Golden Monsters is the general term for the many golden enemies that appear in Oracle of Seasons and The Minish Cap, usually triggered by the activation of an event, or Kinstone Fusion, as in The Minish Cap. These enemies are much more stringent versions of the common Octoroks, Ropes, Moblins, and Tektites, just to name a few. While these incarnations are much stronger, and much more prized by the community, the Golden Monsters in The Minish Cap also see an increase in speed over their lesser, basic variations.
Oracle of Seasons
In summer, the water around Gnarled Root Dungeon recedes, revealing a cave with a golden-robed Old Man inside. After Link talks to him, four different Golden Monsters will appear around various regions of Holodrum. When all four have been defeated, Link can return to the old man to receive a Magic Ring which, when appraised, becomes the mighty Red Ring.
The Minish Cap
In The Minish Cap's Hyrule, three types of Golden Monsters appear after certain Kinstone Fusions. They are Octoroks, Tektites, and Ropes. They are much faster, can take more damage, and dish out more damage, but their basic attack pattern remains the same. After one is defeated, they will drop a large sum of Rupees.
| Golden Octorok (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
|| Appears in... Well, we're not sure! The legendary Golden Octorok. It can't be confirmed, but they are said to shoot chunks of pure gold.
| Golden Rope (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
|| Appears in… Well, we’re not sure! The legendary Golden Rope. It’s much more aggressive than the normal ones: it will attack you on sight.
| Golden Tektite (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
|| Appears in... Well, we're not sure! The legendary Golden Tektite. Its basic attack is the same, but it has much more power.
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
In Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, each island spawns a different golden monster, making them eleven in total. These monsters drop much more Rupees.
Golden Octorok's location
Golden Darknut's location
- ↑ "Have you ever seen a golden monster? When you fuse Kinstone pieces, you might get the rare chance to meet one." — Swordsman Newsletter #4 (The Minish Cap)
- ↑ "Defeat the four golden creatures and talk to the old man near the Gnarled Root DUngeon. He'll give you a sword-power doubling ring." (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Ages Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 17)
| Names in Other Regions
| Golden Octorok
|| Golden Rope
|| Golden Tektite
|| ゴールデオクタ (Gold Octo)
|| ゴールデンロープ (Golden Rope)
|| ゴールデンテクタイト (Golden Tektite)
|| Octorok dorado
|| Cuerda dorada
|| Tektite dorado
|| Octorok d'Or
|| Rope d'Or
|| Araknon d'Or
|| Goldener Oktorok
|| Goldener Giftwurm
|| Goldener Arachno
|| Ocktorok dorato
|| Rope dorato
|| Tektite dorato