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Boarblin

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Boarblin
ModelSprite
LANS Pig Warrior Model.png
LANS
Game(s)
Habitat(s)Tal Tal Heights (LA)
Ukuku Prairie (LA)

Boarblins,(LANS)[1] also known as Pig Warriors,(LA | OoS | OoA)[2] are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.

Characteristics

Link's Awakening

Boarblins are relatives to Moblins in Link's Awakening.[3] Unlike the Bulldog moblins of the forest, Boarblins have a porcine-like appearance, resemble the moblins of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and live primarily in Tal Tal Heights and Ukuku Prairie. They behave in an identical manner to Moblins and also appear in a Sword variant.

Oracle of Seasons

Pig Warriors appear in blue and red variants in Oracle of Seasons. A Sword-wielding variant can also be found. The Great Moblin is the boss of a gang of Pig Warriors. They operate in Moblin's Keep, where the Great Moblin is fought. After his defeat, the Pig Warriors are driven away to the other land in a Linked Game. After their defeat in Labrynna, they can be found in Sunken City, forced to make and sell Bombs.[4][5]

In a Linked Game, a friendly Pig Warrior will give Link the Tokay Secret.[6][7]

Oracle of Ages

Pig Warriors appear in blue and red variants in Oracle of Ages. A Sword-wielding variant can also be found. The Great Moblin is the boss of a gang of Pig Warriors. They operate in Great Moblin's Keep, where the Great Moblin is fought. After his defeat, the Pig Warriors are driven away to the other land in a Linked Game.

Nomenclature

In Japan, the enemy is known as Butablin, spelled as ブタブリン. Buta is the Japanese word for pig.

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See Also

References

  1. Dreamer Art Book (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 29
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 197 (LA | OoS | OoA)
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 96
  4. "Bwee... Hoom...The poor Great Moblin. Having to make Bombs here..." — Pig Warrior (Oracle of Seasons)
  5. "Bwee... We'll overcome these troubles and create a new tomorrow!" — Pig Warrior (Oracle of Seasons)
  6. "Bwee! Link! I'm no enemy! I heard a rare secret. Do you want to hear it?" — Pig Warrior (Oracle of Seasons)
  7. "This secret is related to the Tokay people in Labrynna!" — Pig Warrior (Oracle of Seasons)