Slime Eel

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Slime Eel
Slime Eel Official Artwork.png
Game(s)Link's Awakening
Dungeon(s)Catfish's Maw
Weakness(es)Its heart, Hookshot, Sword

The Slime Eel is the boss of the Catfish's Maw in Link's Awakening. It is a giant eel-like monster that opposes Link in an attempt to prevent him from waking the Wind Fish.

Battle

As the battle starts, the Slime Eel will create a large hole in the ground and four smaller holes in the walls of the chamber. Its tail will then spin around continuously from the hole in the ground, which Link must avoid at all costs. Link must wait until its head pops out of one of the walls and use the Hookshot to pull it out into the open. Once revealed, an exposed heart will appear on its body which Link must strike with his sword. The further Link is from the Slime Eel when it is pulled out, the longer it will take for it to retreat back into the hole. Sometimes, Link will pull out a fake eel that will explode. Before the Slime Eel's destruction at the hands of Link, it states that Link does not know what kind of island Koholint Island is, which appears to amuse it.

Defeating the Slime Eel gets Link the Wind Marimba as well as a Heart Container.

Trivia

  • The spiked object on the end of the Slime Eel's tail is the same design as the spiked ball wielded by the Ball & Chain Soldiers found in the same game as well as the Oracle titles.

Etymology

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name
link= Japanese フッカー (Fukkā)
link= German Schleimaal

Gallery

Bosses in The Legend of Zelda series

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