Gyorg (Boss)

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This article is about the Boss from Majora's Mask. For the recurring Enemy, see Gyorg; for the Boss in The Minish Cap, see Gyorg Pair.

Gyorg (pronounced /ɡjɔːɹɡ/, gyorg)[citation needed] is the Boss of the Great Bay Temple in Majora's Mask.[1] It is Gyorg who imprisoned the third of the Four Giants and is responsible for the waters of the Great Bay Coast becoming polluted and dangerous.[2][3] This also causes an abnormal climate shift in the Great Bay area.[4] In Majora's Mask 3D, its head and pectoral fins have bony armor, and its fingers are elongated.


Tatl's Commentshide ▲
Start of the battle (Majora's Mask 3D)
Tatl says:

Don't be flustered by the pace he's keeping! Just watch your step and try not to fall! When you can, aim carefully and shoot!

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Once Gyorg starts charging at Link (Majora's Mask 3D)

He's getting really vicious... No matter. Stay calm and watch how he moves! Don't let that big bully push you off!

Underwater phase (Majora's Mask 3D)

Don't go near it so carelessly! You'll be sucked in!

...Hey, try looking around here. Isn't there anything we can use?

Majora's Mask

What are you doing?!? There's no time to lose! Dive underwater and attack it! Hurry!

Gyorg attempts to knock Link off the platform by ramming into it. If Link falls into the water and gets too close to Gyorg, it will swallow him and then spit him out, causing damage. Occasionally, Gyorg will leap out of the water and soar across the platform to hit Link. When Gyorg is about to attack, a rushing sound can be heard. Bubbles will also appear above it, allowing Link to anticipate Gyorg's attacks. Partway through the battle, Gyorg will spawn smaller fish to distract Link in the water. If Link falls in the water, they will seek him immediately. Zora Link's electric barrier can be used to easily defeat them.

To defeat Gyorg, Link must use either his Bow or his Boomerang-fins as Zora Link to stun it. He must then dive in the water to attack Gyorg. Zora Link's electrical barrier is particularly effective at this stage. Alternatively, Zora Link can stun Gyorg in the water using his fins or his electrical attack. Once Gyorg is defeated, it will shrink in size until there is nothing left. Link will receive a Heart Container and Gyorg's Remains. This will also free the Giant who was imprisoned in Gyorg's body.[5] Afterwards, Great Bay will return to normal.[6]

In Majora's Mask 3D, Gyorg now has an eye inside its mouth which Link must attack. In order to do so, Gyorg must be stunned by attacking it with Arrows while it is swimming on the water's surface. After taking some damage, Gyorg may briefly surface and grab the platform in the center to directly charge at Link. If Gyorg continues to take damage, it will eventually bash the platform in the middle, causing it to sink. Link must then swim as a Zora while avoiding Gyorg who tries to inhale him. During this phase, Gyorg will release fish from its mouth which will attack Link. Spikes will also pop out of the ground, and Zora Link needs to hit their chains so Gyorg inhales one of them.[7]


  • Gyorg can also be stunned by having a Jar thrown at it, or with a precisely-timed Roll.
  • Gyorg's intro cutscene is similar Morpha's from Ocarina of Time. Both begin from the boss's perspective as it moves through the water, and end with the boss emerging from the water behind Link.
  • In the 3D remake, after Gyorg is defeated and the water drains out of the room, a separate room can be seen attached to one side of the boss chamber, explaining how the water was able to disappear. This room is blocked off by a metal fence and cannot be accessed.


Gyorg's name come from the Japanese word "Gyo," meaning fish.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 巨大仮面魚グヨーグ (Kyodai Kamen Gyo Guyōgu) Giant Masked Fish: Guyōgu
French-speaking countries French Masque du Léviathan Gargantuesque: Gyorg Mask of the Gargantuan Leviathan: Gyorg
Canada FrenchCA Gyorg, léviathan gargantuesque masqué (MM3D)
Germany German Versklavter Wächter der Meere: Gyorg Enslaved Guardian of the Oceans: Gyorg
Italy Italian Il pesce gigante Gyorg
Korea Korean 거대가면어 그요그 (Geodae Gamyeon'eo Geuyogeu) Giant Masked Fish: Gyorg
Spain SpanishEU Pez Gargantúa Enmascarado: Gyorg Masked Gargantuan Fish: Gyorg
Latin America SpanishLA Pez colosal enmascarado: Gyorg (MM3D) Colossal masked fish: Gyorg (MM3D)


See Also


  1. Art & Artifacts, Dark Horse Books, pg. 200 (MM)
  2. "There's a rumor that the ocean is getting weird 'cause there's trouble off shore at Great Bay Temple." — Tijo (Majora's Mask)
  3. "It's dangerous at night, so be especially careful." — Soldier (Majora's Mask)
  4. "The recent abnormal weather has caused the ocean temperature to rise in this region." — Lake Scientist (Majora's Mask)
  5. "You've seized Gyorg's Remains! You have just freed the innocent spirit that this dark mask had kept imprisoned within the body of evil Gyorg." — N/A (Majora's Mask)
  6. "I don't understand what happened, but it seems the ocean has reclaimed its serenity." — Lake Scientist (Majora's Mask)
  7. Official Majora's Mask 3D Japanese website: Fight & Puzzle