Link must fight King Dodongo in a room with a lava pit in the middle. King Dodongo will attack by sucking in a massive amount of air to blow out fire, or by roll 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 the wall at the other end of the arena, unfolding and repeating 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.
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 Lake Hylia's Scenario, 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 will also harm nearby enemy troops. Because of its immense size, it is impervious to nearly all attacks. It becomes vulnerable however when Bombs are thrown down its throat as it sucks in air, which stuns it and exposes its weak point gauge.
King Dodongo will usually drop the King Dodongo's Claws Material when defeated, and rarely the King Dodongo's Crystal Material.