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ST Stagnox.png
TitleArmored Colossus
Game(s)Spirit Tracks
Other MediaSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Triforce piece.png
Dungeon(s)Forest Temple
Reward(s)Heart Container
Green Force Gem
Theme MusicFile:Stagnox, Armored Colossus.ogg

Stagnox is the first boss in Spirit Tracks. It appears as a giant green and brown stag beetle with a purple abdomen. It is first fought in the Forest Temple, and is fought again in the Castle Town mini-game Take 'Em All On!.



At the start of the fight, Stagnox will be on the ground and will try to ram Link with its horn. He must run to its backside and use the Whirlwind to remove the gas which will allow him to attack its vulnerable backside. Eventually, it will take flight and release Blastworms, creatures that act as Bombs when attacked. Link must hit them with his Sword and use the Whirlwind to blow one of the Blastworms at Stagnox when it charges at him to flip it over. This will leave it once again vulnerable to attack.

Non-Canon Appearances

Non-Canon Information hide

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Stagnox appears as a Trophy.

Trophy Information

Image Description How to Unlock
SSB4 Stagnox Trophy.png The fast, heavily armored boss of the Forest Temple, Stagnox isn't your everyday beetle boss. Not only can she fly and attack with her horn, she releases poison gas and exploding larvae! Even if you wanted to take her home, she is gigantic—way too big for any terrarium! Random


Stagnox's name is derived from "stag," as in a stag beetle, upon which it is based. The "nox"-part may be derived from noxious, meaning toxic, which may refer to the poison gas Stagnox's rear end is emitting.


  • According to Stagnox's Trophy description in the North American version of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Stagnox is a female beetle. In the PAL version, the beetle is not given a gender.[1]



  1. "This is the boss of the Wooded Temple. What, you want more details? All right. It has four legs, its wings make a cute sound but its groan is horrible, it releases poisonous gas and exploding larvae called Blastworms, and there's no way you'll be able to catch this big beastie in a jam jar!" — Stagnox Trophy (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U)
Forest minish.png Names in Other Regions Jabber Nut MC.gif
Language Name Meaning
English United Kingdom Stagnox, Armoured Beetle
Japanese Japan 甲殻巨大種 デグクレス (Kōkaku Kyodai-shu Degukuresu) Gargantuan Shelled Species Degukules
Spanish Spain Escaronte, gigante blindado Escaronte, armored giant
Latin America Escaronte, coloso blindado Escaronte, armored colossus
French France Nestydas, Coléoptère Géant
Canada Coléoptor
German Germany Riesenkäfer Gigakules
Italian Italy Kornules

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