A Water Octorok from Breath of the Wild
|Habitat(s)||Bodies of water|
Octo Balloon (BotW)
Octorok Eyeball (BotW)
Octorok Tentacle (BotW)
Water Octoroks are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.
Tri Force Heroes
Water Octoroks are the only type of Octorok that appear in Tri Force Heroes. They are encountered in bodies of water and are most commonly found in water-themed Areas, such as Riverside and the Flooded Zone of the Den of Trials. Water Octoroks hide underwater, staying in one spot with only their shadow and a small whirlpool visible. However, they will pop out of the water if any of the Links are near them. While above water, Water Octoroks shoot rocks at the Links, inflicting one Heart of damage upon impact.
If the Links get close enough to strike a Water Octorok with their Sword, it will retreat back into the water where it cannot be attacked. If the Links are quick enough, they can strike a Water Octorok with their Sword after it shoots a rock and before it retreats into the water. Water Octoroks are defeated after two strikes with a normal Sword. The Links can also stun Water Octoroks by either firing a Gripshot at them or by using a Water Rod on their spot. The pillar of water created by a Water Rod will force Water Octoroks out of the water and leave them temporarily stunned on top of the water pillar. If any of the Links fires a Gripshot at a Water Octorok while wearing the Robowear, it will be defeated in one hit. If any of the Links shoots one with a Gust Jar, it will stun the Water Octorok and push it a short distance away. Additionally, the Links can blow Water Octoroks onto land with a Gust Jar, where they will stand still and continue to shoot rocks while vulnerable. The Links can also defeat Water Octoroks from afar with long ranged weapons, such as the Bow, Fire Gloves, and Boomerang. Water Octoroks are defeated after being shot with two Arrows, Sword Beams, or Fireballs from Fire Gloves. A hit from the Boomerang or the Hammer will cause Water Octoroks to sink below the water, instantly defeating them. The Links can also detonate Bombs on land to instantly defeat Water Octoroks. Upon defeat, Water Octoroks may drop either a Green Rupee or a Blue Rupee.
Breath of the Wild
Hyrule Compendium Entry
Water Octoroks are commonly found in bodies of water in West Necluda and Hyrule Field in Breath of the Wild. Like the other variants of Octorok in Breath of the Wild, Water Octoroks camouflage with their environment. Water Octoroks achieve this by staying submerged underwater in one spot with only the plant on their head above the water. In addition, their blue color blends them in with the water. Once Link gets close enough to a Water Octorok, they will spot him and begin to repeatedly jump out of the water every few seconds to spit a rock at Link. Link can be hit with a Water Octorok's rock while moving due to their ability to track Link's movements both horizontally and vertically, aiming their rocks for the direction he is moving. Link will always be hit by their rocks if walking or, if close enough, running in a straight line. While it is raining, Water Octoroks will inflate like a balloon and float above the water due to the drop in barometric pressure that occurs during rain, causing their internal Octo Balloons to inflate.
Like many Octoroks throughout the The Legend of Zelda series, Link can defeat Water Octoroks by guarding with any Shield to deflect their rocks right back at them. If Link is close enough, the rock will hit the Water Octorok after being deflected and instantly defeat them. A Perfect Guard will send the rock flying back faster, allowing kills from a greater distance. Alternatively, Link can defeat Water Octoroks by shooting them with any type of Arrow, even if they are below the water's surface. Link can also cut the plant on a Water Octorok's head by shooting it with an Arrow or slashing it with a Sword, causing the Octorok to pop up and look around before retreating back into the water. This leaves the Water Octorok vulnerable, giving Link an opportunity to shoot it while it is above the water and not spitting a rock. The plant will grow back shortly after being cut. Link can also defeat Water Octoroks by detonating a Remote Bomb in the water or by performing Urbosa's Fury, even if they are hiding underwater. Link can also suspend a Water Octorok in time with the Stasis Rune. If Link gets close to a Water Octorok, such as with the Cryonis Rune or a Raft, he can hit it with any melee weapon after it jumps out of the water. Despite having 8 health points, Water Octoroks will die from any amount of damage dealt to them. Water Octoroks can be revived without the occurrence of a Blood Moon. Upon defeat, Water Octoroks may drop any combination of several types of Crabs and Fish, Octo Balloons, Octorok Eyeballs, Octorok Tentacles, or Snails.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||水オクタ (Mizu Okuta) (BotW)||Water Octa (BotW)|
|SpanishLA||Octorok acuático (BotW)|
- "Water Octoroks are an awful lot like Totem Dekus, but instead of being tall and plant-like, they’re short and live in the water. You can use a Water Rod to pull them out of the water at any point, but if you don’t have one handy, you’ll need to stun them with another Sub-Weapon when they pop their heads up out of the water. Just watch out for the rocks they like to spit at their enemies." (Tri Force Heroes Player's Guide (Prima Games), pg. 16)
- "Although they spend most of their time in water, the drop in barometric pressure that occurs when it rains causes an air sac within these octopus-like monsters to inflate and lift them into the air." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)