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Not to be confused with the Big Poe, a similar boss in Four Swords Adventures.

Jalhalla is the leader of all Poes who appears as a Boss in The Wind Waker.[2] He is composed of many smaller Poes.


Jalhalla resides in the core of the Earth Temple and is responsible for the death of the Earth Sage, Laruto.[3] He owes his existence to a small group of about fifteen normal Poes, and a mask that uses their power to form the entity. This beast must be defeated in order to partially restore power to the Master Sword, by placing Medli in her new position as the Earth Sage.

When Link enters the deepest room of the temple, he finds several Poes running about. Suddenly aware of Link's presence, they all turn towards him. They then jump into a mask in the center of the room to form Jalhalla. The battle thus begins.

Jalhalla employs a variety of attacks in the battle. His most common move involves scattering fireballs from his lantern. He can also forcefully blow out air, enough to push Link toward the spiked wall, or suck in air and breathe fire. Touching Jalhalla causes Link to become confused, making him move in the opposite direction of his intended course. During this time, an image of Jalhalla's mask rotates over his head and he appears dizzy. Confusion lasts for approximately five seconds but can be quickly removed by taking damage.

The trick to bringing Jalhalla down is to direct light at him with the Mirror Shield, causing him to materialize and fall. Link must then lift the giant off the floor with the Power Bracelets and throw him into one of the purple columns of spikes on the walls. This will cause his body to split into many Poes for the young hero to dispose of. Link can use the Hurricane Spin technique to make this task easier if he has already learned it. However, only five Poes can be killed at any time. Link repeats this process to destroy all the Poes to defeat Jalhalla. The boss's mask then appears, dumbfounded that there are no more Poes to use. When he tries to escape, a beam of light solidifies him and causes him to fall to the ground and shatter. Defeating the boss yields a Heart Container and allows Medli to take her place as the Sage of Earth, restoring some of the Master Sword's lost power.

Jalhalla is found again in Ganon's Castle later in the game. He must be defeated for a second time in the same fashion to break the seal to the door leading to Ganondorf.



Jalhalla's name may be a play on "Valhalla", a kind of warrior's heaven in Norse mythology.

ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
封印の守護者 ジャイ・ハーラ (Fūin no Gādian Jai Hāra) (TWW)[6]Guardian of the Seal: Jai Hāra
The French Republic
Jay Harla (TWW)[8] 
The Federal Republic of Germany
Bannsiegelwächter Jalhalla (TWW)[7]Guardian of the Ban-Sigil: Jalhalla
The Italian Republic
Jay-Harla, guardiano del sigillo (TWW)[5]Jay-Harla, guardian of the seal
The Kingdom of Spain
Fati Triputis (TWW)[9]Fate Trinity (Sanskrit)
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  1. "Jalhalla, Protector of the Seal" — Figurine (The Wind Waker)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 186
  3. "The temple ahead is the nest of an evil creature...the same creature that stole the life of your predecessor, the sage. It is a dark and frightening place." — King of Red Lions (The Wind Waker)
  4. Wind Waker Oddity: Light Arrows , YouTube, published August 18, 2014, retrieved August 18, 2014.
  5. "Jay-Harla, guardiano del sigillo
    Habitat: Santuario della Terra.
    Caratteristiche: esemplare gigante della tribù dei Poo.
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  6. "封印の守護者 ジャイ・ハーラ
    生息場所 大地の神殿
    子分 ポウ
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  7. "Bannsiegelwächter Jalhalla
    Heimat: Der Terratempel
    Untergebene: Die Irrlichter
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  8. "Jay Harla
    Lieu de résidence: Temple de la Terre.
    Acolytes: les Fantômes.
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  9. "Fati Triputis
    Hábitat: Templo de la Tierra
    Vasallos: Los poes
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)