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TitleTwilit Parasite
Game(s)Twilight Princess
Dungeon(s)Forest Temple
Weakness(es)Gale Boomerang
Reward(s)Heart Container
Fused Shadow
Theme Music
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Twilit Parasite: Diababa is the boss of the Forest Temple in Twilight Princess. It is made up of two large plant heads that resemble Deku Babas and one massive plant head with a hidden eye inside its mouth.


After Link enters Diababa's chamber, a large room with four waterfalls and a pool of poisonous water containing a large tree and two logs, the water will start to bubble and Diababa will emerge from the water.

The beginning of the battle starts with only the two smaller heads. Bomblings can be seen perched on logs floating in the water. Link can use the Gale Boomerang to make them collide with each of the two heads, with a single hit defeating each one. The heads will attack with a bite that can be easily avoided.

The second phase of the fight begins when the larger head bursts out the water. After a few seconds, Ook appears and swings across the room carrying Bomblings for Link to use to stun Diababa's middle head, leaving its eye open for Link to attack with his Sword. Upon recovering, Diababa sprays poison at Link, so he must dodge it. The two smaller heads also continue to attack occasionally. Link can choose to defeat them, however, they can eventually regenerate. Link must repeat this process until Diababa is defeated.

Upon Diababa's defeat, Link receives the first of the three Fused Shadows and a Heart Container.


  • When defeated, Diababa, along with Blizzeta, share a different "Boss Clear Fanfare" in comparison to the other bosses in Twilight Princess.
  • If Link descends into the water pool where Diababa was, he will fade back to the entrance of the boss room.[verification needed]


Diababa is a portmanteau of "Diabolic" and "Deku Baba."

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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan 覚醒寄生種 ババラント (Kakusei Kisei Shu Babaranto) Awoken Parasitic Species: Babarant
Spanish Spain Babalant, Parásito de las Sombras Babalant, Parasite of the Shadows
French France Dionéa, Mauvaise herbe du Crépuscule Dionéa, Weed of Twilight
German Germany Nachtschattenparasit Plantainferna Nightshade parasite: Plantainferna
Italian Italy Nefentyax, il parassita del crepuscolo Nefentyax, The Parasite of the Twilight
Korean South Korea 각성기생종 바바란트 (Gakseong Gisaengjong Babaranteu) Awoken Parasitic Species: Babarant


Bosses in The Legend of Zelda series

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