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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
== Ocarina of Time ==
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===Ocarina of Time===
 
{{Navi|left}}King Dodongo is the big boss of [[Dodongo's Cavern]] in ''Ocarina of Time'' and everything you'd expect a giant dinosaur in a volcano to be. Super huge and breathing fire, King Dodongo is a formidable foe.
 
{{Navi|left}}King Dodongo is the big boss of [[Dodongo's Cavern]] in ''Ocarina of Time'' and everything you'd expect a giant dinosaur in a volcano to be. Super huge and breathing fire, King Dodongo is a formidable foe.
  
===History===
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====History====
 
[[Ganondorf]] came to [[Goron City]] to aquire from [[Darunia]] the [[Spiritual Stone]] of Fire, the [[Goron's Ruby]]. [[Darunia]] refused to cough it up, sensing that [[Ganondorf]] was bad news. [[Ganondorf]] sent King Dodongo to [[Dodongo's Cavern]], the [[Goron]]'s feeding place, and sealed it up with a giant boulder. Thereby, causing a famine on the [[Gorons]]. [[Ganondorf]] promised to open the cave and remove King Dodongo only if and when [[Darunia]] gave him the [[Goron's Ruby|stone]].{{Ref|OoT|1228|Darunia}} [[Darunia]] kept the [[Goron's Ruby]] safe while he faced unpredictably difficult times for his people, when he received a visit from an unlikely Royal Messenger...{{Ref|OoT|1181|Darunia}}
 
[[Ganondorf]] came to [[Goron City]] to aquire from [[Darunia]] the [[Spiritual Stone]] of Fire, the [[Goron's Ruby]]. [[Darunia]] refused to cough it up, sensing that [[Ganondorf]] was bad news. [[Ganondorf]] sent King Dodongo to [[Dodongo's Cavern]], the [[Goron]]'s feeding place, and sealed it up with a giant boulder. Thereby, causing a famine on the [[Gorons]]. [[Ganondorf]] promised to open the cave and remove King Dodongo only if and when [[Darunia]] gave him the [[Goron's Ruby|stone]].{{Ref|OoT|1228|Darunia}} [[Darunia]] kept the [[Goron's Ruby]] safe while he faced unpredictably difficult times for his people, when he received a visit from an unlikely Royal Messenger...{{Ref|OoT|1181|Darunia}}
  
===Strategy===
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====Strategy====
 
Really big and really buff, King Dodongo looks like business. He'll let out a roar and the battle will begin. First thing to go over is how to avoid all his attacks. What to do if he does anything: stand on the sloped inside of the ring near the lava. That's it. He can't get you there with fire or rolling. Anyways, back to the battle: He'll begin with a fire attack. These fire attacks are [[Link]]'s big opportunities. Before he exhales flame, he'll inhale. A lot. That's [[Link]]'s queue to feed him a [[bomb]]. Toss one right in his mouth and his body will shudder with the explosion. While he's lying on the ground, nail him with a jump-attack-[[Deku Stick]] to the face (A plain [[Sword]] attack will work too, but a jump attack with a [[Deku Stick]] will dish out four times normal damage).{{Ref|OoT|756|Kokiri}} He'll then curl up, getting ready to roll around. At that point, [[Link]] needs to get on the sloped inside of the ring near the lava or get smooshed. Whenever King Dodongo rolls, he always goes halfway around the ring. He'll bounce off one corner and stop at the next. Once he rolls past, have [[Link]] follow close behind him. Because once he's done rolling, he'll face [[Link]] and try once again to roast him. Chuck a [[bomb]] in his mouth as before and slice him up good. (Again, use [[Deku Sticks]] and jump attacks for maximum efficiency) Should you run out of bombs mid-battle, use the bomb flowers placed in every corner of the arena. Using these will take timing though so try to make your own last. Unlike many other bosses in [[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]], there is no "second-phase" to this battle. Once you strike the final blow, King Dodongo will roar, roll around a bit and then roll into the lava in the middle of the room. He will straighten out as he sinks and let out one last roar before finally ceasing movement. A heart container will appear by his head along with a portal that is waiting to whisk [[Link]] away to the outside of [[Dodongo's Cavern]]. At this point the lava has hardened and cooled to rock so don't be afraid to walk on it. Once [[Link]] has stepped into the portal, he will be taken to the spot where the giant boulder stood at the entrance to [[Dodongo's Cavern]]. [[Darunia]] will then drop from the sky right in front of [[Link]] (???) and congratulate him on a job well done. He will then give him the second [[Spiritual Stone]], the [[Goron's Ruby]].
 
