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Render of a Nejiron from Majora's Mask





That's a Nejiron.
Don't get too close to it.
It smells like gun powder!

Nejiron is a very strange looking enemy that appears in Majora's Mask.

Nejirons appear on the Road to Ikana and in the Stone Tower Temple. They are rock-like creatures that look and move similar to Gorons. They have adapted their moving pattern to directly resemble a rolling Goron, making them more deadly when they are encountered.[1]

According to Tatl, they smell like gunpowder, indicating their explosive nature and that they should be avoided.[2]. They attack Link by rolling into him, crushing him in the process. The best way to defeat them is by using long-range weapons including the Bow or the Hookshot, as the enemy explodes once they have been defeated. However, each time a Nejiron has been defeated, a new one digs itself up from underground, making this a seemingly endless struggle. Link can wear the Stone Mask to avoid these enemies altogether.


  • In Japanese, the word Neji means twisted or warped, where the suffix of -ron is likely taken from the term Goron. Thus these creatures are named by the characteristic of being a twisted Goron.



  1. "Nejirons appear to be simple creatures, but they are in fact highly evolved hunting machines. They have adapted to resemble a rolling Goron, but instead of passing by peacefully, a Nejiron will charge ruthlessly into is victim.", The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia
  2. "That's a Nejiron. Don't get too close to it. Sniff...Sniff... It smells like gun powder!" — Tatl, Majora's Mask.