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Cursed Bokoblin

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Cursed Bokoblin
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Main appearance(s)
1 (BotW)
Effective Weapon(s)

Cursed Bokoblins are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2] They are an undead variant of Bokoblin.


Skyward Sword

Fi's Comment

A report, master.

Target lock: Cursed Bokoblin

This horrifying Bokoblin reanimates after death. Analysis indicates it fears pure, shiny items and will startle at the sight of a sacred shield.

It is able to reanimate purely through its hatred of this world...and its attachment to outlandish underpants.

Undead whose hatred accords them the ability to reanimate, Cursed Bokoblins take on a decaying appearance — with skeletal and bandaged arms, glowing yellow eyes, and chipped horns — and this is further exemplified by the flies swarming around them. They are primarily encountered in the deepest depths of the Ancient Cistern, though they also appear in the Sky Keep. If Link is nearby, Cursed Bokoblins will emerge from the ground in large groups and pursue him, attacking by latching onto Link and biting him. In addition to dealing damage, their bite also places a Curse on Link.

Link can exploit the monsters' fear of shiny objects by holding up either his Sword while it is charged with the Skyward Strike or the Sacred Shield (or one of its upgrades) to keep them at bay. Curse Bokoblins can withstand many blows before succumbing, and they often get back up. Using Bombs will instantly defeat them, at which point they may drop an Evil Crystal.

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

153 (158) Cursed Bokoblin
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The Malice has given these Bokoblin skulls a sort of life. Devoid of any intelligence the Bokoblin it once belonged to may have had, these pitiful things now exist only to attack anything that gets too close.
Common Locations
Recoverable Materials

Cursed Bokoblin appear in Breath of the Wild as floating heads, similar to Bubbles. They are only found within the four Divine Beasts and Hyrule Castle.


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Language Name Meaning
Canada FrenchCA Zombokoblin Portmanteau of zombie and Bokoblin
Federal Republic of Germany German Zombokblin Portmanteau of zombie and Bokoblin
Italian Republic Italian Ranciboblin Portmanteau of rancido (rancid) and Bokoblin
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Bokoblin zombi Zombie Bokoblin

See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 172 (SS)
  2. "Cursed Bokoblin" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)