Really big and really buff, King Dodongo looks like business. He'll let out a roar and the battle will begin. First thing to go over is how to avoid all his attacks. What to do if he does anything: stand on the sloped inside of the ring near the lava. That's it. He can't get you there with fire or rolling. Anyways, back to the battle: He'll begin with a fire attack. These fire attacks are [[Link]]'s big opportunities. Before he exhales flame, he'll inhale. A lot. That's [[Link]]'s queue to feed him a [[bomb]]. Toss one right in his mouth and his body will shudder with the explosion. While he's lying on the ground, nail him with a jump-attack-[[Deku Stick]] to the face (A plain [[Sword]] attack will work too, but a jump attack with a [[Deku Stick]] will dish out four times normal damage).{{Ref|OoT|756|Kokiri}} He'll then curl up, getting ready to roll around. At that point, [[Link]] needs to get on the sloped inside of the ring near the lava or get smooshed. Whenever King Dodongo rolls, he always goes halfway around the ring. He'll bounce off one corner and stop at the next. Once he rolls past, have [[Link]] follow close behind him. Because once he's done rolling, he'll face [[Link]] and try once again to roast him. Chuck a [[bomb]] in his mouth as before and slice him up good. (Again, use [[Deku Sticks]] and jump attacks for maximum efficiency) Should you run out of bombs mid-battle, use the bomb flowers placed in every corner of the arena. Using these will take timing though so try to make your own last. Unlike many other bosses in [[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]], there is no "second-phase" to this battle. Once you strike the final blow, King Dodongo will roar, roll around a bit and then roll into the lava in the middle of the room. He will straighten out as he sinks and let out one last roar before finally ceasing movement. A heart container will appear by his head along with a portal that is waiting to whisk [[Link]] away to the outside of [[Dodongo's Cavern]]. At this point the lava has hardened and cooled to rock so don't be afraid to walk on it. Once [[Link]] has stepped into the portal, he will be taken to the spot where the giant boulder stood at the entrance to [[Dodongo's Cavern]]. [[Darunia]] will then drop from the sky right in front of [[Link]] (???) and congratulate him on a job well done. He will then give him the second [[Spiritual Stone]], the [[Goron's Ruby]].
  
===Reward===
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====Reward====
 
[[Link]] will get a heart container from King Dodongo, and after stepping into the portal, the [[Spiritual Stone]] of Fire from [[Darunia]], that is, the [[Goron's Ruby]].
 
[[Link]] will get a heart container from King Dodongo, and after stepping into the portal, the [[Spiritual Stone]] of Fire from [[Darunia]], that is, the [[Goron's Ruby]].
  
== Four Swords Adventures ==
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===Four Swords Adventures===
 
King Dodongo is the boss of the [[Realm of the Memories]] stage.
 
King Dodongo is the boss of the [[Realm of the Memories]] stage.
  

Revision as of 18:23, May 3, 2013

King Dodongo
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Title

Infernal Dinosaur

Threat

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Attacks

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Effective
Weapons

Games

Dungeons

Rewards

King Dodongo is a recurring Boss in The Legend of Zelda Series, having appeared in Ocarina of Time and Four Swords Adventures. He's basically a pimped-out, 3D version of Dodongo from The Legend of Zelda.

Appearances

Ocarina of Time

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King Dodongo
This is a huge Dodongo that eats
anything! Give it a shock, and
finish it off with your sword!

King Dodongo is the big boss of Dodongo's Cavern in Ocarina of Time and everything you'd expect a giant dinosaur in a volcano to be. Super huge and breathing fire, King Dodongo is a formidable foe.

