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King Moblin

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Not to be confused with the Great Moblin.
King Moblin
LANS Moblin Chief Model.png
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Dungeon(s)Moblin Cave

The King Moblin(LA | LADX)[1] also known as the Moblin Chief(LANS)[2] is a Sub-Boss in Link's Awakening. He is a large red Moblin that appears as the chief of the Moblins.


Link's Awakening

King Moblin is the leader of a gang of Moblins that kidnapped Madam MeowMeow's pet "dog"[3] while Link was exploring the Tail Cave. Link sets off to rescue MeowMeow's pet, and locates the Moblin Cave found at Tal Tal Heights. After fighting his Moblin and Sword Moblin minions, Link runs into the King Moblin in the penultimate room, where he is holding BowWow hostage.[4] He will fire projectiles while jumping around, before beating his chest and charging forward with his head lowered trying to impale Link on his horns. This attack is fast and can cause a lot of damage, but if Link moves out of the way, King Moblin will instead slam into the back wall and stun himself, leaving him vulnerable to Link's blade. He has a surprising amount of stamina, but enough strikes will eventually defeat him.

Other Appearances

Link's Awakening (Cagiva)

In Link's Awakening manga by Ataru Cagiva, King Moblin appears in chapter 2, where he captures BowWow much like in the game. King Moblin attempts to call for his guards when Link enters, only to find out that they have already been defeated. In response, King Moblin takes out his Bow and fires arrows at Link. When Link dodges this attack, King Moblin angrily charges at him only for the hero to jump over his attack, resulting in the King Moblin crashing into a wall. While King Moblin is in a daze from the collision, he is struck down by Link.



The King Moblin's Japanese name, Oyaburin, is a portmanteau of the Japanese word for "boss", 親分 (Oyabun) and the suffix "-blin". Oya also means "parent", so the King Moblin could be seen as both the leader and parent of the other Moblins.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese オヤブリン (Oyaburin) Boss Blin
Federal Republic of Germany German Großer Moblin Big Moblin



  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 187
  2. "You got the Moblin Chief's Chamber!" — N/A (Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch))
  3. "AIEEEEEEEE! It's terrrrible! My BowWow was dognapped by... M-M-MOBLINS! OHHH! AHHHH! Please! Somebody help my poor BowWow!" — Madam MeowMeow (Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch))
  4. "You must be an assassin sent by Madam MeowMeow to rescue the mutt! You came here to get me, but it is I who will get you!!" — Moblin Chief (Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch))
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