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Magmanos are enemies and mini-bosses in Skyward Sword.[1]


Fi's Comment:
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Target lock: Magmanos
"This hand-shaped monster dwells in fiery lava. Its body is made up entirely of flowing magma. As such, it is invulnerable to most attacks. Theoretically, it would be possible to inflict damage on the monster if you were able to solidify its body."

Magmanos are hand-shaped enemies consisting of molten lava. They are found in various fenced magma pits in the Fire Sanctuary. They attack by rising from the magma below the room's grate with their palms facing upward, pursuing Link wherever he goes. Link can take advantage of this to reach higher areas by standing on stone slabs in the room, which the Magmanos will raise as they emerge below. To defeat them, Link must solidify their bodies by splashing water on them, usually in the form of thrown Water Fruit. Once they are solid and immobile, he can destroy their bodies with his standard arsenal of weapons. Defeating all of them in a room will lower their magma pits, allowing Link to reach previously inaccessible areas.

Early in the Fire Sanctuary, Link encounters one Magmanos in a room which cannot be defeated on the first visit, due to the nearby Water Fruit being barred from reach. Later, Link encounters a pair of Magmanos in another room which are fought as mini-bosses. Defeating them will free Silva, the Mogma captured in the next room.


Magmanos is a portmanteau of "magma" and the Latin word manus, meaning "hands."


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese グマーム (Gumāmu)
Canada FrenchCA Magmain
Federal Republic of Germany German Magmand
Italian Republic Italian Magmano
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Magmano


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 191
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