Desert Lanmola

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Desert Lanmola
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Threat

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Attacks

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Effective
Weapons

Sword - 8 hits
Seashell Sword - 4 hits
Bow - 2 hits
Pegasus Boots - 4 hits

Games

Dungeons

Rewards

The Desert Lanmola[1] is a centipede-like mini-boss that is encountered in the deserts of Koholint Island in Link's Awakening.[2] This Lanmola is the guardian of the Angler Key,[3] which is needed to gain access to Angler's Tunnel.

Strategy

While exploring Yarna Desert, Link finds an area of quicksand where the Desert Lanmola makes its home. Getting annoyed by the hindrance Link is becoming,[4] the Lanmola leaps out of the sand to run into Link, descending into another part of the sand.[5] While the Desert Lanmola doesn't try to attack Link directly, the sand vortex at the center of the quicksand proves the biggest concern for Link because if he falls into the sand vortex and into the cave, the damage done to the Desert Lanmola will be reversed. By trying to avoid the center of the quicksand by using the Roc's Feather,[6] Link should slash at the head of the Lanmola with the sword after it has leaped into the air,[7][8] taking eights hits to defeat him with. Link can also use the Bow to attack the desert menace. Once Link defeats the Desert Lanmola, he is rewarded with the Angler Key.[9]

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References

  1. "Desert Lanmola" — Link's Awakening Nintendo Player's Guide, pg. 102
  2. "In Koholint, the Lanmola lives in the desert, appearing only to attack enemies like Link." — Link's Awakening Nintendo Player's Guide, pg. 49
  3. "You have come here not for a heroic tan, but to win the Angler's Key from a fearsome beast." — Link's Awakening Nintendo Player's Guide, pg. 49
  4. "Annoyance! You are only getting in the way!" — Desert Lanmola, Link's Awakening DX.
  5. "The Lanmola in the Yarna Desert leaps out of the sand, then reburies itself." — Link's Awakening Nintendo Player's Guide, pg. 102
  6. "A leading monster historian suggests donning the Feather so you can avoid the sucking sands." — Link's Awakening Nintendo Player's Guide, pg. 49
  7. "Anticipate where it will emerge and hit it on the head with your Sword." — Link's Awakening Nintendo Player's Guide, pg. 102
  8. "Refer to the prophetic words of the Hyrulean Heroes Journal: when in doubt, smite thy foe on the noggin!" — Link's Awakening Nintendo Player's Guide, pg. 49
  9. "When you defeat this beast, the Angler's Key drops into the sand." — Link's Awakening Nintendo Player's Guide, pg. 49