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Head Thwomp is the boss of the Wing Dungeon in Oracle of Ages.[1] Head Thwomp is a notable Thwomp member who has only appeared in The Legend of Zelda series but not the Mario franchise, which Thwomps originate from.


Head Thwomp is battled in a side-view platforming section of the Wing Dungeon. It floats in the center of the room, constantly rotating between its four faces of different colors and expressions. Three small platforms that Link can jump onto with the Roc's Feather float in a circle around Head Thwomp, and ladders on the sides of the room allow Link to climb to a higher vantage point.

Head Thwomp is immune to all attacks except for Bombs thrown into its open top. When this happens, Head Thwomp will begin rotating quickly for several seconds, slowing down and eventually stopping with one of its faces forward; the same face that was shown when the Bomb entered it. If the red face is shown, Head Thwomp will take damage and drop a Heart out of its mouth, whereas the other three faces will cause it to attack in various ways. The green face will see Head Thwomp fire Podoboo from its top, which then rain back down on Link. The blue face makes it fire several smaller fireballs, which spin around the room in the path of the floating platforms, harming Link and knocking him off of them. The purple face makes it slam downward like a regular Thwomp, crushing Link and causing rocks to fall from the ceiling.

Head Thwomp will periodically fire Podoboo on its own, sometimes also firing a Bomb item among them that Link can collect to replenish his supply. Link must time his jumps to dodge Head Thwomp's attacks and throw Bombs so they land when its red face is showing. After taking damage four times, Head Thwomp will be defeated and will make one final slam onto the ground before disappearing, leaving behind a Heart Container and a path toward the Ancient Wood.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese グルン (Gurun)
Federal Republic of Germany German Super Steinklotz Super Stone Block

See also[]


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 WildTears of the Kingdom