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Octoroks were redesigned as aquatic monsters. They can be found almost anywhere there is [[water]], including [[Lake Hylia]], [[Zora's River]], [[Zora's Fountain]], and even in aquatic [[dungeon]]s like [[Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly]]. They remain hidden under the water most of the time; upon spotting Link, they surface and spit rocks at him. If Link gets too close, they hide under the water. The rocks they spit can be deflected back at them with the [[Deku Shield]] or the [[Hylian Shield]], and they can also be defeated by long-range weapons like the [[Fairy Bow]] and [[Hookshot]]. A large Octorok known as [[Bigocto (Ocarina of Time)|Bigocto]] appears as the [[mini-boss]] of Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly.
 
Octoroks were redesigned as aquatic monsters. They can be found almost anywhere there is [[water]], including [[Lake Hylia]], [[Zora's River]], [[Zora's Fountain]], and even in aquatic [[dungeon]]s like [[Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly]]. They remain hidden under the water most of the time; upon spotting Link, they surface and spit rocks at him. If Link gets too close, they hide under the water. The rocks they spit can be deflected back at them with the [[Deku Shield]] or the [[Hylian Shield]], and they can also be defeated by long-range weapons like the [[Fairy Bow]] and [[Hookshot]]. A large Octorok known as [[Bigocto (Ocarina of Time)|Bigocto]] appears as the [[mini-boss]] of Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly.
 
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Octoroks are recurring enemies in the Legend of Zelda series. They are amphibious, octopus-like creatures that launch rocks from their mouths at passersby. They are largely land dwelling animals, but have been seen residing in water as well. Octoroks are one of the most common enemy types in the series, along with Keese, Moblins and Stalfos. They debuted in The Legend of Zelda and have appeared in almost every Legend of Zelda game since, with the sole exception of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Appearances

The Legend of Zelda

Blue Octorok (The Legend of Zelda)
Red Octorok (The Legend of Zelda)

Octoroks come in red and blue varieties and attack Link by shooting rocks at him. The rocks that they shoot, however, can be blocked by Link's shield. Blue Octoroks are more dangerous than red ones due to the fact that they take two hits from the Wooden Sword to be defeated instead of one. Octoroks move either quickly or slowly in horizontal and vertical paths and can quickly change direction. They are common around the more desolate regions of Hyrule, while Moblins patrol the forested areas, Ghinis haunt the Graveyard, and Tektites infest Death Mountain.

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Blue Octorok (Zelda II)
Red Octorok (Zelda II)

Octoroks are similar to their The Legend of Zelda counterparts in almost every aspect; however, only certain Octoroks move around. Some jump in place, firing as they leap into the air. There are blue and red variants, with the blue Octoroks being significantly stronger than the red ones. Link gains 10 experience points for defeating a red Octorok and 20 experience for defeating a blue Octorok.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Octorok (A Link to the Past)

Octoroks are found in the Light World, mainly in the region just east of Hyrule Castle. They only come in one color, a reddish purple, and are smaller and more dexterous than Octoroks in previous installments. They spit rocks, and will sometimes spin in place while rapidly firing rocks in all four directions. They also deal a bit more damage to Link than other types of Octoroks.

In the Game Boy Advance port, there is a room with three Golden Octoroks inside. Octoroks have a Dark World equivalent called Slaroks.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Octorok (Link's Awakening)

Octoroks are similar to the ones from A Link to the Past. However, due to the limitations of color in Game Boy games, Octoroks come in only one color. There is also a new type of Octorok in the game known as Paraoctos.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

"Bounce back the rocks they spit at you!"
Navi

Octoroks were redesigned as aquatic monsters. They can be found almost anywhere there is water, including Lake Hylia, Zora's River, Zora's Fountain, and even in aquatic dungeons like Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly. They remain hidden under the water most of the time; upon spotting Link, they surface and spit rocks at him. If Link gets too close, they hide under the water. The rocks they spit can be deflected back at them with the Deku Shield or the Hylian Shield, and they can also be defeated by long-range weapons like the Fairy Bow and Hookshot. A large Octorok known as Bigocto appears as the mini-boss of Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

"You know about the Octorok, right? All you have to do is deflect that rock it spits out."
Tatl

Octoroks are identical to their Ocarina of Time counterparts. When hit with an Ice Arrow, an Octorok will freeze into a solid block of ice, allowing Link to use it as a platform. They are also used in the Town Shooting Gallery as the targets. Unlike in Ocarina of Time, though, two deflected rocks are required to defeat an Octorok, rather than one rock.

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages & Seasons

Blue Octorok (Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons)
Red Octorok (Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons)

Octoroks in the Oracle games are similar in appearance to Octoroks in Link's Awakening. They come in shades of red and blue, with the blue Octoroks being more durable than the red. Their attack pattern is also the same as that of the Link's Awakening Octoroks, crawling around and spitting rocks. In Oracle of Ages, blue Octoroks appear in the past and red Octoroks appear in the present. In Oracle of Seasons, the two kinds often appear together. There is also a special Golden Octorok that appears in Oracle of Seasons. Also, in both games, Link can acquire an Octo Ring that transforms him into an Octorok. He cannot use any attacks while in this form, but he is ignored by other Octoroks, and also cannot be eaten by Like Likes.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords

Octorok (Four Swords)

Octorok's act similar to their Link's Awakening counterparts.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

There are two kinds of regular Octoroks that appear in The Wind Waker. Some Octoroks lurk around in shallow waters and fire rocks at intruders, hiding whenever someone comes near, while others dwell in the Great Sea, firing Bombs from their mouth at random travelers. Usually, if Link stops sailing his boat to battle the Octoroks at sea, a massive swarm of Octoroks will eventually gather. When fought at night, the tops of the sea Octorok's heads glow blue, revealing them to be bioluminescent like many real-life deep sea dwellers. There are also Big Octos that appear wherever seagulls gather.

