- "A beetle that slithers as it crawls. It eats up life energy. They live inside caves too."
- — Zelda II: The Adventure of Link manual
Lowders are short, and Link must crouch or use the Downthrust in order to hit them. They crawl evenly along the ground until they sense Link, at which point they will rush towards him, similar to Ropes. Early in the game, they pose an additional problem to Link—as they live in caves, they are extremely difficult to see. They are not powerful, however, having little attack power or defense. By the time he has found the candle, Link will be strong enough that Lowders pose little threat. Link gains three experience points for defeating one.
Due to the similarity of their Japanese names, it is likely that Lowders have a connection to Aru Lowders.
A Lowder acts as Ganon's steed and main means of transportation. It is able to scale walls with ease.
|Dark Link · Ganon · Link · Princess Zelda|
—Full list of characters
|Horsehead · Helmethead · Rebonack · Carock · Gooma · Barba · Thunderbird · Dark Link|
|North Castle · Mountain Town of Darunia · Kasuto · Harbor Town of Mido · Hidden Town of Kasuto · Town of Nabooru · Town of Rauru · Town of Ruto · Water Town of Saria|
—Full list of locations
|Parapa Palace · Midoro Palace · Island Palace · Maze Island Palace · Ocean Palace · Hidden Palace · Great Palace|
|P Bag · 1-up Doll · Magical Sword · Magical Shield · Candle · Flute · Handy Glove · Hammer · Raft · Boots · Magical Key · Cross|
|Fairy Spell · Fire Spell · Jump Spell · Life Spell · Reflect Spell · Shield Spell · Spell Spell · Thunder Spell|
|Trophy · Water of Life · Kidnapped Child · Six Crystals · Triforce of Courage|
|Fairy · Hylian|