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King Dodongo
OoT3D King Dodongo Model.png
Infernal Dinosaur[citation needed]
Fire Breathing[citation needed] (HW)
Other Media
Dungeon(s)Dodongo's Cavern
Reward(s)Heart Container
Goron's Ruby

King Dodongo is the second Boss in Ocarina of Time.[1] Link must defeat King Dodongo in order to obtain the Goron's Ruby from Darunia.


Navi's Comment

Hey! Listen! Watch out!

King Dodongo

King Dodongo

This is a huge Dodongo that eats anything! Give it a shock, and finish it off with your sword!

To ready an attack, King Dodongo inhales air and releases a blast of damaging flame if allowed to inhale completely. During this time, Link can toss Bombs, or a nearby Bomb Flower, into its mouth. If successful, the bomb will explode inside, causing King Dodongo to collapse. King Dodongo is vulnerable to Sword attacks at this time, the Critical Point of the battle. If Link does not apply enough damage during the Critical Point, King Dodongo will rear up, curl into a ball, and roll around the arena. If Link stands close to the lava, the external walls, or hides beneath or behind the Shield, he can avoid damage. King Dodongo hits an arena wall at the end of its rampage; it unfolds and moves about until Link is close enough to target again, repeating the cycle.

When defeated, King Dodongo curls into a ball and rolls into the lava pit. The lava hardens, trapping King Dodongo, half-submerged. Link receives a Heart Container as a reward.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, King Dodongo appears as a Sticker.

Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
SSBB King Dodongo Sticker Icon.png
King Dodongo
Ocarina of Time [Flame] - Attack +38 All

Hyrule Warriors

King Dodongo in Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, King Dodongo appears as a giant boss that is encountered in several Legend Mode and Adventure Mode stages. In Legend Mode, it appears as a boss in the Scenarios "The Armies of Ruin", "The Water Temple", "Ganondorf's Return", "The Dragon of the Caves", and "The Other Hero". It is not required to defeat King Dodongo in all Scenarios.

King Dodongo differs from its previous incarnations as it bears golden scales, two red horns on both sides of its head, red claws, and red crystals running along its back and joints. In "The Water Temple" and "The Other Hero" it appears more closely resembling its Ocarina of Time appearance. King Dodongo attacks with a variety of moves such as curling and rolling into a ball, stomping its claws, roaring loudly, breathing a stream of flames, or by preparing a powerful fire blast by inhaling deeply. These attacks also harm nearby enemy troops. Because of its immense size, it is impervious to nearly all attacks. It becomes vulnerable when Bombs are thrown down its throat as it sucks in air, which stuns it and exposes its weak point gauge.

King Dodongo may drop its Claws as a silver Material or its Crystal as a gold Material when defeated.


  • King Dodongo and Volvagia share a battle theme that is different from the one that plays for all the other bosses in Ocarina of Time.
  • King Dodongo has the lowest amount of health in Ocarina of Time. It can be defeated with two Jump Attacks while using Deku Sticks.[2]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 猛炎古代竜キングドドンゴ
轟炎凶角竜キングドドンゴ (HW)
Ferocious Flame Ancient Dragon: King Dodongo
Evil Horned Dragon of Roaring Flame: King Dodongo (HW)
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 猛炎古代龙多东哥王 Ferocious Flame Ancient Dragon: King Dodongo
Canada FrenchCA Roi Dodongo: Dinosaure infernal King Dodongo: Infernal Dinosaur
French Republic FrenchEU Dinosaure Infernal: Roi Dodongo Infernal Dinosaur: King Dodongo
Federal Republic of Germany German Infernosaurus: King Dodongo (OoT) Infernal Dinosaur: King Dodongo
Italian Republic Italian Mega dodongo dinosauro degli inferi
Republic of Korea Korean 맹염고대룡 킹 도동고
굉염흉각룡 킹 도동고 (HWL)
Ferocious Flame Ancient Dragon: King Dodongo
Roaring Flame Evil Horn Dragon: King Dodongo
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Dinosaurio infernal: Rey Dodongo Infernal Dinosaur: King Dodongo


See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 187 (OoT)
  2. LightVoidGamer, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - King Dodongo Speed Run in 23 Seconds/No Damage, YouTube, published October 18, 2015, retrieved April 10, 2016.
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