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This article is about Dragons as a species. For other uses, see Dragon (Disambiguation).

Dragons are a recurring species in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][name references needed]


The Legend of Zelda

Main articles: Aquamentus and Gleeok

Aquamentus is a one-horned Dragon and the first Dragon encountered in the The Legend of Zelda series, serving as the Boss of Level 1 and Level 7, as well as being a Sub-Boss during the Second Quest. A multi-headed Dragon, Gleeok, is a Boss fought in Level 4 with two heads, Level 6 with three heads as a Sub-Boss, and with four heads in Level 8.

The Adventure of Link

Main article: Barba

Barba, also known as Volvagia,[3] is the Boss of Three-Eye Rock Palace, and acts as a guardian of the Statue within it.

Ocarina of Time

Main article: Volvagia

Volvagia is the boss of the Fire Temple. It appears as a serpentine lava dragon that dives in and out of lava.

Oracle of Seasons

Main article: Aquamentus

Aquamentus returns as a boss enemy in Oracle of Seasons.

The Wind Waker

Main article: Valoo

Valoo is a supporting character who appears on the top of Dragon Roost Island. In the game's events, he is unable to grant the Rito their ability to grow wings due to being hurt by Gohma and Link must defeat the giant scorpion. Later in the game, Valoo aids Link and Tetra in escaping Ganondorf.

The Minish Cap

Main article: Gleerok

Gleerok is a lava dragon that serves as the boss of the second dungeon.

Twilight Princess

Main article: Argorok

Argorok is the boss in the City in the Sky. Argorok appears as a red-orange wyvern covered in black armor.

Skyward Sword

Eldin, Faron, and Lanayru are protectors of the Surface and each teach Link part of the Song of the Hero.

A Link Between Worlds

Main article: Gemesaur King

The Gemesaur King is a quadrupedal Dragon that serves as the Boss of the Dark Palace. It resembles the Helmasaur King from A Link to the Past. The Gemesaur King is covered in colorful gems and scales, and can see well in the Darkness.[4]

Breath of the Wild

The three Dragons in Breath of the Wild are invincible and appear in various places throughout Hyrule. While not intending to harm Link, their bodies shed orbs of their element which can harm him. They can be harvested for their Horns, Scales, Claw, and Fang Shard for Enhancing Armor. Dinraal has the power of Fire and frequents Tanagar Canyon and northern Eldin. Farosh has the power of Electricity and frequents Gerudo Highlands and Lake Floria. Naydra has the power of Ice and frequents Mount Lanayru and Lanayru Road. Naydra initially appears at the summit of Mount Lanayru infected as Malice Naydra and must be freed from the Malice before she can appear regularly.

The Zonai are thought to have worshiped a water Dragon.[5] Many Dragon Statues decorate Zonai Ruins, which were used by them to represent the Triforce of Courage.[6]

Tears of the Kingdom

In addition to Dinraal, Farosh, and Naydra, two additional immortal Dragons known as the Light Dragon and Demon Dragon can be found. The Light Dragon flies high in the Skies above Hyrule and the Demon Dragon serves as the final Boss. Flame, Frost, and Thunder Gleeoks also appear as Sub-Bosses. A more powerful type of Gleeok known as King Gleeoks have a combination of each elemental head.

A mortal being can become an immortal Dragon by swallowing a Secret Stone.[7] However, this destroys the being's sense of self, and this process is thought to be irreversible.[8]


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  1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past—Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 10 (TAoL)
  2. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 158
  3. "In some places, Barba is called Volvagia" (Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 146)
  4. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 179 (ALBW)
  5. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 413
  6. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 342
  7. "There are stories about the secret stones and a forbidden act called draconification. "To swallow a secret stone is to become an immortal dragon... "one blessed with eternal life."" — Mineru (Tears of the Kingdom)
  8. "Yes. But there is still more to those tales... "To become an immortal dragon is to lose oneself." That is why it is forbidden. I thought maybe this could lead to a solution—some way to transcend time... But if you have to sacrifice your heart and mind... Sacrifice what makes you "you"..." — Mineru (Tears of the Kingdom)