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Lizalfos and their various relatives such as Dinolfos and Aeralfos are a recurring enemy race in The Legend of Zelda franchise. Whilst initially random enemies without characterization, over the years Lizalfos became characterized as a villainous army in their own right, much like their allies, the Moblins. They frequently work under Ganondorf.

Characteristics and Appearance

Lizalfos are humanoid lizards which is implied by their name, Lizal being Hylian for "lizard" and Fos being the Hylian word for "folk". Lizalfos stand taller then Hylian (humans who live in the Hyrule setting) and always have long tails. Their scales are typically green and are very tough. Lizalfos can work metal in all era and as such, always wear some armor on their body.

Most Lizalfos are skilled fighters and are very agile; using Swords, boomerangs, spears, maces and many other weapons with great ease. Their prehensile tails can be armed with weapons such as axe or mace tips. In some eras, they can also breathe fire or change their color for camouflage.

Elemental Lizalfos

Various Lizalfos with powers from the various elements exist.

Ice Breath Lizalfos

Ice Breath Lizalfos are lizalfos who are adapted to snowy mountainy regions and have learned to breathe ice. Whilst resistance to ice based damage, they have a crippling weakness to heat.

Fire Breath Lizalfos

Fire Breath Lizalfos are lizalfos who are adapted to volcanic regions and have learned to breathe fire. Whilst nearly immune to fire based damage, they are intensely vulnerable to heat.

Electric Lizalfos

Mostly found in desert regions, these yellow scaled Lizalfos can generate electric fields with their horns, though they may release a accidental discharge if their horn is damaged.

Dark Breath Lizalfos

Black Lizalfos with mohawk-like crests, they can breathe out dark smoke which curses Link and prevents him from using his sword.




Geru are Lizardmen with smooth scales that closely resemble the Lizalfos of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. They are simply called "Lizalfos" in many english sources after the release of the aforementioned Ocarina of Time, and at the very least, can be considered a prototype for the Lizalfos.

Geru wear armor, shields and wield various weapons. They are Ganon's most powerful followers within the game and give the most EXP out of the generic enemies contained within the game.

Like other enemies they are organized by color. Orange Geru wield tridents with which they attack from high or low, forcing Link to be on the defensive. Geru forts contain Orange Geru who simply throw stones at Link whilst hiding behind a wall. also Red Geru attack with Maces that can't be blocked by Link's shield unless he empowers it with the reflect spell. Blue Geru also attack with maces that can only be blocked with reflect, but throw their weapons for a long range attack. All Geru, bar the rock throwing variant, can move their shield up and down to keep up with Link's sword attacks.



Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Regrouping after Ganon's death, his monster followers figure out that they can revive their leader by killing Link and pouring his blood on Ganon's ashes to bring their demonic master to life again. Summoned from the Underworld, Daira and Geru formed a major part of the plot to assassinate Link. A group of Geru also kidnapped a boy from Darunia, presumably to ransom or sacrifice.

The Geru themselves formed the most dangerous and organized members of Ganon's army, establishing great forts in the Valley of Death. Link's last encounter with Ganon's followers involves passing their fort on his journey to the Great Palace.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Lizalfos and Dinalfos both appear as major enemies.

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Other Media

Link's Crossbow Training


Hyrule Warriors


Cadence of Hyrule



The Legend of Zleda: Adventure of Link

In the The Legend of Zleda: Adventure of Link by Ran Maru, both Geru and Daira appear as Ganon's remnant followers. They are joined by a unique and unnamed Geru who acts as The Magician's second in command in the cult to revive Ganon. A Daira General also attempts to lay siege to the Town of Darunia and assasinate Link, though he is ultimately slain by Link.

On the way to the final palace, Link and Zelda II are forced to pass a Fortress of Ganon's cult with the latter taking the form of Link to confuse the enemy's forces, during this battle, Zelda II is mortally wounded by the geru commander who takes her blood back to the Magician to revive Ganon. However due to Zelda not actually being Link, Ganon is only partially revived and kills the Geru for his blunder.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time manga



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