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Gleerok is the guardian of the Cave of Flames high atop Mount Crenel in The Minish Cap.[1] It is the second major Boss of the game, and it guards the Fire Element.


Gleerok (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
TMC Gleerok Figurine Sprite
(North America): Appears in the Cave of Flames.
A Gleerok with a hard, rocky shell found
in Mount Crenel. Hiding in lava, this
beast spews fire on everything it sees.
(Europe): Appears in the Cave of Flames.
A Gleeok with a hard, rocky shell found
in Mount Crenel. Hiding in lava, this
beast spews fire on everything it sees.

To defeat Gleerok, Link must fire the Cane of Pacci at its back, then climb on top of its neck and slash the yellow thorn on its back with his Sword while it is stunned. Gleerok's main form of attack is to spew fire on any surrounding prey or threats. If all else fails, it will submerge itself in its lava pool and cause major disruptions within its abode, including an increase in lava flow and tectonic disruptions that cause chunks of rock to fall from the ceiling.

Non-canon Appearances[]

The Minish Cap (Himekawa)[]

In the The Minish Cap manga by Akira Himekawa, Gleerok was cursed by Vaati prior to its battle with Link. Once defeated, Gleerok turns back to its true form, a softer, plesiosaur-like creature. The newly transformed Gleerok then gives Link the Fire Element.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name
Japan Japanese グリロック (Gurirokku)
French Republic FrenchEU Gleeok
Federal Republic of Germany German Glirock
Italian Republic Italian Gleeok
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Gleeok


See Also[]


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 182
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