The Legend of Zelda manual, they are the spirits of dead flowers.
In Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, Peahats take a much different form, appearing more like gigantic fruit-like plants that are encountered in Hyrule Field. They are rather uncommon enemies, as they only appear in the northern and southern corners of the field, away from any paths and crossroads. In Majora's Mask, only one is found in a small hole in Termina Field. In the day, they quietly sit in solitary, but at night bury themselves into the ground with only their blossom showing. While Peahats will not actively search for threats, they will be provoked if Link enters within their territory, and will uproot themselves and fly after him in attack. They attack by either swooping down at Link with their leaf-like blades, or create Peahat Larvae, which are smaller versions that swarm after Link. If attacked at night, the Peahat will only release Peahat Larvae and not emerge. The Peahats in Ocarina of Time are also the only enemy that will drop two different types of loot at once, but on an uncommon basis. The one in Majora's Mask is more passive and calculated in its flight pattern.
In The Wind Waker, Peahats are much smaller and are encountered on many islands, but primarily congregate in the Forbidden Woods. Unlike previous incarnations, these Peahats do not stop to rest, and their flower-like propeller blades block sword attacks, requiring them to be stunned by another item first. They can drop Golden Feathers when defeated, which the Grappling Hook can also steal right off from them. Peahats in The Minish Cap are another kind impervious to sword attacks, unless stunned. This incarnation also includes a variety that carries Bombs and attempts to drop them onto Link.
While most Peahats serve as enemies in the Zelda series, others appear as benevolent fauna that Link can use to aid him in his quest, specifically those in Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. In Twilight Princess, Peahats are flying plants with its roots forming a sac-like shape. Link can use the Clawshot to grapple onto them. They are able to support Link's weight, but if carried with the Iron Boots on, they will begin to descend. These Peahats become important to navigating the City in the Sky and during the battle with Argorok. In Skyward Sword, they again appear as Clawshot targets. Submerged Peahats can also be found buried underground in certain areas. Their petals can be activated with the Whip.
Peahats can be defeated with mostly just the Sword, however while in flight they will be too far out of reach, or their spinning blades will block attacks. In most of the 2D games, Link merely needs to wait for the Peahat to land in rest and then strike back, however other times a Peahat will stay aloft until stunned. The Bow and Arrows are usually effective weapons in attacking Peahats, as are the Bombs. In The Wind Waker, Peahats can be stunned with the Deku Leaf, Hookshot or the Boomerang, allowing Link to strike back. In The Minish Cap, the Gust Jar and Boomerang will also stun them. Although while the sword is for the most part ineffective against them, Link can use a Downward Thrust or a Spin Attack with the completed Four Sword to inflict damage as well.
In The Legend of Zelda, however, the Boomerang is ineffective against the Peahat, and fire-based attacks will likewise not work either.
|Peahat (Figurine from The Wind Waker)|
|| Habitat: Forbidden Woods|
These strange creatures use their propeller-like wings to float in midair. They can be easily knocked out of the sky with either projectiles or a Deku Leaf.
|Peahat (Figurine from The Minish Cap)|
||Appears on Mount Crenel, etc. These strange beasts hover on propellers-like leaves. You can pull them out of the sky with your Gust Jar.|
Peahat Larvae in Ocarina of Time are emitted by sleeping Peahats in Hyrule Field at night or by a Peahat that has flown high into the air. They attack from above and if they land, they die. They will continuously chase Link if not avoided or dispatched. The Shield can fend off these enemies. If not killed, Peahat Larvae eventually get tired and return to their parent plant. Peahat Larvae also appear in Majora's Mask when Link strikes the lone Peahat in the hole in Termina Field at night.
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|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||ピーハット (Pīhatto)||幼生ピーハット (Yōsei Pīhatto)|
|Spanish||Peahat (OoT3D, MM3D, SS)||Larva peahat (OoT3D)|
|French||Poislico (OoT3D, MM3D, SS)||Larve Poislico (OoT3D)|
|German||Killeranas||Larve der Killeranas|
Cappello Pisello (TMC)
|Korean||피하트 (Pihateu)||유생 피하트 (Yusaeng Pihateu)|
|Chinese||匹哈特 (Pǐhātè)||匹哈特幼体 (Pǐhātè Yòutǐ)|