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Master Kohga is a recurring character and Boss in The Legend of Zelda series.[7]


Breath of the Wild[]

Hyrule Compendium Entry

136 (141) Master Kohga
BotW Hyrule Compendium Master Kohga
The leader of the Yiga Clan, a group formed with just a single objective: eliminate Link. He sends his minions all over Hyrule in search of you but tends to spend most of his own time napping and generally loafing about. Despite this, his mastery of the esoteric arts has earned him a deep respect. Even if he were to die, his followers would never give up their one and only task.
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Master Kohga is the leader of the Yiga Clan, an opposing Clan to the Sheikah who hunt Link on a ceaseless mission.[5] They are also known for their loyalty to Calamity Ganon. Master Kohga is a respected figure of authority, but he spends most of his time napping and loafing around.[5] He loves Mighty Bananas the most.[8] Master Kohga is known to possess many secrets about the Sheikah.[9]

Link meets Master Kohga during the "Divine Beast Vah Naboris" Main Quest outside of the exit of the Yiga Clan Hideout, in an open area with a large pit in the center. Initially, he berates Link for invading his napping spot.[10] However, Master Kohga will then recognize the Sheikah Slate he is carrying, which causes him to realize that Link is the hero he has been looking for.[11] He comments on his luck, as Link wandered right into the Yiga Clan Hideout while all of his scouts are looking for him.[12] Master Kohga introduces himself to Link, and he tells him to prepare himself before he attacks.[13]

The fight against Master Kohga consists of three phases, each of which utilizes his control over magnetism and levitation. In the first phase, Master Kohga conjures up a rock above him to hurl at Link. Striking Master Kohga from afar as he levitates in the air, such as with a Bow, Remote Bomb or thrown Weapon, will break his focus and cause the rock to fall on his head. This temporarily stuns Master Kohga, partially burying him in the ground and allowing Link to attack him unopposed. In the second phase, he levitates above the large pit nearby and conjures up two rocks that spin around him. Link must hit Master Kohga when one of the rocks is directly above his head, causing it to once again fall on his head and stun him. In the third and final phase, he conjures up a fortified boulder to attempt to crush Link. Link must use Magnesis to gain control of the boulder and push it back towards Kohga. This will stun Kohga once again and give Link the opportunity to finish the fight. In all phases, he is protected by a blue shield which disappears when he goes offensive in the first two stages but remains permanently during the third. Ancient Arrows act like normal arrows when Master Kohga is hit with one, and he and his boulders cannot be stopped with Stasis at any time. He is the only notable Sheikah to display this, as even Monk Maz Koshia can be placed under Stasis.

After defeating Master Kohga, he will use his last bit of energy to perform his "secret technique", which backfires and causes him to fall down the large pit in the center of the area.[14] While falling down the pit, Master Kohga is heard yelling that he shall be remembered and the Yiga Clan will track Link to the ends of Hyrule Kingdom.[15] As a reward for defeating him, Link will receive a Treasure Chest containing the Thunder Helm.

Tears of the Kingdom[]

Hyrule Compendium Entry

Master Kohga (XXX) Name
Hyrule Compendium
The leader of the Yiga Clan, who worship the Demon King. His larger-than-life presence makes him popular and deeply respected. After the Upheaval, Kohga latched on to Zonai devices as a way to increase his power. He had his underlings use the technology to make a variety of bizarre and deadly contractions to kill you with.
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Kohga is revealed to have survived his fall, and now seeks the power of the Zonai so he can construct a weapon to win Ganondorf's favor. He is fought on four different occasions, using a different vehicle in each battle. The first battle is fought at the Great Abandoned Central Mine, after the player attains the Autobuild ability. Master Kohga appears, and then recognizes Link, challenging him to a battle. Master Kohga uses a giant truck with spikes attached to the front to ram Link. The player must dodge the vehicle and either board it to melee attack him or shoot Master Kohga with arrows to stun him. After being defeated, Master Kohga retreats in a Fanplane, leaving Link with a Huge Crystallized Charge.

He is next encountered at the Abandoned Gerudo Mine, futiley trying to activate a Steward Construct before noticing Link behind him, then brings out a Fanplane complete with Cannons. To defeat Master Kohga this time, Link must shoot him with an arrow to knock him out of the air, then attack him. Having been beaten again, Master Kohga gives up on trying to acquire the power Link possesses and flies on to the Abandoned Lanayru Mine, leaving behind another Huge Crystallized Charge.

