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Big Octorok

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Not to be confused with Big Octo.
Big Octorok
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Oversized Octorok
Dungeon(s)Temple of Droplets

The Big Octorok, also known as Giant Octorok,[1] is the Boss of the Temple of Droplets in The Minish Cap and guardian of the Water Element.


Though simply a typical Octorok to a normal-sized Link, when Minish-sized, this mediocre creature becomes gargantuan, worthy of the title, "Big Octorok". When encountered, it is frozen in the Temple of Droplets' central room, in close proximity to the, also frozen, Water Element. After Link flips two giant switches within the adjacent room, a hatch on the ceiling opens wide, allowing sunlight to thaw both the frozen boss and Element. Before Link can claim the element though, the Big Octorok sucks it up and retreats into the next room.


Traditionally, Link must use the Octorok's rock-spitting tendencies against it to inflict damage. New to the species but in taking full advantage of size, the Big Octorok will also try to suck Link up infrequently, as well as ram the walls, causing rocks to fall from the ceiling.

After a few hits, the Big Octorok will freeze itself and all of the water covering the floor, and the budding flower on its back will be vulnerable. Link must seize the opportunity to don the Pegasus Boots, run to the Octorok's backside, and set the flower on fire with his Lantern. Repeating this process a few times will complete the battle; Link will receive the Water Element along with another Heart Container for his efforts.

Big Octorok (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
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Big Octorok
Appears in the Temple of Droplets. Frozen solid by the power of the Water Element. He's been frozen so long that his hunger is unbearable.


In the Spanish translation, the figurine is called "Ferrus negro", the name for Black Knight. The actual Black Knight figurine is named "Blacknut" instead.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Octorok
Japan Japanese 大オクタロック (Dai Okutarokku)
French-speaking countries French Octorok Géant Giant Octorok
Federal Republic of Germany German Großer Oktorok Large Oktorok
Italian Republic Italian Grande Octorok Big Octorok

See Also


  1. "The heat will melt the ice that encased the Water Element, but it will also thaw out a Giant Octorok." (The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap – The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 62)
The Legend of ZeldaThe Adventure of LinkA Link to the PastLink's AwakeningOcarina of TimeMajora's MaskOracle of SeasonsOracle of AgesFour SwordsThe Wind WakerFour Swords AdventuresThe Minish CapTwilight PrincessPhantom HourglassSpirit TracksSkyward SwordA Link Between WorldsTri Force HeroesBreath of the Wild