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Hrok

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Hrok
SS Hrok Model.png
Game(s)
Habitat(s)Lanayru Desert
Attack(s)Dropping Boulders
Effective Weapon(s)Beetle
Bombs
Bow

Hroks are enemies in Skyward Sword.[1]

Characteristics

Fi's Comment

A report, master.

Hrok

This great bird is remarkable for its swollen, red throat. It also ingests minerals contained in rocks.

The small stones it is not able to fully digest are collected in its throat, which it can then amalgamate and regurgitate as fully formed boulders.

Hroks are large birds that reside in the Lanayru Desert, spending their day roosting atop many of the region's dead trees. They ingest rocks to absorb their minerals for nutrition, however, they cannot fully digest the small stones they eat, and regurgitate them as large boulders to attack.[2] They will attack Link in this way once they spot him entering their territory. They fly high above Link, making them entirely out of reach to his Sword. The territory of Hroks covers a large distance, and they will continue to pursue Link even when he is far past their nest.

Link can avoid their attacks by ensuring he is never directly below the airborne Hrok's shadow. To defeat a Hrok, Link may use his Beetle to drop a Bomb on an unsuspecting Hrok while it is roosting in its tree. Once he obtains the Bow, he can also shoot them down with one shot. Hroks will always drop a Red Rupee when defeated.

Nomenclature

Hrok is likely derived from the Roc, a mythical bird of enormous size and strength.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ゲロック (Gerokku)
Canada FrenchCA Péliroc
Federal Republic of Germany German Steingeier Stone Vulture
Italian Republic Italian Sputasassi
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Garok

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References

  1. "Hrok final version" (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 59)
  2. "It also ingests minerals contained in rocks. The small stones it is not able to fully digest are collected in its throat, which it can then amalgamate and regurgitate as fully formed boulders." — Fi (Skyward Sword)