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Deku Toad

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Deku Toad
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Game(s)Twilight Princess
Dungeon(s)Lakebed Temple
Weakness(es)Bomb
Sword
Reward(s)Clawshot
Theme Music

Deku Toad is the mini-boss of the Lakebed Temple in Twilight Princess.

Strategy

Midna's Advice

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Deku Toad

Ughh... It's creepy... I can't stand pimply things like this... This one's all yours!
(Asked again)

I told you this one's all yours! Stop calling me! That thing's gross!

Deku Toad begins the fight by dropping down to the floor and shaking off several Toado eggs from its back, which can be defeated with the Sword. Deku Toad's attack pattern is to jump to the ceiling, attempt to fall down on Link, and shake off more Toado eggs. If Link rolls out of the way in time to avoid being crushed, Deku Toad gets stunned momentarily, allowing Link to strike its exposed tongue. Link can also throw a Bomb at its mouth whenever Deku Toad opens it. Alternatively, Link can also shoot Bomb Arrows at its opened mouth.

After enough damage is dealt, Deku Toad will regurgitate a Treasure Chest containing the Clawshot before perishing.

Trivia

  • Deku Toad, along with Ook, are the only mini-bosses in Twilight Princess to have their own battle music. All other mini-bosses share the same battle music, with the exception of Death Sword and Phantom Zant, who share an unique battle music.
  • According to Hyrule Historia, Toadpolis grow into Deku Toads after a thousand years.[1]
  • Deku Toad may be based on the Surinam Toad, as they both carry their eggs on their back.

Nomenclature

Deku Toad's Japanese name translates to "Big Toad." The prefix "Deku" might be a mistranslation, as Deku in The Legend of Zelda series is often associated with plant-related characters and enemies.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese デグトード (Degu Tōdo) Big Toad
French-speaking countries French Crapaud Mojo Deku Toad
Federal Republic of Germany German Deku-Kröte Deku Toad
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Sapo Decu Decu Toad

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References

  1. "When it comes to their designs, the Deku Toad and the Toadpoli have a few things in common. This is because the Deku Toad was meant to depict what a Toadpoli might look like a thousand years in the future." (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 193)
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