Patra is a mini-boss in The Legend of Zelda.
The Legend of Zelda Manual Comment
Patra is a mini-boss in Death Mountain, composed of a single flying eye surrounded by several smaller flying eyes. Patra comes in two varieties, denoted by the pattern in which the outer ring of eyes behaves. While both types spin their smaller eyes around the center one, one variety has the outer circle expand and contract, while the other variety's smaller eyes rotate like a gyroscope. Before Link can defeat the main eye, he must attack the smaller ones first. Patra is only vulnerable to the Sword and to the Magical Rod; however, it is only affected by direct contact with the rod, as neither the beams nor the Book of Magic flames harm it.
BS The Legend of Zelda
In BS The Legend of Zelda, Patra appears as the boss of Level 5 and a mini-boss in Levels 7 and 8. It uses the same attack patterns as in the original game.
Patra in the animated series
A Patra briefly appears in the "Stinging a Stinger" episode of the animated series. When Link hears Princess Zelda's screams, he rushes over to where she is and sees that she is being attacked by Patra. Link, confident about his new Sword, faces an incoming Patra, but one lightbeam from the foe breaks the Sword in half and causes Link to collapse from the attack. Zelda then rushes towards Link and swiftly scares the Patras off.
The Legend of Zelda Comic
Patra appears in the To the First Power story of The Legend of Zelda comic. While Princess Zelda is busy fighting Gohma in the Eagle Labyrinth, Patra flies in and begins to attack her. Although the princess is successful in defeating one of the eyes, she admits that the fight has gotten too tough for her and manages to escape the room.
| Names in Other Regions
|| パタラ (Patara)
|| From パタパタ (Patapata), onomatopoeia of flapping wings
Zelda fighting Patras in The Legend of Zelda comic
- ↑ "The Patra attack in groups, in two types of formations. Both formation groups are strong. So be on your toes!" (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 38)
- ↑ "Eeh! Get away from me, you stupid Patra! Link! Link! Where are you?" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda, Episode 9 )
- ↑ "Get away, you gross things!" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda, Episode 9 )