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Evil Orb transitions from blue to red as he loses health
|Game(s)||Link's Awakening DX|
|Weakness(es)||Arrows, Magic Rod, Sword|
|Reward(s)||Red or Blue Tunic|
Though it continually warns Link to take his time, he must strike it successively for it to change colors from blue to red, indicating loss of health. Evil Orb is capable of healing himself, so Link must defeat him quickly or else he will change back to blue. An often used approach is the use of Arrows or the Magic Rod if Link has obtained it yet. Another method is to equip Roc's Feather, and use it to jump over its attacks and strike it multiple times with Link's Sword. Beating it will give Link access to a Great Fairy that will offer him a blue or red tunic.
- In the Link's Awakening DX guide by Prima Games, Evil Orb is named D. Poon. This is a translation of its Japanese name, ド・ポーン (Do Pōn). Given that Pōn is the Japanese name for Hardhat Beetle, Evil Orb may have been inspired by the A Link to the Past version of this enemy since they also resemble each other. Because of this, Evil Orb is known by most fans as Giant Hardhat Beetle. Some also call it Turtalfos.
- ↑ "Hit the Boss repeatedly with the Hookshot until the Evil Orb turns red, which causes two Stalfos Knights to drop from the ceiling." — Link's Awakening Walkthrough, Zelda.com
- ↑ "D. Poon's cryptic clue refers to its own states. Its blue body indicates it's at full power; a red body means it's in trouble." (The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Prima's Official Guide (Prima Games), pg. 99)
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|Japanese||ド・ポーン (Do Pōn)|