While you might recognise some elements of Hyrule, there are plenty of new Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom enemies to keep you on your toes. Fortunately, Link has lots of fresh abilities, including the power to combine weapons, to take on these foes. Still, it might help your playthrough to check out what you’re going up against first. So, we’re here to introduce you to the new Zelda: TotK enemies of this huge open-world game.
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So, let’s get into all the Zelda: TotK enemies you can look forward to facing:
New Zelda: TotK enemies
With so many new parts to Hyrule, it’s little surprise there are lots of fresh enemies to face down. While we’re still trudging through the game to find new Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom enemies, we’ve listed all the ones we’ve met so far. And yes, you’ll be pleased to know, some of these come in brown, black, silver, and gold rarities!
These angry dragons are more of a boss battle than a regular enemy – so much so we’ve got our own Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Gleeoks guide – but they’re worth mentioning here so you can keep an eye out. With three elemental heads spitting either fire, ice, or lightning at Link, taking on one of these beasts is a massive challenge.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Bubbulfrogs
If you want to get your hands on some Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom bubbul gems, then it’s time to hunt for Bubbulfrogs. You can often find these fast-moving enemies in caves, so be sure to bring a bow and a few arrows to land the one hit you need from a distance.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Gibdo
The closest to a mummy you’re going to find in Hyrule, Gibdo’s gather around Gerudo Town to attack those that live there. Fortunately, Gibdo’s don’t like fire or lightning, so you can use attacks embracing these elements to get rid of the nasty group. Oh, also, there are some that fly. Have fun!
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Battle talus
Link isn’t the only one with the ability to build in Tears of the Kingdom. Wily monsters have made their home on top of some Talus’, creating a Battle Talus that wanders along with planks and fortifications on it. These pose more of a challenge, but thanks to Link’s new ascend ability, you can pop out on top and then wreak havoc.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Little Frox and big Frox
Found in the depths, these lizardy creatures have one eye in the center of their foreheads. The little ones are easy to deal with, but the bigger ones appear as bosses and can suck Link into their mouths. These things can jump, far, so be aware when roaming the gloomy underworld.
Returning Zelda: TotK enemies
Of course, with Hyrule returning, plenty of enemies from Breath of the Wild are back too. Check out the list below for who to expect to bump into.
- Yiga Footsoldiers
Tears of the Kingdom: Stal enemies
The Stalfos return in Tears of the Kingdom, with Stalkoblins, Stalizalfos, Stalnox, and Stalmoblins. We haven’t seen any Stal-horriblins just yet, but they don’t tend to head out into moonlight so who really knows if they exist.
With that, you’re up to date on the Zelda: TotK enemies so far. For more help in another of 2023’s monster hits, check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list and Honkai Star Rail codes guide.