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Cursed Bokoblins are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2] They are an undead variant of Bokoblin though their appearances differ between games.


Skyward Sword

Fi's Comment:
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Target lock: Cursed Bokoblin
"This horrifying Bokoblin reanimates after death. Analysis indicates it fears pure, shiny items and will startle at the sight of a sacred shield.

It is able to reanimate purely through its hatred of this world...and its attachment to outlandish underpants."

Undead whose hatred accords them the ability to reanimate, Cursed Bokoblins take on a decaying appearance — with skeletal and bandaged arms, glowing yellow eyes, and chipped horns — and this is further exemplified by the flies swarming around them. They are primarily encountered in the deepest depths of the Ancient Cistern, though they also appear in the Sky Keep. If Link is nearby, Cursed Bokoblins will emerge from the ground in large groups and pursue him, attacking by latching onto Link and biting him. In addition to dealing damage, their bite also places a Curse on Link.

Cursed Bokoblins recoil from shiny objects, which Link can exploit by holding up either his Goddess Sword while it is charged with the Skyward Strike or the Sacred Shield (or one of its upgrades) to keep them at bay.[3] Cursed Bokoblins can withstand many blows before succumbing, and they often get back up. Using Bombs or performing a Fatal Blow will instantly defeat them, at which point they may drop an Evil Crystal.

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

153 (158) Cursed Bokoblin
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The Malice has given these Bokoblin skulls a sort of life. Devoid of any intelligence the Bokoblin it once belonged to may have had, these pitiful things now exist only to attack anything that gets too close.
Common Locations
Recoverable Materials

Cursed Bokoblins appear in Breath of the Wild as floating heads, similar to Bubbles, and are spawned from Malice. They are only found within the four Divine Beasts and Hyrule Castle, charging at Link if he is within range. The only way to stop Cursed Bokoblins from spawning is to destroy the eye that is creating them.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Curse Bokoblins reappear in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, spawning when Stalkoblins are defeated. They follow the player around and charge at them. Unlike Breath of the Wild, they are not spawned from Malice and can be permanently defeated.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseカースボコブリン (Kāsu Bokoburin)[4]
ChinaChineseSI厄咒波克布林 (Èzhòu Bōkèbùlín)
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR詛咒波克布林 (Zǔzhòu Bōkèbùlín)
NetherlandsDutchVervloekte Bokoblin[5]
CanadaFrenchCABokoblin maudit[6]
FranceFrenchEUBokoblin maudit[7]
ItalyItalianBoblin maledetto[9]
South KoreaKorean커스 보코블린 (Keoseu Bokobeullin)
RussiaRussianБешеный бокоблин (Beshenyy bokoblin)[10]
SpainSpanishEUBokoblin maldito[11]
Latin AmericaSpanishLABokoblin maldito[12]
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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 172 (SS)
  2. "Cursed Bokoblin" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Analysis indicates it fears pure, shiny items and will startle at the sight of a sacred shield." — Fi (Skyward Sword HD)
  4. "156 カースボコブリン" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "156 Vervloekte Bokoblin" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "156 Bokoblin maudit" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "156 Bokoblin maudit" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "156 Fluch-Bokblin" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "156 Boblin maledetto" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "156 Бешеный бокоблин" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "156 Bokoblin maldito" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "156 Bokoblin maldito" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)