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Sub-Bosses,(SS | BotW)[1][2] also known as Middle Bosses,(OoT | MM | TP)[3][4][5] Minibosses,(TWW | CoH)[6][7] and Mini-Bosses,(TFH)[8][9] are generally particular enemies harder to defeat that protect an item within a Dungeon.


Sub-Bosses usually protect an item within a Dungeon or other locations. Most of the time, they must be defeated to proceed within a Dungeon or area. A common characteristic that distinguishes a Sub-Boss from a regular enemy is a particular battle theme played during the encounter, which is different from the usual enemy theme. They may return later as common enemies, likely because Link will have new tools and weapons to defeat them more easily. They may come in groups, as in the case of common enemies. If they are fought in a room, the doors usually lock until they are defeated.

List of Sub-Bosses

The Legend of Zelda

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Almost every Boss is eventually fought again as a Sub-Boss, as they no longer guard Heart Containers or Triforce fragments in their later appearances.

The Adventure of Link

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Bosses returning as Sub-Bosses:

A Link to the Past

Ball and Chain Trooper

Bosses returning as Sub-Bosses:

Link's Awakening

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Grim Creeper and Battle Bat

Ocarina of Time

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Big Octo

Majora's Mask

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Igos du Ikana

Oracle of Ages

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Oracle of Seasons

The Wind Waker

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Bosses returning as Minibosses:

Four Swords Adventures

Big Dark Stalfos

The Minish Cap

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Spiny Chuchu

Twilight Princess

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Phantom Hourglass

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Massive Eye

Spirit Tracks

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Geozard Chief

Skyward Sword

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Bosses returning as Sub-Bosses:

A Link Between Worlds

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Bosses returning as Sub-Bosses:

Tri Force Heroes

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Hinox Brother