During the fight at the Abandoned Lanayru Mine, Master Kohga conjures a boat and summons two Yiga Footsoldiers armed with Duplex Bows to assist him. Link must fuse a Rocket to one of his shields to fly high into the air, then shoot Kohga from above, or try to land on the boat and attack him. Kohga and his lackeys then disappear and reappear on another boat; during this phase, Master Kohga summons boulders to hurl up at Link. At the end of the battle, Master Kohga reveals that his troops have found Ganondorf, and that he has sufficient Crystallized Charges for his weapon, then heads for the Abandoned Hebra Mine, forking over yet another Huge Crystallized Charge.

Upon reaching the Abandoned Hebra Mine, accessible from a chasm beneath Rito Village, Link finds Master Kohga sitting in the center of the mine, and, after some taunting, he brings out his Zonai Construct, vowing to take Link down for good this time. This battle will be easier if the player has already awakened Mineru and has her construct at the ready: Master Kohga's construct fights fairly similarly to the Seized Construct. Link must use Mineru's construct to punch Kohga into the wires surrounding the arena, stunning him, and then attack him. Once half of his health is depleted, Master Kohga starts attacking with huge spiked metal balls, that can be sent back at him via Recall. Upon defeat, Master Kohga laments on the destruction of the weapon he worked so hard on, then attempts to destroy Link with his brand new Kohga Rocket, which backfires again, sending him flying out of the depths to the sky while vowing to get revenge.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[]

Master Kohga — Spirit Battle Information

Master Kohga
SSBU Primary Spirit Icon Primary Spirit
Team Power SSBU Attack Type Icon Attack | 3400 Rank ★★ ADVANCED Fighter(s)
Stage Suzaku Castle (Battlefield) Theme "Woodlands (Theme)" SSBU King K. Rool Stock Icon 2 King K. Rool
SSBU Mii Swordfighter Stock Icon Mii Swordfighter (Yiga Clan Mask, Yiga Clan Outfit)
Rule(s) Item: Banana Peel Hazard(s)
 · Defeat the main fighter to win
 · The enemy favors neutral specials
 · Reinforcements will appear during the battle

Master Kohga — Spirit Information

Master Kohga
Lv. 1
Type ATTACK Strength 1140
Rank ★★ ADVANCED Defense 655
Slot(s) Power 1902
Trait Weight 🠅
[clarification needed]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Master Kohga appears as a Primary Spirit, first appearing in the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity event on January 8th, 2021. Master Kohga holds the skill, Weight 🠅, which increases the weight of the Fighter.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity[]

Master Kohga retroactively debuts in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, first disguising himself as Urbosa to try and turn the Gerudo against Zelda, but he is zapped by the real Urbosa. He is later defeated, but Sooga saves him at the last minute.[16] He is later shown working alongside Astor as he explains Calamity Ganon's Harbinger form, and the role the Demon King will play in due time.

Later, the Hyrulean Army raids his hideout and defeats them, despite his best efforts. Master Kohga berates Astor for missing the show and wants Sooga to kill him,[17][18] though they relent when the prophet ominously explains that Kohga and the Yiga Clan would become enemies of Calamity Ganon by harming him.[19]

Later, after Calamity Ganon awakens on Zelda's 17th birthday and the Blight Ganons are stopped from killing the Four Champions like they were supposed to in Breath of the Wild, Master Kohga objects to Astor harvesting souls from his men to revive the Blight Ganons. He is almost killed himself by a Hollow of Link, but Sooga intervenes and tells him to run, stating that he would give his life to protect him. Kohga ultimately chooses to stay and fight alongside him. The outcome of the battle is revealed in "EX The Yiga Clan's Retreat" Scenario, where they fight through many of their former allies and even the four Blight Ganons once again. A flashback after the Scenario is completed reveals that Kohga gave a young Sooga a Mighty Banana to help him, despite two Yiga Footsoldiers attacking him. Master Kohga and Sooga manage to escape to Crenel Peak, where the Blight Ganons strike once again. Sooga manages to freeze the Blights so Master Kohga can escape. It is unknown what happens to Sooga. After Zelda has awakened her power and rallied the Hylians, Master Kohga sheds his Hyrulean Soldier disguise and bows before her, joining the Hyrulean forces in order to avenge his betrayed clan.

