Poe Artwork From The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Location(s) Graveyards, Arbiter's Grounds
Attack method Melee Lantern
Weapon(s) Lantern
Life rating varies
Effective weapon(s) Sword, Arrows, Mirror Shield
Spoils Poe Souls

Poes are ghostly creatures from the Legend of Zelda series. They appear as both regular enemies and minibosses.


Poes float around many areas of some of the countries shown in the series, mostly graveyards and "haunted" or "cursed" areas and dungeons. Their appearance differs between games, but they are commonly shown to be wearing tattered robes. They are sometimes confused with other ghost-like enemies from the series like ghinis. Poes sometimes also wield Lanterns, using them as both a light source and a melee weapon. They also show the ability to turn invisible, but are not able to make their lanterns do the same.