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

The Twilit Bloat is a mini-boss from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. It is the biggest of all the Shadow Insects and last holder of a Tear of Light in the game. It is battled in Lake Hylia in the Lanayru Province.


The Twilit Bloat is fought on temporary floating platforms on Lake Hylia and must be fought with the sense view on in order to see it. When the Twilit Bloat is fully electrified, it will charge at Link, and can only be attacked when the electricity has dispersed. Link, in wolf form, must leap onto it and bite it during this short period. After a while, it falls into the water on its back, and Link must destroy all of its tentacles by using Midna's energy field. After it is defeated, the tear it held is released and, when collected, the last of the Twilight is purged from Lanayru Province.


Theory warning: This section contains theoretical information based on the research of one or several other users. It has not been officially verified by Nintendo and its factual accuracy is disputed.

It is speculated that the Twilit Bloat is a combination of several Shadow Insects.

It is speculated that the Twilit Bloat absorbed all the Tears of Light and seperated them by giving birth to the Shadow Insects.

It is also speculated that the Twilit Bloat is simply a Shadow Insect that has absordbed lots of Tears of Light.

Theory warning: Theories end here.

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