- This article is about the regular appearance of Goriyas. For other uses, see Goriya (Disambiguation).
Goriyas,(OoS) also known as Red Goriyas,(TLoZ | TAoL) are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series. They are devils that have mastered the Boomerang as a weapon, making them dangerous in both short- and long-range combat.
- 1 Characteristics
- 2 Other Appearances
- 3 Nomenclature
- 4 Gallery
- 5 See Also
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda Manual Comment
In The Legend of Zelda, Red Goriyas appear only in Dungeons. They generally attack in groups of three or more. Link finds the Boomerang by defeating a group of Red Goriyas in Level 1. When defeated, Red Goriyas may drop either a Heart, one Rupee, four Bombs or a Clock.[note 1]
In some Dungeons, a hungry Red Goriya will be blocking the passage to the next room. When talked to, their stomachs grumble, vaguely hinting that the creature is hungry. They will refuse to budge until fed. To satisfy the monster and obtain entry, Link must offer it Food purchased from a Shop.
The Adventure of Link
The Adventure of Link Manual Comment
In The Adventure of Link, the side-scrolling angle changes typical Goriya attack patterns. Instead of tossing their projectiles in random directions, they specifically target Link, and can have multiple Boomerangs in the air at one time, unlike their past incarnations. They can throw Boomerangs on either the "bottom" or "top" level, in the same way most bipedal enemies attack. Depending on the Boomerang's height, Link must choose to duck or stand to block the attacks with his shield. If a Boomerang is thrown at the bottom level, it will return to the Goriya on the top level, and vice versa.
Goriyas now tend to appear in caves and fields more often than dungeons, and generally only appear alone or with a single partner instead of larger groups, perhaps due to the fact that they are now more challenging opponents.
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Oracle of Seasons
In Oracle of Seasons, Goriyas appear in the Gnarled Root Dungeon. They look identical to Moblins, suggesting a relation between the two types of monster. They behave like their original incarnations in The Legend of Zelda; wandering around the room and suddenly throwing Boomerangs to attack Link. Many of the enemies that appear in the Gnarled Root Dungeon evoke those that appeared in Level 1 of the original NES adventure, and these are no exception.
Also in the Gnarled Root Dungeon, a pair of bull-like Goriyas known as the Brother Goriyas appear as mini-bosses.
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- If Link defeats 10 enemies without getting hit or teleporting with the Flute, then the 10th enemy defeated will drop five Rupees. However, if the 10th enemy is defeated with a Bomb, then it will drop four Bombs. If Link defeats 16 enemies without getting hit or teleporting, then the 16th enemy will drop a Fairy. After the 16th enemy, Link must get hit and reset the counter to zero in order to achieve this effect again. Defeating Armos, Like Likes, Keese, or Gels will not be counted.
- "These devilish companions of the Moblins are masters of the boomerang, Goriyas can be found in all manner of locales, from grassy fields to deserts and caves." (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 183)
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 183 (TLoZ | TAoL | OoS | OoA)
- "A little devil that lives underground. He uses boomerangs." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 36)
- "A little devil that attacks Link by using a boomerang." (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 27)
- n.a., Forced Drops, redcandle.us, published n.d., retrieved August 17, 2017.
- "GRUMBLE,GRUMBLE..." — Red Goriya (The Legend of Zelda)
- "Fend off the Boomerang with shield." (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 27)
- "These devils are on the plains and in the caves too." (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 27)
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 108
- "Link has powerful magic! Goriya serve Link! Link be master, not Ganon!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. )
- "No! What am I saying? Get away from me! Get out of here!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 7)
- "Link let Goriya serve him now? Goriya MUST serve! Only Link has Triforce of Power! Only Link is worthy to be master!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. )
- "Hmmm... Well... Why not?" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 1)
- "Link will rule! Link is king! Link wear King robes!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 1)
- "Fairy made good snack! Not enough for two! Get lost!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 8)
- "'And a scout from Ruberry tells me a thunderstorm last week produced a hail of Goriyas!' 'Goriyas? From the sky?' Murmurs of disbelief run up and down the council table. The king nods. 'It seems that Ganon's power is growing stronger.'" (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth) pg. 6, 7)
- The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 36
- Encyclopedia (Les Éditions Soleil) pg. 144