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Not to be confused with Big Octo.

The Big Octorok is the Boss of the Temple of Droplets in The Minish Cap.[1][note 1] It is the guardian of the Water Element.


Though simply a typical Red Octorok to a normal-sized Link, when Minish-sized, this mediocre creature becomes gargantuan. When encountered, it is frozen in the Temple of Droplets' central room, in close proximity to the frozen Water Element. After Link flips two giant Switches, a hatch on the ceiling opens wide, allowing sunlight to thaw both the frozen Boss and the Element. Before Link can claim the Water Element, the Big Octorok sucks it up and retreats into the next room.


Big Octorok (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
TMC Big Octorok Figurine Sprite
Big Octorok
Appears in the Temple of Droplets.
Frozen solid by the power of the Water
Element. He's been frozen so long that
his hunger is unbearable.

Link must use the Big Octorok's rock-spitting tendencies against it to inflict damage by deflecting the rocks with his Shield. It will also try to suck Link up, and will ram the walls, causing rocks to fall from the ceiling.

After a few hits, the Big Octorok will freeze itself and all of the water covering the floor, and the budding flower on its back becomes vulnerable. Link must run to the Big Octorok's backside and set the flower on fire with his Flame Lantern. Repeating this process a few times will complete the battle; Link will receive the Water Element along with another Heart Container.


  • In the British English translation, the Figurine is called "Octorok".
  • In the Spanish translation, the Figurine is called "Ferrus negro", the name for Black Knights. The actual Black Knight Figurine is named "Blacknut" instead.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland EnglishUK Octorok
Japan Japanese 大オクタロック (Dai Okutarokku)
French-speaking countries French Octorok Géant Giant Octorok
Federal Republic of Germany German Großer Oktorok Large Oktorok
Italian Republic Italian Grande Octorok Big Octorok

See Also[]


  1. Big Octorok was referred to as Giant Octorok in The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap — The Official Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo Power.[2] However, as this contradicts the name given in Encyclopedia, it is not considered Canon.


The Legend of ZeldaThe Adventure of LinkA Link to the PastLink's AwakeningOcarina of TimeMajora's MaskOracle of SeasonsOracle of AgesFour SwordsThe Wind WakerFour Swords AdventuresThe Minish CapTwilight PrincessPhantom HourglassSpirit TracksSkyward SwordA Link Between WorldsTri Force HeroesBreath of the WildTears of the Kingdom