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- "It's an Eyegore. Simply attacking it is no good. I say you should pay attention to the subtle changes in its eye."
- — Tatl
Eyegores are recurring enemies in the Legend of Zelda series. They are large, powerful stone statues with one eye. Eyegores usually remain dormant as a statue, but when it senses Link's presence, it springs to life, much like an Armos would. The Eyegore's eye is its only vulnerable spot. If Link hits an Eyegore while its at statue form, it will recoil him.
Eyegores were officially named Rocklops in the English translation of A Link to the Past, though their name in Japanese (AIGÔRU), is identical to the Japanese name of the Eyegore of Majora's Mask. Eyegores are found in the Eastern Temple, Desert Palace, Tower of Hera, Skull Woods and Ganon's Tower. Eyegores come in green and red varieties. The green form is vulnerable to the sword though it is quite durable. It is very weak to the Bow and Arrows. The red form is stronger, faster moving, and vulnerable only to the Bow and Arrows.
Eyegores are similar to those from A Link to the Past. They are located in various dungeons on Koholint Island and are green in color. While they show high endurance while trying to run into Link, they are quickly disposed of if shot in the eye with an arrow.
Only two Eyegores can be found in Majora's Mask, both in Stone Tower Temple. One can be found on a bridge blocking Link's way when the temple is normal, and the other can be found on the reverse side of the same bridge when the temple is inverted.
Eyegores will activate when Link approaches, and begin slowly advancing across the bridge. After reaching a certain point, they will quickly retreat back to where they started. The first Eyegore Link encounters will attack by slamming its hands on the ground when Link comes close enough, sending up several rocks that will also damage Link if they fall on him. When Eyegore does this, its eye turns yellow for a moment, and can be damaged, with arrows and the Hookshot being the easiest to hit the eye with. Link can also shoot a Light Arrow at its eye at any time, stunning it and leaving its eye vulnerable to attack. The second Eyegore that Link encounters behaves exactly the same way, but also uses a new attack; pausing and firing three consecutive beams from its eye. These beams aim at the ground a set distance away, progressively farther with each beam, and send up boulders that will damage Link. Link cannot pass an Eyegore on its bridge; if he makes any attempt to do so, the Eyegore will attack him with its hand, knocking Link back even if he is blocking with his shield. If Link attempts to pass an Eyegore while it is stunned, it will instantly recover and knock him back.
|“Simply attacking it is no good. I say you should pay attention to the subtle changes in its eye.”|
Eyegores are much faster than their previous incarnations. They are found exclusively in the Desert Temple and can be disposed of with two arrows.
Eyegores can be found throughout the Castor Wilds marshlands as well as the Fortress of Winds. When Link first encounters them, they are immovable obstacles. If Link shoots one in the eye with an arrow, however, it will awaken and jump slowly toward him. Firing another three arrows at the awakened Eyegore's eye will kill it. If Link has obtained the Light Arrows from Gregal, it is possible to defeat them in one fully charged shot.
Eyegores appear in various dungeons and come in red and green varieties. Although they may be defeated by simple sword strikes, they are weak to arrows. Red Eyegores drop red Rupees, and very rare blue Eyegores exist, dropping blue Rupees when defeated, similarly to Hyrule Guards and Tauruses.
|Link (x4) · Princess Zelda · Six Maidens · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Phantom Ganon · Helmaroc King · Stone Arrghus · Jalhalla · Dagtail · Frostare · Big Dodongo · Vaati · Ganon|
| Whereabouts of the Wind · Eastern Hyrule · Death Mountain · Near the Fields · The Dark World · The Desert of Doubt · Frozen Hyrule · Realm of the Heavens|
—Full list of locations
|Bomb · Bombos Medallion · Boomerang · Bow · Fire Rod · Four Sword · Lantern · Magic Hammer · Quake Medallion · Shield · Slingshot|
|Blue Bracelet · Carrot · Force Gem · Force Fairy · Heart · Heart Container · Moon Pearl · Pegasus Boots · Power Bracelet · Roc's Feather · Shovel · Small Key|
|Knight Mark · Letter · Magic Book · Royal Jewels · Vaati Barrier|
|Gerudo · Goron · Hylian · Zuna|
| Ezlo · King Daltus · Link · Princess Zelda · Smith · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Big Green ChuChu · Gleerok · Mazaal · Big Octorok · Gyorg Pair · Vaati Reborn · Vaati Transfigured · Vaati's Wrath|
| Castor Wilds · Cloud Tops · Eastern Hills · Hyrule Town · Lake Hylia · Lon Lon Ranch · Minish Woods · Mount Crenel · Mt. Crenel's Base · North Hyrule Field · Royal Valley · South Hyrule Field · Trilby Highlands · Veil Falls · Western Wood · Wind Ruins|
|Deepwood Shrine · Cave of Flames · Fortress of Winds · Temple of Droplets · Royal Crypt · Palace of Winds · Dark Hyrule Castle|
|Smith's Sword · White Sword · Four Sword · Small Shield · Mirror Shield · Bombs · Boomerang · Bow · Cane of Pacci · Gust Jar|
|Bottle · Flame Lantern · Flippers · Grip Ring · Mole Mitts · Ocarina of Wind · Power Bracelets · Roc's Cape|
|Elements · Kinstones · Tiger Scrolls|
|Deku · Fairy · Goron · Human · Hylian · Minish · Wind Tribe|