King Dodongo

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

King Dodongo is a boss in Ocarina of Time. He 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 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 he is sucking in air, Link can take out one of his own Bombs or one from a Bomb Flower nearby, and throw it into his mouth. The explosion will cause him to get stunned, moment when he is vulnerable to Sword attacks. He 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 nd rolls into the lava pit, frying himself to a crisp, leaving a Heart Container.

Non-canon Appearances

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Hyrule Warriors

King Dodongo from Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, King Dodongo appears as the boss of Lake Hylia. He appears unchanged from his Ocarina of Time appearance, although in other stages it features golden scales and two horns at both sides of his head. He retains the same behavior, rolling up into a ball to attack and even smash through walls. He is vulnerable to Bombs thrown down his throat, which stun and weaken it.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

King Dodongo appears as a Sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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


  • 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.


See Also

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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan 猛炎古代竜キングドドンゴ (Mou En Kodai Ryū Kingu Dodongo)
轟炎凶角竜キングドドンゴ (Gouen Kyougakuryuu Kingu Dodongo)(HW)
Fierce Flame Ancient Dragon: King Dodongo
Horned Evil 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
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

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