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Cyclok is a recurring Boss in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]


Phantom Hourglass

As Link climbs to the top of the Temple of Wind, strong gusts from an unknown origin delay his progress. At his destination, the door shuts behind him, and a flying Octorok-like monster riding a tornado descends to fight. The monster is the boss, which appears to face the Hero.

Cyclok riding a vortex from Phantom Hourglass

While fighting Cyclok, any one of three points on the area's floor will be covered with a small tornado. Throwing a Bomb into one of these cyclones will send the explosive flying upwards and if one of these Bombs hits Cyclok, he will be temporarily brought to the ground. While his foe is stunned, Link can make multiple damaging sword slashes or Bomb throws on the monster before it recovers flight. The monster's main method of attack is to dive towards Link, but all the hero can do to avoid this is walk out of the way. Cyclok's second attack involves spitting miniature tornadoes in Link's direction, which will cause damage on impact. Much like the cyclone that normally appears in the arena, Cyclok's projectiles can be used by Link to launch Bombs. Once Link defeats the Stirrer of Winds, he acquires more sand for the Phantom Hourglass and a Heart Container. By slaying the monster and destroying its seal, Link frees and earns the accompaniment of the Spirit of Wisdom, Neri.

Other Appearances

Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa)

In the Phantom Hourglass manga by Akira Himekawa, Cyclok appears and captures the young girl that Link and his companions found on the Isle of Gust. Linebeck grabs a Bomb Flower to avoid being being sucked by the monster's winds, which results in the Bomb exploding. This gives Link the idea to use Bombs against Cyclok.[3] Link asks Cyclok if he is to blame for the twister that wrecked them on the Isle.[4] Link throws a Bomb into Cyclok's tornado, defeating the monster and freeing Neri.[5]



The name Cyclok is a portmanteau of "cyclone" and "Octorok", another enemy from The Legend of Zelda series. The French name Poulpatine is a pun on Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars.

Names in Other Regions
竜巻魔空魚 フーオクタ (Tatsumaki Makūgyo Fūokuta)[7]Tornado Devil Sky Fish Fuuocto
(From 風 (), a word for "wind", and -octo)
The French Republic
Poulpatine, empereur du vent[9] 
Poulpatine, Cycloneur[11] 
The Federal Republic of Germany
Octer, Aufwiegler d. Windes[8] 
The Italian Republic
Polpolok, sire del vento[6] 
Latin America
Cyclok, Hacedor de Vientos[10] 
The Kingdom of Spain
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 172
  2. 2.0 2.1 "CYCLOK-STIRRER OF WINDS!" — Ciela (Phantom Hourglass manga, VIZ Media, pg. 86)
  3. "I know... I'll throw one of these into the swirling wind!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa), VIZ Media, pg. 87)
  4. "Are you to blame for that twister earlier?!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa), VIZ Media, pg. 88)
  5. "I am Neri... I was trapped inside Cyclok for so long. Now I am finally free! Ahh!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa), VIZ Media, pg. 91)
  6. "Polpolok, sire del vento" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  7. "竜巻魔空魚 フーオクタ" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  8. "Octer, Aufwiegler d. Windes" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  9. "Poulpatine, empereur du vent" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  10. "Cyclok, Hacedor de Vientos" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  11. "Poulpatine, Cycloneur" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  12. "Ciclóctopos" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)