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Aquamentus
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Aquamentus from Oracle of Seasons
Game(s)The Legend of Zelda
Oracle of Seasons
Other MediaThe Legend of Zelda TV series
BS The Legend of Zelda
Oracle of Seasons (Himekawa)
Dungeon(s)Level-1 (TLoZ) Triforce piece.png
Level-7 (TLoZ) Triforce piece.png
Gnarled Root Dungeon (OoS)
Health6 (TLoZ)
Reward(s)Heart Container

Aquamentus is a recurring Boss in The Legend of Zelda series. It is a dragon with a horn on its head that some call a unicorn.[1]

Characteristics

The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda Manual Comment

The Legend of Zelda

Aquamentus

A type of dragon that some call a unicorn. As well as having lots of attacking power, it's a fearful opponent. It emits mean beams.
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In The Legend of Zelda, Aquamentus appears as the Boss of Level-1 and Level-7 of the First Quest as well as Level-1 of the Second Quest. It guards a fragment of the Triforce of Wisdom. Aquamentus also appears in Level-4 and Level-8 of the Second Quest. Aquamentus slowly walks back and forth and periodically shoots a group of three fireballs out of its mouth.[2] Link can block the fireballs with a Magical Shield. Link can damage an Aquamentus with his Sword or Bombs, but can also attack from a distance by throwing his Sword, shooting the Bow and Arrow or using the Magical Rod. Aquamentus cannot be stunned by the Boomerang and is invulnerable to Fire. When it is defeated, a Heart Container will appear and Aquamentus may drop either a Heart, a Fairy, or one Rupee.[note 1]

Oracle of Seasons

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In Oracle of Seasons, Aquamentus is once again the Boss of the first Dungeon, known as Gnarled Root Dungeon, a Dungeon that resembles Level-1 from The Legend of Zelda.[4] In addition to its attacks from The Legend of Zelda, Aquamentus now has the ability to charge across the room. After dashing and slamming into the wall, the Aquamentus flies back to the right side of the room. Before emitting beams, its horn will glow. Upon the dragon's defeat, Link receives a Heart Container and the first Essence of Nature, Fertile Soil.

Other Appearances

BS The Legend of Zelda

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Aquamentus appears in various Dungeons in BS The Legend of Zelda.

The Legend of Zelda TV Series

An Aquamentus is depicted as a horse-like monster in the "Underworld Connections" episode of The Legend of Zelda TV series. Just as Link is retrieving a shard of the Triforce of Wisdom while swimming in the Black Falls, an Aquamentus appears out of a dark, underwater cave. The Aquamentus takes him to the surface while Link is riding on top of it, struggling.[5] Princess Zelda then grabs a Bomb from Link's pouch and throws it at the Aquamentus, which instantly defeats it.[6]

Oracle of Seasons (Himekawa)

An Aquamentus makes an appearance in the Oracle of Seasons manga by Akira Himekawa alongside various other enemies and Bosses from the game. They swarm all at once with the Aquamentus leading the charge, while Ricky attempts to protect Link by putting him in his pouch and attacking with Tornado Punches. The Aquamentus breaths fire and while Ricky attempts to block the flames with his tornadoes, he is overwhelmed and defeated. It would have been a lost battle if it was not for the appearance of Moosh, who awakes from hibernation at just the right moment to give them a ride to safety at extremely high speed.

Nomenclature

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese アクオメンタス (Akuomentasu) Aquamentus
Federal Republic of Germany German Aquamentus
Italian Republic Italian Aquamentus
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Aquamentus

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Notes

  1. If Link defeats 10 enemies without getting hit or teleporting with the Recorder, then the 10th enemy defeated will drop five Rupees. However, if the 10th enemy is defeated with a Bomb, then it will drop four Bombs. If Link defeats 16 enemies without getting hit or teleporting, then the 16th enemy will drop a Fairy. After the 16th enemy, Link must get hit and reset the counter to zero in order to achieve this effect again. Defeating Armoses, Like Likes, Keeses, or Gels will not be counted.[3]

References

  1. "A type of dragon that some call a unicorn." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 37)
  2. "Aquamentus: A Unicorn having lots of attacking power. It emits beams." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 37)
  3. n.a., Forced Drops, redcandle.us, published n.d., retrieved August 17, 2017.
  4. "Fans of the original NES Zelda may experience déjà vu as they confront the Dungeon Boss, the Aquamentus." (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages Player's Guide (Nintendo of America), pg. 19)
  5. "Zelda! Help! This monstrous Aquamentus wants me for lunch!" — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 8 )
  6. "Bombs away!" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 8 )
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