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Gleerok is the guardian of the Cave of Flames high atop Mount Crenel in The Minish Cap.[2] It is the second major Boss of the game, and it guards the Fire Element.


The Minish Cap

To defeat Gleerok, Link must fire the Cane of Pacci at its back, then climb on top of its neck and slash the yellow thorn on its back with his Sword while it is stunned. Gleerok's main form of attack is to spew fire on any surrounding prey or threats. If all else fails, it will submerge itself in its lava pool and cause major disruptions within its abode, including an increase in lava flow and tectonic disruptions that cause chunks of rock to fall from the ceiling.

Other Appearances

The Minish Cap (Himekawa)

In the The Minish Cap manga by Akira Himekawa, Gleerok was cursed by Vaati prior to its battle with Link. Once defeated, Gleerok turns back to its true form, a softer, plesiosaur-like creature. The newly transformed Gleerok then gives Link the Fire Element.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese グリロック (Gurirokku)
France FrenchEU Gleeok
Germany German Glirock
Italy Italian Gleeok
Spain SpanishEU Gleeok


See Also


  1. "Once you've wounded the Gleerok significantly, he'll dive and the pools of lava will swell to the edges of the room." (The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap — The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 34)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 182