The Tektites are recurring enemies in the Legend of Zelda games since the start of the series in 1986. These four-legged usually jumping spider-like creatures are not a big threat to Link but when he is confronted with a couple of them it is often better to get rid of all Tektites to avoid losing any health and also to make a few rupees. 

The Tektite enemy appeared in all Legend of Zelda games up to The Legend of Zelda Oracles games in 2002, after that, they mostly made it into the handheld Zelda games. 


Tektites from the Legend of Zelda Games: an Overview

Charactername: Tektite   Developed /Created by Nintendo 
Gameseries: The Legend of Zelda   First seen on: NES 
First Game: The Legend of Zelda     Year first seen: 1986
Last Game: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (2015)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Minor Enemy Type      
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Tektites from The Legend of Zelda


Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)


Zelda II: Adventures of Link (1987)

Legend of Zelda (1986)



Tektites in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Legend of Zelda

Legend of Zelda OoT

The recurring Tektite enemies were drawn for our Legend of Zelda Bestiary Project the Link’s Blacklist in their designs from the classic Legend of Zelda and also their updated design in the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time so far.


Selected Fan Art of Tektites




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

26.12.2018 – Creation of the Tektite’s Gallery and DB Entry