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Bullbo
Bullbo
A Bullbo from Twilight Princess
First appearance Twilight Princess (2006)
Appears in Twilight Princess
Spirit Tracks
Distinctions Quadrupeds
Large Tusks
Mammal
Notable members Lord Bullbo

Bullbos are recurring enemies in the The Legend of Zelda series. They are a race of boar-like creatures typically used as mounts.

Appearances

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Bulblins commonly use Bullbos as mounts for transportation in Hyrule. However, in the Gerudo Desert, a dead Bullbo is being cooked over a fire, which implies Bulblins may use them for food as well (this dead Bullbo contains a Piece of Heart). After removing Bulblins from their Bullbos, Link can ride the Bullbos like he would Epona. Bullbos can charge at structures such as wooden gates or towers to destroy them. Enemies hit by them will also be killed. Bullbos are more difficult to control, and can only be stopped by a very solid object or a very long period of time if they are prompted to run. Their charge speed is much greater than Epona's. Amusingly, while the charge is engaged, the Bullbo thrashes so violently that Link will only be attached to it by the reins. They require two hands on the reins, so Link cannot use items or his sword while riding them. If a Bullbo collides with a wall or other non-destructible object, Link will be thrown violently from its back, and will have to wait for a small period of time before the Bullbo can be remounted.

Bullbos are immune to damage through conventional means, however, they may be angered and charge off a cliff by striking them with a sword or bow. Care should be taken using this method, as the Bullbo may decide to charge at Link, should he attack from the front. A particularly large and dangerous specimen of Bullbo is Lord Bullbo, the mount of King Bulblin.

Interestingly, unlike most other animals in the game, Link cannot talk to Bullbos while in wolf form. This may be because of their low intelligence, or that they may not wish to talk to Wolf Link. Also, because Bullbos can be attacked by Link, it may be that they are considered enemies rather than sentient animals.

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Bulblin (Spirit Tracks)

A Bulblin riding a Bullbo from Spirit Tracks

Bullbos are found roaming near train tracks. Their appearance is similar to their Twilight Princess design. Bulblins again use Bullbos as mounts. If Bullbos are situated on the tracks, Link can activate the whistle on his train which will scare the Bullbo off the tracks. Alternatively, Link can shoot two cannonballs out at the Bullbo to defeat them. If Link's train runs into the Bullbo, the train will take damage.

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