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Moldugas are recurring Sub-Bosses in The Legend of Zelda series.[2]


Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

149 (154) Molduga
BotW Hyrule Compendium Molduga.png
This massive monster swims beneath the desert's sand. It spends most of its time submerged, but if it senses sound, it will breach the surface to feast on whatever it can grab. Running around carelessly can be dangerous if you suspect there may be one in the area.
Common Locations
Gerudo Desert
Recoverable Materials
Molduga Fin Molduga Guts

Moldugas are giant sand monsters that can be found in four locations in Gerudo Desert. They resemble a four-legged fish and lurk below the sand, patrolling their territory in search of prey. Once they become aware of Link's presence, they will barrel towards Link and attempt to ram into him. Moldugas can be fought while Shield Surfing with the help of a Sand Seal. They are very sensitive to loud noises, so they can also be fought by detonating Remote Bombs or shooting Bomb Arrows near them. This will cause a Molduga to fly out of the sand, stunned, and vulnerable to Link's attacks.[3] If Link is especially quick, he can stun a Molduga as soon as its recovers.

When defeated, a Molduga drops one or two Treasure Chests containing various weapons, Molduga Fins, and Molduga Guts. Link must collect Molduga Guts in order to complete the "Medicinal Molduga" Side Quest. After completing the "Destroy Ganon" Main Quest, Kilton will give Link a Medal of Honor if he defeats all four Moldugas.


Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity


Molduga may pay tribute to the Wind Temple Boss in The Wind Waker, Molgera, who itself has its name derived from mogura, which is Japanese for mole. The four moldugas act similar to molgera, in which they are usually submerged in sand, further supporting this claim.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseモルドラジーク (Morudorajīku)[4]
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR莫爾德拉克斯 (Mòěrdélākèsī)
South KoreaKorean몰드래고 (Moldeuraego)
RussiaRussianМолдора (Moldora)[10]
Latin AmericaSpanishLAMoldora[12]
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See Also


  1. Creating a Champion pg. 154
  2. "Molduga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "You...you haven't killed any Moldugas yet? Here, let me give you a hint. I've noticed that they're very sensitive to sound. If you scare them from a distance with a big noise, maybe you can stun them long enough to take them out." — Kilton (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "151 モルドラジーク" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "151 Molduga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "151 Moldarquor" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "151 Moldarquor" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "151 Moldora" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "151 Moldenottera" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "151 Молдора" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "151 Moldora" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "151 Moldora" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
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