The Wind Waker Bosses
This guide will help with the bosses including attacks, strategies, images, and more in The Wind Waker.

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Gohma

Kalle Demos

Gohdan

Phantom Ganon (First Time)


Helmaroc King

Jalhalla

Molgera

Phantom Ganon (Second Time)


Puppet Ganon (Puppet)

PuppetGanon (Spider)

Puppet Ganon (Moldorm)

Ganondorf

 



Gohma 
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Gohma coming out of the lava
Threat:


Attacks:
  Hits you with a claw
 2 Slams you with claw
 2 Breaths fire
Gohma - Gohma is a nasty creature that has been dwelling inside Dragon Roost Cavern. She has been tormenting the Great Valoo by pulling on his tail.

- The battle will begin and you will notice that Valoo's tail is dangling up above the pit of Lava. If you use the Grappling Hook, you can latch onto his tail. This will make him angry and he'll stomp around up above the room. He'll knock down a piece of the ceiling that will fall on top of Gohma, cracking her armor.

- It's easiest if you can land on to the top of the room on one of the platforms so that you don't have to worry about Gohma attacking you. If you stay on the bottom, Gohma may try and raise one of her claws to strike you with. After dropping the stone on top of Gohma three times, she will become angry and destroy it, along with her own armor.

- Now that Gohma is vulnerable, use your Grappling Hook to pull her eye over to you and attack it. Alternatively you can dodge her attacks with her claws and attack her eye when she lowers her face. If you do it this way though you have to be quick, as she will try and breathe fire at you while you're trapped between her claws. A few hits to her eye and she will be defeated.

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Swinging on Valoo's tail
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The new Gohma
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Attacking the eye
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Gohma dying

Summary:
- When the battle starts, it appears that Gohma is invincible. If you look up, you can see Valoo's tail dangling into the room. Grapple the end of it and swing on it, letting go on the other side. This will anger Valoo and he will stomp around, dropping a piece of rock onto Gohma. Do this two more times and Gohma will destroy the rock, along with her armor.

- Now you have to use your Grappling Hook to pull Gohma's eye towards you. Once her eye is in front of you, attack it with the sword. Repeat this until she dies, leaving a heart container behind for you to collect.




Kalle Demos  
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Kalle Demos on the ceiling
Threat:
Attacks:
  Flails its vines
  Vine Whip
  Devour
Kalle Demos - Kalle Demos is an evil, plant-like creature that dwells inside of the Forbidden Woods. It is a massive flower with a lot of vines to protect itself with.

- Get out your boomerang for this battle, you'll need it. Kalle Demos wil attach itself to the ceiling with some of its vines. Use the Boomerang to target them and cut them loose from the ceiling while avoiding the attacks from the vines. If they glow, they are about to whip down to try and hit you. If the vines bury themselves, don't worry about cutting down the other ones, but run around until they all surface again.

- When all the vines have been cut down, it's time to charge in and attack the center, the part that swallowed Makar. Hit it a few times and back away. If you stay there too long, the petals will fold in and cause you some heavy damage. Keep doing this until you defeat the evil plant, causing it to wither and die. Makar will be freed and a heart container will be left where Kalle Demos once stood.

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Cutting down Kalle Demos
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Avoiding the vines
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Attacking the center
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Kalle Demos dies

Summary:
- Kalle Demos is a large plant that eats Makar. Use your boomerang to cut down the vines holding it to the ceiling, then attack its center when it lands and unfolds. Don't get too greedy with your attacks though, because the petals will fold in and devour Link, causing him a lot of damage.

- When you defeat it, Makar will be freed and a Heart container will be left from the dead plants evil center.




Gohdan 
.Gohdan coming out of the wall
Threat:
Attacks:
  Smashes you between his hands
 2 Crushes you with his hands
 2 Fire ball

Gohdan - Gohdan is the ancient guardian of the Tower of the Gods. He has been waiting for the legendary hero to return so that he can test his courage.

- When the battle begins, Gohdan will have his eyes closed, but the eyes on his hands will be open. Shoot them with two arrows each and the eyes on his head will open. Shoot these as well, but watch out for his fire ball attack while you do it. If he closes his eyes and opens his mouth, run away. When you shoot both his eyes, he will fall down with his mouth open. Throw a bomb into his open mouth and it will explode.

- Once this happens, you basically repeat the same process to defeat him. He will get a little faster each time though, and will try more and more to push you off the edge into the electric floor. The floor will do damage for each second you're on it, so if you fall, hurry and get back up. If you run out of arrows, he will sneeze some out for you to use. It's not exactly sanitary, but still better than being crushed by a giant pair of stone hands right?

- After three bombs, he will open the path and tell you to proceed with caution. A beam of light will shoot down and Gohdan will return to the wall, sneezing out a Piece of Heart. Grab it and head up the portal.

