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Argorok

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Argorok
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Title
Twilit Dragon
Game(s)Twilight Princess
Other MediaHyrule Warriors
Dungeon(s)City in the Sky
Weakness(es)Clawshot
Sword
Reward(s)Heart Container
Mirror Shard
Theme Music
Triforce piece.png
Triforce piece.png

Twilit Dragon: Argorok, also known as Argarok on the official Twilight Princess website,[1] is the Boss of the City in the Sky in Twilight Princess. It terrorizes the Oocca and wreaks havoc on the City in the Sky.[citation needed] As Link explores the City, Argorok can be seen flying overhead in the sky.

Characteristics and Weaknesses

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Argorok

Hey, it's that overgrown bird again. Maybe it's lonely because it can't fly down here... Isn't there some spot where we can latch on to it? Then we could pull it down to us! That thing's so big, Link! Your weight alone won't pull it down, I'm pretty sure. What are you supposed to do in a situation like that? Come on, now! Remember! That thing's not going to come down if we just sit here waiting for it...You won't have anywhere to run to, but you should try and get close and pull it down again. You saw its back, didn't you? I bet that's its weak spot! We need to find a way to get up on its back. Maybe we could get on its back using those plants floating all around it. Its back is its weak spot! Go for that, will you?! That's it, keep attacking its weak spot! If you don't stay sharp, that fire will engulf you!

The battle takes place at the highest point in the dungeon, a flat plain with four steel grated pillars and very strong winds. Link must go to one of the pillars surrounding the field and climb to the middle of one of the pillars using the Clawshot. Once there, he must wait until Argorok flies up to him and exposes his tail, which Link must target. Once he has a hold of it, he must equip the Iron Boots to send Argorok crashing to the ground, destroying some of his armor. After this is done two times, the rest of the armor will break away and reveal a new weak spot on his back. At this point, Peahats burst from the ground to serve as extra Clawshot points. Link must climb to the top of the pillars and use the Peahats to Clawshot his way around the area as Argorok breathes fire at him. Once Argorok pauses, Link must make his way around to his back and jump to the new weak point with the Clawshot. Link must then slash it with the Sword as the boss falls, eventually depositing him on the ground again. After the strategy is repeated twice, Argorok changes directions. This process must be repeated until Argorok is defeated.

After its defeat, Link receives the final Mirror Shard and a Heart Container.

Non-Canon Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Argorok appears as a giant boss that is encountered in several Legend Mode and Adventure Mode stages. In Legend Mode, it appears in "The Shadow King" and two in "Liberation of the Triforce".

During battle, Argorok stays in flight, making it unreachable to most attacks. It attacks by charging, kicking up whirlwinds with its wings, and breathing a stream of fire that also surround it. While creating whirlwinds, the tip of its tail glows blue, making it vulnerable to the Hookshot, which will latch on and pull Argorok down, revealing its Weak Point Gauge. The Hookshot can also be used while it is breathing fire, but only when its tail is glowing blue, otherwise, the flames will burn the Warrior using it.

In "The Shadow King," Argorok has a unique strategy as it first appears flying too high for the Hookshot to reach. It appears at different times, where it takes over a Keep it flies over while attacking the Allied Base with fire balls. Either Lana or Midna must be escorted to these Keeps to create a Magic Circle, which upon activation, summons chains that wrap around Argorok. However, it breaks free and temporarily retreat before shortly appearing again. By later summoning the Great Fairy, she pulls the Moon down and slams it into Argorok, which knocks it down, where it can be fought normally.

When defeated, Argorok usually drops the Argorok's Embers Silver Material or the Argorok's Stone Gold Material.

Nomenclature

Argorok is a play on "Argo," an archaic term for the Ancient Greeks, whose architecture the City in the Sky resembles, and "rok," a term used in the series for dragon enemies. It may also be a play on Kargarok, a similar common enemy.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 覚醒炎翼竜 ナルドブレア (Kakusei En Yokuryuu Narudoburea) Awoken Flame Pterosaur: Nardobrear
French Republic FrenchEU Pyrodactilus, Ptérosaure Pyrogène du Crépuscule Pyrodactylus, Pyrogen Pterosaur of Twilight
Federal Republic of Germany German Fliegender Feuerdrache Argorok Flying Fire Dragon Argorok
Italian Republic Italian Argorok, il dragone del crepuscolo Argorok, the dragon of the twilight
Republic of Korea Korean 각성화익룡 아르고록 (Gakseong Hwa'ikryong Areugorok) Awakened Fire Pterodactyl: Argorok
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Argorok, Dragón de las Sombras Argorok, Dragon of the Shadows

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References

  1. "Argarok
    A ferocious, armour-plated winged dragon."
    — Nintendo, Twilight Princess Monsters, Official Twilight Princess website, published n.d., retrieved February 17, 2016.
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