- "BAH! I'm not going to hold back! I'm going to make you wish you were never born!!"
- — Evil Eagle
Evil Eagle (アルバトス Arubatosu?, Albatoss) is the Nightmare and boss of Eagle's Tower, the seventh dungeon in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. A huge, bizarre-looking eagle, Evil Eagle is used as a mount by the Grim Creeper, the dungeon's mini-boss.
On his journey to gather the eight Instruments of the Sirens and awaken the Wind Fish, Link ascends Eagle's Tower and eventually breaks the pillars that supports the upper floor, allowing him access to the very top of the tower. There, Link encounters the Grim Creeper, the mini-boss of Eagle's Tower, again. The Evil Eagle shows and the Grim Creeper gets on it,and then engage Link in combat.
Upon their defeat, the Evil Eagle, with its last breath, tells Link that he too will be lost if he awakens the Wind Fish, while inferring that Link is part of the Wind Fish's dream as well. The Evil Eagle and Grim Creeper then both fade away, opening the path to the Organ of Evening Calm.
To damage Evil Eagle, Link must must strike it in its face with his sword whenever it comes within range. The Roc's Feather can be used to jump closer to Evil Eagle if it is outside of ground range. As an alternative, the Sword Beams that the L-2 Sword emits can be used to attack it from any range. The Bomb Arrows or Magic Rod work just as well and will only take 3 hits or so from either of those two weapons to defeat Evil Eagle.
After three blows with the sword, the Evil Eagle ceases its regular attack pattern, halts and attempts to use its wings to blow Link off the top of the tower, while throwing feather-like projectiles at him. Link can withstand this attack by equipping the Mirror Shield to defend himself while walking towards Evil Eagle. Should Link be blown off the tower, the battle is restarted with Evil Eagle's health replenished. After attempting to sweep him off the tower, it will then return to its regular attack pattern, allowing Link to damage it further, and defeat it.
As part of the Link's Awakening DLC, Linkle's Standard Outfit (Koholint) is an Evil Eagle Recolor of her Standard Outfit.