"If you cut it, it will burst open and knock you back!"

Shaboms are enemies from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. These toxic bubbles are found Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly, the third dungeon in the game. Shaboms pop if they come in contact with the Deku Nuts, the Boomerang, or even Princess Ruto, if Link throws her at them. Despite the information Navi gives about Shaboms, Link can also use the Kokiri Sword to pop them (however, this quote was fixed to be more accurate for Master Quest, yet oddly changed back for the 3DS version). Additionally, they will pop if they make contact with Link, dealing damage to him as well. Strangely, Link will still be damaged if he attempts to block them with his shield.

Navi's Note


Navi Artwork If you try to cut it, it will bounce off your blade!

Master Quest

Navi Artwork If you cut it, it will burst open and knock you back!


Theory warning: This section contains theoretical information based on the research of one or several other users. It has not been officially verified by Nintendo and its factual accuracy is disputed.

Shaboms make a possible appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Rather then attacking Link, however, they encase Stray Fairies in many dungeons and different areas. Whether they are actual Shaboms or not is unconfirmed.

Theory warning: Theories end here.

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