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This article is about the enemy. For The Wind Waker boss, see Helmaroc King.
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A Kargarok from Twilight Princess
Other Media
Mountainous areas
Effective Weapon(s)Sword
SpoilsGolden Feather

Kargaroks, also known as Kargarocs in The Wind Waker and as Kargoroks in Nintendo Land, are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.

Characteristics and Weaknesses

The Wind Waker

Kargarocs are used by Ganon for surveillance and transportation of other monsters, such as Moblins, across the Great Sea. They can be easily defeated by shooting an Arrow or a Bomb from the Cannon. Kargarocs attack by headbutting Link. Link can collect Golden Feathers from defeated Kargarocs, of which he can give 20 to Hoskit in exchange for 100 Rupees and a Piece of Heart. These creatures bear a resemblance to the Helmaroc King, the giant bird that kidnapped Link's sister, Aryll.

Tingle's Comment



A Kargoroc!

Defeat it to collect Golden Feathers!
Kargaroc (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
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Habitat: Dragon Roost
Spoils: Golden Feathers
These fierce and dangerous opponents often carry Bokoblins and Moblins into battle. You can use your Grappling Hook to steal their Golden Feathers.

Twilight Princess

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Shadow Kargarok from Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, Kargaroks have two distinct incarnations. The first is a common enemy in Hyrule Field, which attempts to knock Link off of Epona. Karagaroks can be easily dispatched with the Sword, although this can be difficult on horseback. An alternative method is simply to fire Arrows at them, Bomb Arrows being especially effective.

A Shadow Kargarok is a Kargarok that has been transformed by the effects of the Twilight Realm. It attacks in the same way as a normal Kargarok, although its appearance is different; its body is black, its head is concave, and it also makes trumpet-like sounds.

A battle with a Twilit Carrier Kargarok takes place upon entering Lake Hylia. Fyer spots a Bulblin from a distance, which must be approached. When it sees Link, it will use the nearby Hawk Grass to call a Twilit Carrier Kargarok and then hop on its back, shooting flaming arrows. Once defeated, Midna takes control of it and uses it to progress further.

Non-canon Appearances

Non-Canon Information hide

Nintendo Land

A Kargarok in Battle Quest

Kargaroks, or Kargoroks in PAL versions, appear in Battle Quest as enemies in some of the attraction's various levels. They also appear as one of the 200 prizes that can be won using the coins at the game on the top of the central tower located in the middle of the plaza. Upon touching the prize in the plaza using the touch screen or simply jumping into it, Monita will make the following comment:

Monita's Comment



These oversensitive birds can be calmly gliding one moment, then furiously dive-bombing you the next. · They can deflate a balloon faster than I can deflate a joke with my searing sarcasm.


  • Due to their resemblance, the Helmaroc King may be the same species as the Kargaroc.


"Kargarok" seems to be a misromanization, since its name is believed to come from Roc, a giant bird in Asian mythologies. This naming can be found in other bird-like creatures, such as the Helmaroc King, and bird-related items, like the Roc's Feather.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese カーゴロック (Kāgorokku)
影の怪鳥 (Kage no Kaitori)Triforce piece.png
Mysterious Shadow Bird
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Cóndor de las islas (TWW) Condor of the Islands
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Kargoroc (TP)
Kargoroc de las Sombras
Cóndor de las islas (TWWHD)

Shadow Kargoroc
Condor of the Islands
French-speaking countries French Condor des Iles (TWW)
Kargoroc (TP)
Kargoroc des OmbresTriforce piece.png
Condor of the Islands

Kargoroc of Shadows
Federal Republic of Germany German Gargorack
Italian Republic Italian Kargolock