Deku Toad

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Deku Toad is the mini-boss of the Lakebed Temple in Twilight Princess.[1]


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Midna says:

There's something spooky in the air...

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After Deku Toad drops from the ceiling

Ughh... It's creepy...

I can't stand pimply things like this...

This one's all yours!

When asked again

I told you this one's all yours! Stop calling me! That thing's gross!

Once Deku Toad is defeated

Eww... That wasn't good for my appetite...

Hey! What do you suppose is in the treasure chest that thing spit up? It's gross, but you should probably open it...

Deku Toads are the thousand-year old stage of Toadpolis.[2]

Deku Toad begins the fight by dropping down to the floor and shaking off several Toado eggs from its back, which can be defeated with the Sword. Deku Toad's attack pattern is to jump to the ceiling, attempt to fall down on Link, and shake off more Toado eggs. If Link rolls out of the way in time to avoid being crushed, Deku Toad gets stunned momentarily, allowing Link to strike its exposed tongue. Link can also throw a Bomb at its mouth whenever Deku Toad opens it. Alternatively, Link can also shoot Bomb Arrows at its opened mouth.

After enough damage is dealt, Deku Toad will regurgitate a Treasure Chest containing the Clawshot before perishing.


  • Deku Toad, along with Ook, are the only mini-bosses in Twilight Princess to have their own battle music. All other mini-bosses share the same battle music, with the exception of Death Sword and Phantom Zant, who share a unique battle music.
  • Deku Toad may be based on the Surinam Toad, as they both carry their eggs on their back.


Deku Toad's Japanese name translates to "Big Toad." The prefix "Deku" might be a mistranslation, as Deku in The Legend of Zelda series is often associated with plant-related characters and enemies.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese デグトード (Degu Tōdo) Big Toad
French-speaking countries French Crapaud Mojo Deku Toad
Germany German Deku-Kröte Deku Toad
Latin America SpanishLA Sapo Decu Decu Toad



  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 174
  2. Hyrule Historia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 193