Peahat from Twilight Princess
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Peahats (pronounced /ˈpiːhæt/ PEE-hat), formatted as Pea Hat in the Nintendo 64 version of Majora's Mask, are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series. Peahats are flying plant or flower-like enemies. They propel themselves into the air with the use of their 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, in most games, it cannot maintain flight for very long and eventually must 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.
While most Peahats serve as hostile enemies in the majority of games, others appear as benevolent fauna that Link can use to aid him in his quest. Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword feature harmless Peahats that fly without rest, whose bases may be grappled onto using the Clawshot. These Peahats may move in a predetermined path, and act as transportation as Link is carried overhead.
- 1 Characteristics and Weaknesses
- 2 Other Appearances
- 3 Etymology
- 4 Gallery
- 5 See Also
- 6 References
Characteristics and Weaknesses
The Legend of Zelda
In The Legend of Zelda, Peahats are enemies found on the overworld of Hyrule. They primarily congregate in the deserts and mountains of north-eastern Hyrule, but also appear in smaller numbers near the Lost Woods. These enemies flutter through the air, during which they are impervious to all attacks. They will periodically stop to rest before taking flight again, when they leave themselves vulnerable and can be struck. Peahats always appear in small groups, and often move in sporadic patterns, making them difficult to dodge at times. As Peahats can fly across the entire screen, it is also possible for them to land on top of walls and trees, leaving them out of reach to attack.
In Link's Awakening, Peahats behave identically to those from The Legend of Zelda. They, however, only appear inside dungeons, and can be found in the Angler's Tunnel, Eagle's Tower, and Turtle Rock. Peahats swiftly fly through the air and periodically land, leaving them vulnerable to attack. They appear in small groups. Like those of The Legend of Zelda, Peahats can fly across the entire screen, and may stop to rest on a wall or even in the middle of a pit.
Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask
In Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, Peahats take on a much different form, resembling gigantic fruit-like plants with propeller leaves at their base. They are rather uncommon enemies; in Ocarina of Time, they only appear in the northern and southern corners of Hyrule Field when Link is a child, away from any paths and crossroads. In Majora's Mask, only one is found in a Secret Grotto in Termina Field. In the day, they quietly sit in solitary, and 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 either by swooping down at him with their leaf-like blades, or create Peahat Larvae, which are smaller versions that swarm after him. If attacked at night, the Peahat will only release Peahat Larvae and not emerge.
Although a threatening force, Peahats are not invincible and their weak spot lies in the tiny root beneath their base. This root can be struck with the Sword to inflict damage onto the enemy.
The Peahats in Ocarina of Time are also the only enemy that will drop two different kinds of loot at once, but on an uncommon basis. The one in Majora's Mask is more passive and calculated in its flight pattern. When it is defeated, a Treasure Chest containing a Piece of Heart is revealed.
Peahat Larvae are the miniature spawn of Peahats in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. They are emitted by a sleeping Peahat at night or by a Peahat that has flown into the air. They attack from above and continuously chase Link if not avoided or dispatched. The Shield can fend off these enemies by blocking their assault. Peahat Larvae will die if they land; if they are not killed, the Peahat Larvae will eventually get tired and return to their parent plant.
In the Oracle series, Peahats appear identically to their Link's Awakening incarnation. They flutter through the air during which they are invincible to all attacks, becoming vulnerable only when they stop to land. Like previous incarnations, they can still potentially land on a wall or some other obstacle. In Oracle of Ages, they can be found in the Wing Dungeon, Moonlit Grotto, Skull Dungeon and Hero's Cave. In Oracle of Seasons, they appear in both the overworld as well as dungeons, and can be encountered in the Eastern Suburbs, the Woods of Winter, North Horon, Poison Moth's Lair, and Unicorn's Cave.
The Wind Waker
(Include Deku Leaf) In The Wind Waker, Peahats are much smaller, appearing as bulbous plants with long, feather-like flowers. They 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 first be stunned by another item. Using the Deku Tree, these enemies can be blown back and stunned with the gust of wind it produces. The Boomerang can also be thrown to slice their petals off, however, their petals will soon regrow. Peahats may drop Golden Feathers when defeated, which the Grappling Hook can also steal right off from them.
|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.
The Minish Cap
Peahats in The Minish Cap behave similarly to their past 2D incarnations—they slowly hover through the air and are impervious to all sword attacks while in flight. Unlike past incarnations, Peahats never stop to rest. Using the Gust Jar, it is possible to drag them out of the air; a Peahat stuck to the jar can be expelled and killed as it crashes into an obstacle. It is also possible to use the Boomerang to stun them, which will slice off their flower propller blades. The Peahat will then hop around for a couple seconds after regaining consciousness, and will eventually regrow its flowers if left alone. Peahats can also simply be killed in one shot of the Bow. They appear on Mount Crenel.
A much more aggressive variety that carries Bombs also appears. These Peahats fly much higher in the air and carry explosives beneath them. After swarming around Link, they will drop their Bombs, after which they will flutter close to the ground and attempt to slam into Link. They will then shortly return to the air and produce another Bomb. These Peahats are vulnerable only when they are close to the ground, however they are still impervious to the sword, and the Gust Jar and Boomerang will have no effect on them. Instead, these Peahats can only be defeated by shooting an Arrow at them. They appear on Veil Falls.
|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.|
In Twilight Princess, Peahats resembles plants with thick roots that form a sac-like shape. Peahats in this game are harmless and are in fact even helpful to Link, as they can be used as transportation by grappling onto their roots with the Clawshot. Some fly in a predetermined path, and may be used to carry Link over short distances, while others hover in place. Strings of Peahats can be grappled between one another with the Double Clawshots, acting as a sort of bridge between one area to the next. Peahats are able to support Link's weight, but will begin to descend if he is wearing the Iron Boots. These Peahats become important in navigating the City in the Sky and during the battle with Argorok.
In Skyward Sword, Peahats again appear as benevolent Clawshot targets. They resemble plant bulbs that fly using their flower heads. Submerged Peahats can also be found buried underground or underwater in certain areas, and can have their petals activated by using the Whip.
A Link Between Worlds
In A Link Between Worlds, Peahats resemble bulbous flying plants that appear only during the boss battle against Zaganaga. The boss releases spawns of these enemies, which swiftly swarm after Link in assault. However, unlike their previous incarnations, they can be dispatched even during mid-flight.
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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)
|Larva di bulbocottero|
|Korean||피하트 (Pihateu)||유생 피하트 (Yusaeng Pihateu)|
|Chinese||匹哈特 (Pǐhātè)||匹哈特幼体 (Pǐhātè Yòutǐ)|