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- "Appears in dungeons. Covered in hard, spiny shells. Few attacks work on them. You have to flip them over to hurt them."
- — Figurine
Spiked Beetles, also known as Tozegos, are recurring enemies in the Legend of Zelda series. They are hard, spiky-shelled creatures that must be knocked on their backs to be defeated. This can easily be achieved with Link's shield; when they come in contact with Link's shield while he is defending, they are knocked over for a short while. They roam around in random patterns, but once they spot Link, they spin violently towards him, hoping to catch him with their spiky shell. They resemble Spinies of the Mario series.
Spiked Beetles appear mostly inside dungeons. In the first dungeon, Tail Cave, Link must defeat a pair of Spiked Beetles to access the area of the dungeon holding the Roc's Feather. They can also be flipped over by using the Shovel. An Owl Statue in this dungeon will reveal to Link how to defeat them.
Spiked Beetles can be defeated by using Link's shield to flip them over, revealing their weak underside and allowing him to slash them with his sword. They can also be flipped by using the Shovel or Gale Seeds.
Spiked Beetles can appear in the Sea of Trees. Link must use his Shield to flip them over to allow for damaging them. As such, they often seem to be used as a trap or test in areas where shields are located. They also appear in the Hero's Trial's gold door.
The same shield and sword technique can be applied; however, Link can also flip Spiked Beetles with the Cane of Pacci. In this game, the Spiked Beetle also gets more detailed characteristics, such as a bright blue shell and a small hole in the shell where a head might be hiding. The boss of the second temple, Gleerok, has a shell reminiscent of the Spiked Beetle.
|Link (x4) · Princess Zelda · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Deguchitato · Derazoru · Gouen · Vaati|
|Chambers of Insight · Sea of Trees · Talus Cave · Death Mountain · Vaati's Palace · Hero's Trial · Realm of Memories|
—Full list of locations
|Bomb · Boomerang · Bow · Bow-Wow · Four Sword · Shield|
|Armor Seed · Fairy · Gnat Hat · Heart · Heart Container · Magnetic Glove · Pegasus Boots · Razor Seed · Roc's Cape · Rupee · Pegasus Seed · Small Key|
|Golden Key · Hero's Key · Medal of Courage · Silver Key|
| 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|