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This article is about the enemy. For the character in Ancient Stone Tablets, see Mole (Character).
Habitat(s)Dungeons, Caves
Effective Weapon(s)Hammer

Moles[1] are strange creatures that act as obstacles and appear in dungeons and caves of A Link to the Past, Four Swords Adventures and A Link Between Worlds. They first appeared in the Palace of Darkness.


In both A Link to the Past and Four Swords Adventures, Moles look a lot like Whac-A-Mole, residing in small holes in the ground and bouncing up and down. Moles do not actively cause damage to Link, and simply block his progress. They appear in caves and dungeons, their faces locked in constant laughter, and impede access to certain areas. The only way to bypass a Mole is to hit it with the Hammer, which squashes Mole into the ground and allowing Link to get past.

In A Link Between Worlds, Moles behave the same as before, but now pop back out of their holes after a certain time, propelling Link to higher areas if he is standing on them. Bigger Moles also appear that allow Link to bounce up to an entirely new floor.


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Language Name Meaning
link= Japanese モグラ叩き (Mogura Tataki) Whacking Mole



  1. "The Moles stay in their holes, but Link had to bop them with the Hammer to get by." (The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo of America Inc.), pg. 136)