From Zelda Wiki, the Zelda encyclopedia
references or sources.|
Please helpby introducing appropriate citations.
|Game(s)||The Wind Waker|
Isle of Gust
Tower of Spirits
The Miniblin is the smallest and weakest member of Ganon's (and later Bellum's and Malladus's) evil army. They can be dispatched in one hit, and pose no real threat in terms of attack damage. However, they tend to appear in large groups, and their superior numbers can sometimes get the better of Link.
The Wind Waker
Miniblins made their debut in The Wind Waker. They use small tridents or pitchforks as weapons, and can be very dangerous to have around if Link has climbed his way to a high altitude. If Link finds himself facing a Miniblin swarm without his sword, he can drop All-Purpose Bait to distract them and make his escape. Miniblins make a characteristic "Nyeh Na..." and "Deh Dank!" sound. The Skull Hammer can be used to evoke humorous cries from them; smashing the ground will send nearby Miniblins sky high, and swinging it sideways will send them flying into nearby walls. Strangely, if Link distances himself from them, Miniblins will attempt to locate the nearest supply of water and kill themselves by jumping into it.
|Miniblin (Figurine from The Wind Waker)|
|| Habitat: Forsaken Fortress|
Talent: Herd movements
These little beasts are quick and agile. They scurry along walls and gather in great numbers. You should deal with them individually so they don't surround you.
Miniblins also appear in Phantom Hourglass. In this game, they are less colorful, and their trademark call is replaced by a vaguely monkey-like screech. They also show slightly greater intelligence, as evidenced by their use of rudimentary strategy in battle; instead of charging head-on, a lone Miniblin will draw back and wait for its comrades to surround Link before attacking. A seaborne variant also exists, which has fins instead of ears and large, bright green goggles. These Miniblins are pirates, who sail about in heavily-armed ships and board any boat they come across (including Link's) to menace their inhabitants.
Mounted Miniblins appear in Spirit Tracks. They are first encountered atop Armos during the young hero's second visit to the Tower of Spirits. At first, those Miniblins seems invulnerable to attacks as neither the Phantom nor Link alone can cause damage and getting too close to strike it will cause the Armos to produce harmful spikes from its base. The mounted Miniblin can be defeated by using the Whirlwind on it from an elevated position, or from Phantom Zelda, then attacking it with the sword. The Armos it rides on will self-destruct in an explosion.
Led by a Big Blin, pirate Miniblins inhabit the Pirate Hideout where they keep their prisoners in cells. These pirates look exactly like regular Miniblins unlike Phantom Hourglass. When Link has a passenger with him, pirate Miniblins, traveling by ship or Tank, attack the Spirit Train in order to capture the passenger and bring him to their hideout. In the Pirate Hideout, Miniblins try to capture Link by throwing cages at him if he tries to rescue their prisoner.
- ↑ "Miniblins come in several different colors, but they're all the same: small creatures that rely on their numbers to overwhelm you." (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Prima Games), pg. 31)
- ↑ "These little beasts are quick and agile. They scurry along walls and gather in great numbers. You should deal with them individually so they don't surround you." — Miniblin Figurine (The Wind Waker)
- ↑ "Listen for their distinct "di-dink" chatter..." (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Prima Games), pg. 31)
|Names in Other Regions|