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Gohdan is a Boss in The Wind Waker.[3] It is the guardian of the Tower of the Gods, and is the final test that Link must pass before being acknowledged as a hero worthy of wielding the Master Sword.


Gohdan, the Great Arbiter (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
TWW Gohdan, the Great Arbiter Figurine Model
Gohdan, the Great Arbiter
Habitat: Tower of the Gods
Effective Weapon: Arrows

This monstrous machine was created by the gods as a trial for the great hero. You can drop it to the ground only by piercing its hands and face with arrows.
Once it has fallen, you can defeat it by immediately tossing a bomb inside it.
Oddly enough, arrows occasionally drop from its nostrils.

Gohdan uses its hands to push Link into the electric pits on the sides of the room. It can also perform a clapping move to strike Link from either side. After receiving some damage, Gohdan attacks using a series of exploding fireballs from its mouth.

To defeat it, Link must shoot at the eyes on both hands with his Bow, disabling them temporarily. After he shoots both hands, Gohdan's eyes become vulnerable to Arrows. After shooting both eyes, Gohdan crashes to the ground, where Link can then throw a Bomb into its mouth. Each time Gohdan is knocked down, its hands recover faster than before. If Link runs out of Arrows or Bombs during the fight, Gohdan will drop a bundle of them from its nostrils: however, this will also return to life either of the two hands that Link had deactivated thus far, bringing them back into the fight.

After three blasts to the mouth, Gohdan will admit defeat and declare Link the winner. Retreating into the wall from which it emerged, it dispenses a Heart Container to the hero as a final gift and grants him access to the roof of the tower, where Link rings the bell that causes a portal leading to Hyrule to open in the waves below.


  • Even after Gohdan is defeated, its eyes can still be targeted by certain items and will flash red when struck.[verification needed]
  • Because Gohdan will retreat into the wall once defeated, Link can still take a picture of it for the Nintendo Gallery Figurine, unlike other bosses that explode.
  • Gohdan's head bears some similarity to Inca and pre-Inca masks and headdresses.
    • Because of the similarity in cultural influences, Gohdan also bears a resemblance to Zonai Constructs as seen in Tears of the Kingdom. There have not been any official statements confirming a connection, however.


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See Also[]


  1. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker — Official Strategy Guide, BradyGames, pg. 93
  2. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker — Official Strategy Guide, BradyGames, pg. 202
  3. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 182
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