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Twilit Parasite

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This article is about the insectoid enemy. For the boss subtitled "Twilit Parasite", see Diababa.
Twilit Parasite
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Artwork of a grounded Twilit Parasite for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)
Latest appearance The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (2016)
Notable member(s)
Twilit Bloat
“...The insects of darkness... They are the form the evil that attached my scattered light...”
Faron, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Twilit Parasites[1] are twilight-based insects from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. They are pieces of evil that consumed a Tear of Light from a broken light spirit. They are invisible aside from occasionally sparking, but by using his senses, Wolf Link is able to "see" them. Additionally, they emit a wavering noise when nearby. Additionally, spirits can see them and are generally terrified and baffled by their size, becoming more confused when they seemingly die for no reason due to not seeing Link. Aside from sparking, Twilit Parasites are incapable of attacking, though they can do various things to escape Link, such as crawling on floors or walls and digging. Some that look slightly different are capable of flight and generally stay out of direct reach, swooping down while sparking. In the original, there are sixteen Twilit Parasites per province, though in Twilight Princess HD, the number has been reduced to twelve.

A giant parasitic insect resembling a Twilit Parasite controls Ook by perching on his head. If it is indeed a Twilit Parasite, it is the only one encountered outside of the twilight. Additionally, the final Twilit Parasite encountered is a massive one in Lake Hylia called the Twilit Bloat.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 影の蟲
Kage no Mushi
Shadow Insect


  1. ^ Hodgson, David S. J., and Stephen Stratton. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 20.