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- "This caterpillar moves in a zigzag pattern. If you hit him on the nose, he gets upset and starts running around."
- — Figurine
Madderpillars are enemies from The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. They resemble blue caterpillars. Link first encounters a Madderpillar in Deepwood Shrine, where it plays the part of a mini-boss. Two more appear in the Temple of Droplets. They have the ability to create silk strands that stick on walls, similar to cobwebs. These webs, frequently blocking the exits from a room, have the ability to bounce Link around but can be destroyed with either the Flame Lantern or the Gust Jar.
Madderpillars will slide around in a random pattern. To defeat a Madderpillar, Link must hit on its nose with his sword, stunning it. The Madderpillar will turn gray and the tip of its tail will turn into a heart. Link must strike the heart repeatedly with his sword in order to defeat the Madderpillar. After a short period of time, the Madderpillar will turn red and start quickly racing around the room for a short time. It cannot be stunned while red; Link must wait until it turns blue again before he can strike it. Link must repeat this strategy a few times to defeat the Madderpillar.
The design of the Madderpillars may have been based on Wigglers, a common enemy in the Mario series. Both are large caterpillar-like creatures with spots along their bodies and prominent noses, and both turn red and speed up after taking damage.
The name "Madderpillar" is a portmanteau of the words "mad" and "caterpillar".
| Ezlo · King Daltus · Link · Princess Zelda · Smith · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Big Green ChuChu · Gleerok · Mazaal · Big Octorok · Gyorg Pair · Vaati Reborn · Vaati Transfigured · Vaati's Wrath|
| Castor Wilds · Cloud Tops · Eastern Hills · Hyrule Town · Lake Hylia · Lon Lon Ranch · Minish Woods · Mount Crenel · Mt. Crenel's Base · North Hyrule Field · Royal Valley · South Hyrule Field · Trilby Highlands · Veil Falls · Western Wood · Wind Ruins|
|Deepwood Shrine · Cave of Flames · Fortress of Winds · Temple of Droplets · Royal Crypt · Palace of Winds · Dark Hyrule Castle|
|Smith's Sword · White Sword · Four Sword · Small Shield · Mirror Shield · Bombs · Boomerang · Bow · Cane of Pacci · Gust Jar|
|Bottle · Flame Lantern · Flippers · Grip Ring · Mole Mitts · Ocarina of Wind · Power Bracelets · Roc's Cape|
|Elements · Kinstones · Tiger Scrolls|
|Deku · Fairy · Goron · Human · Hylian · Minish · Wind Tribe|