Goriya from Legend of Zelda

The Goriya is a recurring enemy type from the Legend of Zelda series. They debuted in the Legend of Zelda (1986) and returned in the next two games, Legend of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1987) and Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991).

After the first Zelda games they only  returned in Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (2001) where they also formed a Mini Boss as the Goriyas Brothers and Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013). They were also in the CD-I Zelda games by Philips.

The Goriya are using the Boomerang weapon against Link usually (The only exception so far were the Goriya in ALTTP where they copy Link’s movements instead). Their visual design is making them demon or devil like in most games. In Oracle of Seasons they looked more Bull-like however.


The Goriya enemies from the Legend of Zelda Games: an Overview

Charactername: Goriya   Developed /Created by Nintendo
Gameseries:  The Legend of Zelda   First seen on: NES 
First Game: The Legend of Zelda   Year first seen: 1986 
Last Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Enemy Type and Mini-Bosses   Weapons: Boomerang
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of the Goriya from the Legend of Zelda

Goriya Zelda III Official Art Render

LoZ: A Link to the Past (1991)

Goriya Zelda II Official Art

LoZ II: Adventure of Link (1987)

Goriya Official Art NES ZeldaGoriya Zelda II Official Art

The Legend of Zelda (1986)




The Goriya in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects



Goriya Brothers Link's Blacklist

The Goriya Brothers Mini Bosses from Zelda OoS

The Goriya are a part of our Link’s Blacklist Art Collaboration 



Selected Fan Art of the Goriya Enemy

Goriya Legend of Zelda Fan Art based on LOZ1

Classic Goriya: LoZ

by Deimos-Remus




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