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Baby Gohma

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Baby Gohma
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Baby Gohma from Twilight Princess
Game(s)
Habitat(s)Inside the Deku Tree
Dodongo's Cavern (MQ)
Dancing Dragon Dungeon
Temple of Time
Effective Weapon(s)Sword
Slingshot
Bow

Baby Gohmas,[1] also known as Gohma Larvae,[2] are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.

Characteristics

Ocarina of Time

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Gohma Egg

Gohma Egg

When this egg hatches, a Gohma Larva will be born.

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Hey! Listen! Watch out!

Gohma Larva

Gohma Larva

Look out when it gets ready to pounce!

In Ocarina of Time, Gohma Larvae are first found hatching from eggs which drop from the ceiling Inside the Deku Tree. At the end of the dungeon, Gohma will hatch more to distract and damage Link. Gohma Larvae also appear more frequently in Master Quest, where they appear in Dodongo's Cavern as well. The Larva's single eye will turn red as it prepares to pounce.[2] Hitting it once will cause it to cry and run away for a short distance, with the second hit defeating it.

The eggs from which the Gohma Larvae hatch, known as Gohma Eggs,[3] inflict damage upon contact. They can be destroyed before they hatch with a single hit from anything.

Oracle of Seasons

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In Oracle of Seasons, Gohma Larvae only appear in the Dancing Dragon Dungeon during Gohma's boss fight. Once Link destroys Gohma's claw, she will occasionally fire them at him. They can be defeated with the Sword.

Twilight Princess

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Young Gohma

In Twilight Princess, Baby Gohmas appear in the Temple of Time. These spiders appear as small round bodies with tiny protruding legs and a single eye on the front. They are seen in parts of the Temple of Time and travel in huge swarms. They tend to run away from Link when he gets close to them. If L-Targeting is used to target a single one, the other ones will attack from behind. Once Link obtains the Dominion Rod, he can use the statues to defeat them more easily. During the battle with Armogohma, they hatch from Gohma Eggs. They also behave differently, as instead of running away, they attempt to swarm Link as Armogohma charges its laser-beam attack. They also try to protect Armogohma's eye when its body is destroyed.

Grown up versions of Baby Gohmas, known as Young Gohmas,[4] also appear in the Temple of Time. They leap towards Link trying to bite him with their pincers. They can be defeated with the Sword or with the Bow from afar.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name
Gohma Egg Gohma Larva
Japan Japanese 幼生ゴーマ (Yōsei Gōma)
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 哥马的卵 (Gēmǎ de Luǎn) 哥马幼体 (Gēmǎ Yòutǐ)
Canada FrenchCA Œuf Gohma (OoT3D) Larve Gohma (OoT3D)
French Republic FrenchEU Larve Gohma
Federal Republic of Germany German Gohma-Eiern Gohma-Baby
Italian Republic Italian Larva di Gohma
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Huevo gohma (OoT3D) Larva gohma (OoT3D)

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References

  1. "Baby Gohmas are not aggressive; in fact, they run directly away from you" (Twilight Princess Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 17)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Gohma Larva - Look out when it gets ready to pounce!" — Navi (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "Gohma Egg - When this egg hatches, a Gohma Larva will be born." — Navi (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "The Young Gohma leaps and strikes with its pincers" (Twilight Princess Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 21)