Evil Orb

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Evil Orb
Evil Orb.gif
Game(s)Link's Awakening DX
Dungeon(s)Color Dungeon
Weakness(es)Bow
Magic Rod
Sword
Reward(s)Red or Blue Clothes

Evil Orb[1] is the boss of the Color Dungeon in Link's Awakening DX.

Strategy

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Though it continually warns Link to take his time, he must strike it successively for it to change colors from blue to red, indicating loss of health. Evil Orb is capable of healing himself, so Link must defeat him quickly or else he will change back to blue. An often used approach is the use of Arrows or the Magic Rod if Link has obtained it yet. Another method is to equip Roc's Feather, and use it to jump over its attacks and strike it multiple times with Link's Sword. Defeating it will give Link access to a Great Fairy that will offer him the Blue or Red Clothes.

Trivia

  • In the Link's Awakening DX guide by Prima Games, Evil Orb is named D. Poon.[2] This is a translation of its Japanese name, ド・ポーン (Do Pōn). Given that Pōn is the Japanese name for Hardhat Beetle, Evil Orb may have been inspired by the A Link to the Past version of this enemy since they also resemble each other. Because of this, Evil Orb is known by most fans as Giant Hardhat Beetle. Some also call it Turtalfos.

Etymology

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name
link= Japanese ド・ポーン (Do Pōn)
link= German Farb-Oktorok

References

  1. "Find the Boss From the Colored Orb puzzle, go up one screen, left one screen, hit the Orb and go up one screen to confront the Boss, Evil Orb."Link's Awakening Walkthrough, Zelda.com.
  2. "D. Poon's cryptic clue refers to its own states. Its blue body indicates it's at full power; a red body means it's in trouble." (The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Prima's Official Guide (Prima Games), pg. 99)

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