All new enemies in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Evil has diversified.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom follows Link on another adventure to save Hyrule. Despite his heroic intentions, evil stands in the way and throws all sorts of monsters at our hero. This may leave you wondering if Tears of the Kingdom has new enemies.

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom - New Enemies

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom wouldn't be a true sequel without making new additions, such as enemies. Thanks to the trailers Nintendo has released, we know of some new enemies, including returning enemies and brand-new ones. Here are the new enemies in Tears of the Kingdom that we know of.


Screenshot via Nintendo YouTube

One of the most terrifying enemies in The Legend of Zelda series appears to return in Tears of the Kingdom. This is the Redead, an apparent undead creature that wears a wooden mask and can freeze its victims with a scream and gaze. They then latch onto their petrified prey and drain the life from them.

Flying Creature

Screenshot via Nintendo YouTube

A new flying creature appears to be added to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. We see Link having to use his trusty bow and arrow to shoot it down, but it may land occasionally, allowing you to strike it with a melee weapon. In true Bokoblin fashion, we also see it carrying an unfortunate Bokoblin, just as Moblins are known to throw their lesser kind.

New Bokoblin Species

Screenshot via Nintendo YouTube

Bokoblins are one of the most common enemies in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with variants such as the Moblin and Hinux. This enemy seems to be a combination of all three, not quite as big as a Hinux, larger than a Bokoblin, and fatter than a Moblin. It seems to hold a type of leadership position among the species, that much we can see.

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New Talos

The second trailer for Tears of the Kingdom showed what looked like a new form of Talos with glowing green crystals. In addition to this, there was a more blocky rock monster that could be a new Talos or something entirely new. Both seem to pose a threat to Link, and we can't wait to see what they are.

New Guardain-type Enemy

Screenshot via Nintendo YouTube

As Link steps on a Sheikah-looking plate, he is attacked suddenly by tentacles that look similar to a Guardian's legs. This could be a new trap type of enemy or possibly a mini-boss that must be defeated to activate the equivalent of Sheikah Towers. Regardless, it looks like Link is in a bad predicament.

Possible Staldra

Screenshot via Nintendo YouTube

During the second trailer for Tears of the Kingdom, we saw a flaming hydra-like creature that could be a new variant of Staldra from Skyward Sword. It has three heads, at least confirming that it is some sort of Hydra. It could also be a new enemy, possibly a three-headed wyvern or dragon, to go alongside the new flying enemy.


Image via Nintendo of America YouTube Channel

The Constructs are a brand new enemy introduced in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. These appear to have been created by the Zonai, as they drop Zonai items when defeated. They can use various weapons to fight Link and can even use Fused Weapons.

For more information on The Legend of Zelda, check out Everything included in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Collectors Edition and 5 Things we would like to see in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on Pro Game Guides.

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