.Gohdan's Fireball Attack .Shooting the hand's eye .Shooting the head's eye .Smoke from the exploded bomb

Summary:
- Use your arrows to attack the eyes in Gohdan's hands. When they are both taken out, aim for the eyes on his head. When you hit those, he will drop to the floor and open his mouth. Place a bomb in there and watch him explode. Repeat until he is defeated, but he will get slightly faster after each bomb.




Phantom Ganon  
.Holding the Energy Ball
Threat:
Attacks:
  Ball of Light
  Spin Attack

Phantom Ganon - Phantom Ganon is a ghost like incarnation of Ganon himself.

- Phantom Ganon will throw the balls of light at you to start off. Hit them back with your sword until they hit him. For any of you that have played The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, this is the same basic principle. When you hit him with the light ball, he will fall. Rush in and attack him with your sword before he vanishes.

- After a couple hits, he will try and appear behind you and hit you with a spin attack. Quickly target him and use a parry attack. Once you hit him, he will be defeated and leave you alone.

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Hitting back the Energy Ball
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Attacking Phantom Ganon
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Beginning the Parry Attack
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Spin Attack

Summary:
- Reflect the balls of light back at him to stun him. While he's stunned, attack him with your sword. When he appears behind you, quickly target him and use a Parry Attack.




Helmaroc King  
. The Helmaroc King
Threat:
Attacks:
  Gust
  Peck
  Swoop

Helmaroc King - The Helmaroc King is a giant bird that serves Ganon.

- At the beginning of the battle, all he will do is fly around, then land and try to peck at you. Dodge the attack and his face will get stuck in the ground. Pound it with the Skull Hammer to hurt him. After 5 hits his mask will fall off, leaving his face vulnerable.

- Now he'll get angry and try and use his wings to blow you into the spikes on the wall, which will cause damage every time you hit them. Roll towards him to avoid being blown into the wall and wait for him to try and peck at you again. When he flies off and then comes back quickly, just run around because he will be trying to hit you from up above. Make him peck and get his head stuck in the ground again, then attack with your sword. A few of these attacks should defeat him.

.Stuck in the ground .Hit with the Skull Hammer .The maskless head .Attack with the Sword

Summary:
- Use the Skull Hammer to break off his mask when he gets his face stuck in the ground. Once the mask is broken, attack him with your sword to defeat him.




Jalhalla 
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Poes in the room
Threat:
Attacks:
  Body Slam (Possesses)
  Fire Ball
  Fire Spit
Jalhalla - Jalhalla isn't too difficult of a boss, but he can be a bit tricky. Start off by running into one of the columns of light that appear as soon as you see it, they're only around for a limited time before they shift. Use your mirror shield to reflect some light onto Jalhalla to make him solid.

- Once he is he will run fall on his butt. Pick him up and throw him into one of the spiked pillars on the edge of the room. He'll jump up and explode into a bunch of poes. Kill as many of these as you can before they form Jalhalla again. Keep doing this while avoiding his attacks until there are no poes left. Jalhalla will be defeated, leaving you a Heart Container for your troubles.

- When Jalhalla is nearly dead, he will attempt to body slam you. He'll turn purple first as a warning though. If he gets you, your controls will be flipped as if you were possessed, so be careful.

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Shining some light
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Throw him into the column
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Kill the poes
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Jalhalla dying
Summary:
- Jalhalla is a large ghost made up of several poes. Make him solid by shining light on him and then throw him into a spiked column to separate the poes. Kill as many poes as you can, and repeat. When he is dead. collect the Heart Container and head towards the blue light.



Molgera 
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Pedestal in the room
Threat:
Attacks:
  Contact with little worms
  Swallow
  Contact with Molgera
Molgera - Molgera is probably the second-most difficult boss you'll fight. Be sure you have your Hookshot equipped and jump down into the pit. Start towards the pedestal. It'll sink below the sand and Molgera will reveal himself. Target the purple tongue-like thing in it's mouth and use the hookshot to pull it towards you. Don't get too close though, or Molgera will eat you.

- After you have the tongue near you, attack it with the sword. After enough hits Molgera will retreat into the sand and send smaller versions of himself after you. You can pull them up from the sand to kill them if you like, or just run from them. Don't stop moving or you'll sink into the sand.

- Molgera will eventually resurface where you're standing, you'll know when the sand darkens and begins to sink. Molgera will also sometimes launch himself into the air and fly around the room. Continue moving so that when Molgera re-enters the sand, he doesn't hurt you. Continue collecting and slashing at his tongue until he's defeated and the platform reveals itself again.

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Molgera surfaces
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Little worms
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Molgera flies around the room
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Death of the boss

Summary:
- Grab Molgera's tongue and attack it with your sword several times to defeat him. He'll sometimes send smaller worms after you or launch himself out of the sand and fly around. Just avoid his attacks and keep attacking him to defeat him and restore power to your Master Sword.




