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TitleTwilit Aquatic
Game(s)Twilight Princess
Dungeon(s)Lakebed Temple
Reward(s)Heart Container
Fused Shadow
Theme Music
File:Morpheel - first form.ogg Triforce piece.png
File:Morpheel - second form.ogg Triforce piece.png

Twilit Aquatic: Morpheel is the boss of the Lakebed Temple in Twilight Princess.


When Link enters Morpheel's chamber, he only finds a single tentacle at the bottom. Once he sinks to the sand, several other tentacles emerge from the bottom of the chamber. To defeat Morpheel's first form, Link must equip the Iron Boots and avoid the Bombfish it releases. He must grab its eye with the Clawshot and then attack it immediately. After two times, the creature's tentacles retract and its eye gets swallowed, ending up on its back.[1] Afterwards, Morpheel's full body is revealed. Link must proceed to swim above it in order to use the Clawshot to latch onto its eye.[2] After slashing it several times, Link is thrown off. He must continue to do this until Morpheel is defeated, causing it to crash into the wall, draining all the water in the room.

Upon defeating Morpheel, Link receives the third and final Fused Shadow and a Heart Container.


Morpheel's name is a combination of "morph" and "eel," sharing the prefix with Morpha, a similar boss in Ocarina of Time.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
link= Japanese 覚醒多触類オクタイール (Kakusei Tashoku Rui Okutaīru) Awoken Many-tentacled Creature: Octaeel
link= SpanishEU Octópulo, Branquiosaurio de las Sombras Octópulo, Brachisaurus of the Shadows
link= FrenchEU Octolacanthe, poisson fossile du Crépuscule Octolacanthe, Fish Fossil of Twilight
link= FrenchCA Octolacanthe
link= German Urzeitfisch Oktapesco
link= Italian Octoguilla, l'acquatico del crepuscolo Octoguilla, the Twilight Aquatic
link= Korean 각성다촉류 옥타일 (Gakseong Dachokryu Oktail) Awakened Multiple-tentacled Species: Octaeel



  1. "Did you see its back? It's got an eyeball there, too!" — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  2. "So, it's eyeball really is the key! Good! Keep aiming for that eye!" — Midna (Twilight Princess)

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