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Podoboo are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] They are the same species as the Lava Bubbles from the Mario franchise.


Link's Awakening[]

Podoboo appear in the lava-filled underground passages of Turtle Rock in Link's Awakening. They constantly jump out of pools of lava that Link must pass over by jumping with Roc's Feather and using the moving lifts. They attempt to knock Link into the lava below as they leap up.

Oracle of Seasons[]

Podoboo leap out of pools of lava in an attempt to knock Link into it in Oracle of Seasons. He must safely clear these lava pools by using Roc's Cape and the moving platforms. Podoboo leap out of lava pools in the side-scrolling tunnel of the Sword & Shield Maze. They are accompanied by Keese as further obstructions.

Oracle of Ages[]

Podoboo only appear during the battle with Head Thwomp in Oracle of Ages. The boss will sometimes release them out from the top of its head, more commonly when Link is above it while riding the spinning platforms.

Other Appearances[]

Cadence of Hyrule[]

Podoboos appear as enemies in Cadence of Hyrule where they move to the beat of the music. They can only be found in caves and dungeons where there is a hot atmosphere, such as the Gerudo Ruins. They tend to move on every music beat, moving along the walls of a cave or dungeon, or around objects like a Treasure Chest. Touching them deals damage to Cadence, Link, Yves, and Zelda.


  • Large and small Podoboos from Four Swords appear in the code of The Minish Cap, however, they go unused.[2]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 溶岩バブル (Yōgan Baburu) Lava Bubble


See also[]


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 198 (LADX | OoS | OoA)
  2. "Another enemy from Four Swords. The Podoboo bounces around a lot and splits into two Mini-Podoboos when hit. Adding a parameter (33001852 000n) makes the Podoboo split into n+2 Mini-Podoboos, up to 04, which makes the Podoboo a one-hit kill."The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap - The Cutting Room Floor, The Cutting Room Floor, retrieved January 16, 2022.