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Imp Poe

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Imp Poe
Imp Poe TP artwork.png
Artwork of an Imp Poe
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)
Latest appearance The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (2016)
Variant of Poe
Gold Skulltula

Imp Poes[1], sometimes generically called Poes, are an enemy found throughout Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. They cursed Jovani into becoming an inanimate golden statue after he sold his soul to them for wealth, so he asks Wolf Link to help him by retrieving their souls, making them similar to Gold Skulltulas in function.

They mostly only start appearing at the midpoint in the game during the "Midna's Lament" section (during which Jovani is first met), though they can be found in lantern caves earlier. Outside of caves and dungeons, they only appear at nighttime, and even then only ever appear as simply a floating, aggressive lantern. If Wolf Link uses his senses, the Imp Poe will be revealed as a small, burlap doll with a large scythe. When visible, Wolf Link can attack the Imp Poe, eventually causing it to keel to the ground, where he can rip its soul out with his teeth.

In order to fully free Jovani from their influence, Link needs to collect all 60 Poe souls across Hyrule. Most of them are found outside or in caves, but Snowpeak Ruins, the Temple of Time dungeon, and the City in the Sky each have a small amount. Due to the amount and the lack of indicator of where to find them, Link must be very thorough in searching at night to find them all. However, in Twilight Princess HD, a Poe Lantern item is added to tell Link if there are any Poes nearby, thus making the sidequest easier.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポゥフィー


  1. ^ Hodgson, David S. J., and Stephen Stratton. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 19.