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Four Swords Adventures
Bees are a recurring enemy in the Zelda series. They are usually hidden in Trees and come out when Link runs into the tree, but they are easily defeated with almost any weapon; however, in Spirit Tracks, the bees cannot be defeated and Link must simply run away from them to evade getting harmed.
A Link to the Past
In A Link to the Past, the Bee can be caught using the Bug Catching Net and kept in an empty Bottle. Later on the bee can be unleashed to attack an enemy and deal a small amount of damage. In the Game Boy Advance version of A Link to the Past, Link can find a Golden Bee, which he can sell in Kakariko Village, after which he can buy them from there. In the original SNES version, this bee is called a Good Bee.
In Majora's Mask, giant bees are located in the Pirates' Fortress, the Mountain Valley, and the Swamp Spider House. If the hive is hit with Arrows, the Bees will come out and scare away all the Pirates in the room. They will also attack Link if he gets too close. In the Mountain Valley, they appear scattered around the flowers once Link frees the mountain from endless winter. In the spider house, their hives are scattered about on ceilings of various rooms.
Four Swords Adventures
Bees can be found in the Lost Woods. A group of 7 Bees, 6 forming a hexagon with one in the center, will emerge from an infested tree should the four Links approach it. After a 3 second delay, the Bees will swarm over and damage the Links. The Sword is ineffective against them, but the Bees will gather around a thrown Bomb, probably attracted to the flame of the fuse, and die when it explodes. The Bees will also leave the screen if they manage to hit the Links five times successfully. There are no visible indicators as to which trees are infested.
In Twilight Princess, Bees, also known as Hylian Hornets, attack Link to protect their Bee Larvae which can be used for fishing or to restore health. They are found at the Fishing Hole, Ordon Village and several caverns.
In Phantom Hourglass, bees are found around hives on a few islands such as Cannon Island. They will buzz around Link if he gets close, or swarm around him if he destroys their hive. They can be defeated using most weapons.
Bees return once again in Spirit Tracks, with the twist that they cannot be defeated. Bees are harmless until Link disturbs their hive, which quickly angers the bees. Should Link knock a hive down (purposely or by accident), it is advised to run away from the bees since they cannot be harmed. They'll eventually break off their pursuit. Another option is to take cover in a house or leap into deep water to escape. The latter option costs Link 1/2 heart.
In Skyward Sword, there are bee-like creatures called Deku Hornets. They can be found at Faron Woods, Deep Woods and at Bug Heaven. They will attack Link if he comes to close or if he attacks their nest. They can easily be caught using the Bug Catching Net. Link obtains Hornet Larvae by destroying their nest.
- Deku Hornets' Nests are one of the few objects that can be grabbed by the Hook Beetle, and dropping them on enemies (namely, Bokoblins) will cause the bugs to swarm around them. However, it is impossible to defeat a Bokoblin in this way, as Deku Hornets do not harm enemies, and will only distract them until they fly away.
- ↑ "The moaning and groaning doesn't end there either! The family cat hasn't come home since yesterday, and Sera's in a bad mood. Hanch is thinking the Hylian Hornets might help his situation, as he can at least return to Sera with Bee Larva. Use your free-look and check out the hive." (Premiere Edition The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess Gamecube Version (Prima Games), pg. 35)
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|Japanese|| ハチ (Hachi)|