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Mothula (ガモース Gamōsu?, Gamoth) is the boss of Skull Woods, the third dungeon of the Dark World in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. As its name suggests, Mothula resembles an oversized moth.

Battle

Mothula's boss chamber consists of a moving floor surrounded by spikes. Once the boss battle begins, the floor starts shifting, and the spikes start sliding across the floor. Because of this, Link must not only worry about Mothula, but also avoiding the deadly spikes.

Mothula shoots lasers in groups of three and attempts to ram Link. While avoiding its attacks, Link can get close to the creature and use his sword to effectively take it down; the Fire Rod, which is acquired within Skull Woods, is actually a slower route to victory, as the sword will do more damage and does not use large amounts of magic. Interestingly, Link can also use a captured bee on Mothula. This proves useful because Link is able to focus on dodging the sliding spikes while the bee attacks Mothula in his place.

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Mothula (A Link to the Past)

Palace of the Four Sword

Mothula (Palace of the Four Sword)

In the Palace of the Four Sword, Link must face Mothula again. This time there are no spikes and the floor does not move. Instead, Mothula replicates itself. If Link attacks the fake Mothulas, they turn into bees and cause no damage to the real one. Captured bees can still be used here, for even greater effect than in skull woods, as the bees only attack the real Mothula.

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Palace of the Four Sword Mothula (A Link to the Past)

In the manga

Non-canon warning: This article or section contains non-canonical information that is not considered to be an official part of the Legend of Zelda series and should not be considered part of the overall storyline.

According to the manga, Mothula was once a very gorgeous woman who became very jealous of another girl's beauty. She came to the Dark World to find the golden power to become even more beautiful, but was turned into this shape because of her envy.

Non-canon warning: Non-canonical information ends here.

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