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Knucklemaster is a boss in A Link Between Worlds.[1] It appears as a hand encased in a metal gauntlet, with an eye in its palm.


ALBW Knucklemaster Screenshot

A screenshot of Knucklemaster in A Link Between Worlds

Knucklemaster's main attack involves clutching into a fist and ramming Link. This attack can only be avoided by jumping out of the way with the Tornado Rod, or Wall Merging. This causes Knucklemaster to crash into the wall and get stunned, exposing its vulnerable eye. After recovering, it will attempt to squash Link repeatedly. This is not only dangerous on its own, but it also destroys the fragile parts of the floor, making it harder to maneuver. After sustaining enough damage, Knucklemaster will change colors, get faster and attempt to squash Link more often, but the strategy to defeat it remains the same. Upon the monster's defeat, a passageway will be revealed, leading to Seres's Painting.


Knucklemaster is a portmanteau of Iron Knuckle and Wallmaster.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ナックルマスター (Nakkurumasutā) Knuckle Master
Federal Republic of Germany German Panzerhand Armor Hand


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