Bokoblins are a common enemy found within The Legend of Zelda series. They appear as large rat-like creatures and come in a variety of colors. These enemies will often wield weapons and will attempt to attack Link if he comes within their range of sight. They appear in the most recent game, Skyward Sword, and are this time more Moblin looking.
- 1 Appearances
- 2 Trivia
- 3 Gallery
- 4 References
The Wind WakerThe Wind Waker. They are a simple enemy that are fairly easy to kill, being the first enemy Link fights in the game. They come in 3 variations: Blue, Green, and Pink. They will occasionally drop Joy Pendants after being defeated. Alternatively, Link can use his Grappling Hook to steal their Joy Pendants.
The Blue Variation is the simplest one, as Link can find them weaponless, and thus, defenseless. If they are holding a weapon, it is either a Boko Stick, or a large sword.
The Green Variation is stronger than the blue, as they wield large swords and have shields, which they use to block Link's attacks.
Pink VariationGreat Sea.
The Bokoblins featured in Twilight Princess come in two variants: the Red Bokoblins and the Purple Bokoblins. The two versions are mostly identical, the only major difference being that the Red variety can withstand much more damage than their Purple counterparts.
Purple Bokoblins are fairly weak, and usually can be defeated quite easily, even with the wooden sword. They are encountered frequently in the Faron Woods area near the beginning of the game. They attack with wooden clubs, but do only a small amount of damage. They can generally be defeated in 3-4 hits with the wooden sword, and even less than that once a better sword is obtained. Arrows are also effective against them, and they can be stunned with the Slingshot or Gale Boomerang. Later in the game, Purple Bokoblins are almost entirely replaced with Red ones.
The Red Bokoblins are very similar to the Purple ones, but have a few important differences, most prominently the fact that they can take much more damage. Some of they also carry wide, one-edged swords instead of wooden clubs, increasing their attack power. Despite their increased durability and attack, the Red Bokoblins have the same simplistic attack patterns as their purple counterparts. The recommend method of killing them is to either get them into a prone position with a larger strike, (such as the Jump Attack, Spin Attack, or the Back Slice) and use the Ending Blow; stun them with a Shield Attack and then use the Helm Splitter; or to put away your sword and use the Mortal Draw. All of these attacks will finish them off in one hit. When in groups, it is recommended to use the Jump Strike (if it has been unlocked) to quickly dispatch or stun most of them.
Bokoblins have a much different visual look in Skyward Sword, taking on a more Moblin-like appearance. Some of them have small caps on top of their heads, wear bandannas or masks, and sometimes even have beards. These differences do not seem to have an effect on how they battle. They also have an apparent affinity for exotic undergarments.
Bokoblins are common enemies, found in almost every location throughout the game. When they detect Link's presence (except for the Archer Bokoblins), they will sprint towards him and strike at him with their weapons. Some also hold horns which they will blow to call out reinforcements. These are the most common enemy in the game, and are found in every region.
The Red Bokoblin is the standard Bokoblin. They are most common and the weakest. They come in three different types: normal ones that wield swords or clubs, Archers, and Leaders.
Target lock: Red Bokoblin
There are two main ways to defeat this type. Link can preform a carefully timed shield bash when they attack staggering them making an opening in their defense. This way is only useful when facing a single Bokoblin.
The second method of defeating them is taking the offensive and attacking the area that is not blocked by its weapon. This is a better tactic when facing multiple enemies because hitting a Bokoblin also staggers them leaving them open for additional attacks.
Target lock: Red Bokoblin (Leader)
They will occasionally drop a Monster Horn when defeated.
Target lock: Red Bokoblin (Archer)
Archer Bokoblins are often found atop towers. Link can use bombs to destroy the towers, bringing the Bokoblins down with them. Unlike the other Bokoblins they will not sprint towards Link, but will instead shoot arrows at him. They are pretty much defenseless in close quarter combat, usually only requiring a single sword strike.
- Main article: Cursed Bokoblin
Target lock: Cursed Bokoblin
In the battle with Koloktos, the boss has the ability to summon a small horde of Cursed Bokoblins. They are much easier to kill because Link can kill them with an ordinary sword strike, and there is no need for a Fatal Blow. They come in groups of three or four. When Link fights them outside the boss room they often appear in huge numbers and, sometimes, if Link does manage to defeat one, another will take its place. They are also able to follow Link across many obstacles, such as climbing ropes.
