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Twilit Parasite
Main appearance(s)

Diababa is the Boss of the Forest Temple in Twilight Princess.[2] It is a three-headed Deku Baba, with one massive head with a hidden eye inside its mouth.


Midna's Advice

Eee hee hee! See you later!


To think that there was a monster lurking deep inside the temple...These things will gobble up a little guy like you in one bite! If you don't want that to happen, you'd better keep your guard up!
(Asked again)

Those things look like idiots with their mouths open like that... Put something in those things' mouths to shut them up!

(After bombing a head)

Eee hee! One more!

(Asked a fourth time)

It...didn't like that... I don't think it will be as easy this time around. Don't get eaten!

(Asked after Ook shows up)

Hey, that guy... Isn't that the boss monkey?! He brought an exploding bug! Maybe he's trying to help?

(After using Ook's Bomb Bug)

I think we have a chance... That monkey's a good guy! Use his help and destroy this thing!

After Link enters Diababa's chamber, a large room with four waterfalls and a pool of poisonous water containing a large tree and two logs, the water will start to bubble and Diababa will emerge from the water.

The beginning of the battle starts with only the two smaller heads. Bomblings can be seen perched on logs floating in the water. Link can use the Gale Boomerang to make them collide with each of the two heads, with a single hit defeating each one. The heads will attack with a bite that can be easily avoided.

The second phase of the fight begins when the larger head bursts out of the water. After a few seconds, Ook appears and swings across the room carrying Bomblings for Link to use to stun Diababa's middle head, leaving its eye open for Link to attack with his Sword. Upon recovering, Diababa sprays poison at Link, which he must dodge. Link must repeat this process until Diababa is defeated. The two smaller heads will still occasionally attack. Link can choose to defeat them, but they will eventually regenerate. Upon Diababa's defeat, Link receives the first of the three Fused Shadows and a Heart Container.


  • When defeated, Diababa, along with Blizzeta, has a different "Boss Clear Fanfare" in comparison to the other bosses in Twilight Princess.
  • If Link descends into the water pool where Diababa was, he will fade back to the entrance of the boss room.[verification needed]


Diababa is a portmanteau of "Diabolic" and "Deku Baba."

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 覚醒寄生種 ババラント (Kakusei Kisei Shu Babaranto) Awoken Parasitic Species: Babarant
French Republic FrenchEU Dionéa, Mauvaise herbe du Crépuscule Dionéa, Weed of Twilight
Federal Republic of Germany German Nachtschattenparasit Plantainferna Nightshade parasite: Plantainferna
Italian Republic Italian Nefentyax, il parassita del crepuscolo Nefentyax, The Parasite of the Twilight
Republic of Korea Korean 각성기생종 바바란트 (Gakseong Gisaengjong Babaranteu) Awoken Parasitic Species: Babarant
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Babalant, Parásito de las Sombras Babalant, Parasite of the Shadows



  1. "Link encounters the Twilit Parasite Diababa, a three-headed Deku Baba corrupted by one of the four Fused Shadow shards Link must collect to stop Zant."  (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 155)
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 175
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 WildLink's Crossbow Training