Aquamentus (The Legend of Zelda)

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Aquamentus is the first Boss in The Legend of Zelda. It is encountered in Level 1: The Eagle and Level 7: The Demon as the final boss of both dungeons. It is a creature that appears to be a mix of a unicorn and a dragon. There is a horn on its head, unicorn, and it spits out fire and has wings, dragon.


Level 1: The Eagle

Aquamentus is first found as the final boss of Level 1: The Eagle. It is there guarding the first Triforce Shard, which Link needs in order to reconstruct the Triforce of Wisdom. Aquamentus' main attack is to shoot three fireballs at Link at once, each going in a different direction. If one of these hits Link, it causes half a heart of damage. Also, making contact with Aquamentus results in Link losing half a heart of health. The best method of attack against Aquamentus is to avoid the fireballs and attack its body when it's not shooting fireballs. At this stage of the game, it is possible to already have the White Sword, which kills Aqaumentus in three hits. If Link has not collected the White Sword yet, the original Sword does just fine, killing Aquamentus is six hits. Bombs can also be used, as well as the Bow & Arrow.

Level 7: The Demon

In Level 7: The Demon, Aquamentus makes its second appearance as the guardian of the seventh Triforce Shard. Interestingly, this version of Aqaumentus is the exact same as the previous version, meaning all of its attacks damage the same, and it requires the same amount of damage to defeat. If Link has collected the Magical Sword at this point, which is more than entirely possible, he is able to kill Aquamentus with only two hits. It is unknown why Nintendo decided to place such an easy boss at the end of one of the harder dungeons in the game. After Link has defeated Aquamentus, he can collect the Triforce Shard, and continue his quest.


  • The two different appearances of Aquamentus in The Legend of Zelda have the exact same attack power and amount of damage required to defeat, even though they appear on different ends of the game, in the first and the seventh dungeon, respectively.
  • Aquamentus appears to be a mix of a unicorn and a dragon. It has a horn on its head, breathes fire, and has wings.

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