Big Dodongo appears only after Link has defeated two smaller, regular Dodongos with normal bombs. Its arrival is accompanied by the appearance of four Recovery Hearts and four treasure chests that contain Level 2 Bombs.
Like regular Dodongos, the Big Dodongo has hard, impenetrable outer skin. Its primary attack is to breathe fire at the Links, but they can also be damaged by coming into contact with the monster. It can only be harmed by throwing the Level 2 Bombs into its vulnerable mouth when it inhales to breathe fire. After three bombs are placed in the Dodongo's mouth, he explodes, leaving behind a Big Green Force Gem.
- ↑ "When you destroy the two small ones, a Big Dodongo will stomp onto the scene." — pg. 89, Nintendo Power Four Swords Adventures Strategy Guide
- ↑ "Two regular Dodongos and one Big Dodongo rule the realm. They are vulnerable only to bomb blasts, but their outer skin is impenetrable." — pg. 89, Nintendo Power Four Swords Adventures Strategy Guide
- ↑ "Grab level-two bombs from the chests that appear and place them into the beast's mouth." — pg. 89, Nintendo Power Four Swords Adventures Strategy Guide