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"If you touch it, you will be electrocuted!"
Navi

Bari are recurring enemies in the Legend of Zelda series. Bari are bio-electric jellyfish that are found within Hidden Holes and dungeons. Their exact characteristics differ between games, but they are usually able to hover. Some Bari, when attacked, split into two smaller jellyfish called Biri.

Appearances

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Blue Bari
Red Bari

Bari inhabit Hidden Holes and every dungeon in the Dark World. They have semi-spherical bodies with stubby tentacles, and come in two versions: blue and red. Bari move slowly, and periodically release bio-electric energy from within their bodies. If Link touches one while it is releasing electricity, he will be shocked and take damage. Any sword attacks on an electrified Bari will also give Link a shock.

Bari can be defeated with a single sword attack; however, red Bari split into two Biri when slain with most weapons. Both the Fire Rod and Bombos Medallion dispatch Red Bari without causing the generation of Biri, while the Hookshot is effective at defeating both Bari and Biri from a safe distance, even when electrified, without harming Link in the process.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Bari are found exclusively Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly. Substantially larger than the more common Biri, they remain attached to the ceiling until Link comes near, at which point they drop down and advance towards Link with their two scythe-like tentacles whirling. If Link attacks a Bari with his sword, he will be shocked; however, the Bari still takes damage. Hitting one with the Boomerang will stun it, allowing Link to strike the creature with his sword without being harmed. Once damaged, a Bari splits into three Biri.

Navi's Note

Navi Artwork If you touch it, you will be electrocuted!

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

Bari (Oracle of Ages)
Electrified Bari (Oracle of Ages)

Bari appear in Jabu-Jabu's Belly. While blue in color, their behavior is virtually identical to that of red Bari from A Link to the Past. They periodically electrify themselves, during which time striking one with a sword will damage Link, and they split into two Biri when defeated.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Bari are found exclusively within the Lakebed Temple. They reside in large pools of water and in underwater caverns, and will shock Link upon contact. Link can use the Clawshot to pull out their innards, defeating them instantly; however, should one be producing electricity at the exact moment he does so, the electric current will arc down the Clawshot's extended chain, shocking Link as if he had directly touched the Bari. Prior to obtaining the Clawshot, Link can defeat them by positioning a Water Bomb directly underneath them; despite this, it is easiest to simply move past them. If Link defeats a Bari with the Clawshot by pulling out their innards, he will get a yellow Rupee from the innards, and a heart from the main body.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Bari (A Link Between Worlds)

Bari have a similar appearance as in previous installments. They appear in several dungeons and come red, green, white, and yellow varieties. They will occasionally spark and if Link slashes while they are sparking he will lose half a heart. Link can stun Bari by using the Tornado Rod to temporarily prevent them from sparking. Gigabari found in the Swamp Palace is very agile, homes in on Link, and knocks Link back when he hits it with his sword. It also contains fifteen Biris instead of two when GigaBari is killed as well as the mini boss of this dungeon.

Etymology

"Bari" comes from "Bari Bari", the Japanese onomatopoeia for an electric shock.

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