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TitleProtector of the Seal[1]
Game(s)The Wind Waker
Dungeon(s)Wind Temple
Skull Hammer
Reward(s)Heart Container
Fully powered Master Sword
Theme MusicFile:VS Molgera.ogg

Molgera is the Boss of the Wind Temple in The Wind Waker. It must be defeated to return the Master Sword to full power.


When Molgera emerges from the sand, Link must be careful not to get too close to its gaping mouth; otherwise, the creature might devour him and cause damage before spitting him back out. Link must Target Molgera's tongue with the Hookshot so he can slash Molgera with his Sword.

After enough damage is dealt, Molgera will release three larvae to distract Link. The young hero can use the Hookshot to latch onto them and slash them with the Sword. They reward him with Hearts after being defeated. After Molgera sends its larvae out, Link must watch for Molgera as it emerges from the sand and flies through the air, attempting to crush him when it dives back in. After receiving enough damage, the boss flies into the air and explodes in a shower of sand, revealing the Triforce crest with blue light.

Defeating Molgera yields a Heart Container to Link as a reward and restores the Wind Temple's seal, allowing Makar to take up his role as the Wind Sage and restoring the remainder of the Master Sword's lost power.

Molgera, Protector of the Seal (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
Molgera Figurine.png
Habitat: Wind Temple
Effective Weapon: Hookshot
This evil guarding burrows deep into sand. Use the Hookshot to draw out its tender tongue, then slash at it with your blade


Molgera's name is a play on Mogura, the Japanese word for mole.


  • It is also possible to latch onto Molgera's tongue while it's in the air if it's timed right. Molgera becomes frozen in the air if that happens.
  • Molgera's theme song appears in the Pirate Ship stage from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • Molgera's tongue can be damaged by any weapon in Link's arsenal, such as Arrows, the Skull Hammer, the Boomerang, and even the Grappling Hook. All of these deal the same amount of damage to the boss, however, and even ranged weapons will not deal damage until Link has pulled the tongue close to him with the Hookshot.



  1. "Molgera, Protector of the Seal..." — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
Forest minish.png Names in Other Regions Jabber Nut MC.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan 封印の守護者 モルド・ゲイラ (Fūin no Shugosha Morudo Geira) Guardian of the Seal: Morudo Geira
Spanish Spain Verminus From the Roman god who protected cattle from diseases
Latin America Molgera (TWWHD)
French France Gayla
German Germany Bannsiegelwächter Mordo Geira
Bannsiegelwächter MantaraTriforce piece.png
Guardian of the Ban-Sigil: Mordo Geira
Guardian of the Ban-Sigil: Mantara
Italian Italy Gayla, guardiano del sigillo Gayla, Keeper of the Seal

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