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TitleArmored Colossus
Game(s)Spirit Tracks
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.[1] He appears as a giant green and brown stag beetle with a purple abdomen. He 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 revert to bombs when attacked. Link must hit them with his sword without detonating them and use the Whirlwind item to blow one of the Blastworms at Stagnox when it charges at him to flip the boss over, to once again leave itself vulnerable to attack.[2]


  • 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.
  • Stagnox is the only boss in the game that appears four times.
  • Stagnox was the first boss revealed for Spirit Tracks, appearing in the first trailer.



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 Kyōdai-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 Worlds