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Hover is a water skimming insect that appears in the Swamp Palace of A Link to the Past. Their body has two segments, and it uses its four thin legs to balance on the water using surface tension. It appears in groups on shallow and deep water and moves in diagonal motions towards Link as he attempts to get past. It usually appears in groups of three, and if they congregate around an entrance into to the water they can be hard to get past. While not that dangerous on their own, not being overly strong, they often appear alongside the more dangerous Pirogusu and Kyameron and other traps, so should still be treated with caution. If they appear on deep water they cannot usually be harmed from the land by normal means.
- Hover also appears in Level 2 of BS Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets, but they were slightly weaker than they appeared in A Link to the Past.
- Hover were never officially named in English, but Water Tektites share the name Hōbā in Japan. It wasn't until Link's Awakening that they gained the one single eye that gives them a Tektite-like appearance and were given the name of Water Tektite.
| Names in Other Regions
|| ホーバー (Hōbā)