Master Kohga is a recurring character and Boss in The Legend of Zelda series.
Breath of the Wild
|136 (141) Master Kohga
The leader of the Yiga Clan, a group formed with just a single objective: eliminate Link. He sends his minions all over Hyrule in search of you but tends to spend most of his own time napping and generally loafing about. Despite this, his mastery of the esoteric arts has earned him a deep respect. Even if he were to die, his followers would never give up their one and only task.
Master Kohga is the leader of the Yiga Clan, an opposing Clan to the Sheikah who hunt Link on a ceaseless mission. Master Kohga is a respected figure of authority, but he spends most of his time napping and loafing around. He loves Mighty Bananas the most. Master Kohga is known to possess many secrets about the Sheikah.
Link meets Master Kohga during the "Divine Beast Vah Naboris" Main Quest outside of the exit of the Yiga Clan Hideout, in an open area with a large pit in the center. Initially, he berates Link for invading his napping spot. However, Master Kohga will then recognize the Sheikah Slate he is carrying, which causes him to realize that Link is the hero he has been looking for. He comments on his luck, as Link wandered right into the Yiga Clan Hideout while all of his scouts are looking for him. Master Kohga introduces himself to Link, and he tells him to prepare himself before he attacks.
The fight against Master Kohga consists of three phases, each of which utilizes his control over magnetism and levitation. In the first phase, Master Kohga conjures up a rock above him to hurl at Link. Striking Master Kohga from afar as he levitates in the air, such as with a Bow, Remote Bomb or thrown Weapon, will break his focus and cause the rock to fall on his head. This temporarily stuns Master Kohga, partially burying him in the ground and allowing Link to attack him unopposed. In the second phase, he levitates above the large pit nearby and conjures up two rocks that spin around him. Link must hit Master Kohga when one of the rocks is directly above his head, causing it to once again fall on his head and stun him. In the third and final phase, he conjures up a fortified boulder to attempt to crush Link. Link must use Magnesis to gain control of the boulder and push it back towards Kohga. This will stun Kohga once again and give Link the opportunity to finish the fight. In all phases, he is protected by a blue shield which disappears when he goes offensive in the first two stages but remains permanently during the third. Ancient Arrows act like normal arrows when Master Kohga is hit with one, and he and his boulders cannot be stopped with Stasis at any time. He is the only notable Sheikah to display this, as even Monk Maz Koshia can be placed under Stasis. Master Kohga is also the only enemy that's immune to Urbosa's Fury, and takes only 10% of the normal damage done by any attack.
After defeating Master Kohga, he will use his last bit of energy to perform his "secret technique", which backfires and causes him to fall down the large pit in the center of the area. While falling down the pit, Master Kohga is heard yelling that he shall be remembered and the Yiga Clan will track Link to the ends of Hyrule Kingdom. As a reward for defeating him, Link will receive a Treasure Chest containing the Thunder Helm.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|Team Power||Attack | 3400||Rank||★★ ADVANCED||Fighter(s)|
|Stage||Suzaku Castle (Battlefield)||Theme||"Woodlands - The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes"|| King K. Rool |
Mii Swordfighter (Yiga Clan Mask, Yiga Clan Outfit)
|Rule(s)||Item: Banana Peel||Hazard(s)||—|
| • Defeat the main fighter to win|
• The enemy favors neutral specials
• Reinforcements will appear during the battle
|Become slightly more difficult to launch, but movement speed decreases.|
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Master Kohga appears as a Primary Spirit, first appearing in the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity event on January 8th, 2021. Master Kohga holds the skill, Weight 🠅, which increases the weight of the Fighter.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
Master Kohga retroactively debuts in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, first disguising himself as Urbosa to try and turn the Gerudo against Zelda, but he is zapped by the real Urbosa. He is later defeated, but Sooga saves him at the last minute. He is later shown working alongside Astor as he explains Calamity Ganon's Harbinger form, and the role the Demon King will play in due time.
Later, the Hyrulean Army raids his hideout and defeats them, despite his best efforts. Master Kohga berates Astor for missing the show and wants Sooga to kill him, though they relent when the prophet ominously explains that Kohga and the Yiga Clan would become enemies of Calamity Ganon by harming him.
Later, after Calamity Ganon awakens on Zelda's 17th birthday and the Blight Ganons are stopped from killing the Champion like they were supposed to in Breath of the Wild, Master Kohga objects to Astor harvesting souls from his men to revive the Blight Ganons. He is almost killed himself by a Hollow of Link, but Sooga intervenes and tells him to run, stating that he would give his life to protect him. Kohga ultimately chooses to stay and fight alongside him. The outcome of the battle is revealed in "EX The Yiga Clan's Retreat" Scenario, where they fight through many of their former allies and even the four Blight Ganons once again. A flashback after the Scenario is completed reveals that Kohga gave a young Sooga a Mighty Banana to help him, despite two Yiga Footsoldiers attacking him. Master Kohga and Sooga manage to escape to Crenel Peak, where the Blight Ganons strike once again. Sooga manages to freeze the Blights so Master Kohga can escape. It is unknown what happens to Sooga. After Zelda has awakened her power and rallied the Hylians, Master Kohga sheds his Hyrulean Soldier disguise and bows before her, joining the Hyrulean forces in order to avenge his betrayed clan.
