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Hinox (ヒノックス Hinokkusu?) are recurring enemies in the Legend of Zelda series. They are a hulking, muscular race, with one huge eye, similar to the Cyclops of ancient Greek Mythology. They are not known for their intelligence, but more for their love of tossing Bombs.


The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Hinox (A Link to the Past)

Hinox first appear as enemies in the Dark World. They are incredibly powerful and can deal a lot of damage with their bombs. Regular weapons will not easily defeat them, but they are very vulnerable to their own weapon. The bombs they throw at Link can be thrown back at them, or Link can use his own bombs.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Orange Hinox (Link's Awakening)
Red Hinox (Link's Awakening)
Blue Hinox (Link's Awakening)

Several Hinox serve as mini-bosses in various dungeons. One is the mini-boss of the Bottle Grotto, the second dungeon of Koholint Island. Hinox also appear in Eagle's Tower and Turtle Rock. Hinox can be easily defeated with Spin Attacks and careful dodging of the bombs they throw. If Link gets too close they can pick him up and throw him, sometimes into holes.


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Hinox (Link's Awakening)

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

Hinox can be found in the Death Mountain Foothills. They are very dangerous enemies, dealing great amounts of damage if they hit Link. If a Hinox grabs Link, it will shake him, causing him to spill hundreds of Force Gems. If this happens, Tingle will appear to try to recover the spilt Force Gems. They can also attack by throwing boulders at Link.


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Hinox (Four Swords Adventures)

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Hinox (Phantom Hourglass)

The Hinox are blue and can occasionally be found in groups of two on Dee Ess Island and Goron Island. If Link throws a bomb at a Hinox, it will throw it back. Attempts to strike it with a sword without first stunning it will result in a series of hard punches, knocking Link to the ground. To defeat a Hinox, Link must first shoot its large eye with an arrow and then attack it while it is stunned. Once the arrow falls out of its eye, the Hinox will become aggressive again.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The Hinox in A Link Between Worlds perform much of the same duties as in A Link to the Past. However, if Link gets close enough to a Hinox, they may ram Link. This attack is very deadly because Link will lose four full Hearts in total if hit by charge. The Blue Mail is very useful against them because in Hero Mode, Hinox deals 8 full Hearts of health. The Death Mountain variety wear a winter coat and throw snowballs that freeze Link if contacted for a few seconds and do damage.

There is one Hinox hiding in a cave behind a waterfall in northeastern Lorule. He will bribe Link to keep his location a secret. Link has the option of continuing to pressure him for more money, until he looses his temper and attacks in a berserker rage.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Hinox appear as enemies in Tri Force Heroes.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Resigned to resemble giant cyclops-like Bokoblins, different Hinox variants appear in Breath of the Wild. A regular red Hinox is a mini-boss found at East Gut Check Rock. There is also a blue variant called Blue Hinox is found at Applean Forest, and a Black Hinox found to the North-West of Hyrule Castle while a skeletal variant called Stalnox is found in Hyrule Castle guarding the Hylian Shield.


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