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Molduking
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Race
Main appearance(s)
Habitat
Health
1,500
Weakness

The Molduking is an overworld boss in Breath of the Wild.[1] It's exclusive to The Champions' Ballad DLC Pack.

Characteristics

Hyrule Compendium Entry

152 (???) Molduking
Description
This massive monster swims beneath the desert's sand. It is a subspecies of Molduga that stored up a great deal of energy by sleeping underground for hundreds of years. Its power is superior to Molduga, as its skin is rich with iron and acts as a protective shield.
Common Locations
Unknown
Recoverable Materials
Treasures

The Molduking is a boss first appearing as part of the Divine Beast Tamer's Trial in the "EX Champion Urbosa's Song" Main Quest. The Molduking is a giant Molduga that gained power by resting underground for centuries, absorbing iron into its skin to bolster its defensive capabilities far beyond its Molduga counterparts.[2] Consequently, the Molduking is seen with a Gerudo Spear, Golden Claymore, Rusty Broadsword, Rusty Halberd, and a Throwing Spear sticking out of its hide, indicating failed attempts to slay it.

In the "EX Champion Urbosa's Song" Main Quest, Link must slay the Molduking in order to make the Keive Tala Shrine appear.[3] After the Molduking has been defeated, it will reappear in the East Barrens after every Blood Moon.

Teake has heard about the Molduking, claiming it's been sighted recently.[4] She also says that Traysi went out to investigate it.[5] Traysi can be found on a mesa nearby, where she shares that Gerudo have tried fighting it, but they couldn't make a dent.[6] When Link defeats it, Traysi asks to write all about it.[7] However, she takes Link's silence as a denial.[8]

Similar to its Molduga counterparts, the Molduking swims beneath the desert sand in search of prey. When it detects prey moving upon the sand, the Molduking will rush towards the disturbance and leap into the air, attempting to consume anything nearby in its mouth. Link can trick the Molduking into exposing itself by throwing Remote Bombs or shooting Bomb Arrows at the sand near it. If it is struck by either explosive force while in the air, the Molduking will fall to the desert floor and temporarily lie stunned.

Like the Igneo Talus Titan, the defeat of the Molduking does not count towards its respective Medal of Honor.

Nomenclature

The Moldukings' name comes from Molduga and King, referencing how it is the strongest Molduga around.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageName
JapanJapaneseキングラジーク (Kingurajīku)[9]
NetherlandsDutchMolduking[10]
CanadaFrenchCAArquor Rex[11]
FranceFrenchEUArquor Rex[12]
GermanyGermanKönigsmoldora[13]
ItalyItalianMoldenottera reale[14]
RussiaRussianМолдорадж (Moldoradzh)[15]
SpainSpanishEUMoldora real[16]
Latin AmericaSpanishLAMoldora real[17]
This table was generated using translation pages.
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See Also

References

  1. "Molduking" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "This massive monster swims beneath the desert's sand. It is a subspecies of Molduga that stored up a great deal of energy by sleeping underground for hundreds of years. Its power is superior to Molduga, as its skin is rich with iron and acts as a protective shield." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "The scattered One-Hit Obliterator led you to a location where a stone monument with a map of trials appeared. Kass's song seems related...

    One, fight the brute of the sand,
    Two, chase rings upon the land,
    Three, throw the orb underground,
    Champion, trials abound!

    You still have three trials to complete.
    " — EX Champion Urbosa's Song (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "I hear a strange type of Molduga was spotted near East Barrens recently." — Teake (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "A Hylian named Traysi went there looking for...how did she put it..."a hot scoop."" — Teake (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Apparently the Gerudo soldiers tried fighting it, but normal swords didn't even make a dent." — Traysi (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Hey, you! I saw everything! I can't believe you were able to defeat that weird Molduga... I'm speechless! ME! OK, not really. But this has SCOOP written all over it! Mind if I...write a tell-all about you?!" — Traysi (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "I see. How unfortunate." — Traysi (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "152 キングラジーク" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "152 Molduking" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "152 Arquor Rex" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "152 Arquor Rex" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "152 Königsmoldora" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "152 Moldenottera reale" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "152 Молдорадж" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "152 Moldora real" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "152 Moldora real" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
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