Boss guide

Dragon’s Roost Cavern



To hurt Gohma, you need to use your Grappling Hook on Valoo’s tail, which is hanging through a crack in the ceiling. The rock surrounding the tail breaks loose, and falls on the armoured firepede, cracking his armour.

The idea is to swing to a higher platform so you’re less likely to be hurt by Gohma’s claws. You have to repeat this process two more times, when he’ll lose all his armour. Back on the ground, L-Target him and stun him with your Hook. He’ll fall, allowing you to attack his eye with your sword. Repeat this process until he’s defeated.

Forbidden Forest


While Mothula is flying around, hold your shield up until his swoops lower. When he does, use the Deku Leaf to blow a gust of air at him, knocking him to the ground. Use that opportunity to break out your sword and slash at him, then get ready to defend again. He gets mad and shoots Morths at you. Shake them off using a spin attack, and repeat the above process a couple more times. Eventually, you’ll hack off his wings. Mothula is now ground-based, but still very much alive.

He doesn’t have much health left, and he’s much easier to hit. Target him and start slashing away, all the while shaking off the Morths. After a few hits, another one bites the dust.

Kalle Demos

Kalle Demos

Dodge the initial burst of tentacles, then break out the Boomerang. Target 5 of the vines that are holding him to the ceiling, and throw. Then, keep dodging tentacles if necessary, and then take out 5 more vines. Repeat this until you snap all of those vines. He’ll fall and flower. Target, break out the sword, jump-attack him, slash once, and then run off of the petal. If you take too long, it closes on you and chews you, doing some damage.

On the other hand, you can dole out more damage if you stay longer and then grab some hearts from the grass around the room. Keep repeating this process until he’s defeated.

Tower of the Gods



With Gohdan, you’ll be using a lot of arrows, but don’t worry about running out because the boss kindly gives you 10 more every time you hit 0. From his nose.

Gohdan is similar to Bongo Bongo in Ocarina of Time. He’s two hands and a head floating around an arena. This time, the arena is surrounded by an electrical floor, so try not to get knocked off. With your Bow, target each hand and wait until you can shoot the eyes in his palms. Each take a couple of hits before they go limp. When both are hurt, Gohdan’s head starts attacking.

Target one of the eyes. It’s generally best to move to the side that you have targeted. In other words, if you’re targeting the right eye you should strafe to the right before firing. This helps to ensure a hit on the eye, rather than having your arrow glance off of the nose. After you hit the eye once, don’t immediately shoot another one. Instead, wait. The bosses eyes disappear, and his mouth opens. Start running and rolling. You want to make sure that the stream of fire he starts shooting misses you, if you get hit you get thrown onto the electric floor. After the fire’s done, target one of the eyes again and fire another arrow, then wait, then dodge the fire. Repeat this until both eyes are gone. At this point, he starts descending. Target his mouth and start running toward him. When he lands on the ground, toss a bomb into his mouth.

You have to now repeat all of this twice; the second time around, his hands have more HP, and the third time, his fire beams will fire at the same time as his hands swipe at you.

Forsaken Fortress

Phantom Ganon

Phantom Ganon

Target him, and then wait. He starts floating high up in the air. He’ll shoot a ball of energy at you. Hit this with your sword and it’ll bounce back toward him. He’ll hit it back at you, so just hit it again. The only trick is that the more it gets hit, the faster it goes. Eventually, it’ll hit him and stun him. This is where you run in and start slashing away with your sword.

Now he gets up and vanishes. Wait for him to appear and target him. Wait for your A button to flash, and press it to do your counter-strike thing. He’ll be stunned, so start hitting him. The other option here is to just jump out of the way of his attack. At any rate, just keep repeating the above steps until he’s defeated.

The Monstrous Helmaroc King

Monstrous Helmaroc King

When you start this fight, the bird is chasing you up the circular ramp. Just keep running, with some rolling thrown in for speed. Ignore the enemies that drop in, they don’t pose any threat, and are more dangerous if you treat them as distractions

Once you get to the top of the fortress, the bird flies out and the floor closes. Target him, and then start strafing. Eventually, he’ll thrust his head down to try and stab you with his beak. Dodge out of the way, then pound his head with the Skull Hammer. He’ll start flying around and dive bombing. Target him when he starts to swoop, then jump to the side when he comes in. Eventually, he’ll land again and try to stab you. Just keep smashing him when he does, and dodging him when he swoops at you. Your objective is to smash his helmet.

Now he’s helmetless, very angry, and has a new attack. He’ll start hovering over the centre of the platform and madly flap his wings. This creates a huge gust of wind which propels you toward the wall. The wall with the spikes all over it. Target him and start rolling forward to avoid hitting the wall. To hurt him, all you really need to do is dodge his attacks and wait for him to try and impale you with his beak. He’ll still get stuck, and you should still smash him with the Skull Hammer. Only a couple of hits until he’s vanquished!

