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|Game(s)||A Link to the Past|
Four Swords Adventures
The Minish Cap
|Non-canon Appearances||A Link to the Past comic|
|Effective Weapons||Bow and Arrows|
Eyegore, also known as Rocklops, are creatures which appears in many games in the Zelda series, taking on slightly different properties each time.
Characteristics and Weaknesses
Their general appearance remains the same through the series, as do the strategies required to defeat them. Arrows often play a huge part in bringing down these creatures. They share many similarties and traits of Armos and Beamos enemies, and often appear in the same locations, implying that they were possibly created by the same ancient people as they were.
The Eyegore first appears in A Link to the Past, known as Rocklops outside Japan. They can be found within early Light World dungeons (Eastern Palace, Desert Palace, and also in Ganon's Tower). They are one of the strongest regular enemies in the game, dealing a whole heart worth of damage even early in the game, and are surprisingly fast. Green Rocklops can be defeated by using a sword, when their eye is open but they are incredibly durable. A thrown pot or an arrow straight in the eye results in a quick defeat. Red Rocklops are completely immune to all attacks when their eye is open except for the Bow's arrows. Two arrows will defeat a Red Rocklops.
Large Rocklops statues appear in various dungeons in both the Light and Dark World, and one in particular is key to solving a specific puzzle. Some of them also hold Telepathy Tiles.
Rocklops statues also appear throughout the dungeons in Link's Awakening, and while regular Rocklops do not appear, some of the statues shoot fire at Link from their eyes. These are known as Eye Guards and are a variation of the Stone Statue enemies. Much like in A Link to the Past, one of the Rocklops statues is key to a certain puzzle.
In Majora's Mask, they're bigger and more hulking, lying dormant until someone approaches them. Once awake, they will creep forward on powerful legs and fire beams at the offender from their single yellow eye. They will also slam the ground with their fists to send rocks flying at the enemy. When the offender has been warded off, they will quickly retreat to the point of origin and become dormant again. Eyegores can be stunned using the Bow, thusly leaving them open to further attack. Coincidentally, the Bow and the Hookshot can only be used to damage the brute when his eye is yellow. Eyegores return in Four Swords and Four Swords Adventures with similar properties, except they only activate when they're touched, instead of simply approached.
Eyegore Statues in The Minish Cap stand stationary in Castor Wilds until shot in the eye with an arrow from Link's bow. For this reason, they are often used block off areas in the marsh. Once provoked, the statues activate and begin to jump towards Link. The Eyegore Statues can destroyed by shooting them repeatedly in the eye with arrows. Link can also just easily run past the statue once it jumps out the way, saving time and arrows.
|Eyegore Statue (Figurine from The Minish Cap)|
||Appears in Castor Wilds. They move when you put an arrow in their eye. No other attacks work. You can always just let them pass…|
- In Majora's Mask, Eyegore is the only optional mini-boss that is in a dungeon.
- The Seikizou part of Eyegore's Japanese name is a pun on the Japanese word for "stone statue", 石像 (Sekizou). Seiki (生気) means "living".
- ↑ "Now I know why Zora put this thing on my face!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 9)
- ↑ "I can see another face behind the mask! The face of an intruder! Death to the interloper!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 9)
- ↑ "You fool! you know what will happen if you use the firecorn here?!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 10)
- ↑ "We'll all go up in smoke! But if you guys are going to get me...we'll all go together!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 10)
|Names in Other Regions|
Animated Statue Eyegore
|Italian||Statua di Igor||Statue of Igor|