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This article is about the enemy. For The Wind Waker boss, see Helmaroc King.
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Kargarok from Twilight Princess
Other Media
Mountainous areas
Effective Weapon(s)Sword
SpoilsGolden Feather (TWW)

Kargaroks, also known as Kargarocs in The Wind Waker and as Kargoroks in Nintendo Land, are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.


The Wind Waker

Tingle's Comment



A Kargoroc!

Defeat it to collect Golden Feathers!

In The Wind Waker, Kargarocs are used by Ganon for surveillance and transportation of other monsters, such as Moblins, across the Great Sea. They can be easily defeated by shooting an Arrow or a Bomb from the Cannon. Kargarocs attack by headbutting Link. Link can collect Golden Feathers from defeated Kargarocs, of which he can give 20 to Hoskit in exchange for 100 Rupees and a Piece of Heart. These creatures bear a resemblance to the Helmaroc King, the giant bird that kidnaps Link's sister, Aryll.

Kargaroc (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
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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.

Twilight Princess

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Shadow Kargarok

In Twilight Princess, Kargaroks have two different variations. The first is a common enemy in Hyrule Field, which attempts to knock Link off of Epona. Karagaroks can be easily dispatched with the Sword. An alternative method is firing Arrows at them, Bomb Arrows being especially effective. These Kargaroks are featherless, resembling pterasaur-like creatures more than a bird.

Shadow Kargaroks are Kargaroks that have been transformed by the effects of the Twilight Realm. They attack in the same way as normal Kargaroks, although their body is black, their head concave, and make trumpet-like sounds.

A battle with a Twilit Carrier Kargarok takes place upon entering Lake Hylia. Fyer spots a Bulblin from a distance, which must be approached. When it sees Link, it will use the nearby Hawk Grass to call a Twilit Carrier Kargarok and then hop on its back, shooting flaming Arrows. Once defeated, Midna takes control of it and uses it to progress further.

Non-Canon Appearances

Nintendo Land

Monita's Comment



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.


  • Due to their resemblance, the Helmaroc King may be the same species as the Kargaroc.


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.gif
Language Name
Kargarok Shadow Kargarok
Japan Japanese カーゴロック (Kāgorokku) 影の怪鳥 (Kage no Kaitori)
French Republic FrenchEU Condor des Iles (TWW)
Kargoroc (TP)
Kargoroc des Ombres
Federal Republic of Germany German Gargorack
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Cóndor de las islas (TWW)
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Kargoroc (TP)
Cóndor de las islas (TWWHD)
Kargoroc de las Sombras