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Winged Octoroks are enemies in Link's Awakening.[1][note 1]


Winged Octoroks possess small wings they use for limited flight. They are land-dwelling creatures that spit rocks from their snouts. When Link attempts to swipe at them with the Sword, they take flight into the air to evade his attack and land behind him, after which they will retaliate by shooting a rock into him. To defeat them, Link can aim his strike to hit them as they land. Link can also use the Roc's Feather to jump high and slash his Sword in their direction. They are also susceptible to Spin Attacks and thrusts, as well as the Magic Rod and Boomerang. They can be found in the Ukuku Prairie.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese パタオクタ (Pata Okuta) Winged Octo
Federal Republic of Germany German Geflügelter Oktorok Same as English.


  1. Winged Octoroks are referred to as Flying Octoroks in the The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc..[2] However, as this contradicts the name given in Encyclopedia,[1] this is not considered Canon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 212
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 97