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Evil Orb

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Evil Orb
LADX Evil Orb Sprite.png
Game(s)
Dungeon(s)Color Dungeon
Weakness(es)Bow
Magic Rod
Sword
Reward(s)Red or Blue Clothes

Evil Orb is a boss in Link's Awakening DX.[1][note 1]

Characteristics

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.

Nomenclature

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.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ド・ポーン (Do Pōn)
Federal Republic of Germany German Farb-Oktorok [verification needed] Color Octorok

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Notes

  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 Zelda.com and later, in Encyclopedia,[3][1] this name is not considered Canon.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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, Zelda.com (Archive).
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