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A Deku Baba, as it appears in Mario Kart 8
|First appearance||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)|
Mario Kart 8 (2014, Mario-related media)
|Latest appearance||The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (2021)|
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017, Mario-related media)
Deku Babas are carnivorous plant enemies from The Legend of Zelda franchise which first appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Deku Babas have made a few Mario-related appearances, making a cameo in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a sticker and later appearing as an obstacle in Mario Kart 8's The Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 downloadable pack and the base game of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Deku Babas are a venus flytrap-like species, like Piranha Plants, although Shigeru Miyamoto has once mentioned that Deku Babas were designed by crossing a dog with the Super Mario 64 enemy clam.
Mario Kart 8
In Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, two Deku Babas appear as enemies in a section of Hyrule Circuit, after the exit of Hyrule Castle near the end of the course. They are designed after their appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and they behave the same as Piranha Plants do in GCN Yoshi Circuit. If a racer drives near a Deku Baba, it lunges at them, attempting to bite them, knocking them over should they be hit. The Deku Babas periodically switch between four different positions.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker
|Name||Image||Artwork from||Effect in The Subspace Emissary|
|Deku Baba||Zelda: Ocarina of Time||[Arm, Leg] - Attack +4|
List of game appearances
- ^ IGN Staff (December 2, 1997). The Z-Files. Retrieved April 23, 2022.