A White Wolfos from Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask
|First appearance||Ocarina of Time (1998)|
|Appearances||Ocarina of Time|
- "Lure it close to you and watch its movement carefully! Attack it when it drops its guard!"
- — Navi
White Wolfos (ホワイトウルフォス Howaito Urufosu?) are recurring enemies in the Legend of Zelda series. They are a special breed of Wolfos that often reside in colder regions of the games in which they appear. White Wolfos are fitted with insulating fur coats that protect the creatures from the cold and also helps them blend in with the environment. They are both bigger and stronger than the regular Wolfos.
White Wolfos attack in a similar way to Wolfos, circling Link at a distance, running up to attack with claw swipes, and defending against attacks with their forearms. They deal more damage and are more durable than regular Wolfos, but like the Wolfos, their weak points are their tails; when this target is hit, White Wolfos are defeated instantly.
|“Lure it close to you and watch its movement carefully! Attack it when it drops its guard!”|
White Wolfos share the same attack pattern and physical appearance as in Ocarina of Time. They are, however, much more common, appearing throughout the Snowhead region during winter and in Snowhead Temple. After the defeat of Goht, spring is brought back to Snowhead, and the White Wolfos are replaced with regular Wolfos.
|“Lure it in and watch its movements. It doesn't like its tail to be touched...”|
White Wolfos are found in the Peak Province and the Snowpeak Ruins. While more wolf-like in appearance than their previous versions, their bodies are also both sleeker and more agile than most canines. As they have the ability to appear and vanish out of nowhere, these enemies may be more or less related to spirits, though this may just be their camouflage. Thanks to its agility, a White Wolfos can easily stay out of Link's attack range and dodge ranged attacks by leaping to the side.
Relying on hit-and-run tactics rather than brute force, White Wolfos will unexpectedly leap out of the snow and proceed to charge at Link full speed and knock him down with a lunge attack when close enough. In order to defeat them, Link can knock them out of the air as they lunge or chase them into a corner and defeat them with his sword. The Ball and Chain is effective when swung continually above Link's head. Alternatively, Link can transform into his wolf form to battle them; due to the difficulty Link has moving through snow in his Hylian form, this is a more effective method of attack. However, it should be noted that no matter how many of them Link slays, more will always appear in their place; therefore, the most efficient strategy is to move past them.
In a conversation with Yeto at the Snowpeak Top (as Wolf Link), it is implied by Yeto, that he (and by extention his wife Yeta) normally eat the wolves native to Snowpeak, most likely refering to White Wolfos. This makes sense as the White Wolfos are quite common and are the only wolf-like creatures encountered on Snowpeak.
White Wolfos appear in various places around the Snow Realm. Most resembling their Twilight Princess incarnation, they jump in and out of the snow and attack Link with quick, lunging strikes. As one would expect of wolves, they attack in packs, and are seldom seen alone. They are also highly agile, and will frequently jump away from Link's sword before moving in for a counterattack. While it is not necessary, stunning them with the Boomerang makes attacking them much easier. They can also be defeated alternatively, including striking them twice with a normal attack with the sword or a successful Spin Attack.
|Anjean · Byrne · Chancellor Cole · Link · Malladus · Princess Zelda|
—Full list of characters
|Stagnox · Fraaz · Phytops · Cragma · Byrne · Skeldritch · Demon Train · Chancellor Cole · Malladus|
| Fire Realm · Forest Realm · Ocean Realm · Sand Realm · Snow Realm|
—Full list of locations
|Forest Temple · Snow Temple · Ocean Temple · Fire Temple · Sand Temple · Tower of Spirits|
|Lokomo Sword · Rail Map · Recruit's Sword · Recruit Uniform · Spirit Flute · Spirit Tracks · Spirit Train · Stamp Book · Tears of Light|
|Boomerang · Whip · Whirlwind · Bow · Sand Wand · Bow of Light|
|Anouki · Demon · Goron · Hylian · Lokomo|