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Fokka is the Japanese name for an otherwise-unnamed enemy in The Adventure of Link. Only found in the Great Palace, these foes are armored knights with birdlike heads.
They are among the deadliest foes in the game, leaping all over the room with startling agility and dealing enormous amounts of damage. They appear in both blue and red varieties, the former being even more deadly as they can throw beams from their sword, much like blue Iron Knuckles. Sometimes, it is best to flee them rather than to stand and fight as the amount of experience rewarded for defeating one is minimal at this late stage in the game. These creatures serve as guardians of the Great Palace – a role usually played by Iron Knuckles, who fight in a similar manner to Fokka. Much like Iron Knuckle statues in the first six dungeons, statues of Fokka appear throughout the Great Palace.
Their name and appearance share similarities with the Fokkeru from the same game. They both appear in the Great Palace, and are probably related, and may both have a relation to the Thunderbird.
- Fokka and Fokkeru are the first bird-like race shown in the Zelda series.
- Roam from the A Link to the Past Comic shows some similarities to a Fokka when transformed by the Dark World.
- The name "Fokka" may have been inspired by the Dutch/German word "vogel", which means "bird". Specifically, the German pronunciation is what seems to be the basis.
Futashiba Guide artwork of a blue Fokka
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|| フォッカー (Fokkā)