Link's Awakening Bosses
Here you'll find the attacks, locations, threats, and info on every boss in Link's Awakening.






Boss List

  Rolling Bones Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Log
Number of Hits:

8

4

1

2

2

4

2

-

4
Description:
 - Defeating Rolling Bones requires only the Rocís Feather and your trusty Sword. Rolling Bones will roll a large spiked pillar at you. Jump over it and attack him with your Sword. You will have several opportunities to attack him, but be careful that you donít get too close to his weapon on the opposite end of the room. When he reaches it, he will roll it again and if you are too close then you will likely take damage. Take your time and this battle is over quickly.
Rolling Bones

  Moldorm Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Number of Hits:

4

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Description:
 - Moldorm can be very tricky for a new player. The only weak point is his tail and Moldorm isnít going to sit still and let you hit him. To complicate things further, there are pits on the left and right sides of the room. If you fall down, you will have to climb back up and start the fight from the beginning.

 - It only takes four hits from your Sword to take down Moldorm, but he is constantly moving. Once you have successfully hit the tail three times, Moldorm will begin moving much faster until he is defeated.

 - Your primary goal should be not falling in the pits. This may mean that you need to be very cautious and not attempt to hit the tail at every moment. You may even wait minutes before taking a hit if you think it is necessary.

 - Something else to keep in mind: keep moving! Hiding out by one of the walls will not save you from the pits. Your Shield will stop you from taking damage if Moldorm runs into you, but it will also push you back. If you are against the wall, a hit from Moldorm will make you slide toward one of the pits. Your Shield is a great way to avoid damage, but sometimes itís better to take the hit rather than having to start the entire fight again.
Moldorm

  Great Moblin Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Arrows
Contact
Number of Hits:

8

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Description:
 - The Great Moblin can be rather tricky. He shoots arrows at you, followed by charging at you. Simply move out of the way when he charges, and he will smash into the wall, making him dizzy. When he's dizzy, give him your worst with your Sword. Repeat this process a few times until he dies.
Great Moblin

  Hinox Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Bomb
Contact
Throw
Number of Hits:

8

4

4

2

2

4

2

-

4
Description:
 - The fight with Hinox requires caution. Hinox will throw bombs around the room and will occasionally dash at you in an attempt to grab and throw you. To make the battle more interesting, there are cracked floor tiles waiting for you to stand on them. Your main focus should be dodging the attacks. Otherwise, you will find yourself fighting Hinox several times.

 - To defeat him, you just need to hit him with your sword. When he is open, take a hit and then back away. This fight requires patience.
Hinox

  Genie Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Fireball
Number of Hits:

8

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Description:
 - Genie will take some patience to fight. He is not incredibly difficult, but the fight will take time and you have to constantly scroll through text as Genie taunts you. When you start the fight, be sure to have the Sword and Power Bracelet equipped. As soon as you can, move to the lower left corner of the room.

 - Once Genie stops talking, he will float around for a second and then throw a barrage of fireballs. After Genie throws the first fireball, begin walking across the room to the lower right corner of the room. When you reach the lower right corner, turn around and begin walking back. Continue walking back and forth until Genie retreats into his bottle.

 - Now is your first opportunity to attack. Hit the bottle with your Sword to stun Genie. Then, pick up the bottle with the Power Bracelet and throw it against the wall. After this hit, Genie will repeat the fireball barrage. Repeat the walking strategy and continue throwing the bottle against the wall until it breaks.

 - Once Genie no longer has his bottle, you are free to attack him with your Sword. After each hit, he will create the illusion of a second Genie and spin around before he becomes whole again. Once he reappears, he will immediately throw one fireball. Dodge the fireball (you might find that the Rocís Feather is helpful), and then attack him with your Sword. Repeat the process until he is defeated.
Genie

  Dodongo Snakes Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Number of Hits:

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

-
Description:
 - Bring lots of Bombs. The two Dodongo Snakes wander aimlessly around the room waiting for you to kill them. Accomplishing this requires precise throws or quick feet. You can walk up to a Dodongo Snake and drop a bomb in its mouth, or you can throw the bombs into their mouth from a distance. Three bombs will finish off each one.
Dodongo Snakes

  Slime Eyes Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Number of Hits:

8

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

4
Description:
 - You will only need your Sword and the Pegasus Boots to defeat Slime Eyes, so be sure to equip them at the start of the fight. The room will be empty when you enter and Slime Eyes will taunt you. Use the Pegasus Boots to ram into the wall to make Slime Eyes fall from the ceiling.

 - For the first portion of the fight, Slime Eyes will just sit and let you attack him. Slash his one eye with your Sword as fast as possible and watch it become two eyes. When there are two Slime Eyes connected only by a small strand, ram into the center with the Pegasus Boots. Slime Eyes will now be two separate enemies.

