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Ursore is the sixth boss in Zelda's Adventure.[name reference needed] He is the Shrine Keeper of the Shrine of Strength.[1]

Ursore is a bear who values strength above all else and values himself as a strong warrior.[2] His servants are the Shrine's three Knights, and he becomes angry when Zelda manages to overcome them in battle.[3][4]


Ursore's only means of attack is to move around the room and pounce at his enemy, which will inflict two full Hearts-worth of damage. Unlike previous bosses, he is significantly slower and it is easier to dodge his attacks.


  • Ursore is the only Shrine Keeper who is not fought again at the Vision Henge when Ganon summons the Shrine Keepers to fight Zelda.
  • Sir Basil claims that the Broadsword works well against Ursore.[5] In reality, it is rather ineffective.


Ursore is a portmanteau of Ursa, Latin for bear, and sore.


  1. "Roar! A fool has entered my realm! Roar!" — Ursore (Zelda's Adventure)
  2. "So, we meet at last! You are small and weak! You're no more than a bite for a warrior such as me!" — Ursore (Zelda's Adventure)
  3. "Roar! Who has harmed my Red Knight? I will not forget. Roar!" — Ursore (Zelda's Adventure)
  4. "Something does put my Blue Knight to shame and defeated my Green Knight! This will be punished! Roar!" — Ursore (Zelda's Adventure)
  5. "Ah, Zelda! It's me, Sir Basil. You've fared well so far on your difficult journey. You will shortly be meeting Ursore. Use well your knowledge of the Broadsword." — Sir Basil (Zelda's Adventure)