King Dodongo

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King Dodongo
TitleInfernal Dinosaur
Fire Breathing (HW)
Game(s)Ocarina of Time
Other MediaOcarina of Time manga
Super Smash Bros. BrawlTriforce piece.png
Hyrule Warriors series
Dungeon(s)Dodongo's Cavern
Reward(s)Heart Container
Goron's Ruby

King Dodongo is a boss in Ocarina of Time. It is the second boss Link must defeat in order to obtain the Goron's Ruby from Darunia.


Link must fight King Dodongo in a room with a lava pit in the middle. King Dodongo attacks by sucking in a massive amount of air to blow out fire, or by rolling into a ball and attempt to run Link over. While it is sucking in air, Link can take out one of his own Bombs, or one from a Bomb Flower nearby, and throw it into its mouth. The explosion will cause him to get stunned, moment when it is vulnerable to Sword attacks. It then rears up, rolls into a ball, and tries to run over Link. In order to avoid this, Link can either stand on the small slope between the lava and the arena, stand in one of the corners, or simply hide beneath or behind the Shield. When King Dodongo hits a wall at the other end of the arena, it unfolds and repeats the process again.

When defeated, King Dodongo curls into a ball and rolls into the lava pit, frying himself to a crisp, leaving a Heart Container.

Non-Canon Appearances

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, King Dodongo appears as a Sticker.

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
King Dodongo King Dodongo Sticker.png Ocarina of Time [Flame] - Attack +38 All

Hyrule Warriors Series

King Dodongo in Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors Legends, King Dodongo appears as a giant boss that is encountered in several Legend Mode and Adventure Mode stages. In Legend Mode, it appears as a boss in the Scenarios "The Armies of Ruin", "The Water Temple", "Ganondorf's Return", "The Dragon of the Caves", and "The Other Hero". It is not required to defeat King Dodongo in all Scenarios.

King Dodongo differs from its previous incarnations as it bares golden scales, two red horns on both sides of its head, red claws, and red crystals running along its back and joints. In "The Water Temple" and "The Other Hero," it appears more closely resembling its Ocarina of Time appearance. King Dodongo attacks with a variety of moves such as curling and rolling into a ball, stomping its claws, roaring loudly, breathing a stream of flames, or by preparing a powerful fire blast by inhaling deeply. These attacks also harm nearby enemy troops. Because of its immense size, it is impervious to nearly all attacks. It becomes vulnerable when Bombs are thrown down its throat as it sucks in air, which stuns it and exposes its weak point gauge.

King Dodongo usually drop the King Dodongo's Claws Silve Material when defeated, and rarely the King Dodongo's Crystal Gold Material.


  • King Dodongo and Volvagia share a battle theme that is different from the one that plays for all the other bosses in Ocarina of Time.
  • King Dodongo has the lowest amount of health in Ocarina of Time. It can be defeated with two Jump Attacks while using Deku Sticks.[1]


Forest minish.png Names in Other Regions Jabber Nut MC.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan 猛炎古代竜キングドドンゴ (Mouen Kodai Ryū Kingu Dodongo)
轟炎凶角竜キングドドンゴ (Gouen Kyoukaku Ryū Kingu Dodongo) (HW)
Fierce Flame Ancient Dragon: King Dodongo
Evil Horned Dragon of Roaring Flame: King Dodongo (HW)
Spanish Spanish-speaking countries Dinosaurio infernal: Rey Dodongo Infernal Dinosaur: King Dodongo
French France Dinosaure Infernal: Roi Dodongo Infernal Dinosaur: King Dodongo
Canada Roi Dodongo: Dinosaure infernal King Dodongo: Infernal Dinosaur
German Germany König Dodongo
Korean South Korea 맹염고대룡 킹 도동고 (Maeng'yeom Godaeryong King Dodongo) Fierce Flame Ancient Dragon: King Dodongo
Chinese Mainland China (Simplified Chinese) 猛炎古代龙多东哥王 Fierce Flame Ancient Dragon: King Dodongo


See Also


  1. LightVoidGamer, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - King Dodongo Speed Run in 23 Seconds/No Damage, YouTube, published October 18, 2015, retrieved April 10, 2016.

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 HeroesBreath of the Wild

Ocarina of Time


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