 - Finish the fight by attacking Slime Eyes with your Sword. After you successfully deal damage to Slime Eyes, he will retreat to the ceiling and then attempt to fall on top of you. Watch the shadows on the floor to avoid his attacks. Repeat your Sword attack until Slime Eyes is defeated.
Slime Eyes

  Lanmola Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Number of Hits:

8

4

-

-

2

-

-

-

4
Description:
 - This fight with Lanmola is rather simple. Lanmola simply flies in and out of the quicksand. You have to hit his head several times to kill him. However, the battle takes place in a pit of quicksand, so you'll fall down a hole if you go in the center of it, making you have to start the whole fight over. The Angler Key will come out of him and most likely fall down the whole if you're not quick when you defeat him.
Lanmola

  Giant Buzz Blob Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Number of Hits:

6

3

-

-

-

-

-

6

3
Description:
 - The Giant Buzz Blob can be found in the Color Dungeon. He is immune to your Sword, unless you sprinkle some Magic Powder on him first. After you do, he will jump around the room. When he is doing this, you can hit him a few times with your Sword before he turns back to normal. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Giant Buzz Blob

  Dekudon Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Stones
Number of Hits:

8

4

-

2

2

-

-

-

4
Description:
 - Dekudon is like a larger stone version of Hinox. He jumps in the air to stun you, and this also causes a wave of stones to go through the room. The best tactic is jumping and a spin attack with your Sword since this does a lot of damage. It is also best to not stay near him for long periods of time.
Dekudon

  D. Poon Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Stars
Number of Hits:

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Description:
 - D.Poon is the third and final boss located in the Color Dungeon. This boss can be difficult due to the fact that he doesn't take a certain number of hits. You have to keep hitting him really fast over and over until he turns red and dies. He slowly turns back to blue with an array of colors if you aren't fast enough. He also shoots stars, and makes Stalfos' come down, making it even harder to hit him.
D. Poon

  Cueball Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Number of Hits:

8

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

8
Description:
 - Cueball can be rather confusing at first. You have to equip your Sword and Pegasus Boots. You simply chase after him and try to dash into his back. It can be difficult since he is always moving and will sometimes change his direction.
Cueball

  Angler Fish Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Fish
Rock Fall
Number of Hits:

10

5

-

3

10

-

-

-

-
Description:
 - There is little strategy involved in this fight. The fight takes place in a side-scrolling view and the only item you need is your sword. Angler Fish will send smaller fish to attack you, but otherwise he will put up no resistance. If you are quick, you might not even see any of the smaller fish.

 - There are other hazards; including falling rocks, but in most situations none of the attacks will stop you from defeating Angler Fish quickly. All you need to do is attack the light hanging from his head with your sword as fast as possible.
Angler Fish

  Master Stalfos Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Sword
Number of Hits:

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

-
Description:
 - You fight Master Stalfos four times total in Catfish's Maw. Simply slash him to make him fall to pieces. Then use a Bomb on him to hurt him. Do this three times to make him flee. After you defeat him the first time, he steals the Hook Shot that was in the chest in the room after that. After Link defeats him for the fourth time, he will finally die and the Hook Shot will be yours.
Master Stalfos

  Gohma Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Beam
Contact
Number of Hits:

-

-

-

-

3

6

-

-

-
Description:
 - Gohma moves back and forth with its eye closed most of the time. However, when its eye is open, it will shoot beams at you. This is also your time to use your Bow & Arrow on the eye. A good three hits in the eye is all it takes to destroy Gohma.
Gohma

  Slime Eel Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Tail
Number of Hits:

8

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

8
Description:
 - This fight will require a ton of patience and a significant amount of time. You will need only your Hook Shot and Sword.

 - Slime Eel will begin the fight by breaking four holes in the wall (one in each corner) and then begins swinging his tail threw the hole in the middle of the room. Always watch the tail to make sure you do not run into it while attacking.

 - First, you need to pick a corner. It doesnít matter which one, but you are better off simply choosing a corner and staying there instead of running around the room. This may take longer, but it will keep you safer from the tail.

 - Slime Eel will pop his head out of each of the holes in no particular order. When he comes to the hole you are standing next to, quickly run in from of him and shoot the Hook Shot into his open mouth to pull him out of the hole. The tail may keep you from using the Hook Shot every time he pops out of the hole you have chosen.

 - Pulling Slime Eel out of the hole will expose his heart. Quickly attack the heart with your Sword as many times as possible before he returns to the hole. Continue this process until he is defeated.
Slime Eel

  Armos Knight Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Number of Hits:

-

-

-

-

12

-

-

-

-
Description:
 - Only one Armos Knight resides in the game, and it's in the Southern Shrine. This Boss is from A Link To The Past, but the difference in this game is that there's only one of them instead of six. The Bow & Arrow is the only affective weapon.

 - As you shoot more at it, it begins to turn red (indicating anger) and fall apart. When it jumps, use the Roc's Feather to jump before it lands to avoid being stunned.
Armos Knight

  Smasher Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Ball
Contact
Number of Hits:

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Description:
 - As with many bosses in The Legend of Zelda, Smasherís greatest weakness is his own weapon. Smasher will hop around the room and toss a large ball at you. After he throws it, pick it up with the Power Bracelet before he can pick it up again. Then, toss it at him. Repeat the process until he is defeated.
Smasher

  Facade Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Hole
Pot
Tile
Number of Hits:

-

-

-

5

-

-

-

-

-
Description:
 - Bring plenty of Bombs to this fight.