At a unknown point, Master Kohga appears during the "EX Liberate the Royal Ancient Lab" Scenario, where he and the Yiga Clan try to stop Urbosa and Riju from helping the Hyrulean Forces. He is defeated yet again, but he takes the Thunder Helm from Riju and boasts that Urbosa is unable to hit him with her Lightning this time. However, she manages to strike him again anyway. Master Kohga vows to steal the Thunder Helm again and properly master it, even if it takes him a 100 years to do so, referencing the successful theft of the Helm in Breath of the Wild..
- Master Kohga is the only antagonist in Breath of the Wild to have any dialogue.
- Master Kohga is also the only boss in the base game's main campaign that is not a manifestation of Malice bearing the title of Ganon.
The name Kohga is inherited by leaders of the Yiga Clan. Together, the Yiga Clan and Kohga reference the rival Ninja clans of Iga and Kōga; this is mirrored by the Yiga Clan having a rival clan, the Sheikah.
|Names in Other Regions|
|コーガ様 (Kōga-sama) (BotW)|
|可蓋大人 (Kěgài Dàrén) (BotW)|
|Kohga (BotW | HWAoC)|
|Le grand Kohga (BotW)|
|Le grand Kohga (BotW)|
|Maestro Koga (BotW)|
|코가님 (Koganim) (BotW)|
|Главарь Кога (Glavarʹ Koga) (BotW)|
|Maestro Kogg (BotW)|
|Maestro Kogg (BotW)|
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|Master Kohga in Untold Chronicles From 100 Years Past - Part 2 Trailer|
- ↑ "Leader of the Yiga Clan
Master Kohga" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ "Master Kohga
Top Banana of the Yiga Clan" — N/A (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 "The leader of the Yiga Clan, a group formed with just a single objective: eliminate Link. He sends his minions all over Hyrule in search of you but tends to spend most of his own time napping and generally loafing about. Despite this, his mastery of the esoteric arts has earned him a deep respect. Even if he were to die, his followers would never give up their one and only task." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ "We're excited to announce that we will be interviewing Erik Braa, the voice of Master Kohga in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity!!
Have a question for the stupendous leader the Yiga Clan? @ us with your questions in the replies! #AgeofCalamity" — @ZeldaUniverse on Twitter, December 4, 2020 (Archive)
- ↑ "Master Kohga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ "You know what the leader of the Yiga Clan loves the most? You'll never guess. Bananas!" — Endai (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ "He's the leader of the Yiga Clan, master of countless Sheikah secrets and sworn enemy of a hero thought long dead!" — Traveler (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ "Who the heck are you? And what are you doing in my napping spot?!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ "That thing on your hip... Is that... Could it be a Sheikah Slate? If it's a Sheikah Slate... Then that means... Yeah, IT'S YOU! You're that Link guy I've been looking for!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ "What luck! My scouts are out in the field looking high and low, but you just wander into my hideout!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ "Oh, excuse me. I haven't introduced myself yet. I am the leader... Of the Yiga Clan! The strong! The burly!! The one!! The only!!! MASTER KOHGA!!! Now, prepare yourself!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ "I need to bust out my serious moves... A secret technique taught by my father's mother's father! It will...destroy you!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ "Coward! I shall be remembered! The Yiga Clan will track you to the ends of Hyruuuule!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ "Sooga, you're late! I nearly got peeled like a banana!" — Master Kohga (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
- ↑ "Hey, prophecy man! You missed the part where we get walloped!" — Master Kohga (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
- ↑ "I am afraid we cannot overlook this failure, seer." — Sooga (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
- ↑ "Hm. Fate decides all...even this defeat. As you well know, if you decide to turn against me... ...you would make an enemy of Calamity Ganon." — Astor (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
- ↑ "As long as I...have...THIS...Your silly lightning can't hurt me one little-" — Master Kohga (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
- ↑ "Even if it does take a hundred years, it will be mine! Just you wait!" — Master Kohga (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
- ↑ Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 369
- ↑ "136 Maestro Koga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ "136 コーガ様" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ 23.0 23.1 "136 Le grand Kohga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ "136 Kohga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ "136 Koga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ "136 Главарь Кога" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
- ↑ 27.0 27.1 "136 Maestro Kogg" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)