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Armored Colossus[citation needed]
Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)

Stagnox is a recurring Boss in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][name reference needed]


Spirit Tracks

Stagnox is a giant green and brown stag beetle with a purple abdomen. It is first fought in the Forest Temple, and is fought again in the Castle Town mini-game Take 'Em All On!.

At the start of the fight, Stagnox will be on the ground and will try to ram Link with its horn. He must run to its backside and use the Whirlwind to remove the gas which will allow him to attack its vulnerable backside. Eventually, it will take flight and release Blastworms, creatures that act as Bombs when attacked. Link must hit them with his Sword and use the Whirlwind to blow one of the Blastworms at Stagnox when it charges at him to flip it over. This will leave it once again vulnerable to attack.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Stagnox appears as a Trophy.

Trophy Information

# Trophy Appears in Description How to unlock
236 SSBfN3DS Stagnox Trophy Model.png N/A Spirit Tracks The fast, heavily armored boss of the Forest Temple, Stagnox isn't your everyday beetle boss. Not only can she fly and attack with her horn, she releases poison gas and exploding larvae! Even if you wanted to take her home, she is gigantic—way too big for any terrarium! Random


  • According to Stagnox's Trophy description in the North American version of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Stagnox is a female beetle. In the PAL version, the beetle is not given a gender.[2]


Stagnox's name is derived from "stag," as in a stag beetle, upon which it is based. The "nox"-part may be derived from noxious, meaning toxic, which may refer to the poison gas Stagnox's rear end is emitting. The name "Kornules" used in some localizations comes from "Corno" (horn) and Hercules Beetle.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Stagnox, Armoured Beetle
Japan Japanese 甲殻巨大種 デグクレス (Kōkaku Kyodai-shu Degukuresu) Gargantuan Shelled Species Degukules
Canada FrenchCA Coléoptor
French Republic FrenchEU Nestydas, Coléoptère Géant Nestydas, Giant Bettle
Federal Republic of Germany German Riesenkäfer Gigakules Giant Beetle Gigakules
Italian Republic Italian Kornules, il colosso armato Kornules, the armed colossus
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Escaronte, gigante blindado Escaronte, armored giant
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Escaronte, coloso blindado Escaronte, armored colossus



  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 206 (ST)
  2. "This is the boss of the Wooded Temple. What, you want more details? All right. It has four legs, its wings make a cute sound but its groan is horrible, it releases poisonous gas and exploding larvae called Blastworms, and there's no way you'll be able to catch this big beastie in a jam jar!" — Trophy (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS)
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 WildLink's Crossbow Training