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TMC Gleerok Sprite.png
Infernal Reptile
Dungeon(s)Cave of Flames
Weakness(es)Cane of Pacci

Gleerok is the guardian of the Cave of Flames high atop Mount Crenel in The Minish Cap.[1] It is the second major boss of the game, and it guards the Fire Element.



Defeating the Gleerok involves firing the Cane of Pacci at its back, and then climbing on top of its neck and slashing the yellow thorn on its back with Link's Sword while it is stunned. Gleerok's main form of attack is to spew fire on any surrounding prey or threats. If all else fails, it will submerge itself in its lava pool and cause major disruptions within its abode, including an increase in lava flow and tectonic disruptions that cause chunks of rock to fall from the ceiling. Gleerok is most likely an evolutionary offshoot of the Gleeok, or a mutant/mutated Gleerok, adapted to harsh lava-filled environs. Along with this evolution/adaptation, it seems to have lost the ability to sprout multiple heads.

Gleerok (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
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Appears in the Cave of Flames. A Gleeok with a hard, rocky shell found in Mount Crenel. Hiding in lava, this beast spews fire on everything it sees.

Non-canon Appearances

The Minish Cap (Himekawa)

In the The Minish Cap manga by Akira Himekawa, Gleerok was, prior to the battle, cursed by Vaati. Once defeated, Gleerok turns back to its true form, a softer, plesiosaur-like creature. The newly transformed Gleerok then gives Link the Fire Element.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese グリロック (Gurirokku)
French Republic FrenchEU Gleeok
Federal Republic of Germany German Glirock
Italian Republic Italian Gleeok
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Gleeok


See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 182
The Legend of ZeldaThe Adventure of LinkA Link to the PastLink's AwakeningOcarina of TimeMajora's MaskOracle of SeasonsOracle of AgesFour SwordsThe Wind WakerFour Swords AdventuresThe Minish CapTwilight PrincessPhantom HourglassSpirit TracksSkyward SwordA Link Between WorldsTri Force HeroesBreath of the Wild