Target lock: Blue Bokoblin
Target lock: Green Bokoblin
- Main article: Technoblin
Technoblins are ancient Bokoblins that had access to high tech weapons. These Bokoblin are often found when a Timeshift Stone is activated near a Bokoblin Skeleton in Lanayru Desert. The tactics for defeating this variation are the same as any other sword wielding Bokoblin. Link must be extra careful not to hit the sword they carry as it is electric and can be very dangerous to Link. If Link's sword makes contact with this weapon he is shocked and looses one heart.
When using a Shield against this type it is best to use the Wooden Shield, Sacred Shield, or Hylian Shield because one strike from its weapon will disintegrate an Iron Shield. When fighting a Technoblin that appeared in conjunction with a Timeshift Stone, if Link knocks it out of the time rift zone it turns back into a skeleton.
- The initial designs of Skyward Sword's Bokoblins looked too cute, and thus were made scarier by sharpening their teeth and making their eyes narrower.
Blue Bokoblin from The Wind Waker.
Green Bokoblin from The Wind Waker.
Pink Bokoblin from The Wind Waker.
Artwork from The Wind Waker, The first generation of Bokoblins.
Bokoblin (The Wind Waker) Concept Art from The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia.
From Twilight Princess, Both are sword Bokoblins and appear in various areas and dungeons throughout the game.
A red Bokoblin from Skyward Sword with his cap on
An Archer version from Skyward Sword
A Bokoblin that appears to wield an electrical weapon, From Skyward Sword
Artwork of a Cursed Bokoblin from Skyward Sword
Green Bokoblin from Skyward Sword.
- ↑ "Target lock: Red Bokoblin These monsters have plagued the land since ancient times. They each play different roles, and their weaponry varies. They prefer to act in groups. None of them are intelligent by any definition of the word. Curiously, they seem to have a mysterious obsession with fashionable undergarments." — Fi, Skyward Sword.
- ↑ "Target lock: Red Bokoblin (Leader) As a symbol of its leadership, this creature wraps a cloth around its head. This visually communicates that it is more dominant than other Bokoblins. It can call its underlings to arms using its horn." — Fi, Skyward Sword.
- ↑ "Target lock: Red Bokoblin (Archer)
These are Red Bokoblins that carry bows capable of knocking down distant targets.Though not obvious from their outward appearance, their aim is quite deadly." — Fi, Skyward Sword.
- ↑ "Target lock: Cursed Bokoblin This horrifying Bokoblin reanimates after death. Analysis indicates it fears pure, shiny items and will startle at the sight of a sacred shield. It is able to reanimate purely through its hatred of this world...and its attachment to outlandish underpants." — Fi, Skyward Sword.
- ↑ "Target lock: Blue Bokoblin
This is a dangerous form of Bokoblin. My analysis suggests it is many times stronger than a Red Bokoblin.Its skin and clothing differ due to its hailing from a different environment, but it still has the same fixation with exotic undergarments." — Fi, Skyward Sword.
- ↑ "Target lock: Green Bokoblin This variety of Bokoblin enjoys dark places, such as caves. Its sunlight- deficient lifestyle has turned its skin a stomach-turning shade of green. However, like its red brethren, it exhibits a fascination with festive undergarments." — Fi, Skyward Sword.
- ↑ "Target lock: Green Bokoblin (Archer) This variety of Bokoblin inhabits caves or indoor environments. It has archery skills roughly equivalent to the surface-dwelling Red Bokoblin. Also similar to the surface-dwelling Red Bokoblin, the Green Bokoblin obsesses about stylish undergarments." — Fi, Skyward Sword.
- ↑ "Target lock: Technoblin
These Bokoblins wield sophisticated weaponry created by an ancient and highly evolved civilization.
If you are struck with the discharge from one of their electrical weapons, you may become paralyzed.These creatures also wear the latest in Bokoblin fashion." — Fi, Skyward Sword.
- ↑ "[The Bokoblin's] initial designs looked pretty cute, but we realized that if they looked too cute, it took the fun out of attacking them. So, in order to make them look scarier, we sharpened their teeth and made their eyes smaller and narrower." — Designer Kiuchi, Hyrule Historia, pg. 60