Artwork of a Gyorg from The Wind Waker
The Wind Waker
|Gyorg (Figurine from The Wind Waker)|
|Habitat: The Great Sea|
These so-called ocean killing machines are plentiful in the Great Sea. You should attack them with arrows or bombs before they're able to knock you into the sea.
Gyorgs inhabit certain parts of The Great Sea in The Wind Waker. If Link encounters a Gyorg while sailing, it will attempt to knock him out of the King of Red Lions by ramming it head-on. They can also attack Link by biting him should he encounter one while swimming. Gyorgs usually attack in groups of two to five. If Link encounters a group of Gyorgs while he is immobile, they will circle him. Soon after, one of them will venture in to ram the boat or bite Link. They can be defeated with two hits of the Boomerang or Arrows, or with a single blast of the Cannon.
If Link uses a Tingle Bomb on a Gyorg, it will not simply explode. Instead, it will sink into the water and, shortly after, the carcass will resurface and float on the water for a short period of time.[verification needed]
Gyorgs will swim alongside the SS Linebeck and attack by ramming into it in Phantom Hourglass. If the ship is immobile, the Gyorg will proceed to partially submerge where only its fin is visible, and then swim back and forth some distance ahead of Link until he begins sailing again. They can be defeated with the Cannon when they leap out of the water. If Link hits them with his Cannon when they are in the water, they will simply submerge and reemerge somewhere else.
Gyorg's name may come from the Japanese word Gyo, meaning fish.
|Names in Other Regions|
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 183 (TWW | TWWHD | PH)