ZD writes: This list is judged by how much I like the designs, but it’s also judged according to concept, execution, and how effective these creatures are as obstacles. I can’t exactly promise those traits will be terribly balanced here, but nonetheless, these are my 15 picks for my favorite monsters of the Zelda series. I’ve had to leave out a lot of ones I’d want to put on here in order to keep it down to 15, including the famous Stalfos, ReDeads, Deku, Octoroks, Skulltulas, and Deku Babas. I also want to give a particular mention to the Real Bombchu and Pols Voice, for having some pretty interesting concepts. The Real Bombchu is an INSANE grinning rat that explodes, while the Pols Voice is allegedly a ghost that appears to be part bunny, part hideous man, and in Phantom Hourglass, also part lamprey; it completely defies explanation.
With those honorable mentions out of the way, let’s get on to the main list!