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Infobox code

Copy and paste the following code into an article and simply fill out the fields.
Title is optional, and should only be used if there is an in-game title for the boss like in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.

Note 1: The Bosses category tag is not needed if this template is used
Note 2: If the name is the same as the article game the name parameter can be deleted and the article name will be used
Note 3: The type parameter is only for mini-bosses and should be deleted for boss articles
|name = 
|type = mini
|image = 
|title = 
|game = 
|dungeon = 
|weakness = 

New section suggestions

If you have any suggestions for a new section for the template, or any modifications to a current one, please leave them here in a new subsection (Three = either side).

Guarded Item

The vast majority of mini-bosses and bosses guard some sort of equipment found in the dungeon. In the Forest Temple of Twilight Princess for example, Ook guards the Gale Boomerang and Diababa guards a Fused Shadow. Perhaps "guarded item" isn't the best phrase for this, but my suggestion on this addition to the template remains the same regardless of what it's called. --Douken 19:21, 6 February 2008 (EST)

Good idea. Perhaps it could be called something along the line of "post-battle reward(s)" (bit of a mouthful, but that would encompass items, people/creatures e.g PH spirits, ALttP maidens, and other stuff like the Elegy of Emptiness from King Igos du Ikana). --Adam (talk) 02:51, 7 February 2008 (EST)
Sounds better than the name I gave it, but perhaps just "Reward(s)" would suffice, as post-battle seems like it would be implied. --Douken 13:39, 7 February 2008 (EST)
Perfect, i've added "Reward(s)" as a new, optional field. Just insert "|reward = " into any existing boss template to use it. Also, I've made the "weakness" field optional; I don't like seeing bosses which have no particular/specific weakness having "sword, bow" etc written there just for the sake of filling the otherwise empty box! --Adam (talk) 14:00, 7 February 2008 (EST)


I got confused. In the Weakness section, what are we suppossed to write, the weak spot of the boss or the weapon to which they're weak against?

I think either or both, depending on the boss, would be the best way to go. Ian Moody 17:25, 18 Oct 2005 (GMT)
Thanks, Ian The CronoLink

Template broken!

Wow, I never even noticed, but the template now has an error it never used to: The type field no longer works, and all pages which use the Boss template are now categorized as both Mini-Bosses and Bosses!! --Adam 15:32, 9 October 2007 (EDT)

This is sort of an old issue, but the only way I know of creating a field like that wouldn't work on this version of MediaWiki. I'm sure there's someway to do it, otherwise someone would have to go in and edit every single mini-boss or boss article. Does anyone know how to add the type field correctly? I would be willing to distribute the mini-boss template among all 150-or-so articles needed it, if it came to that, but... I want to verify that it's necessary before doing something of that nature. I'm a little paranoid about things like this, so I'd like to see it resolved in one way or another. --Douken 14:57, 5 February 2008 (EST)
Try not to worry, we're looking into possible solutions at the moment, so I'm hoping that this can be resolved very simply! --Adam (talk) 15:30, 5 February 2008 (EST)
Okay, Jason's now resolved the problem, and all the templates should be functioning correctly again. --Adam (talk) 16:46, 6 February 2008 (EST)

Yay! They all work now! :D --Ando 18:31, 6 February 2008 (EST)

Nice work~ I'm glad the templates are finally fixed. --Douken 19:21, 6 February 2008 (EST)


Can someone who is more skilled than I in template editing help out? I'm looking to have a place where you can entrer what "race" the boss/mini-boss is. If so, I think it would be a great benefit to the wiki. Thanks. Alter  {T C B H } 21:26, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Proposed change: Dungeon > Area

Since Skyward Sword features a number of bosses who do not appear in a dungeon, would it be worth changing that field to something more generic like "Area" or even "Location"? It's a bit weird for bosses like Bilocyte and The Imprisoned, since the areas they are encountered in are part of the overworld. The template could be altered so that all current instances in the articles wouldn't break by any such change. Just wanted to get some opinions, or see if anyone has a better idea than this. --Dorsal Axe 10:50, 15 January 2012 (EST)

There are also Final Bosses, like Demon Train, Chancellor Cole, and Malladus, all founght in the overworld (and those only counting Spirit Tracks, mind you). I'm all for this idea! -- 17:36, 15 January 2012 (EST)
Various mini-bosses have been fought on the overworld and other non-dungeon areas ever since Link's Awakening. Hell, Ganon in A Link to the Past is not fought in a real dungeon. So yes, I'm all for this too. I would go with "Location" personally, sounds nicer. Fizzle 13:10, 25 January 2012 (EST)

Era field

Like the Enemy template, I don't believe that this deserves an era field. It's rather unnecessary in my opinion.
This would only really be viable for bosses that were primary characters in the games that they appeared in, which comprises less than a handful of examples, so it's not worth the addition. - TonyT S C 01:46, 4 February 2014 (UTC)