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Evil Orb

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Evil Orb
Evil Orb.gif
Dungeon(s)Color Dungeon
Magic Rod
Reward(s)Red or Blue Clothes

Evil Orb,[1] is the boss of the Color Dungeon in Link's Awakening DX.[note 1]


Evil Orb.png

Though it continually warns Link to take his time, he must strike it successively for it to change colors from blue to red, indicating loss of health. Evil Orb is capable of healing himself, so Link must defeat it quickly or else it will change back to blue. An often used approach is the use of Arrows or the Magic Rod if Link has obtained any yet. Another method is to equip Roc's Feather and use it to jump over its attacks and strike it multiple times with Link's Sword. Defeating it will give Link access to a Great Fairy that will offer him the Blue or Red Clothes.


Evil Orb's Japanese name resembles ポーン (Pōn), the Japanese name for the Hardhat Beetle.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ド・ポーン (Do Pōn)
Federal Republic of Germany German Farb-Oktorok [verification needed] Color Octorok



  1. Evil Orb is also known as D. Poon in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX — Prima's Official Strategy Guide by Prima Games.[2] However, as this contradicts its name on and later, in Encyclopedia,[3][1] this name is not considered Canon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Evil Orb
    This boss appears in the Color Dungeon only in Link's Awakening DX. Its crystalline head changes color as it takes damage, and, similar to a Hardhat Beetle, it can repel enemies who attack it. It fires projectiles, and when its head turns red to indicate danger, it will summon Stalfos to attack."
    (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 176)
  2. "D. Poon's cryptic clue refers to its own states. Its blue body indicates it's at full power; a red body means it's in trouble." (The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX — Prima's Official Strategy Guide (Prima Games), pg. 99)
  3. "Secret Dungeon
    Find the Boss From the Colored Orb puzzle, go up one screen, left one screen, hit the Orb and go up one screen to confront the Boss, Evil Orb."
    Link's Awakening Walkthrough, (Archive).
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