A Cursed Bokoblin
|First appearance||Skyward Sword (2011)|
|Attack method||Grabbing and biting|
|Effective weapon(s)||Goddess Sword|
- "This horrifying Bokoblin reanimates after death. Analysis indicates it fears pure, shiny items and will startle at the sight of a sacred shield. It is able to reanimate purely through its hatred of this world...and its attachment to outlandish undergarments."
- — Fi
Cursed Bokoblins are enemies from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. They are undead Bokoblins that dwell deep within the Ancient Cistern, having been reanimated by their hatred of the world. They tend to assault Link in large groups and attack by wrapping themselves around Link and biting him, in a similar fashion to ReDeads from previous games in the Legend of Zelda series. In addition to dealing damage, the bite also inflicts a jinx effect on Link, preventing him from using his items.
They have an instinctive fear of pure, shiny items, leading Fi to deduce that holding out a Sacred Shield, or one of its upgrades, will keep them at bay. A similar effect may be achieved by charging a Skyward Strike and pointing the sword at them. Using the Whip stuns them temporarily, without delivering any damage. Cursed Bokoblins are highly durable, making the Fatal Blow very useful against them.
Notably, when Link is climbing a long rope leading from the dark basement of the Ancient Cistern to an upper level, Cursed Bokoblins attempt to give chase by climbing up after him. Cursed Bokoblins also appear when summoned during the battle with Koloktos, though they are significantly less durable than those encountered elsewhere. Link can also slay these with a single strike from one of the Massive Swords seen during the battle, and Koloktos itself will also destroy any who happen to be in range when it strikes.