Sludge Like

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The Sludge Like is a Boss in Tears of the Kingdom.[3]


Sludge Likes are Like Likes coated in a thick layer of Sludge, with only their fangs and the insides of their mouths visible through it.[4][5] Their hides are a light shade of grey, and the areas around their jaws are a vibrant magenta with white flecks. They have two rows of fangs. Unlike their weaker cousins, they are capable of movement, giving them a fearsome reputation.[5] They ooze a protective coating of Sludge, which they use to allow them to move through areas avoided by typical Like Likes.[5] This coating can be dispelled with Sidon's Power of Water, Hydrants and Water-based Weapons, Shields, Arrows and Materials.

Sludge Likes spew Sludge from their mouths in order to capture their prey, creating pools of it on the ground that impede movement.[5] Like other Like Likes, their hides are too tough to damage even after their Sludge coating is dispelled, but their bulbous, purple tongues are extremely sensitive.[6] However, Sludge Like tongues are also covered in a protective coating of Sludge, protecting them from damage unless the Sludge coating them has been dispelled. They intermittently reveal their tongues, allowing them to be attacked if their protective coating has been dispelled. Once their tongues are struck, they sprawl down on the ground, unable to attack for several seconds.[how many?] After being stunned, they dig into the ground, reemerging nearby shortly after with a new protective layer of Sludge and firing a barrage of the substance into the air.

One Sludge Like was summoned by a Phantom Ganon in the form of Zelda to attack King Dorephan of the Zora.[7][4] During the "Sidon of the Zora" Main Quest, the Sludge Like that the Phantom Ganon summoned arrives in Mipha Court to attack Link and Prince Sidon. Sidon advises Link to use his Power of Water to clear the Sludge protecting the Like Like.[8]

Once defeated, Sludge Likes spew out a few last bursts of Sludge before retracting their necks into their bodies and turning black, bubbles covering their bodies before they explode into dark smoke, leaving behind an Iron Treasure Chest.


ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
ヘドロライク (Hedororaiku)
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
淤泥萊克 (Yūní Láikè)
The People's Republic of China
淤泥莱克 (Yūní Láikè)
Like de vase
The French Republic
Like de vase
The Federal Republic of Germany
The Italian Republic
Like melmoso
The Republic of Korea
진흙 조아 (Jinheul Joa)
Latin America
Like fangoso[9]
The Kingdom of Spain
Like fangoso[10]
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See Also


  1. "Ambusher of Mipha Court
    Sludge Like
    " — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  2. "When you told Sidon about the pillar of light at East Reservoir Lake, a sludge monster attacked.

    Work with Sidon to repel the fiend.
    " — Adventure Log (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. "Sludge Like" — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "That monster is covered in sludge! Could it be the foul beast that harmed Father?" — Sidon (Tears of the Kingdom)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "These sludge-loving Like Likes are nightmarishly mobile. They ooze sludge, and they use that sludge to move around, sometimes creeping into areas that other types of Like Likes tend to avoid. As if that weren't enough, they also spew sludge out of their maws to slow and capture prey." — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom)
  6. "It has an appetite for swords and shields. If you get too close, it may lunge at you with its mouth wide, swallow you whole, and eat your equipment. The tongue in the center of its mouth is very sensitive. Attack it to make the creature falter." — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom)
  7. "Speaking with Jiahto and the Zora children led you to King Dorephan, who was injured when a Princess Zelda look-alike loosed a monster upon him. The phenomena troubling the Zora—the sludge, the monster, the princess—all seem connected to the sky." — Adventure Log (Tears of the Kingdom)
  8. "The beast is protecting its body with sludge! It is a mighty opponent, certainly, but we must not falter. When an opportunity presents itself, call out to me! I shall use my power to envelop you in water, thusly shielding you from our foe... At that point, you may shoot forth the water as an attack by swinging your weapon!" — Sidon (Tears of the Kingdom)
  9. "Like fangoso" — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom, Latin American Spanish localization)
  10. "Like fangoso" — Hyrule Compendium (Tears of the Kingdom, European Spanish localization)