 - Facade is simple a large face on the floor. He cannot do anything to attack you, but there are other hazards in the room. The pots and floor tiles will fly around the room trying to hit you. As the fight progresses, holes will open up in the floor as well. The pots and floor tiles can be destroyed with your Sword. The best way to avoid the holes is to keep moving.

 - Facadeís only weakness is Bombs. When the face appears on the floor, lay a Bomb on it. Facade will then disappear and you have to wait for the next chance to strike.
Facade

  Grim Creeper Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Bats
Number of Hits:

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Description:
 - Grim Creeper sends six bats out at you at once that are always in different formations. You have to destroy all six before they return to him, or else he'll just send out six again. Rather short and easy battle.
Grim Creeper

  Evil Eagle Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Feathers
Number of Hits:

6

3

-

-

12

6

-

-

3
Description:
 - This is another fight where your biggest concern is staying on the tower. If you fall off, you will have to restart the entire fight.

 - At the start of the fight, equip the Hook Shot and Mirror Shield. Evil Eagleís weak point is his beak. To make things better, he will fly across the screen and give you free shots at his beak. Each time he flies by, attack with the Hook Shot.

 - His only real attack is a barrage of feathers and wind. When he begins this attack, guard with the Mirror Shield and constantly walk towards Evil Eagle to avoid being blown off the tower. If you can successfully keep from falling, the fight will not last long.
Evil Eagle

  Blaino Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Number of Hits:

8

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Description:
 - The fight with Blaino requires only a Sword. Blaino is a boxer and does a great job of keeping his gloves up to block your attacks. Wait for him to use his dash attack and then strike him before he recovers. Wait patiently for the attacks and strike only when he is open to avoid taking damage. One of his attacks will send you back to the entrance, so be careful.
Blaino

  Hot Head Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Fire Splash
Number of Hits:

-

-

-

-

-

-

10

-

-
Description:
 - The biggest hazard in this fight is the lava in the room. Stand near the door and equip the Magic Rod. Hot Head will jump out of the lava and give you chances to attack him. Use the Magic Rod to damage him and continue attacking until he is defeated.
Hot Head

  Nightmare Of Giant Bot Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Number of Hits:

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

-
Description:
 -This Giant Gel will hop around and disappear just like the smaller Gel that you fight throughout the game. However, this Gel will not split and cannot be defeated with your Sword. The only way to win is Magic Powder. Sprinkle the powder on the Gel whenever the opportunity arises until this form is defeated.
Nightmare Of Giant Bot

  Nightmare Of Agahnim Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Ball
Number of Hits:

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Description:
 - This is a copy of the fight from A Link To The Past. Agahnim will shoot two kinds of projectiles. One is a large fireball. The other is a smaller x-shaped fireball. The smaller fireball cannot be blocked or deflected. You just have to avoid it.

 - The larger fireball is the only way to defeat Agahnim. Use your Sword to deflect the fireballs back at him. Continue attacking him with his own magic in order to destroy this form.
Nightmare Of Agahnim

  Nightmare of Moldorm Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Number of Hits:

16

8

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Description:
 - This fight is exactly like the first time you fought Moldorm, except now the biggest hazard has been removed. There are no pits to fall in.

Attack his tail with your Sword as fast as you can.
Nightmare Of Moldorm

  Nightmare Of Ganon Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Fire Keese
Trident Throw
Number of Hits:

12

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

6
Description:
 - This Ganon fight is similar to the first phases of the Ganon fight in A Link To The Past. Ganon will twirl his trident and summon Keese to attack you. To defeat this form, equip your Pegasus Boots and Sword and continue ramming into Ganon.
Nightmare Of Ganon

  Nightmare Of Lanmola Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Number of Hits:

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

-

1
Description:
 - Similar to the Lanmola fight earlier in the game, but he only takes one hit from all of the weapons that affect him. He likes to slither really fast around the room chasing you. One hit from almost any of your weapons will destroy this form.
Nightmare Of Lanmola

  Nightmare Of Dethl Threat:
Location:
Overworld
Tail Cave
Bottle Grotto
Key Cavern
Angler's Tunnel
Catfish's Maw
Face Shrine
Eagle's Tower
Turtle Rock
Color Dungeon
Wind Fish's Egg
Attacks:
Contact
Number of Hits:

-

-

1

-

16

-

-

-

-
Description:
 - This final phase is appropriately named. When fought ďcorrectlyĒ this fight is difficult even for an experienced player who has completed the game before. Fortunately, there is an easier way to defeat him. Equip the Rocís Feather and the Boomerang.

Jump over the spinning arms until his eye opens. When it does, throw the Boomerang into it. A successful hit with the boomerang will destroy Dethl and end your fight with The Nightmare.
Nightmare Of Dethl