Zirros, alternatively known as Bombers, are flying mushroom-like enemies that appear in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Zirros usually attack by launching projectiles at Link. Zirros have a brown stem with small feet and small, glowing eyes and move around somewhat erratically.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
In The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Zirros, also called Flying Green Beetles, have two color variants, green and indigo, both of whom only appear in the Dark World. They are found at the Ice Lake and near the Swamp Palace. If Link tries to slash his sword at a Zirro, it swiftly dodges the attack, although Link can strike them if he moves quickly enough. Both Zirro variants can be defeated with the Hookshot or from a Silver Arrow.
Indigo Zirros only attack by swooping into Link. With the Master Sword, Link can defeat a indigo Zirro by striking it twice, or instantly with the Tempered Sword or Golden Sword. Green Zirros are weaker than their indigo counterpart, because the Master Sword can defeat them with one hit. To compensate, green Zirros have the ability to spit seed bombs, which deal two hearts of damage to Link if hit.
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
In The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Bombers attack by randomly dropping bombs on the overworld, which is comparable to how Green Zirros spit seed bombs in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, though the blast radius is larger. Like their debut appearance, Bombers fly out the way if Link attempts a sword attack. If Link is quick enough, he can defeat Bomber by slashing it three times with his sword, or twice with the Koholint Sword. He can instantly defeat Bombers with the Boomerang, an arrow, or the Magic Rod. If Link sprinkles Magic Powder on a Bomber, it turns into a fairy. In The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, they are red, while in the Ninendo Switch remake, they are green, resemble their model in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and are capable of actually changing altitude due to the new 3D plane. They also visibly spit out the bombs rather than simply spawning them.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
In The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, green Zirros appear in Lorule in the counterparts to the places they appeared before. They act the same, though their seeds no longer violently explode. It is indicated by the Bird-Masked Man that they used to be birds, but were turned into monsters by the evil permeating Lorule. Blue Zirros with gray stems are found on the icy Death Mountain, and are capable of shooting snowballs that freeze Link.
Names in other languages
|Creepee, possibly from クリボー (Kuribō, Goomba)|
Creepee (ball-throwing) (A Link to the Past, green type)
- ^ M. Arakawa. The Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past Player's Guide. Page 78.
- ^ M. Arakawa. The Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening Player's Guide. Page 96.
- ^ Hollinger, Elizabeth M., and James M. Ratkos. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 102.
- ^ Stratton, Bryan, and Stephen Stratton. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 15.
| The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (DX) (Nintendo Switch)
|Main and supporting
||Link • Marin • Tarin • BowWow • Owl • Flying Rooster • Wind Fish
||Bear Cub • Chef Bear • Christine • CiaoCiao • Crazy Tracy • Dampé*** • Fairy Queen* • Fisherman • Gar and Dion* • Ghost • Grandma Yahoo • Goriya • Great Fairies • Henhouse Keeper • Hippo Model • Kiki the Monkey • Li'l Devil • Madam MeowMeow • Mamasha • Mamu • Manbo • Mermaid • Mr. Write • Old Man Ulrira • Papahl • Photographer** • Quadruplets • Raccoon • Richard • Sale • Schule Donavitch • Shopkeeper • Toucan • Trendy Gamester • Walrus • Witch
||Bee • Bird • Chicken • Fairy • Fish • Fox • Frog • Mini Bow-Wow • Monkey • Mouse • Rabbit • Seagull
||Armos • Ball and Chain Trooper • Ballereen • Beetle • Birky • Blooper • Boarblin • Bomb Trooper • Bombite • Bonewing* • Boo • Buzz Blob • Cheep Cheep • Crow • Cukeman • Dacto • Darknut • Firebat • Ghini • Giant Ghini • Gibdo • Giant Goponga Flower • Goo Specter • Goomba • Goponga Flower • Hardhat Beetle • Helmasaur • Hollow Mimic • Hue Ball* • K.K. Sniper • Keese • Leever • Like Like • Mini Angler • Mini-Moldorm • Mini Zol • Moblin • Octorok • Pairodd • Peahat • Pincer • Piranha • Piranha Plant • Pokey • Pols Voice • Rope • Sand Crab • Sea Urchin • Shrouded Stalfos • Shy Guy • Spark • Spiny • Spiny Beetle • Stalfos • Sword Moblin • Sword Stalfos • Tektite • Three-of-a-Kind • Vire • Voidmaster • Water Tektite • Winged Octorok • Wizzrobe • Zirro • Zol • Zombie • Zora
|Traps and obstacles
||Anti-Faery • Blade Trap • Boulder • Eye Guard • Face Lamp • Flame Fountain • Flying Tile • Giant Bubble • Laser • Lava • Mega Thwomp • Podoboo • Quick Sand • Shadow Link*** • Spiked Thwomp • Stone Elevator • Thwomp • Wallmaster***
||Armos Knight • Avalaunch* • Blaino • Dodongo Snake • Giant Buzz Blob* • Gohma • Grim Creeper and Creeps • Hinox • Hydrosoar • Lanmola • Master Stalfos • Moblin Chief • Rover • Spike Roller • Turtle Rock
||Moldorm • Genie • Slime Eye • Angler Fish • Slime Eel • Facade • Evil Eagle • Hot Head • Shadow Nightmares (Giant Zol Shadow • Agahnim Shadow • Moldorm Shadow • Ganon Shadow • Lanmola Shadow • Death Shadow) • Hardhit Beetle*
||Bomb • Boomerang • Bow and Arrows • Hookshot • Magic Rod • Pegasus Boots • Power Bracelet (Powerful Bracelet) • Shield (Mirror Shield) • Sword (Koholint Sword)
||Blue Clothes* • Compass • Dungeon Map • Fairy • Flippers • Golden Leaf • Guardian Acorn • Heart • Heart Container • Magnifying Lens • Nightmare Key • Piece of Heart • Piece of Power • Red Clothes* • Rupee • Secret medicine • Secret Seashell • Small Key • Stone beak • Toadstool • Trading sequence items (Yoshi Doll, Ribbon, Canned food, Bananas, Stick, Honeycomb, Pineapple, Hibiscus, Goat's letter, Broom, Fishing hook, Necklace/Bra, Mermaid's Scale)
||Tail Key • Slime Key • Angler Key • Face Key • Bird Key
|Instruments of the Sirens
||Full Moon Cello • Conch Horn • Sea Lily's Bell • Surf Harp • Wind Marimba • Coral Triangle • Organ of Evening Calm • Thunder Drum
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||Level 1 - Tail Cave • Level 2 - Bottle Grotto • Level 3 - Key Cavern • Level 4 - Angler's Tunnel • Level 5 - Catfish's Maw • Level 6 - Face Shrine • Level 7 - Eagle's Tower • Level 8 - Turtle Rock • Wind Fish's Egg • Color Dungeon*
||Crazy Tracy's Health Spa • Henhouse • House by the Bay • Manbo's Pond • Madam MeowMeow's House • Marin and Tarin's House • Old Man Ulrira's House • Quadruplets House • Raft Shop • Richard's Villa • Sale's House o' Bananas • Seashell Mansion • Telephone Booth • Town Tool Shop • Trendy Game • Under the bridge • Village Library • Weird Mr. Write • Witch's Hut
||Ancient Ruins • Camera Shop** • Chamber Dungeon*** • Dampé's Shack*** • Dream Shrine • Faerie Spring • Fishing Pond • Kanalet Castle • Mermaid Statue • Moblin Cave • Warp point • Weathervane • Well
|* Not in the original version ** Exclusive to Link's Awakening DX *** Exclusive to the Nintendo Switch remake