History

Ganondorf came to Goron City to aquire from Darunia the Spiritual Stone of Fire, the Goron's Ruby. Darunia refused to cough it up, sensing that Ganondorf was bad news. Ganondorf sent King Dodongo to Dodongo's Cavern, the Goron's feeding place, and sealed it up with a giant boulder. Thereby, causing a famine on the Gorons. Ganondorf promised to open the cave and remove King Dodongo only if and when Darunia gave him the stone.[1] Darunia kept the Goron's Ruby safe while he faced unpredictably difficult times for his people, when he received a visit from an unlikely Royal Messenger...[2]

Strategy

Really big and really buff, King Dodongo looks like business. He'll let out a roar and the battle will begin. First thing to go over is how to avoid all his attacks. What to do if he does anything: stand on the sloped inside of the ring near the lava. That's it. He can't get you there with fire or rolling. Anyways, back to the battle: He'll begin with a fire attack. These fire attacks are Link's big opportunities. Before he exhales flame, he'll inhale. A lot. That's Link's queue to feed him a bomb. Toss one right in his mouth and his body will shudder with the explosion. While he's lying on the ground, nail him with a jump-attack-Deku Stick to the face (A plain Sword attack will work too, but a jump attack with a Deku Stick will dish out four times normal damage).[3] He'll then curl up, getting ready to roll around. At that point, Link needs to get on the sloped inside of the ring near the lava or get smooshed. Whenever King Dodongo rolls, he always goes halfway around the ring. He'll bounce off one corner and stop at the next. Once he rolls past, have Link follow close behind him. Because once he's done rolling, he'll face Link and try once again to roast him. Chuck a bomb in his mouth as before and slice him up good. (Again, use Deku Sticks and jump attacks for maximum efficiency) Should you run out of bombs mid-battle, use the bomb flowers placed in every corner of the arena. Using these will take timing though so try to make your own last. Unlike many other bosses in Ocarina of Time, there is no "second-phase" to this battle. Once you strike the final blow, King Dodongo will roar, roll around a bit and then roll into the lava in the middle of the room. He will straighten out as he sinks and let out one last roar before finally ceasing movement. A heart container will appear by his head along with a portal that is waiting to whisk Link away to the outside of Dodongo's Cavern. At this point the lava has hardened and cooled to rock so don't be afraid to walk on it. Once Link has stepped into the portal, he will be taken to the spot where the giant boulder stood at the entrance to Dodongo's Cavern. Darunia will then drop from the sky right in front of Link (???) and congratulate him on a job well done. He will then give him the second Spiritual Stone, the Goron's Ruby.

Reward

Link will get a heart container from King Dodongo, and after stepping into the portal, the Spiritual Stone of Fire from Darunia, that is, the Goron's Ruby.

Four Swords Adventures

King Dodongo is the boss of the Realm of the Memories stage.

References

  1. " What a wild adventure! It will make an incredible story... I can't believe that the Dodongos suddenly appeared in such great numbers! And that big rock blocking the cave... All this trouble must have been caused by that Gerudo thief, Ganondorf! He said, "Give me the Spiritual Stone! Only then will I open the cave for you!" You, on the other hand, risked your life for us..." — Darunia, Ocarina of Time.
  2. "What the heck! Who are you?! When I heard the song of the Royal Family, I expected their messenger had arrived, but... you're just a little kid! Has Darunia, the big boss of the Gorons, really lost so much status to be treated like this by his Sworn Brother, the King? Now, I'm REALLY angry! Get out of my face, now! Are you asking why I'm in such a bad mood right now? Ancient creatures have infested the Dodongo's Cavern! We've had a poor harvest of our special crop, Bomb Flowers! Starvation and hunger because of the rock shortage! But..." — Darunia, Ocarina of Time.
  3. "Hey, let's work on some moves! To jump sideways while (Z) Targeting, press (A) as you move right or left. To do a backflip while (Z) Targeting, press (A) as you move backwards. To do a roll attack while (Z) Targeting, press (A) as you move forward. While you roll, you can avoid damage. If you have your sword ready while (Z) Targeting, you can do a jump attack by pressing (A)! A jump attack does double damage! You can use (Z) Targeting on the stone next to me, so let's practice!" — Kokiri, Ocarina of Time.