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Game(s)Twilight Princess
Non-canon AppearancesLink's Crossbow Training
Hyrule Warriors
Hyrule Warriors Legends
Habitat(s)Sacred Grove
Effective WeaponsSword
Ball and Chain
Wolf Link

Puppets are odd, wooden creatures that appear in Twilight Princess.

Characteristics and Weaknesses

Puppets follow Link wherever he goes in the Sacred Grove. Link originally encounters them when he enters the Sacred Grove to retrieve the Master Sword, and they are summoned by the Skull Kid to chase him, as they move quickly. The Skull Kid also summons them while he is fighting Link personally. After fighting the Skull Kid, they can be found by rolling into trees and knocking them down.

These enemies attack by flailing their arms and bodies against Link. They tend to cluster together, enabling Link to hit many of them with one attack. They usually appear in groups of four, and can be defeated using the sword or the Ball and Chain. Their primary mode of transportation is an eerie dance as they float towards Link. Interestingly, the Puppets will float over water if Link dives under.

Non-Canon Appearances

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Hyrule Warriors series

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, puppets can be summoned in some of Skull Kid's attacks. When summoned by the imp's strong attack, the Puppet will move forward, swinging its arms around to attack enemies. It will also appear when Skull Kid empties an enemy's weak point gauge, attacking the enemy rapidly before vanishing as Skull Kid lands a final blow with a blast of dark energy.


  • Similar enemies, called Puppits, appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. They debut in the level where Link is also playable for the first time, which happens to look similar to the forest where Link draws the Master Sword. This may be a reference to the Puppets, though they are known by an entirely different name in the Japanese version.


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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan パペット (Papetto) Puppet
Spanish Latin America Marioneta Marionette
German Germany Marionette Cognate with English marionette