King Dodongo

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King Dodongo
Dodongo2.png
TitleInfernal Dinosaur
Fire Breathing (HW)
Race/SpeciesDodongo
GenderMale
Game(s)Ocarina of Time
Other MediaOcarina of Time manga
Super Smash Bros. BrawlTriforce piece.png
Hyrule Warriors series
Dungeon(s)Dodongo's Cavern
Weakness(es)Bombs
Reward(s)Heart Container
Goron's Ruby

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

Strategy


To ready an attack, King Dodongo inhales air, and releases a blast of damaging flame if allowed to inhale completely; during this time, Link can toss Bombs, or a nearby Bomb Flower, into its mouth. If successful, the bomb will explode inside, causing King Dodongo to collapse. King Dodongo is vulnerable to Sword attacks at this time, the Critical Point of the battle. If Link does not apply enough damage during the Critical Point, King Dodongo will rear up, curl into a ball, and roll around the arena. If Link stands close to the lava, the external walls, or hides beneath or behind the Shield, he can avoid damage. King Dodongo hits an arena wall at the end of its rampage; it unfolds and moves about until Link is close enough to target again, repeating the cycle.

When defeated, King Dodongo curls into a ball and rolls into the lava pit. The lava hardens, trapping King Dodongo, half-submerged. Link receives a Heart Container as a reward.

Non-Canon Appearances

Non-Canon Information hide

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.

Trivia

  • 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]

Etymology

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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
Italian Italy Mega dodongo dinosauro degli inferi
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

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See Also

References

  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


Bosses

Gohma · King Dodongo · Barinade · Phantom Ganon · Volvagia · Morpha · Bongo Bongo · Twinrova · Ganon

Mini-Bosses

Lizalfos · Big Octo · Stalfos · Meg · Flare Dancer · White Wolfos · Dark Link · Dead Hand · Gerudo · Iron Knuckle