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Biri are recurring enemies in the Legend of Zelda series. These small bio-electric jellyfish are often produced when a Bari is destroyed, although they also appear alone. Biri are easily dispatched with ranged weapons such as the Hookshot or Boomerang.

Appearances

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

When Link defeats a red Bari, it splits into a pair of Biri. They are much smaller than their parent, but have the same attack pattern. They hover above the ground, moving slowly and periodically expelling bio-electric energy; if Link touches an electrified Biri or strikes it with his sword, he will be shocked and take damage. Link can safely dispatch an electrified Biri at no ammo or magic cost using the Hookshot.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Biri are found Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly. They float through the air towards Link, and upon hitting him, they deliver a bio-electric shock and subsequently retreat out of reach. They are vulnerable to the Kokiri Sword, but Link is shocked if he hits one with it (unless he uses a Spin Attack). While Biri are immune to the Slingshot, one hit from the Boomerang defeats them. Additionally, if Link throws a Deku Nut near a Biri, it will be stunned, allowing Link to safely attack it with his sword. Link can also use a Deku Stick to slay a Biri without taking damage, or, interestingly, throw Princess Ruto at one to destroy it without her sustaining any damage.

Navi's Note

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

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

Biri (Oracle of Ages)

Biri are smaller versions of Bari. They will appear after Link slays a Bari, but will sometimes also appear on their own in underwater areas.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Two Biri appear after Link defeats a single red Bari. They can be defeated in a single sword attack, though attempting to attack them while they are discharging electricity will cause Link to take damage. Link can stun Biri by using the Tornado Rod to temporarily prevent them from discharging.

Etymology

"Biri" comes from "biribiri", the Japanese onomatopoeia for buzzing noise.

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