|Universe||The Legend of Zelda|
ボトマスター (Boto Masutā)
|Environment||Hyrule: Overworld, palaces|
|Distinctive Features||Can merge with others of its kind into a far larger variant|
|Skin Color||Blue, dark blue, or purple|
|Related Species||Forest Zolgel, Gold Zolgel, Mountain Zolgel, Slime, Snowfield Gelzol, Zol|
|Domain||Eukaryota (Complex lifeforms)|
|Subkingdom||Eumetazoa (Tissues into germ layers)|
|Phylum||Placozoa (Placozoans — Trichoplax and their relatives)|
|Class||Amorphia (Amorphs) (Somarinoa, 2015)|
(Amorphs with a permeable membrane "skin") (Somarinoa, 2015)
"No to chew" (Mouthless Amorphs) (Somarinoa, 2015)
"Organ House" (Mouthless amorphs with internal organs housed inside main body) (Somarinoa, 2020)
|Genus||Bitoboto (Bits & Bots) (Somarinoa, 2020)|
|Species||nayrui (Somarinoa, 2020)|
|First Sighting||Era of Decline|
|Last Sighting||Era of Decline|
"A jelly-like monster that wobbles about. Watch out! Bot jumps."
Bots are a species of mouthless amorph that roamed the overworld and palaces of the kingdom of Hyrule during the Era of Decline. As they were only ever recorded during this era, they are now considered to be extinct. They were closely related to the Zols of the same region.
The specific name, "nayrui", was given in honor to Nayru, the Goddess of Wisdom. The name was instead given in reference to their color, as Nayru's patron color is blue due to her association with the Triforce of Wisdom.
Gelatinous in nature and blue to purple in coloration, Bots are often considered to be "greater Bits". They not only vastly outnumber their lesser siblings but are stronger in durability and their own attack strength and hop instead of slide across the ground; while their hopping gives them the ability to leap over obstacles, it also makes them move more slowly than their reddish counterparts. Because of their improved abilities and the low number of Bits found in the region upon their initial recorded existence, it is likely that Bits were in the process of already being driven to extinction due to competition with the much more versatile Bots.
Notably small organisms, adventurers having to deal with them usually had to crouch to strike. They appear to have been sapient as well, as one was found squatting in a civilian's empty home in the village of Saria and was pressured by Link, Hero of Courage to indicate where the house's owner was.
It appears that the entirety of a Bot's lifecycle was recorded before they disappeared from the region. They appear to begin their lives inside palaces and possibly other large cavernous regions, though this latter statement is an assumption. Here they begin their lives as little more than large droplet-like creatures, living inside of various statues — this may indicate that they have a lithotrophic diet, feeding on the minerals of the statues, but also may just be used to their advantage as a way to better ambush potential prey below. If they detect a threat in the area, they will drop down from their pillar and quickly grow into a full-sized Bot. Though adult-sized, they are only able to hop at their foes and do not appear to possess their full potential intellect yet.
Though they are stronger in the darkness of the palaces, they presumably then travel out in search of food into the rest of the kingdom. As they mature they eventually return to the palaces where they merge into what is referred to as a Boss Bot which may possibly be a mating ball used to transfer gametes as they can be split back into their initial individual selves.
Bots were found in significant numbers throughout Hyrule's overworld, but they are also quite commonplace within the many derelict palaces across the kingdom, and occasionally inside normal caverns, as well. They are known to occasionally squat inside the homes of civilians.
Hyruleans were known to harvest Bot jelly for use in magic jars to restore magical essence to the consumer. Occasionally they would also use a magic spell to transform other monsters into Bots, as they are dangerous but still easier to deal with in comparison to many of the other species in the region. Adventurers must still keep in mind that some monsters such as the Fokka are immune to such spells and thus adventurers must not rely only on this to survive encounters.
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (First appearance)