Thieves appear as Hylians in the Light World and anthropomorphic fox-like beings in the Dark World. They attack by bumping into Link, causing bombs, arrows, and Rupees to fall onto the ground, which they then attempt to steal before Link can retrieve them. "Stolen" items can in no way be retrieved. Interestingly, unlike most regular enemies, they cannot be defeated as such, and do not deal any damage. Link can push thieves away from him by using his sword, but the best strategy is simply to avoid them.
Thieves have overrun Kakariko Village by the time Link arrives. In order to proceed, he must find and capture all ten thieves by throwing them inside a cage. The thieves attempt to run into Link and knock loose his Force Gems when he encounters them, though they can be stunned momentarily by a single sword attack and can be picked up and thrown. It is impossible for Link to kill the thieves; likewise, they do not deal any damage to Link.
|Link (x4) · Princess Zelda · Six Maidens · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Phantom Ganon · Helmaroc King · Stone Arrghus · Jalhalla · Dagtail · Frostare · Big Dodongo · Vaati · Ganon|
| Whereabouts of the Wind · Eastern Hyrule · Death Mountain · Near the Fields · The Dark World · The Desert of Doubt · Frozen Hyrule · Realm of the Heavens|
—Full list of locations
|Bomb · Bombos Medallion · Boomerang · Bow · Fire Rod · Four Sword · Lantern · Magic Hammer · Quake Medallion · Shield · Slingshot|
|Blue Bracelet · Carrot · Force Gem · Force Fairy · Heart · Heart Container · Moon Pearl · Pegasus Boots · Power Bracelet · Roc's Feather · Shovel · Small Key|
|Knight Mark · Letter · Magic Book · Royal Jewels · Vaati Barrier|
|Gerudo · Goron · Hylian · Zuna|