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Blue Goriyas are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]


The Legend of Zelda[]

The Legend of Zelda Manual Description
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A little devil that lives underground. He uses boomerangs. There are two of his type, blue ones and red ones. Watch out for the blue ones! They are strong.

In The Legend of Zelda, Blue Goriyas appear only in Dungeons. Blue Goriyas can survive longer than the Red variety, due to having more health, and their attacks do much more damage. They seem to not directly attack Link, but instead wander around before tossing their Boomerang in a random direction. Link finds the Magical Boomerang by defeating a group of Blue Goriyas in Level 2. Blue Goriyas may drop either a Heart, one Rupee or a Fairy.[note 1]

The Adventure of Link[]

Other Appereances[]

The Faces of Evil[]

In The Faces of Evil, Goriyas have a similar appearance to the ones in The Legend of Zelda TV series.

The Wand of Gamelon[]

In The Wand of Gamelon, Goriyas have a similar appearance to the ones in The Legend of Zelda TV series.

BS The Legend of Zelda[]

The Legend of Zelda TV Series[]

Goriya (The Moblins Are Revolting)

Goriyas from The Legend of Zelda TV series

Goriyas appear in two episodes of The Legend of Zelda TV series. In That Sinking Feeling, Ganon commands a Goriya to search for the Overworld Magnet and to use it to drag Link and Princess Zelda into the Underworld.[3] However, when the magnet instead attracts a Cupid statue,[4] Ganon gets angry and electrocutes the Goriya for failing at his mission, causing the foe to run away in pain.

In "The Moblins are Revolting," two Goriyas and two Moblins work together to attack Link while he is in his room reading a comic. However, due to their clumsiness, the creatures defeat each other without Link even having to intervene. Back at the Evil Jar in the Underworld, the Moblins complain that it was the Goriyas' fault, and the monsters start fighting until Ganon zaps them. Tired of having to take the blame for Ganon's failed plans, a Goriya suggests that they would do a better job without him,[5] thus forming the alliance known as the Brotherhood of Underworld Monsters. Later on, when all of Ganon's followers begin their attack on North Castle, a Goriya can be seen commanding an army of Vires to carry several Octoroks and fire bombs inside the castle,[6] but then begins arguing with another Goriya as to what their course of action should be.[7] Eventually, neither the Goriyas nor the rest of the monsters accomplish anything meaningful, and they end up returning to Ganon's command in the Underworld.

Interestingly, although the Goriya in "That Sinking Feeling" seems to speak with poor grammar just like the rest of the Moblins, the Goriya seen in "The Moblins are Revolting" can be heard speaking very fluent English.

The Crystal Trap[]

Goriya TCT

In The Crystal Trap, Princess Zelda and Link are attacked by a blue Goriya after the young hero has been freed from the Crystal. Zelda shoots an arrow from her bow at the Goriya, injuring it, but it then goes on to say that if the pair spares his life, it will show them a powerful weapon: a Battle Axe, which is the only thing that can defeat Ganon.[8] If Link and Zelda agree to follow the Goriya, he will lead the pair into a massive room containing the Battle Axe. The Goriya will then disappear after Link grabs the axe.

After Princess Zelda and Link run into Ganon, the evil wizard will confess that he told the Goriya to lead the young heroes to the Battle Axe, since he knew that if they found the axe, Link and Zelda would stop searching for the real weapon that could defeat Ganon: the Spear.[9]

Cadence of Hyrule[]

Blue Goriyas appear as a stronger variant, and can throw their boomerangs straight or diagonally. One is seen in the intro to Symphony of the Mask alongside a Vire, a Skull Moblin, and a Skull Red Bokoblin harassing some Deku Scrubs.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapanese青ゴーリア (Ao Gōria) (TLoZ)[10]Same as English.
FranceFrenchEUGoriya Bleu (TAoL)[11]
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  1. If Link defeats 10 enemies without getting hit or teleporting with the Flute, then the 10th enemy defeated will drop five Rupees. However, if the 10th enemy is defeated with a Bomb, then it will drop four Bombs. If Link defeats 16 enemies without getting hit or teleporting, then the 16th enemy will drop a Fairy. After the 16th enemy, Link must get hit and reset the counter to zero in order to achieve this effect again. Defeating Armos, Like Likes, Keese, or Gels will not be counted.[2]


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 183 (TLoZ | TAoL)
  2. n.a., Forced Drops, redcandle.us, published n.d., retrieved August 17, 2017.
  3. "Oh... Ganon gonna be mad. Me find Overworld Magnet just like Ganon tell me to, but--" — Goriya (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode That Sinking Feeling)
  4. "Uh, um, me aim at them, sire, but me get that instead." — Goriya (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode That Sinking Feeling)
  5. "Uh, why? We can do better. Let's kick him out!" — Goriya (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode The Moblins are Revolting)
  6. "Uh, my Octobombers are gonna get them!" — Goriya (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode The Moblins are Revolting)
  7. "Airhead? Take this, potatobrain!" — Goriya (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode The Moblins are Revolting)
  8. "Spare me and I'll show you a powerful weapon,' the monster pleads. 'A battle axe. It's the only thing that can defeat Ganon, and I know where it is." (The Crystal Trap, Simon & Schuster, pg. 13)
  9. "My axe, you mean,' says Ganon. 'I told that goriya to lead you to it. I knew if you had the axe you'd stop looking for the real weapon that can defeat me." (The Crystal Trap, Simon & Schuster, pg. 95)
  10. Hyrule Encyclopedia, Ambit Ltd., pg. 175
  11. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 182