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Hydrosaur

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Hydrosaur
ModelSprite
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LANS
Game(s)
Other Media
Dungeon(s)Angler's Tunnel
Weakness(es)Sword

Hydrosaurs are Sub-Bosses in Link's Awakening.[1][note 1]

Characteristics

Link's Awakening

A Hydrosaur first appears as a Sub-Boss in the water-filled labyrinth of Angler's Tunnel. The front of its body is heavily armored and cannot be harmed. The only weak point on its body is their tender backside, which Link must exploit with the edge of his Sword. This is easiest done by waiting for it to pass by and striking from the side, but it is also possible for him to chase it down with the Pegasus Boots. Upon each hit, Hydrosaur will spin and change direction. It is possible for Link to equip the Roc's Feather and leap over Hydrosaur as he passes beneath Link in the longer straightaways and then strike him. Once defeated, Link will gain access to the Zora's Flippers.

Hydrosaur later returns in Turtle Rock. While it behaves the same as its aquatic variation, it now swims around a pool of lava, making the battle considerably more challenging for Link. In this Dungeon, Hydrosaur guards the room where the Nightmare Key is hidden.

Other Appearances

Link's Awakening (Cagiva)

In the Link's Awakening manga by Ataru Cagiva, Link fights Hydrosaur while exploring Angler's Tunnel.

Nomenclature

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Notes

  1. Hydrosaurs were referred to as Cue Balls in all versions of Link's Awakening prior to Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch as well as Water Cephalopod for Angler's Tunnel and Fire Cephalopod for Turtle Rock on Zelda.com.[2][3][4] However, as these contradict the name given in the Dreamer Art Book, they are not considered Canon.

References

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Dreamer Art Book (Nintendo Co., Ltd.), pg. 69
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 172
  3. "Water Cephalopod
    Link encountered the Water Cephalopod while exploring the Angler's Tunnel on Koholint Island. This creature is believed to belong to the Octorok family due to its bulbous head, multiple legs, and backside vulnerability."
    The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia, Zelda.com (Archive), retrieved September 28, 2018.
  4. "Fire Cephalopod
    Link encountered the Fire Cephalopod while exploring the Turtle Rock Dungeon on Koholint Island. This creature is believed to belong to the Octorok family due to its bulbous head, multiple legs, and backside vulnerability."
    The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia, Zelda.com (Archive), retrieved September 28, 2018.
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