Data-rendered model of a Skullwalltula from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
|First appearance||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)|
|Latest appearance||The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (2021)|
Walltulas, formerly known as Skullwalltulas, are a type of small Skulltula that is found exclusively on walls, hence their name. Usually, they are on climbable walls, posing as an obstacle, though on rare occasions they are found on normal walls.
The Legend of Zelda series
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Skullwalltulas appear in many caves and dungeons across Hyrule and are sometimes even found outside, such as the upper part of Death Mountain Trail. They are first found early inside the Deku Tree, making them one of the first enemies encountered. Visually, they look exactly like normal Skulltulas, only smaller. They slowly rotate in place on walls and can be easily picked off with a long range weapon such as the Fairy Slingshot or Fairy Bow and can also be knocked off by the impact of the Megaton Hammer. If Link climbs in front of a Skullwalltula, it turns purple and charges at him to knock him off.
In Master Quest, Skullwalltulas have been added to a few non-climbable walls (usually behind obstructions) seemingly for the purpose of tricking the player into thinking a Gold Skulltula is there. However, the scratching noise they make is noticeably quieter than that of the Gold Skulltulas, and the enemy music only plays around the Skullwalltulas.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Skullwalltulas are much rarer than before. In the original Japanese release, one appears on a non-climbable wall in a grotto at Termina Field and a few more are on a climbable wall in a grotto passage at the Deku Palace. In western releases and international versions of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, the latter instance is removed due to the palace route being simplified, leaving the one in the Termina Field grotto as the only Skullwalltula in the game.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
In The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Walltulas are made more visually distinct from Skulltulas, having pink bodies with a different pattern. One is first found on the ladder to Link's house after Rusl leaves the Wooden Sword there, and can be defeated with the Slingshot. They make sporadic appearances thereafter in places such as the Forest Temple and the City in the Sky, where they are able to move around on the walls they climb.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Walltulas debut in the Skyview Temple alongside Skulltulas. They now move around a lot on their walls and try to leap at Link, though they can be tricked into jumping off the wall, instantly defeating them. Rather than damaging Link, they grab onto him and cause his stamina gauge to deplete faster. Fi's description of them states they are parasitic, living off fluids from other creatures, and implies they are the juvenile form of Skulltulas.
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