King Bulblin

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King Bulblin
TitleThe Bulblin King
Game(s)Twilight Princess
Other MediaHyrule Warriors
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Dungeon(s)Hyrule Castle
Weakness(es)Ordon Sword, Master Sword, Arrows, Bombs, Hidden Skills, Ball and Chain (if stunned)
Theme Music
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King Bulblin is reoccurring boss in Twilight Princess, first appearing in Ordon Spring.



King Bulblin is the one who shatters the peaceful life of Link and most Ordonians by invading the Ordona Province to clear the way for a Twilight portal to appear over the Ordon Spring. King Bulblin kidnaps the children of the village, but they manage to escape to Kakariko Village. He later kidnaps Colin and escapes to the center of the Eldin Province, where a horseback battle takes place. Link must chase after him and slash off his armor while King Bulblin's legion of monsters chase him on Bullbos. After all of his armor is sliced off, the king retreats to the Bridge of Eldin, where he rides Lord Bullbo against Link in a jousting battle. Link must charge toward him, dodge, and attack. After several successful strikes against him, King Bulblin is flung off the bridge, snapping one of his horns in half.

He is fought again at the Great Bridge of Hylia. This time shooting arrows into the weak spots in his armor is effective. After Link defeats him, King Bulblin is flung over the side of the bridge snapping his other horn in half; but once again survives. Before entering the Arbiter's Grounds, he engages in a sword and axe duel with Link in a Bulblin camp. Upon his defeat, he sets the camp on fire, which Link manages to escape.

Link fights King Bulblin one last time in the courtyard of Hyrule Castle. His only lines of dialogue are during this encounter. Before the fight, he announces "I have come to play!" and then, after his defeat, he concedes the battle.[1] Midna, is subsequently surprised that King Bulblin is actually capable of speech.[2]

In the end credits, he is seen riding around Hyrule Field with both horns grown back, which may symbolize the Bulblins being at peace with the other Hyruleans.

Other Appearances

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Hyrule Warriors

King Bulblin is set to appear as a captain in the upcoming Hyrule Warriors.

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

See SmashWiki's article on King Bulblin for more information.

King Bulblin makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the stage Bridge of Eldin as an enemy. He will appear with bombs blasting away during most of the stage. The part of the stage he blasted away will be fixed by a Twilight portal. King Bulblin also appears as a trophy and sticker.

Trophy Information

Game Image Description How to Unlock
Super Smash Bros. Brawl King Bulblin Trophy.png King Bulblin is the boss of the creatures who kidnapped Ilia, Colin, and the rest of Ordon Village's children. Characterized by his appearance atop a boarlike beast named Lord Bullbo, he encounters Link time and time again. When he loses in his final battle, he pays subtle respect to Link when he says, "I follow the strongest side!" Random

Sticker Information

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
King Bulblin & Lord Bullbo King Bulblin Sticker.png Twilight Princess [Leg] - Attack +19 All


  • During the second fight with King Bulblin, it is possible, though rather difficult, to defeat him using bombs.[3] While this method is impractical for normal gameplay, it can be useful for circumventing the problems associated with the "Early Master Sword" glitch. It is thus used in Speed Runs.



  1. "Enough. I follow the strongest side! …that is all I have ever known." — King Bulblin (Twilight Princess)
  2. "Link... He... He talked!" — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  3. Mofat, Fighting Bulblin with bombs - Twilight Princess Tutorial, Youtube, published April 17, 2013.

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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan キングブルブリン (Kingu Buruburin) King Bulblin
French French-speaking countries Roi Bulblin
German Germany König Bulblin

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 Worlds