"Found in many locations, these winged monsters are attracted to dark places, such as caves. They often gather in colonies, are active at night, and sleep in the day. Those who come too close and awaken them often fall victim to attack."

Keese (キース Kīsu?) are recurring enemies in the Legend of Zelda series They are bats, usually black-skinned, that attack Link by flying toward him. Keese are nimble creatures that prove to be more of a nuisance than a feared enemy. They are most often found in caves and dungeons, but they can sometimes be found in the Overworld as well.


Variations of standard Keese, namely Fire Keese, and Ice Keese, appear in several games. In some games, ordinary Keese can become Fire or Ice Keese by moving through fire or Blue Fire, respectively.


The name "Keese" may come from the word Keres, she-monsters from Greek mythology that resembled bats.