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Pig Warrior red OoS-OoA sprite.png
Sprite of a Pig Warrior from The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993)
Latest appearance The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019)
Notable member(s)
Great Moblin (Oracle of Seasons/Ages)
Variant of Moblin
Shrouded Stalfos
Spear Soldier
Sword Guard
“Bwee-hee-hee! We're rich!”
Pig-like Moblin, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

Boarblins,[1] also known as Pig Warriors[2][3] or simply Moblins,[4] are a type of Moblin first found in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. They are essentially an analog to the Moblins of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, since the normal Moblins of Link's Awakening used the previous bulldog design. Like Moblins in the games they appear, they have both spear-throwing and sword-wielding varieties.


The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening[edit]

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In The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Pig Warriors can be found in the area around Mt. Tamaranch, Tal Tal Heights, and Ukuku Prairie. They appear as slightly hunched-over humanoid pigs and are not designed exactly like the A Link to the Past Moblins, notably having pupils and lacking tusks. They are a statistical and graphical swap of Moblins, Darknuts, and Shrouded Stalfos, which can be demonstrated by swimming between the Tal Tal Heights basin and Kanalet Castle moat, as a Pig Warrior visibly becomes a Darknut and vice-versa.

In Link's Awakening DX, Pig Warriors are tan and shaded blue. Exactly one sword-wielding Pig Warrior was removed, west of Goponga Swamp at the base of Mt. Tamaranch; in its place is the Camera Shop.

In the Nintendo Switch remake, Boarblins now look like the Moblins in A Link Between Worlds but with open vests, and as such are bright orange, have tusks, and lack pupils. As an additional note, normal Moblins now look like feral pigs themselves.

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons[edit]

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In The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, the Pig Warriors now come in red and blue tinted versions, both for sword-wielding and swordless varieties, giving them a total of four variants. They still act the same as Moblins, but are slightly weaker. They are common in the Eastern Suburbs, with one also appearing on the edge of the Woods of Winter and near Eyeglass Lake. They also appear in the northwestern portion of Mt. Cucco and in Snake's Remains. They work for a giant green one known as the Great Moblin, who has set up a fortress called Moblin's Keep near the Sunken City and shoots bombs at passerby. When speaking, they tend to make a pig squeal (spelled as "Bwee"). After Link has infiltrated and destroyed Moblin's Keep, the Great Moblin and two Pig Warriors move to a dark house in Sunken City where they try to replenish their destroyed bomb supply. Link can repeatedly use Ember Seeds to destroy the bombs and the house, forcing them to flee and start over, though after a few times the Pig Warriors will throw Link back inside before they explode, giving a Game Over.

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Aside from their role as enemies, getting the Strange Flute at the Subrosian Dance Hall will cause an event in Spool Swamp where three led by a green one harass Dimitri, intending to sell him, and Link must give them two payments for a total of 80 Rupees to leave him alone. If he has instead gotten the flute from Horon Village's shop, they will instead harass Moosh, wanting his Spring Bananas, only for Moosh to eat the bananas and scatter the Pig Warriors with one of his pound moves. The green one then returns with three red ones, promising revenge, though the three are beaten the same as other ones and unlike certain similar encounters, the game does not give special music or a boxing bell sound for it. Once they are beaten, the green one flees.

In a linked game stemming from Oracle of Ages, a friendly Pig Warrior tells Link the Tokay Secret. Additionally, another scene with the Great Moblin occurs after Poison Moth's Lair, where he and four Pig Warriors harass Princess Zelda in North Horon, leading to a miniboss battle against the minions.

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages[edit]

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In The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, Pig Warriors again work for the Great Moblin in the present of Rolling Ridge, while others, mostly with swords, can be found in the southern half of Talus Peaks, with red ones being in the present and blue in the past. They can also be found in the Wing Dungeon and the Black Tower. Aside from these, a pair of them were sent to kill the young Maku Tree sprout in the past to prevent her from helping Link in the present, though him saving her prompted her to fall in love with him; this encounter plays the "disaster" music, but also plays the bell sound used to signify overworld minibosses. During the battle against the Great Moblin, two orange ones throw bombs from up above.


The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening[edit]

  • "These fierce porkers are related to Moblins. Be prepared for them with Shield and Sword. A spinning attack will knock them out."[2]

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages[edit]

  • "These swiney soldiers can be easily defeated with your sword."[3]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブタブリン
Spanish cerblin From "cerdo" (pig) and "moblin"
French Porblin From "porc" (pig) and "Moblin"
Dutch Boarblin -
German Eblin From "Eber" (boar) and "Moblin"
Italian porceblin
Russian борблин
From "боров" (borov, hog) and "моблин" (moblin)
Korean 피그블린
Chinese (Simplified) 猪布林
Chinese (Traditional) 豬布林


  1. ^ The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Dreamer Art Book
  2. ^ a b M. Arakawa. The Legend of Zelda – Link's Awakening Player's Guide. Page 96.
  3. ^ a b McBride, Debra, and David Cassady. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 123.
  4. ^ Averill, Alan. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages Player's Guide. Pages 22 and 127.