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Worm, a type of Bait from Twilight Princess
Game(s) The Legend of Zelda
Oracle of Ages
Oracle of Seasons
The Wind Waker
Twilight Princess
Use(s) Luring enemies or animals

Bait is a recurring type of item in The Legend of Zelda series. They are various kinds of items that are used to lure enemies and sometimes certain types of animals.


The Legend of Zelda

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Main article: Food

In The Legend of Zelda, Food is purchased from shops and can be used to attract enemies. It is also necessary to move away Goriyas in certain Dungeons.

Oracle Series

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In the Oracle series, Scent Seeds can be used as ammunition, or simply placed on the ground to lure enemies close. Enemies are notably unable to resist the scent it leaves when it cracks open, and will even fall down holes while going after the seed.

The Wind Waker

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In The Wind Waker, All-Purpose Bait and Hyoi Pears appear as Bait. Both items are kept in the Bait Bag, and can be purchased from Beedle's Shop Ship.

All-Purpose Bait is used to feed Fishmen so they will draw the corresponding island in Link's Sea Chart. The Fishmen will also give information regarding the island. The All-Purpose Bait can also be used to draw near animals such as Seagulls and Pigs, with the latter digging in the soil after eating it. The Bait can also be used in front of Rat Holes to call Rats, which will sell Link more Bait or Potions.

Hyoi Pears can be used to possess Seagulls, which can fly to hard-to-reach places and items.

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, Bait comes in two forms: Bee Larvae and Worms. Both are used for Bobber Fishing.

Bee Larvae

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To obtain Bee Larvae, Link can knock down any of the beehives located in Ordon Village and Hena's Fishing Hut. After the Bees are defeated, the remains of the beehive can be scooped up into an empty Bottle. Each scoop contains ten larvae. Bee Larvae can also be purchased from Sera's Sundries for 10 Rupees.

In addition to being used as fishing bait, the Bee Larvae can also be eaten by Link to recover a quarter of a Heart per larva.


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Worms can be obtained from Bomskits or from digging in mounds of dirt as Wolf Link. After defeating a Bomskit, it will leave a Worm wiggling in the ground which can be scooped into an empty Bottle. Inside Hena's Fishing Hole, Link can find worms behind the sign between her hut and the entrance to the area.



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Language Name
Bee Larvae Worm
Japanese Japan はちのこ ミミズ
German Germany Bienenlarve Wurm
Italian Italy Esca