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Bosses are a recurring mechanic in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3][4][5][6][name references needed]


The Legend of Zelda

The Adventure of Link

A Link to the Past

Link's Awakening

Ocarina of Time

Majora's Mask

Oracle of Seasons

Oracle of Ages

Four Swords

Main article: Bosses in Four Swords

The Wind Waker

Four Swords Adventures

The Minish Cap

There are six Bosses in The Minish Cap, with the sixth and final Boss having three separate forms. Each Boss is invulnerable to damage until Link is able to reveal their weak point through the use of whichever Item is obtained in the Dungeon. The final Boss, Vaati, requires the use of several Items to make his various forms vulnerable to damage from the Four Sword.

Defeating each of the first five Bosses grants Link a new Heart Container and (with the exception of Mazaal) one of the Four Elements. A green Portal also appears alongside the Heart Container (again with the exception of Mazaal), which will transport Link back to the entrance of the Dungeon.

Twilight Princess

Phantom Hourglass

Spirit Tracks

Skyward Sword

A Link Between Worlds

Tri Force Heroes

Breath of the Wild

There are eight bosses in Breath of the Wild, six of which are incarnations of Malice. The other two are Master Kohga and Monk Maz Koshia. The latter is from the DLC pack The Champions Ballad.

Tears of the Kingdom

Other Appearances

Zelda (Game & Watch)

The Faces of Evil

The Wand of Gamelon

BS The Legend of Zelda

Zelda's Adventure

Ancient Stone Tablets

Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love

Hyrule Warriors

Cadence of Hyrule

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity


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See Also


  1. "You got the Boss Key!
    Now you can get inside the chamber where the boss lurks!
    " — N/A (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  2. Oracle of Seasons manual, pg. 38
  3. Oracle of Ages manual, pg. 38
  4. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 12
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 28
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—The Complete Official Guide (Expanded Edition), Piggyback Interactive Limited, pg. 322