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The Twilit Bloat is a mini-boss in Twilight Princess.[1] It is a giant Shadow Insect with tentacles emerging from its abdomen.


Midna's Comment:
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Twilit Bloat
"The last insect should be around here... I get a weird feeling about this place... Don't let your guard down.
(After the Twilit Bloat emerges)


(After using senses to see it)

What... What is that thing? I've never seen anything like it! Ugh, I HATE creepy things like that! Do something, fast!

(After flipping it)

Ugh... I don't want to touch it! H-Hey! While it's flipped over, jump on and punish it!

(After defeating it)

Hey! Hurry up and pick up the Tear of Light that it dropped!"

Once Link obtains 15 Tears of Light in the Lanayru Province (11 in Twilight Princess HD), the Twilit Bloat will appear in Lake Hylia, holding the last Tear of Light.[1] Once encountered, Wolf Link must wait until the Twilit Bloat tries to ram into him with electricity[2] and then dodge it. He must then target it and leap onto its lower section in order to bite it. Link must repeat this process twice more until the Twilit Bloat falls into the water, lying on its back. At this point, he must jump onto its belly and use the energy field with Midna's help to attack its six tentacles at the same time. Once they are all destroyed, the Twilit Bloat will be defeated. This will release the last Tear of Light Link must collect, allowing him to return light to Hyrule.


  • The Twilit Bloat resembles a type of sea crustacean known as a Giant Isopod.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 影の巨大蟲 (Kage no Kyodai Mushi) Shadow Giant Bug
Federal Republic of Germany German Königin der Schatteninsekten Queen of the Shadow Insects


See Also


The Legend of ZeldaThe Adventure of LinkA Link to the PastLink's AwakeningOcarina of TimeMajora's MaskOracle of SeasonsOracle of AgesFour SwordsThe Wind WakerFour Swords AdventuresThe Minish CapTwilight PrincessPhantom HourglassSpirit TracksSkyward SwordA Link Between WorldsTri Force HeroesBreath of the Wild