"Watch out for its leaping attack! It will explode after it's defeated!"
Baby Dodongo (Ocarina of Time)

Baby Dodongos (ベビードドンゴ Bebī Dodongo?) are enemies from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. As their name suggests, they are infant Dodongos. They burrow deep into the ground and emerge to attack Link when he comes near them. They are relatively easy enemies, requiring only one sword strike to defeat—although their leaping attack is notably able to bypass Link's guard by hitting him above his shield. After a Baby Dodongo has been defeated, it will self-destruct. This can be used to Link's advantage, as the blasts can destroy breakable walls in the Dodongo's Cavern and damage nearby enemies. Interestingly, if a bomb is thrown near a Baby Dodongo, it will chase and eat the bomb, thus destroying itself. They will even try and chase after Bombchu. As a result both Bombs and Bombchu are highly effective against them.

Navi's Note

Navi Artwork Watch out for its leaping attack! It will explode after it's defeated!
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