The Skulltula is a recurring Spider-like enemy in the Legend of Zelda games. Their visual appearance is always changing in game to game but they share the treat of the abdomen that looks like a human skull.

They debuted in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) and returned in a couple of the Zelda games on both consoles and handheld systems. Their currently last appearance in a Zelda game was in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011)


Skulltula from the Legend of Zelda Games: an Overview

Charactername:  Skulltula   Developed /Created by  Nintendo
Gameseries:  The Legend of Zelda   First seen on:  Nintendo 64
First Game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time   Year first seen: 1998 
Last Game: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Enemy      
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Skulltula from The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011)

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)




Skulltulas in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

The scary Skulltula spider was drawn twice for our Legend of Zelda Bestiary Project the Link’s Blacklist so far.


Selected Fan Art of the Skulltulas




Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of the Skulltula

28.09.2018 – Creation of the Skulltula’s Gallery and DB Entry