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General Information
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Species Type Bat Demon
Homeworld Hyrule
Intelligence Non-Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Discovered The Era of Decline
Discoverer Ganondorf Dragmire
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual
Locomotion Powered flight
Distinctive Features Rotund body, long tongue
Skin Color Rusty red
Lineage Information
Subspecies Acheman
Cultural Information
Alignment Lawful Evil
Personality Moderately aggressive
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Hyrule
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Mammalia
Subclass Theria
Infraclass Eutheria
Superorder Laurasiatheria
Order Chiroptera (Bats)
Suborder Yinpterochiroptera
(Megabats and their relatives)
Superfamily Liberpteryxoidea
(Freewings; Megabats with wings, arms, and feet) (Somarinoa, 2019)
Family Alae (Bat Demons)
(Somarinoa, 2019)
Subfamily Alaeinae (True Bat Demons)
(Somarinoa, 2019)
Genus Ache (Somarinoa, 2019)
Other Information
Status Data Deficient
Creator Ganondorf Dragmire (presumed)
First Sighting The Era of Decline
Last Sighting The Era of Decline

""A bat that lives in dark places. Usually, it hangs upside down from trees or in caves.""
— Zelda II: The Adventure of Link manual

Aches are blue bat-like creatures, similar to Keese, and attack by swooping down to claw at their foes whenever they approach. Aches are masters of disguise and are known as the "eyes of Ganon". They occasionally disguise themselves as normal villagers roaming various towns to attack heroes who might hinder the resurrection of Ganon. Some Aches can also transform into demonic shapes known as Achemen.

While closely related to the Acheman and various other True Bat Demons, the Ache has entered a state of neoteny that prevents it from ever growing its arms and legs to represent the holotypical physiology of a True Bat Demon.