Big Octorok

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This article is about the Big Octorok from The Minish Cap. For the Big Octo from other Zelda games, see Big Octo.
Big Octorok





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The Big Octorok is a boss from The Minish Cap.[1] It is a normal-sized Octorok covered in plants, but as Link is Minish-sized, it appears to be large.

Big Octorok
TMC Big Octorok Figurine Sprite.png Appears in the Temple of Droplets. Frozen solid by the power of the Water Element. He's been frozen so long that his hunger is unbearable.


After melting the element only to have it stolen by the Big Octorok that was unfrozen at the same time, Link can enter the room it went into. Once inside, the Octorok will turn around and screech at Link, much to his surprise. The battle will unexpectedly begin.


The battle begins with the Octorok shooting boulders at Link, which he is supposed to deflect with his sword. If Link doesn't deflect the boulders, they will hit the walls and shatter into pieces that stick to the ground. After deflecting three boulders back at it, the Octorok will freeze itself and the flower on its back will dry out and lower to Link's level. The entire floor will also freeze. Link will have to use the Flame Lantern to light the dry flower on fire. However, the Octorok will use ice breath on Link. The flame will run up the stem and melt and burn the Octorok. The Octorok will start freaking out and ramming into walls, causing blocks to fall. Eventually, the Octorok will stop ramming the walls and the ice will thaw.

In the second part of the fight, the Octorok will suck in air before it shoots boulders. If Link gets sucked up by it, he will take heavy damage and get launched across the room. After deflecting three boulders, the Octorok will freeze everything again. The battle is the same here, but the Octorok will spin around faster. Link can just light the dry flower on fire using the Flame Lantern to make the Octorok burn and slam into the wall. Look out for the falling blocks and the ice will thaw.

In the final part of the battle, the only difference is that the Octorok may create a smokescreen that Link must light using the Flame Lantern. Link must avoid the air the Octorok sucks in and deflect the boulders it shoots. This time, the Octorok won't freeze itself. After Link has deflected three boulders, the Octorok will spin around while starting to explode. It will eventually explode into a cartoony puff, ending the battle for the next element.

After a few seconds the Water Element will float down into Link's hands. A Heart Container and a warp tile will appear. Link can grab the Heart Container and go through the warp tile to return to the entrance of the Temple.