A Dodongo Snake
|First appearance||Link's Awakening (1993)|
Dodongo Snakes are mini-bosses from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. A pair of these creatures appear in Key Cavern, Face Shrine and Turtle Rock. It is unknown whether they are an actual species of Dodongo or if they were named after them for their similar weakness to Bombs. In addition, because they only appeared on the dream world known as Koholint Island, it is unknown if Dodongo Snakes even exist anywhere else.
Dodongo Snakes are destroyed by Link's Bombs. Link must feed each snake three bombs to defeat it. He must carry a sufficient number of bombs into the room with him before the battle begins; if he leaves to acquire more, he must start the battle from the beginning when he returns.
There is a glitch in the game which sometimes removes the necessity of this particular battle. Although not guaranteed to happen in every game, it will sometimes come to pass that if Link leaves the room after defeating one of them and returns, both of the Dodongo Snakes will be dead when he comes back.