Dodongo LoZ Battle  

The Dodongo is a recurring Boss and Enemy in the Legend of Zelda series. The first time Link encounters one of these foes is in the classic Legend of Zelda (1986), where the Dodongo debuts as the boss of the second Dungeon (The Moon).

In later Zelda games like Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) they are enemies in the Dodongo’s Cavern while the boss there is a bigger Dodongo known as King Dodongo.  They returned as bosses in the handheld Zelda games Oracle of Ages & Seasons (2001) and in Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (2004) on the Gamecube.

Their last appearance so far was as common enemies in Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)

While their designs changed drastically from being based on the Triceratops Dinosaur to more Lizard and Crocodile like Forms, their big weakness, stayed the same through the series. Bombs are the best attack against them.  


Dodongo from the Legend of Zelda Games: an Overview

Charactername: Dodongo   Developed /Created by Nintendo
Gameseries: Legend of Zelda    First seen on: 1986 
First Game: Legend of Zelda    Year first seen: NES 
Last Game: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)    Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Boss, Mini Boss, Enemy Type    Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  
Additional Tags: Based on Dinosaurs    Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to: Baby Dodongo, King Dodongo    See also:  



Game Art like promotional Illustrations and Renders of the Dodongo’s from the Legend of Zelda Series

Dodongo Zelda Twilight Princess Render

Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006) 

Dodongo Zelda Ocarina of Time Official Art Render

Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)

Dodongo Classic Zelda Design Render from Guide Book

The Legend of Zelda (Guide) (1986)




The Dodongo in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Dodongo Link's Blacklist Classic

Legend of Zelda 

Dodongo OoT LB Thumb

Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Dodongo Bosses and Enemies from the classic Legend of Zelda and Ocarina of Time were illustrated for our Link’s Blacklist Project


Selected Fan Art of Dodongo




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