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Blue Hinoxes are recurring Bosses in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]


Link's Awakening[]

Blue Hinoxes make their first appearance as a mini boss in Turtle Rock and act the same as other Hinoxes in the game, right down to requiring 2 Bombs to defeat. It is not the dungeon's "true" mini-boss however, as it will respawn when Link leaves and later re-enters the room. Once Link obtains the Magic Rod, he can make short work of it, like many other enemies in the game.

Breath of the Wild[]

Hyrule Compendium Entry

146 (151) Blue Hinox
BotW Hyrule Compendium Blue Hinox
The largest monster to make its home in Hyrule, the Hinox lives primarily in forested areas. A keen awareness of your surroundings is paramount when facing one, as Hinox are known for tearing entire trees from the ground and using them as weapons. Blue Hinox wear greaves that can be burnt away to expose their feet. A deft hand can steal weapons off the necklaces they wear.
Common Locations
Hyrule Field
Lanayru Great Spring
Recoverable Materials
Hinox Toenail Hinox Tooth Hinox Guts Roasted Bass Roasted Hearty Bass Roasted Hearty Salmon Roasted Trout Roasted Carp Roasted Porgy Sneaky River Escargot Blueshell Escargot Blackened Crab

Blue Hinoxes make their first 3D appearance and are a stronger variation of the Red Hinox found in Breath of the Wild. Unlike regular Hinox, they wear wooden greaves, though they can easily be burned away with flame-based weaponry.[2] As is the case with all Hinox, they are vulnerable to damage to their eyes. When defeated, Blue Hinox drop Hinox Toenails, Hinox Teeth, Hinox Guts, and a variety of cooked seafood.

Several quests involve encounters with Blue Hinox. The Shrine Quest "The Three Giant Brothers" has three Hinox on Mount Taran guarding Ancient Orbs that must be used to unlock the Tawa Jinn Shrine. Of these Hinox, the Middle Kin, which can be found in Uten Marsh, is a Blue Hinox. The "Shrouded Shrine" quest similarly requires Link to obtain the Orb carried by a Blue Hinox in the Thyphlo Ruins, which is used to unlock the Ketoh Wawai Shrine that lies behind the Hinox itself. The "Stranded on Eventide" quest also requires Link to take an Ancient Orb from the Blue Hinox on Eventide Island, which is used to unlock the Korgu Chideh Shrine. After freeing Zora's Domain from Divine Beast Vah Ruta, Torfeau can grant the Side Quest "The Giant of Ralis Pond", which requires Link to defeat the Blue Hinox at Ralis Pond.

Link can receive the Medal of Honor: Hinox from Kilton by defeating all Hinoxes in Hyrule Kingdom. This can only be acquired after defeating Calamity Ganon and completing the "Destroy Ganon" Main Quest.


Tears of the Kingdom[]

Blue Hinoxes reappear in Tears of the Kingdom, acting mostly the same as in Breath of the Wild, but can slam their heads down on Link with their new horns. One is summoned alongside several Bokoblins and a Boss Bokoblin by Ganondorf after he becomes the Demon King by murdering Queen Sonia and steals her Secret Stone, stretching afterwards as if it has awakened from a long nap.

Other Appearances[]

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity[]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapanese青ヒノックス (Ao Hinokkusu) (BotW)[3]
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR藍色西諾克斯 (Lánsè Xīnuòkèsī) (BotW)
NetherlandsDutchBlauwe Hinox (BotW | HWAoC)[4]
CanadaFrenchCAHinox bleu (BotW)[5]
FranceFrenchEUHinox bleu (BotW)[6]
GermanyGermanBlauer Hinox (BotW)[7]
ItalyItalianHinox blu (BotW)[8]
South KoreaKorean블루 히녹스 (Beullu Hinokseu) (BotW)
RussiaRussianСиний хинокс (Siniy hinoks) (BotW)[9]
SpainSpanishEUHinox azul (BotW)[10]
Latin AmericaSpanishLAHinox azul (BotW)[11]
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See Also[]


  1. "Blue Hinox" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Blue Hinox wear greaves that can be burnt away to expose their feet." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "148 青ヒノックス" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "148 Blauwe Hinox" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "148 Hinox bleu" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "148 Hinox bleu" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "148 Blauer Hinox" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "148 Hinox bleu" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "148 Синий хинокс" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "148 Hinox azul" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "148 Hinox azul" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)