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Head Thwomp

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Head Thwomp
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Dungeon(s)Wing Dungeon

The Head Thwomp is the boss of the Wing Dungeon in Oracle of Ages.[1] To defeat it Link had to throw Bombs into the opening in its head. Timed correctly, so that when it stops spinning its red face is showing, damage was caused to the creature. If a different color was showing when the spinning stopped, such as blue, green, or violet, it unleashed attacks such as falling rocks or fireballs. Upon its defeat, Link was able to take the Ancient Wood.


Head Thwomp is immune to everything except bombs, and even then they can only hurt him if his red face is looking straight ahead. To defeat Head Thwomp effectively, a useful method is to wait until the face is purple, then to throw the bomb. With good timing, by the time the bomb reaches it the face will have turned red.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese グルン
Federal Republic of Germany German Super Steinklotz Super Stone Block


  1. "Hop aboard one of the floating platforms that orbits around the Head Thwomp." (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages Player's Guide (Nintendo of America), pg. 73)
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