Keese from Legend of Zelda

The Keese is a Bat-like enemy type in the Legend of Zelda series that appeared in every game of the series from The Legend of Zelda (1986) to The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (2015) with the only exception being Zelda II (1987).

The Keese appeared also in a couple of other Nintendo games like Nintendo Land (2012), Super Mario Kart 8 (2014) and the Zelda DLC for Sonic: Lost World (2013).

They are pretty small creatures that look very similar to the real world Bats in some of the games while their design was changed sometimes to look more like a creature from Hyrule.  There are also elemental specific versions of the Keese in some of the games. 


Keese from the Legend of Zelda Games: an Overview

Charactername: Keese   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      
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to:     See also:  



Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Keese from The Legend of Zelda

Keese Fire Type from Zelda Skyward Sword Render Art Keese LoZ Skyward Sword Render Art Dark Keese LoZ Skyward Sword Official Concept Artwork Render

LoZ: Skyward Sword (2011)




Keese in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

  Keese Classic LoZ LB

While the Keese Bats appear in almost all Legend of Zelda games, only the classic Keese from LoZ made it into our Link’s Blacklist Bestiary so far.



Selected Fan Art of Keese




Updates and Additions in the Keese Gallery & Overview