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Kargarok
TP Kargarok Model.png
A Kargarok from Twilight Princess
PluralKargaroks[1]
Game(s)
Other Media
Effective Weapon(s)Bow
Sword
SpoilsGolden Feather (TWW)

Kargaroks,(TP)[2] also known as Kargarocs,(TWW | CoH)[2][3] are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.

Characteristics

The Wind Waker

Tingle's Comment

Kooloo-Limpah!

Kargoroc

A Kargoroc!

Defeat it to collect Golden Feathers!
Kargaroc (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
TWW Kargaroc Figurine Model.png
Kargaroc
Habitat: Dragon Roost
Spoils: Golden Feathers

These fierce and dangerous opponents often carry Bokoblins and Moblins into battle. You can use your Grappling Hook to steal their Golden Feathers.

Kargarocs are used by Ganon for surveillance and transportation of other enemies such as Moblins across the Great Sea in The Wind Waker. They can be easily defeated by shooting an Arrow or Bomb from the Cannon at them. Kargarocs attack by headbutting Link. He can collect Golden Feathers from defeated Kargarocs.

Twilight Princess

Kargaroks appear in Hyrule Field in Twilight Princess, attempting to knock Link off of Epona. Kargaroks can be easily dispatched with the Sword or by firing Arrows at them, Bomb Arrows being especially effective. These Kargaroks are featherless, with dragon-like wings and heads like turkeys, complete with wattles.

Other Appearances

Link's Crossbow Training



Nintendo Land

Monita's Comment

Monita

Kargorok

These oversensitive birds can be calmly gliding one moment, then furiously dive-bombing you the next. · They can deflate a balloon faster than I can deflate a joke with my searing sarcasm.

In Battle Quest, Kargaroks, or Kargoroks in PAL versions, appear as enemies in some of the attraction's various levels. They also appear as one of the 200 prizes that can be won using the coins at the game on the top of the central tower located in the middle of the plaza. Upon touching the prize in the plaza using the touch screen or simply jumping into it, Monita will comment on them.

Cadence of Hyrule



Kargarocs reappear in Cadence of Hyrule as enemies that move to the beat of the music. While they bear a strong resemblance to their marine counterparts in the The Wind Waker, they actually only appear in hot desert climates. Their attack pattern is identical to the Harpy from Crypt of the NecroDancer, as they can charge at either Cadence, Link, Yves, or Zelda from any direction, including diagonal, but with the added ability to jump on and off cliffs. Although their dash attacks can come close, they will always stop adjacent to the heroes before attempting to attack them. They can also only move on every other music beat, always crouching before leaping onto another tile. A stronger purple variant known as the Purple Kargaroc can be found in the Future World.

Nomenclature

Kargarok seems to be a misromanization, since its name is believed to come from Roc, a giant bird in Asian mythologies. This naming can be found in other bird-like creatures such as the Helmaroc King, and bird-related items like the Roc's Feather.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese カーゴロック (Kāgorokku) Kargorok
French Republic FrenchEU Condor des Iles (TWW)
Kargoroc (TP)
Condor of the Islands
Federal Republic of Germany German Gargorack
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Cóndor de las islas (TWW) Condor of the islands
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Kargoroc (TP)
Cóndor de las islas (TWWHD)
Condor of the islands

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See Also

References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 202
  2. 2.0 2.1 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 187
  3. "Defeated By: Kargaroc" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule)