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This page is about the Boss named "Dodongo". For the enemy of the same name, see Dodongo.

Dodongos are a recurring Boss in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] They are saurian monsters that resemble a ceratopsid dinosaur or a rhinoceros.[2]


The Legend of Zelda[]

The Legend of Zelda Manual Description
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A giant rhinoceros. It hasn't got so much attacking power, but it bounces off attacks with its thick hide.

In The Legend of Zelda, a single Dodongo appears as the Boss of Level 2 of the First Quest. In addition, Dodongos appear in a group of three as the Boss of Level 3 and Level 8 of the Second Quest. Each group guards a fragment of the Triforce of Wisdom. Dodongos also appear in Level 5 and Level 7 of the First Quest as well as Level 1, Level 4, and Level-8 of the Second Quest. Link must use Bombs to defeat Dodongos, either by placing two Bombs in their mouth or by Bombing their side and hitting them once with his Sword. If they are defeated with a Sword, Link is rewarded with four Bombs. When defeated with Bombs, Dodongos may drop either a Heart, a Fairy, or one Rupee.[note 1] After defeating the whole group, Link is rewarded with a Heart Container.

Oracle of Seasons[]

In Oracle of Seasons, Dodongo appears as the Boss of Snake's Remains. Link must equip the Power Bracelet to pick up and throw Dodongo into Floor Spikes after Bombing it.

Four Swords Adventures[]

Dodongos appear as a Boss in Four Swords Adventures in the Tower of Flames. They attack by emitting streams of Fire from their mouths. Later in the game, they are also found in the Realm of the Heavens.

Other Appearances[]

BS The Legend of Zelda[]


Dodongos appear as a Boss in BS The Legend of Zelda.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapaneseドドンゴ (Dodongo)[4]Same as English.
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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.[3]


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 175 (TLoZ)
  2. "A giant rhinoceros." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 37)
  3. n.a., Forced Drops, redcandle.us, published n.d., retrieved August 17, 2017.
  4. Hyrule Encyclopedia, Ambit Ltd., pg. 190
  5. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 37
  6. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 37
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