Biggoron

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Biggoron
Biggoron in The Minish Cap
Race Goron
Gender Male
First appearance Ocarina of Time
Latest appearance Phantom Hourglass
Era Force Era
Era of the Hero of Time
Era of Light and Dark
Era of the Great Sea
Family Medigoron (brother)Triforce piece.png
Gongoron (son)Triforce piece.png

Biggoron is an exceptionally large member of the Gorons, and has made several appearances in several games in The Legend of Zelda series.

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Appearances and Biography

Ocarina of Time

Biggoron in Ocarina of Time

Biggoron is a gigantic Goron. Not much is known about his whereabouts during Link's childhood in Hyrule, but after the 7 year time-skip, he apparently has moved in and lives on top of Death Mountain in Ocarina of Time, and is a skilled blade maker.[1] In fact, he made the most powerful weapon in the entire game: the Biggoron's Sword.[2][3] However, Link must go through a lengthy trading sequence in order to obtain this deadly blade. Biggoron has a little brother, Medigoron, who is also into the sword-making business, although the quality of the blades he produces is inferior to the work of his older brother.[4]

Majora's Mask

Biggoron in Majora's Mask

Biggoron makes a cameo appearance in Majora's Mask. He is the guard of the Snowhead Temple, but somehow he has become invisible and is blowing gusts of wind to prevent anyone from entering and none of the other Gorons know where he went or what happened to him.[5] However, he is vulnerable to the soothing Goron Lullaby, and upon hearing it, he drifts off to sleep and falls into the gorge below. After defeating Goht and bringing spring to Snowhead, Biggoron can be found standing in the gorge and complaining, apparently unaware of why he was there and what he had been doing. [6][7] The reason he was creating the blizzard is unknown, as he said he just went to the temple to find out why the village was frozen, and woke up in the gorge with no memory of what happened after, but it is possible that he was under Skull Kid's influence.[7]


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There is a theory that Biggoron inadvertantly murdered Darmani. When Biggoron investigated Snowhead Temple for clues regarding the everlasting winter, the possessed Skull Kid placed a hex upon him. The curse turned the giant Goron invisible and forced him to sleep, his powerful snores and sheer bulk preventing anyone from entering the temple. Even so, the Goron warrior Darmani still attempted ingress. He failed, and his ghost tells Link, "Then the blizzard at Snowhead blew me into the valley. ...And now...Here I am..."[8]

While the blizzard could have been the natural winds of Snowhead, Darmani should be accustomed to the seasonal weather. Only an unnatural tempest could defeat the seasoned warrior. Because of this, it can be interpretted that the hexed Biggoron is responsible for Darmani's fatal plummet.

Oracle of Seasons

Biggoron in Oracle of Seasons

Biggoron makes an appearance in Oracle of Seasons, perched atop the peak of Goron Mountain. When the Temple of Seasons sank, the climate on the mountain became colder, causing Biggoron to catch cold.[9][10] Similarly to Ocarina of Time, Biggoron's ailment can be cured with an item from the trading sequence, Lava Soup. In return, he gives Link the Goron Vase, the sixth item of the sequence.

In a Linked Game of Oracle of Ages, a lone Goron on Rolling Ridge will provide Link with the Biggoron Secret. Telling the secret to Biggoron allows him to forge the great sword once made by the Gorons of old.[11] He names it Biggoron's Sword and gives Link the first one.[12]

The Minish Cap

In The Minish Cap, Biggoron can nibble on Link's shield and make it a Mirror Shield. This can only be done after defeating Vaati making it impossible to gain the Mirror Shield before the final combat.

Biggoron is first available once Kinstone]s have been fused in the Goron Cave, after recovering King Daltus back from his statue state.

Biggoron (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
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This is a legendary Goron with a body bigger than a mountain. It is so big, in fact, that no one has ever seen it all at once.
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Phantom Hourglass

In Phantom Hourglass, Biggoron is the name of the chief of Goron Island. Unlike past appearances, Biggoron is closer to the size of an average Goron instead of being a giant, although he's still the biggest Goron around. He is the father of Gongoron, and he is also the one that gives Link permission to enter Goron Temple after having tested him in a quiz (see Biggoron's quiz at StrategyWiki Favicon.png StrategyWiki).

Other appearances

Non-Canon Information hide

While Biggoron himself does not appear, he is mentioned in Soulcalibur II. Biggoron's Sword is one of Link's possible weapons, and in its description it mentions that Biggoron is best blacksmith in Hyrule and lives on Death Mountain.[13]

Trivia

  • Wearing the Goron Mask while speaking to King Zora reveals that Biggoron and King Zora are best friends, and have known each other since childhood.[14]
  • The name "Biggoron" is a portmanteau of the words "big" and "Goron", referring to his large size.

Gallery

References

  1. "Hylian carpenterrrrrs praise me forrrrrr my skillssssss. I'm not lyinnnnng..." — Biggoron (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "That broken knife is surely my worrrrrrrrrrk..." — Biggoron (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "That sworrrrd is my finest worrrrk!" — Biggoron (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "My Brotherrrr... Opened a new storrrre... It's Medigoron's Blade Storrrrrrrre... Howeverrrrr... I am betterrrrrr at making bladessssss..." — Biggoron (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "This way to Snowhead Temple. Please contact the Goron Elder if you have any information on the whereabouts of the temple guard." — A sign (Majora's Mask)
  6. "Why am I sitting in a place like this?" — Biggoron (Majora's Mask)
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Darmani! What in the world have I been doing this whole time? I can't remember a thing since I went out to look around Snowhead to figure out why spring wasn't coming... What am I doing sitting in a place like this???" — Biggoron (Majora's Mask)
  8. "Then the blizzard at Snowhead blew me into the valley. ...And now...Here I am..." — Darmani's ghost (Majora's Mask)
  9. "Goron Mountain has always had winter year-round, but ever since the Temple of Seasons sank, it's gotten even colder. You can catch cold just going outside." — Goron (Oracle of Seasons)
  10. "Biggoron is up above, but he has a cold, so be quiet." — Goron (Oracle of Seasons)
  11. "I want to forge a great sword like those the Gorons of old are known for. But I'll never be able to forge it properly without Biggoron's secret." — Biggoron (Oracle of Seasons)
  12. "That's it! The Goron's Great Sword is reforged! I'll call it Biggoron's Sword! You made this possible, so you get the first one!" — Biggoron (Oracle of Seasons)
  13. "A masterfully crafted long sword forged by the best blacksmith in Hyrule, Biggoron, who lives on Death Mountain." — Weapon description (Soulcalibur II)
  14. "Talk about a nostalgia trip! That reminds me of my childhood friend, Biggoron!" — King Zora (Ocarina of Time)


Forest minish.png Names in Other Regions Jabber Nut MC.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan ダイゴロン Big Goron
Spanish Spanish-speaking countries Biggoron
French France Biggoron
Canada Grogoron From "gros" (big) and Goron.
German Germany Biggoron