The Legend of Zelda Boss Guide
In this guide, you'll find descriptions, images, and strategies on all of the bosses found in both the first and second quest.

AQUAMENTUS Difficulty –

Location:
First Quest:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Second Quest:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Attacks:
Contact
Fireball
Number of Hits:

6

3

2

2

3

3
Description:
  - Aquamentus is a Green Dragon-Unicorn Hybrid with a weak point of a horn on his head, however, bombs seem to bypass this weak point and can hurt him anywhere.

Dodge the Fireballs.

Sword Beam works best.
  - If you’re unfamiliar with Aquamentus, I suggest just using your sword. It is the easiest way to defeat him. Aquamentus will shoot three fireballs to try and hurt you, but they're easily dodged. If you have full health, it is pretty easy to just stay back and shoot at Aquamentus with your sword beams.

Use your sword up close ...

... or bombs.
  - Arrows are also a good choice, as they are just as powerful as the White Sword, and are a projectile. The Magic Wand is the same deal, but by level 7, when you actually have the Magic Wand while facing Aquamentus, you should probably have the Magical Sword, a much better choice. It’s a joke either way at level 7, as it’s attacks aren’t much of a hassle. After a given amount of hits, Aquamentus should go down without much trouble.


DODONGO Difficulty –


DODONGO DISLIKES SMOKE
-Wise Old Man

Location:
First Quest:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Second Quest:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Attacks:
Contact
Number of Hits:

1

1

1

2 or 1

-

-
Description:
  - Dodongos will walk around the room in at a normal speed. Sometimes there are Statues in each corner of the room. Be more cautious when those are in the room, and maybe bring a Magical Shield when they are.

Dodongo

Feed him bombs.
  - There are two ways to kill a Dodongo. The easiest way is to feed it 2 bombs. When they are walking in a straight path, place a bomb right in front of them. If they walk into the bomb, they will eat it and they will puff up. Once they have swallowed two bombs, they will die.

Hit him just right ...

... and slash while he's stunned.
  - The second way to kill them is if you bomb them right on their backs. If you’re lucky and hit just the right spot, it will stun them. Once they are stunned just simply swipe them with your sword and they will be gone. The first method is far easier, although, if you get the hang of the second method, it can be very effective. Another advantage of the second method is that the Dodongo will always drop 4 bombs when you kill it that way. Make sure you bring enough bombs whenever you are facing Dodongos. Be very careful when you place your bombs, as you do not want to waste them and ending up not having enough to defeat the Dodongos. They’re not much of a hassle, so they should go down fairly easily.


MANHANDLA Difficulty –


Location:
First Quest:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Second Quest:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Attacks:
Contact
Fireball
Number of Hits:

4

2

1

1

-

-
Per Claw
Description:
  - Manhandla is some sort of plant with four claws attached. It goes around the room firing at you with fire balls. It’s probably the first boss in the game that is moderately challenging. Try and avoid getting hit by it, as our Magical Shield can't block the fireballs.

Slash him up.

Or just blast him.
  - Make sure you have plenty of bombs when you fight Manhandla. The first thing you want to do with Manhandla is bomb it. Try to get the bomb as close to the center as possible. Bombs can take out multiple quarters of Manhandla’s body, so clever placement can take out anywhere from 1-4 quarters of Manhandla’s body. If all 4 or gone, you’re done. For each quarter of Manhandla’s body that is taken down, it moves faster around the room. Faster means harder to avoid, and harder to hit. If you're out of bombs, you may use your sword, it's not a bad method, and it's far less wasteful. I personally suggest using bombs, as it's easier to destroy more than one claw, but, If one quarter is left, use the sword, as Manhandla will be extremely fast, so it is very hard to place a bomb correctly. Using these methods, Manhandla will eventually fall.


GLEEOK Difficulty –


Location:
First Quest:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Second Quest:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Attacks:
Contact
Fireball
Number of Hits:

8

4

2

-

-

4
Per Head
Description:
  - Gleeok appears as a green dragon with 2-4 heads. The heads will be moving in and out and side to side while fire balls are thrown at you. Gleeok is one of the hardest bosses in the game. You should probably only use your sword on Gleeok, as the Magical Rod is a bit hard to use against him.