Phantom Ganon 
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Circle of Phantoms
Threat:
Attacks:
  Blue Orb
  Pink Orbs
  Sword
Phantom Ganon - Phantom Ganon isn't too different from when you fought him in the Forsaken Fortress. He comes back with his blue orb attack that you must bounce back to him in order to hurt him, but also brings another attack to the battlefield this time.

- He will also charge up a pink/purple orb and release it at you. If you time a spin attack just right you can reflect it back to him like the blue orb, but if it hits him it will instantly drop him instead of you having to bounce it back and forth. Phantom Ganon will flee a room once he has been hit, but will leave his sword. The sword will fall and the handle of it will point in the direction of the next door you need to go through.

- Eventually you will come to a different looking room. Upon defeating him in this room a chest will appear. Open it to obtain the Light Arrows and continue along the way. You'll be transported back to the main chamber. Simply shoot Phantom Ganon with a light arrow to defeat him for good.

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Blue Orb Attack
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Pink Orb Attack
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Hitting back the pink orbs
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Death of a Phantom
Summary:
- Phantom Ganon is much like he was in the Forsaken Fortress. After you damage him, follow the hilt of his sword to get through the maze and obtain the light arrows. Once you have these special arrows you can shoot him with one to destroy him.



Puppet Form
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Puppet Form
Threat:
Attacks:
  Punch
  Body Slam
Puppet Ganon- The first stage of Puppet Ganon is one of the harder ones. You'll need to use your boomerang to clip the strings holding him up, and you'll have to hit each one a few times. Whatever strings you cut, that body part becomes useless to him, and falls down the side of his body. But be careful! If he has no movable parts, he can still try to body slam you.

- It's actually easiest to just clip the tail and let it fall. See the blue orb hanging on the end of it? You need to shoot that with a light arrow to harm him. Once you do the puppet will be pulled up and re-strung to battle again. Hit it three times with your light arrows to be rid of this part of Puppet Ganon.

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Dodge the punch!
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Body Slam
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The blue orb
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One down
Summary:
- Clip the tail with the boomerang, then use a light arrow to shoot the blue orb on the end of it.



Spider Form
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Spider Form
Threat:
Attacks:
  Body Slam
- The next stage of Puppet Ganon is the easiest. He'll spin around at the top of the room, then drop down trying to crush you. If you use the free camera mode and look at the water you can see where the orb will be and run to that area before he lands. When he does, just pull out your bow and shoot him in the orb with a light arrow. Simple as that. Three times and he'll make his final transformation.

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Spinning in circles
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Watch the water
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Shoot the orb
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Another transformation
Summary:
- Wait for the body slam attack and run to where the orb will be. Shoot it with a light arrow once he lands.



Moldorm Form
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Moldorm Form
Threat:
Attacks:
  Contact

- Also known as the snake form, and definitely the hardest of the three. If you think you're fast, you can hit its head with your sword and then shoot the orb, but it is very risky as the head is hard to hit and it barely slows it down.

- The best approach to defeating this form is to stand off to the side of the area while it slithers around. Have your light arrows out and try to line up a shot as best you can. It may take a few tries, but you'll get it. Three hits will destroy this form, and Puppet Ganon for good.

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Slithering around
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Hitting the head
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Line up a shot
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Puppet Ganon is defeated
Summary:
- Stand off to the side and wait for a good shot at the orb. Once you've hit him three times, he'll be defeated.



Ganondorf
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Ganondorf in the rain
Threat:
Attacks:
  Slash
  Downward Thrust
  Kick

- Zelda tells you she’s going to help you by covering you.  For this part, I find it easiest to make sure Ganondorf is between you and Zelda and keep throwing your boomerang at him to prevent him from attacking.  When Zelda hits him with a Light Arrow, attack him with your sword.  After a few hits, Ganondorf will get angry and backhand Zelda, knocking her unconscious.  Now it’s a one on one fight.

- He’ll continually launch attacks.  The only thing you can do is wait for him and use a Parry to get around him.  If you land the Parry attack, keep hitting him with your sword.  Repeat this a few times and Zelda will wake up again.

- Run over to her and she’ll tell you she’s going to aim for you and to use your shield.  I already don’t like this idea.  Immediately put up your shield and target Ganondorf.  Make sure your shield is angled towards Zelda and Ganondorf; otherwise you’ll get hit or miss.  She’ll shoot at you and it’ll hit your shield and bounce, hitting Ganondorf.  Go near him and use a Parry attack.  Link will jump high into the air and stab Ganondorf in the forehead.

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Distract him for Zelda
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Parry around him
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Bounce it off your shield
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The sword in the stone
Summary:
- Let Zelda shoot him with light arrows to start off the battle. Attack him after she does and eventually he'll knock her unconscious. Parry Attack him during this time until Zelda regains consciousness. She'll eventually tell you to use your shield to reflect the arrow, so do so and parry to finish Ganondorf off.