Nintendo Power artwork of a Gerudo guard for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
|First appearance||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)|
|Latest appearance||The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (2015)|
Gerudo guards are the main security of Gerudo strongholds. They are easily distinguishable by their bright purple clothes.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
InThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Gerudo guards can be found around Gerudo's Fortress and its interior, Thieves' Hideout. They patrol a small area, stopping to turn around if they hear Link walking behind them. If Link is seen, a whistle noise is sounded and he is immediately caught, with them walking towards him pointing their spears. They then throw him into a jail cell that can be escaped via Hookshot. When defeated, they fall to the ground with a ring of "dizzy stars" over their heads, where they remain until Link leaves the area. They can be defeated by arrows from the Fairy Bow, attacks from swingable weapons like swords, or even by trampling them from behind with Epona. The Hookshot temporarily freezes them in place, and they are unaffected by Deku Nuts and bombs. Once Link has the Gerudo Token, Gerudo guards no longer bother him and can also no longer be attacked.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Gerudo guards are found at the Pirates' Fortress, where they now throw have been changed a small amount. They can still be knocked down with the sword and arrows, but also can with the Hookshot. However, they get back up and continue patrolling a few moments later. The cove at the opening of the fortress also has some Gerudo guards patrolling in boats; these cannot be incapacitated. When Link is caught, he is thrown out of the fortress's main gate rather than imprisoned. They are unable to see him when he wears the Stone Mask.
Data-rendered model of a Gerudo guard from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Names in other languages
Mihari no Gerudo-zoku
|Watcher of the Gerudo tribe|