King Bulblin

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King Bulblin
TitleThe Bulblin King
Game(s)Twilight Princess
Other MediaSuper Smash Bros. Brawl
Hyrule Warriors
Dungeon(s)Hyrule Castle
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

Non-Canon Information hide

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

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Bulblin Captains resemble King Bulblin in appearance. In the Twilight Princess DLC Pack, King Bulblin himself appears as an enemy in the Twilight Map in Adventure Mode. Although identical in appearance, King Bulblin is much larger in size, speaks during battle, and is more resilient to damage and is much stronger when compared to Bulblin Captains. King Bulbin appears in a powered up state which increases his strength and endurance significantly. He can be weakened by defeating his lackeys. However if his health is depleted to 2/3rds while still powered up, he will acknowledge the Warrior's strength and join their army.



  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)
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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan キングブルブリン (Kingu Buruburin) King Bulblin
Spanish Spanish-speaking countries Rey Bulblin King Bulblin
French French-speaking countries Roi Bulblin King Bulblin
German Germany König Bulblin King Bulblin
Italian Italy Re Bulblin King 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 WorldsTri Force Heroes