The description for the Octorok figurine in the Nintendo Gallery mentions that Octoroks have a "perfect attendance record", reflecting their appearances in all games up to The Wind Waker. However, this record no longer proves to be true, as no Octoroks appear in Twilight Princess.

The design for the "river" and "ocean" Octoroks are different, as are the projectiles they fire; however, during Link's second visit to the Forsaken Fortress there is a room with a pool of water that hosts a "river" Octorok that fires bombs instead of rocks. This odd melding of Octorok traits and appearance is seen nowhere else and may be a glitch similar to the strange Wizzrobes sometimes encountered at sea.

Interestingly, the Octorok sprite from The Legend of Zelda appears on Manny's backpack.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

Octoroks are found on the land in this game and attack Link by shooting rocks at him. Red Octoroks are the most common and can be defeated in a single sword slash. Blue Octoroks take a great number of hits to kill and shoot rocks in all four directions in a row, although they sometimes shoot a red Force Gem instead. Pink Octoroks shoot volleys of rocks in one direction, and stand still unless Link approaches one, at which point it will back away. The latter two varieties are only found near The Coast.

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Octorok (The Minish Cap) Octoroks once again return to land-dwelling Octoroks in red and blue, with blue being stronger than red. They fire rocks at Link, and through Kinstone fusion, sometimes appear as Golden Octoroks, which leave behind great wealth. The boss of the Temple of Droplets, the game's fourth dungeon, is known as Big Octorok. However, it is not the Octorok's size that is bigger than usual; Link confronts Big Octorok while in Minish form.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Octoroks appear on both land and sea. The earth-dwelling Octoroks (similar to the ones in the original game) vary, as some alternate their firing direction, whereas others remain fixed in place. The marine Octoroks are almost identical to those of The Wind Waker. Interestingly, the marine Octoroks charge at the S.S. Linebeck, instead of spitting rocks. There is also an Octorok boss, known as Cyclok.

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Octoroks appear in two forms: their land-dwelling form as well as their water form. They act similar to past counterparts, as they shoot rocks at Link. When the Spirit Train is riding the undersea tracks in the Ocean Realm, Sea Octoroks try to squirt ink at it, blinding Link and temporarily hiding the map. Fast rubbing in any direction is required to remove the ink. Freezards also appear as Octoroks encased in ice. When Link throws his Boomerang through fire and into a Freezard, the ice melts, revealing the Octorok inside. Earth Octoroks are fought as part of the Take 'Em All On mini-game.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Octoroks are set to appear. Link must deflect their rocks back at them with his shield. Interestingly, they bear a striking resemblance to Deku Scrubs from past games, as they hide in the grass and camouflage themselves in leaves.

Non-canonical appearances

Non-canon warning: This article or section contains non-canonical information that is not considered to be an official part of the Legend of Zelda series and should not be considered part of the overall storyline.

The Legend of Zelda animated series

Octoroks are frequently employed by Ganon. They are depicted as huge red octopi, dwarfing humans such as Link and Princess Zelda in size. They attack by spewing balls of energy at their targets. In the episode "The White Knight," an Octorok appears, trying to kidnap Zelda. Link deflects one of its energy balls at a Tinsuit to defeat it. Link fails to defeat the Octorok, but it is eventually defeated by Prince Facade.

The Legend of Neil

Neil fights many of them in Season 1. They are portrayed as shirtless men with loin cloths, red masks and holding rocks. They speak with odd ululations, the exception being one Octorok that speaks in a deep, menacing tone as it threatens Neil and a a squeaky, high-pitched tone to trick Neil.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

File:Octorok Trophy (Super Smash Bros. Melee).jpg

Octoroks, in their Ocarina of Time depiction, appear as random enemies in Super Smash Bros. Melee, usually found in boxes and barrels. They fire rocks at the player, but the rocks cannot be deflected back at them. The are also found in Adventure Mode, in the Underground Maze. Octoroks appear as a collectible trophy as well. These Octoroks are modeled after the Ocarina of Time Octorok, although their tentacles are replaced with four legs like in the first The Legend of Zelda.

WarioWare: Twisted!

Octoroks appear in 9-Volt's chapter as in The Legend of Zelda. Depending on the difficulty level, Link is surrounded by two, three, or sixteen Octoroks. The rocks must be deflected with the shield, which is automatically equipped. The GBA console must be turned to have Link turn into the proper position.

Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon

Octoroks are encountered as enemies, and are much larger than their canonical counterparts. Octoroks are also made reference to in the opening cinematic, in which King Harkinian asks "I wonder what's for dinner," to which Link replies, "Oh boy. I'm so hungry, I could eat an Octorok!"

Non-canon warning: Non-canonical information ends here.

Etymology

"Octorok" is a portmanteau of octopus, aquatic invertebrates with which Octoroks share some physical similarities, and rok (as in rock), referring to the rocks that Octoroks fire as projectiles.

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