Slash his head.

Avoid it when it's off.
  - Slash at his heads from the left or right sides to sever his head. Once one of the heads has been taken away, it will turn into a red, ghost version of the head. It will then float around the room and try to hurt you. When there are flying red ghosts of the head of a dragon dashing across the room, you should be a bit more cautious. While moving around to the head to slash it, make sure you take into account the ghost. It might cause you to change your tactics a bit. When fighting Gleeok, especially if you are new to it, bringing a potion is a great idea. With everything flying at you, it can be hard to survive. But one thing I should mention is that Gleeoks fireballs cannot be blocked by the Magical Shield. That makes this even more of a frustrating fight. Eventually, Gleeok should go down with proper tactics and use of potions.


DIGDOGGER Difficulty –


DIGDOGGER HATES CERTAIN KIND OF SOUND
-Wise Old Man

Location:
First Quest:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Second Quest:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Attacks:
Contact
Number of Hits:

8

4

2

2

4

4
Per Mini
Description:
  - When you enter a room with Digdogger, You will find it roaming around the room slowly. Take you whistle, use it, and then Digdogger will break into 1-4 smaller Digdoggers.

Use the whistle ...

... and slash it up!
  - These smaller Digdoggers work much like Manhandla does. The less there are, the faster they move. You can use many different weapons, but I suggest using the sword. It’ll be tough when there is just one Digdogger, because it’s moving very fast, and there are statues in the room spitting fire balls at you, but you’ll eventually be able to get a few hits in. Bombs can actually be useful if you use them right. There is a trick to beating Digdogger quick with bombs. Before using the Whistle, place a bomb on big Digdogger, and then blow the whistle. This guarantees that you will hit the small Digdogger(s) if you do it right. Right after you blow the whistle, quickly drop another bomb for more damage. Overall, Digdogger is extremely easy.


GOHMA Difficulty –


AIM AT THE EYES OF GOHMA
-Wise Old Man

Location:
First Quest:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Second Quest:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Attacks:
Contact
Fireball
Number of Hits:

-

-

-

-

1 or 3

-
Description:
  - Gohma appears in either red or blue. Gohma will move side to side spitting out fire balls and opening its eye for a few seconds and then closing it for a few. Be careful, as the fire balls cannot be blocked with the Magical Shield. The only way to kill Gohma is with the arrows.

Gohma will shoot fireballs at you.

When Gohma opens its eye, fire!
  - Bring enough rupees so that you can miss a few shots and not have to worry. When Gohma opens its eye, that’s when you shoot. Sometimes it can be a bit hard to aim right at the eye, as there are fire balls flying at you constantly. Red Gohmas will go down in just 1 hit from the bow and Blue ones are a bit tougher, as they take 3 shots to kill. Gohma is a very easy boss and should go down very easy, even if it’s a blue Gohma.


GANON Difficulty –


Location:
First Quest:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Second Quest:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Attacks:
Contact
Fireball
Number of Hits:

16

8

4

-

1

-
Description:
  - Ganon is a big giant pig beast. He will move around the room spitting fire balls at you, but here’s the catch: he’s invisible.

The Final Battle

Swing where the fireballs are.
The sword is the only weapon that can defeat him. It's highly recommended that you have the Magical Sword during this fight, as it will take many hits without it. When he is invisible, the best way to figure out where he is is by the pattern of where he shoots his fire balls. You may just want to wait a bit to figure out the pattern while dodging the fire balls. The fire balls essentially tell you where he is, as he is the one firing them at you.

Eventually you'll hit him.

Hurt! Shoot the Silver Arrow!
Once you know his pattern, it shouldn’t be that hard to hit him. Each time you hit him he will temporarily turn visible. After hitting him 4 times with the Magical Sword he will be weakened, and then you can shoot your Silver Arrow, defeating him. Congratulations on beating Ganon and finishing the game!