The Twilit Bloat is a mini-boss in Twilight Princess. It is a giant Shadow Insect with tentacles emerging from its abdomen.
Once Link obtains 15 Tears of Light in the Lanayru Province (11 in Twilight Princess HD), the Twilit Bloat will appear in Lake Hylia, holding the last Tear of Light. Once encountered, Wolf Link must wait until the Twilit Bloat tries to ram into him with electricity and then dodge it. He must then target it and leap onto its lower section in order to bite it. Link must repeat this process twice more until the Twilit Bloat falls into the water, lying on its back. At this point, he must jump onto its belly and use the energy field with Midna's help to attack its six tentacles at the same time. Once they are all destroyed, the Twilit Bloat will be defeated. This will release the last Tear of Light Link must collect, allowing him to return light to Hyrule.
- The Twilit Bloat resembles a type of sea crustacean known as a Giant Isopod.
| Names in Other Regions
|| 影の巨大蟲 (Kage no Kyodai Mushi)
|| Shadow Giant Bug
||Königin der Schatteninsekten
|| Queen of the Shadow Insects
The Twilit Bloat from Twilight Princess
The Twilit Bloat when it is first seen in Twilight Princess
Wolf Link attacking the Bloat's underside in Twilight Princess HD
Twilit Bloat when defeated in Twilight Princess HD
- ↑ "The bloated parasite lolls from side to side, hanging upside down, and then deflates slightly, landing on the lake with a dull splash. It then explodes in a shower of shadow." (Twilight Princess HD Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 178)
- ↑ "Twilit Bloat ... Disturbing as it may seem, you have to defeat this bloated creature with bite attacks. It will be a true measure of your heroism. And it's the only way to fill the Vessel of Light to restore the spirits! Encountered In: Lanayru Province" (Twilight Princess HD Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 22)
- ↑ "This massive pustule with wings immediately begins to aggressively attack, wobbling down through the air and attempting to zap you with an electrical attack [...]" (Twilight Princess HD Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 178)