A Link to the Past
- Main article: Mothula (A Link to the Past)
Mothula made its original debut in A Link to the Past as the boss of Skull Woods, a dungeon in the Dark World.
Oracle of Seasons
- Main article: Mothula (Oracle of Seasons)
The Wind Waker
Mothula first appears in The Wind Waker as a mini-boss of the Forbidden Woods. To damage Mothula, Link must either use parry attacks or stun it with the Deku Leaf before using combo attacks with the sword. Link is rewarded the Boomerang for defeating the first Mothula.
Winged Mothulas attack Link by flying into him from above, while wingless Mothulas attack Link by ramming into him. Both types spray dozens of Morths which attach to Link and slow him down. After Link has acquired the Fire Arrows and the Ice Arrows, he can shoot those at Mothula for a one hit kill.
Mothulas are simple enemies. They have only two attacks. Their first attack is when they throw a skull at Link. The skull can be deflected using the Whirlwind, which sends it back at them. Using the Whirlwind at them when they are not attacking causes them to just deflect it back at Link. Their second attack is when Link is stunned by the Whirlwind; they dive towards him, dealing damage. Deflect their skulls back at them with the Whirlwind and then attack with the sword to defeat then.