Vacuum Mouth
Vacuum Mouth
General Information
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Aliases Death Ball
Species Type Tunicate
Environment Subterranean caverns and dungeons
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform (presumed)
Discoverer Link
Biological Information
Reproduction Hermaphroditic; lays eggs (presumed)
Locomotion Sessile
Feeding Behavior Carnivore
Prey Opportunistic
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment True neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Tunicata
Other Information
Status Extinct
Creator Windfish

Vacuum Mouths, also known as Death Balls, are a sessile, subterranean organism of unknown evolution, although their spherical physiology and sucking in organisms mindlessly seem to hint at them being a tunicate. They feed indiscriminately, creating a strong vacuum to suck in any other organism in the area. Despite this, they seem to be magically connected to the dungeons in which they exist, as Link reported that being sucked in dragged him to the back of a dungeon in a manner similar to a Wallmaster or Floormaster; as other species sucked in during these same attacks would not be found at the entrance as well, this may indicate that a Vacuum Mouth will expel adventurers in this manner as possibly inedible.

Some Vacuum Mouths were known to exhale instead of inhale, perhaps as a form of defense. They can inhale or exhale for a mere five-seconds at a time, but this seems to do the trick for them. Link successfully slew these through the use of his Pegasus Boots.

As Koholint Island is simply a dream state created by the sleeping Wind Fish, upon its awakening the island completely ceased to exist, thus causing this species - and all other species exclusive to the island - to go extinct.


  • The Legend of Zelda IV: Link's Awakening (First appearance)
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