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TP Dangoro art.jpg
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Latest appearance The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
Species Goron
“Whoa... Human?! What business does a human have coming here?! None! No business! This is a forbidden place! I will protect this treasure from you!”
Dangoro, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Dangoro[1] is a mighty Goron warrior from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, entrusted with guarding the Hero's Bow in Goron Mines. Aside from the mutated Fyrus, he is the largest Goron in the game, being about twice as large as Darbus, and additionally has a much wider frame. Additionally, he wears a thick metal helmet, gauntlets, and armbands to protect himself.

Dangoro is first mentioned by Gor Liggs as the guard of the Hero's Bow, telling Link he needs to speak with him to gain the bow and save Darbus. However, when Link approaches Dangoro, he mistakes him for an intruder and engages him in battle, knocking the huge magnetic platform suspended in the room into the magma below to act as an arena. Due to the ways the platform tips as well as Dangoro's strength, Link needs to wear the Iron Boots to stick to the floor.

In battle, Dangoro primarily attacks by punching and slamming with his fists, though he takes a long time to prepare these. When not attacking or preparing to do so, he guards himself with his gauntlets. Once his arms are moved away from his torso, Link can attack his belly, eventually causing him to fall. At this point, Dangoro will attempt rolling over him, so Link must grab him and toss him backwards like the Gorons on Death Mountain Trail. If positioned right, this will cause Dangoro to fall into the magma and be hurt by it briefly, though he gets back onto the platform and resumes fighting afterward; after being thrown into the magma three times, Dangoro's helmet breaks and he is defeated.

Upon defeat, Dangoro is in awe of Link's strength and then considers Link may have come to save Darbus. Upon this realization, Dangoro allows him to pass and take the weapon, telling him that in exchange, he needs to assist the patriarch. The magma in the room then rises, putting the platform back in its original position. Once Link takes the weapon, Dangoro leaves and is not seen for the rest of the game.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダンゴロス
Dangoros; "dan" can be used as an onomatopoeia for "boom" in Japanese, and the name may also possibly be a pun on "dangerous."


  1. ^ Hodgson, David S. J., and Stephen Stratton. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 22.