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Rupee Like

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Rupee Like
Rupee Like TMC sprite.png
Sprite of a Rupee Like from The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
Latest appearance The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Variant of Like Like
Force Like
Life Like

Rupee Likes, originally known as Pseudo Rupees[1], are a type of Like Like that specifically feeds on Rupees. They typically hide in the ground, using a Rupee over a stalk as a lure. When an unwitting traveler tries to pick the Rupee up, the Rupee Like bursts out and begins eating their Rupees. Generally, the color of Rupee indicates how many at a time they can steal. If a long-reaching item is used to collect Rupees, generally the ones attached to Rupee Likes will be unaffected, though this sometimes prompts them to come out from the ground.


The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords[edit]

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In The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, Pseudo Rupees are among the most common enemies in the game, appearing hidden among swaths of Rupees in the Sea of Trees, Talus Caves, Death Mountain, and Vaati's Palace. In Four Swords Anniversary Edition, they also appear in every door of the Realm of Memories. If a Link is caught, another can defeat the monster, or the first can wiggle free. When defeated, they drop a random type of Rupee.

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Rupee Likes appear as they do in Four Swords, but are much less common. If Link has no Rupees left, they continue to pursue him without meaningful effect. The Rupee on its lure is real and can be collected upon the Rupee Like's defeat, along with any only recently stolen Rupees, with the rest being lost. This is the first game they appear alongside normal Like Likes, and are depicted as shorter (with two levels of bumps) and more yellow compared to the brown, three-leveled Like Like.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Rupee Likes may first appear in a grappling hook-accessible part of Spirit Island alongside Like Likes or on the Island of the Dead, depending on player choice. Like normal Like Likes, they are now capable of sucking in Link like a vacuum, and unlike before will burst out from the ground before Link has actually gotten close enough to capture directly. They are once again more yellow than regular Like Likes, but are no longer shorter.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Rupee Likes have a wide but sparse range, appearing in various parts of both Hyrule and Lorule. They are among the only non-dungeon enemies to appear in both, discounting the Treacherous Tower. However, the total number is quite small. Their locations can be quickly noticed by attentive eyes by the larger shadows under the Rupees compared to normal. The Rupees they steal cannot be recovered at all, while defeating them only gives a green Rupee regardless of lure color. A single purple-lured one is present in the Lorule version of the Rupee Rush game. Aside from the lures, they are visually identical to normal Like Likes in this game. They are among the only enemies that can be encountered before Yuga invades the Sanctuary.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ルピーライク
Rupee Like


  1. ^ Stratton, Bryan, and Stephen Stratton. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 176.