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Head Thwomp

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Head Thwomp
Head Thwomp OoA sprite.png
Sprite of Head Thwomp
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (2001)
Species Thwomp
“The red face fears smoke.”
Owl Stone, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

Head Thwomp is the boss of the Wing Dungeon in The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, being a Thwomp with four differently colored faces. As with other Thwomps, it is found in a side-scrolling area. It switches between its faces, occasionally launching Podoboos and collectible bombs from its top. Two tall ladders with various landings and three small rotating platforms placed 90° from each other appear around it, and from either the upper landings or the moving platforms, Link can throw a bomb into Head Thwomp's top. This will cause it to spin around in a roulette-like fashion, eventually stopping on the face that was showing when the bomb entered. To damage it, it needs to land on the red face, releasing a heart. The other three cause it to perform a unique attack. If it lands on the green face, it releases a flurry of Podoboos; if it lands on the blue face, it releases a chain of small fireballs which spiral outwards, going through the moving platforms, and then going onto the upper landing of whichever side they are spiraling towards; and if it lands on the purple face, it slams the ground, causing several boulders to fall from the ceiling. All of these attacks can be avoided by climbing to the middle landing. For every hit of damage it takes, it spins faster. After it lands on red four times, Head Thwomp will fall to the ground and explode, leaving behind a Heart Container.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グルン
From グルグル (Guruguru, rotation) and ドスン (Dosun, thud)