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Stone Talus
BotW Stone Talus Model.png
Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
See below
600 (Luminous)
900 (Rare)

Stone Talus are recurring enemies and Sub-Bosses in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]


Hyrule Compendium Entry

137 (142) Stone Talus
BotW Hyrule Compendium Stone Talus.png
This enormous monster is naturally camouflaged as a rock formation. Neither sword nor arrow can pierce its stony form, but a cunning adventurer knows to scale its body and attack the ore sprouting from its peak.
Common Locations
West Necluda
East Necluda
Recoverable Materials
Flint Amber Opal Ruby

Stone Taluses appear as a cluster of boulders at first, but once approached, they assemble into large golem-like beings. Luminous, Rare, Frost, and Igneo variations can also be found all around Hyrule Kingdom. Stone Taluses are fairly large compared and deal important amounts of damage.[how many?] They are very slow-moving, so as long as Link stays behind or beneath them, he will be out of harm's way. Stone Taluses can use their large arm structures to punch and swipe across the ground, dealing heavy damage to the impact area. They can also fall forward and crash their entire body into the ground or launch large fragments of their rocky frame at Link.

To defeat a Stone Talus, Link can climb onto its body and attack the Ore Deposit on its back, usually located on top or at the back of the Sub-Boss. Link can inflict major damage by using a double-handed Weapon or Bomb Arrows. After taking damage, Stone Taluses attempt to throw Link off by shaking themselves. To make climbing easier, Link can use a Remote Bomb to blast apart its arms, hindering it temporarily. Stone Taluses regenerate lost body parts shortly after losing them.

Upon being defeated, a Stone Talus leaves behind Gems depending of its type.




Other Appearances

Cadence of Hyrule

Stone Taluses are two tiles wide and move every third beat. They have 3 Heart Containers, but must be hit multiple times to crack them, allowing their Hearts to be reduced, unless the character's Weapon has piercing. If the character is next to the Stone Talus the beat before it moves, it will use an area attack, hitting all eight adjacent tiles. If the Stone Talus is not hit for a while, it will sit still and become immune to attacks while it reforms itself, regaining lost Hearts.


  • Stone Taluses were originally called Steppe Talus in early builds of the game.[3]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseイワロック (Iwarokku)Portmanteau of 岩 (Iwa) and ロック (Rokku).
RussiaRussianКаменный глыбник (Kamennyy glybnik)Stone clumper
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See Also


  1. "Stone Talus" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Defeated By: Stone Talus" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule)
  3. Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Hunting and Gathering Gameplay - Nintendo E3 2016, YouTube (Video), published June 14, 2016, retrieved January 23, 2017.
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