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Twilit Aquatic
Dungeon(s)Lakebed Temple
Reward(s)Heart Container
Fused Shadow
Theme Music
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Twilit Aquatic: Morpheel is the Boss of the Lakebed Temple in Twilight Princess.[3]


Midna's Advice

Eee hee hee! See you later!


Hey! Don't get too close to those tentacles! If you get careless and get tangled up in its tentacles, you're in for a nasty fate...
(Asked again)

Looks like that eyeball is pretty important to him... See if you can't L-target it and yank it right out of the tentacle! Get too close and it'll attack you, so make sure to leave yourself some room!

(Asked a third time)

So, it's [sic] eyeball really is the key? Good! Keep aiming for that eye! ---

(After it emerges)

Don't let its size scare you! Even if it's huge, it should still have a weak spot!

(Asked a fifth time)

Did you see its back? It's got an eyeball there, too! Just like you did last time. Target its eye with L, get close, and attack using your sword!

(Asked a sixth time)

Keep it up! Get it! If you get in front of it, it'll suck you in, so you've got to swim up alongside it.

When Link enters Morpheel's chamber, he only finds a single tentacle at the bottom. Once he sinks to the sand, seven other tentacles emerge from the bottom of the chamber, along with a large mouth. To defeat Morpheel's first form, Link must equip the Iron Boots and avoid the Bombfish it releases. He must grab its eye with the Clawshot and then attack it immediately. After two times, the creature's tentacles retract and its eye gets swallowed, ending up on its back.[4] Afterwards, Morpheel's full body is revealed as it swims around the chamber. If Morpheel swims in front of Link, it will suck him in and damage him, spitting him out afterwards. Link must proceed to swim above it in order to use the Clawshot to latch onto its eye.[5] After slashing it several times, Link is thrown off. He must continue to hook onto Morpheel until it is defeated, causing it to crash into the wall, draining all the water in the room.

Upon defeating Morpheel, Link receives the third and final Fused Shadow and a Heart Container.


Morpheel's name is a combination of morph- and eel, sharing the prefix with Morpha, a similar boss in Ocarina of Time.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 覚醒多触類オクタイール (Kakusei Tashoku Rui Okutaīru) Awoken Many-Tentacled Creature: Octaeel
Canada FrenchCA Octolacanthe
French Republic FrenchEU Octolacanthe, poisson fossile du Crépuscule Octolacanthe, fish fossil of Twilight
Federal Republic of Germany German Urzeitfisch: Oktapesco Prehistoric Fish: Oktapesco
Italian Republic Italian Octoguilla, l'acquatico del crepuscolo Octoguilla, the Twilight Aquatic
Octoguilla is a portmanteau of the English word octopus and anguilla (eel).
Republic of Korea Korean 각성다촉류 옥타일 (Gakseong Dachokryu Oktail) Awakened Multiple-Tentacled Species: Octaeel
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Octópulo, Branquiosaurio de las Sombras Octópulo, Brachisaurus of the Shadows



  1. "Looks like that eyeball is pretty important to him... See if you can't ZL Button-target it and yank it right out of the tentacle!" — Midna (Twilight Princess HD)
  2. "Don't let its size scare you! Even if it's huge, it should still have a weak spot!" — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  3. "Morpheel" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 297)
  4. "Did you see its back? It's got an eyeball there, too!" — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  5. "So, it's eyeball really is the key! Good! Keep aiming for that eye!" — Midna (Twilight Princess)
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