At a unknown point, Master Kohga appears during the "EX Liberate the Royal Ancient Lab" Scenario, where he and the Yiga Clan try to stop Urbosa and Riju from helping the Hyrulean Forces. He is defeated yet again, but he takes the Thunder Helm from Riju and boasts that Urbosa is unable to hit him with her Lightning this time.[20] However, she manages to strike him again anyway. Master Kohga vows to steal the Thunder Helm again and properly master it, even if it takes him a 100 years to do so, referencing the successful theft of the Helm in Breath of the Wild.[21]


The name Kohga is inherited by leaders of the Yiga Clan.[22] Together, the Yiga Clan and Kohga reference the rival Ninja clans of Iga and Kōga; this is mirrored by the Yiga Clan having a rival clan, the Sheikah.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapaneseコーガ様 (Kōga-sama) (BotW)[23]
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR可蓋大人 (Kěgài Dàrén) (BotW)
NetherlandsDutchKohga (BotW | HWAoC)[24]
CanadaFrenchCALe grand Kohga (BotW)[25]
FranceFrenchEULe grand Kohga (BotW)[26]
GermanyGermanKoga (BotW)[27]
ItalyItalianMaestro Koga (BotW)[28]
South KoreaKorean코가님 (Koganim) (BotW)
RussiaRussianГлаварь Кога (Glavarʹ Koga) (BotW)[29]
SpainSpanishEUMaestro Kogg (BotW)[30]
Latin AmericaSpanishLAMaestro Kogg (BotW)[31]
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  • Master Kohga is the only antagonist in Breath of the Wild to have any dialogue.
    • Master Kohga is also the only boss in the base game's main campaign that is not a manifestation of Malice bearing the title of Ganon.
    • The reason why Calamity Ganon couldn't revive Master Kohga in Breath of the Wild was because he survived his fall down the Yiga Clan Hideout Chasm into the Depths before reappearing alive in Tears of the Kingdom.


Video Gallery[]

Master Kohga in Untold Chronicles From 100 Years Past - Part 2 Trailer

See Also[]


  1. "Leader of the Yiga Clan
    Master Kohga
    " — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Leader of the Yiga Clan
    Master Kohga
    " — N/A (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. "Wielder of the Ultimate Yiga Power
    Master Kohga
    " — N/A (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. "Master Kohga
    Top Banana of the Yiga Clan
    " — N/A (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "The leader of the Yiga Clan, a group formed with just a single objective: eliminate Link. He sends his minions all over Hyrule in search of you but tends to spend most of his own time napping and generally loafing about. Despite this, his mastery of the esoteric arts has earned him a deep respect. Even if he were to die, his followers would never give up their one and only task." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  6. https://twitter.com/zeldauniverse/status/1334890203677216769?s=21
  7. "Master Kohga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "You know what the leader of the Yiga Clan loves the most? You'll never guess. Bananas!" — Endai (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "He's the leader of the Yiga Clan, master of countless Sheikah secrets and sworn enemy of a hero thought long dead!" — Traveler (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Who the heck are you? And what are you doing in my napping spot?!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "That thing on your hip... Is that... Could it be a Sheikah Slate? If it's a Sheikah Slate... Then that means... Yeah, IT'S YOU! You're that Link guy I've been looking for!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "What luck! My scouts are out in the field looking high and low, but you just wander into my hideout!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Oh, excuse me. I haven't introduced myself yet. I am the leader... Of the Yiga Clan! The strong! The burly!! The one!! The only!!! MASTER KOHGA!!! Now, prepare yourself!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "I need to bust out my serious moves... A secret technique taught by my father's mother's father! It will...destroy you!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "Coward! I shall be remembered! The Yiga Clan will track you to the ends of Hyruuuule!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Sooga, you're late! I nearly got peeled like a banana!" — Master Kohga (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  17. "Hey, prophecy man! You missed the part where we get walloped!" — Master Kohga (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  18. "I am afraid we cannot overlook this failure, seer." — Sooga (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  19. "Hm. Fate decides all...even this defeat. As you well know, if you decide to turn against me... ...you would make an enemy of Calamity Ganon." — Astor (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  20. "As long as I...have...THIS...Your silly lightning can't hurt me one little-" — Master Kohga (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  21. "Even if it does take a hundred years, it will be mine! Just you wait!" — Master Kohga (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  22. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 369
  23. "136 コーガ様" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "136 Kohga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "136 Le grand Kohga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "136 Le grand Kohga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "136 Koga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "136 Maestro Koga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "136 Главарь Кога" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "136 Maestro Kogg" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "136 Maestro Kogg" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
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