- "If you cut it, it will burst open and knock you back!"
- — Navi
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.
|“If you try to cut it, it will bounce off your blade!”|
|“If you cut it, it will burst open and knock you back!”|
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.