Earth Temple



Pull out your sword, then run into the closest available shaft of light. Aim a beam of light at him with your Mirror Shield, and hold it there until he falls over. He’ll sit on the ground, dazed, and will be impervious to all of your attacks.

In order to hurt him, run up to him and pick him up. Turn yourself so that you’re facing one of the spikey pillars, then throw him. He’ll land and roll into the pillar, then burst apart into the individual Ghinis. They’re vulnerable, so start attacking. For best results, start charging up your Hurricane Blade (if you have it) right after you’ve thrown him. Once all the Ghinis start running around, unleash your attack and make your way around the room, taking out large numbers of Ghinis. After you kill a certain number, they’ll reform into the Giant Ghini.

He gains some attacks as you go. He’ll try to suck you in, he’ll try to blow you into the dangerous walls, and he’ll make his lantern into a flame thrower. Just dodge them, roll against the wind, and repeat the attacking process until you slay all of the individual Ghinis.

Wind Temple



Hmmm…now we’re on Jupiter. Right, fairly obscure 80s movie references aside, you need to wait until this boss shows its mouth. Target the tongue thing and Hookshot it. This briefly stuns the boss, and he’ll lay his tongue on the ground. Break out your sword and slice away until it crawls back into the sand. If you take too long to hit the tongue, he’ll grab you in his mouth and chew you up. So if you miss more than 4 or 5 times, it may be a good idea to back away.

At this point, 3 mini-sandworms appear. To defeat them, just target them and use the Hookshot to bring them to the surface, then slash them twice with your sword. I recommend doing that, because they’re just one less thing to worry about when you’re trying to Hookshot the ever-moving tongue. Once you’re ready, Hookshot then slash the tongue again. Then just take out the mini-sandworms, and repeat this general process a few more times.

Ganon’s Castle

Puppet Ganon

Puppet Ganon

Puppet Ganon has three different forms.

Form 1: Puppet Pig
This looks like Ganon’s pig form, only as a large marionette. To beat this boss, use your Boomerang to cut his strings (2 hits each), then run behind him. Pull out your Light Arrows and shoot the blue ball at the end of his tail. Repeat this two more times, then it’s on to the next form.

Form 2: Puppet Spider
He morphs into a Spider, then jumps up to the ceiling. Switch to 1st-person view, and look up to see him spinning. When he stops, take a quick note of where the blue ball is and then run and roll in that general direction. If your aim was true, when he lands you’ll be within eye-sight of said ball. Pull out your Light Arrows and shoot the blue ball. After he jumps back up to the ceiling (whether or not you’ve hit him), 3 Keese show up. Kill them and grab their powerups. Repeat 2 more times and this form is finished.

Form 3: Puppet Moldorm
Ah yes…the Moldorm. Elder Zelda players should know exactly what to do here just based on the name. But it must be said that in 3D, this guy is a pain. He moves around the room, then moves in a circle, then moves to a different part of the room, and then moves in a circle again. If he starts coming toward you, run to another part of the room, or you’ll get hit a bunch of times once the circle starts. You have to do this while avoiding Morths.
So, run away and wait for him to start moving a circle. Then, pull out your Light Arrows and shoot the blue ball at the end of his tail. However, you can only lock onto his head. So you need to fire your arrows without the benefit of targeting and pray that your aim and timing was good. No hints for that other than you need to anticipate when the tail will come into range, and shoot early. After 3 hits, you’re finally done with this boss.


Zelda hands you your sword, then steals your bow. She stands along the sidelines and shoots Light Arrows at Ganon. When she finally hits him, run in and start slashing away. Until then, concentrate on blocking and parrying. After Ganondorf gets hit by arrows a couple of times, he finally spots Tetra and promptly knocks her out cold. Now you’re on your own.

I found one of the better strategies here is to madly slash away. He blocks, but at least he’s not attacking. Plus, when you’re shield’s up you can’t do a counter attack. So, slash away and wait for the A button to flash and quickly hit it to do a counter attack. I ended up just hitting both A and B at the same time, but if it’s before 1 am and you still have good reflexes you may not need to do that. After a few hits Tetra finally wakes up.

She starts shooting arrows at Ganon, but is now missing wildly. You can keep up the same basic strategy as before, but now he blocks your counter attacks. So instead, stand still and put your shield up. Well, you can move if you want to, but when you hear the whine of arrow magic you need to stand still. Tetra shoots a Light Arrow into your shield, which deflects the Light and stuns Ganon. Run up and watch your A button. Hit it when it flashes, and the fight’s over. Sit back and watch the ending.