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A Red Kodongo from Tri Force Heroes
Habitat(s)Tower of Hera
Palace of Darkness
Effective Weapon(s)Sword
Fire Rod
Ice Rod
Magic Hammer

Kodongos are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[2] They are small reptilians with an appearance similar to a rhino or triceratops, much like a Dodongo.


Kodongos often appear behind low barriers, where they walk back and forth occasionally breathing bursts of three fireballs. These fireballs can reach beyond the barrier, but it is difficult for Link to hit the Kodongo. The fireballs will burst into flame when they impact on something, so they can temporarily block off short passageways with their flames. The Kodongos themselves are weak, and can be defeated with a single sword stroke, although they are invulnerable to other attacks like the Boomerang.


Green Kodongos appear in the Palace of Darkness in the Dark World, where they live in a pitch black maze-like room, making their attacks more dangerous, but they themselves are no stronger than the red variety.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese コドンド (Kodondo) Triforce piece.png
コドンゴ (Kodongo) Triforce piece.png
Canada FrenchCA Tidongo (TFH)
French Republic FrenchEU Tidongo (TFH)
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Kodón (TFH)
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Kodongo


See Also


  1. "Kodongos spit a stream of flames from their mouths that linger for a time." (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 188)
  2. "KODONGO" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 390 (ALttP&FS))