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Habitat(s)Toruma Dunes
Southern Oasis
North Dragon's Exile
Arbiter's Grounds
Bomb Arrows
Reward(s)Molduga Fins
Molduga Guts

Moldugas are minibosses in Breath of the Wild.


Hyrule Compendium Entry

149 (154) Molduga
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This massive monster swims beneath the desert's sand. It spends most of its time submerged, but if it senses sound, it will breach the surface to feast on whatever it can grab. Running around carelessly can be dangerous if you suspect there may be one in the area.
Common Locations
Gerudo Desert
Recoverable Materials
Molduga Fin Molduga Guts

Moldugas are giant sand monsters that can be found in four locations in Gerudo Desert. They resemble a four-legged fish and lurk below the sand, patrolling their territory in search of prey. Once they become aware of Link's presence, they will barrel towards Link and attempt to ram into him. Moldugas can be fought while Shield Surfing with the help of a Sand Seal. They are very sensitive to loud noises, so they can also be fought by detonating Remote Bombs or shooting Bomb Arrows near them. This will cause the Molduga to fly out of the sand, stunned, and vulnerable to Link's attacks.[2] If Link is especially quick, he can stun a Molduga as soon as the monster recovers.

When defeated, they drop one or two Treasure Chests containing various weapons, Molduga Fins, and Molduga Guts. Link must collect Molduga Guts in order to complete the "Medicinal Molduga" Side Quest. After completing the "Defeat Ganon" Main Quest, Kilton will give Link a Medal of Honor for defeating all four Moldugas.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese モルドラジーク (Morudorajīku)
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 莫尔德拉吉克 (Mòěrdélājíkè)
French Republic FrenchEU Moldarquor
Federal Republic of Germany German Moldora
Italian Republic Italian Moldenottera
Republic of Korea Korean 몰드래고 (Moldeuraego)
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Moldora



  1. Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion (Dark Horse Books), pg. 154
  2. " haven't killed any Moldugas yet? Here, let me give you a hint. I've noticed that they're very sensitive to sound. If you scare them from a distance with a big noise, maybe you can stun them long enough to take them out." — Kilton (Breath of the Wild)

See Also

The Legend of ZeldaThe Adventure of LinkA Link to the PastLink's AwakeningOcarina of TimeMajora's MaskOracle of SeasonsOracle of AgesFour SwordsThe Wind WakerFour Swords AdventuresThe Minish CapTwilight PrincessPhantom HourglassSpirit TracksSkyward SwordA Link Between WorldsTri Force HeroesBreath of the Wild