|Non-canon Appearances||Link's Crossbow Training|
Ball and Chain
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.
- 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.
|Names in Other Regions|
|German||Marionette||Cognate with English marionette|