Goriya artwork from The Adventure of Link
|Game(s)||The Legend of Zelda|
The Adventure of Link
A Link to the Past
Oracle of Seasons
A Link Between Worlds
|Non-canon Appearances||Animated series|
Captain N: The Game Master
The Legend of Zelda comic
The Crystal Trap
The Shadow Prince
Link: The Faces of Evil
Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon
Goriya are recurring enemies in the The Legend of Zelda series, first appearing in The Legend of Zelda. They are a kind of demon that have mastered the Boomerang as a tool of war, making them deadly in both short- and long-range combat.
The Legend of Zelda
As with many enemies in the first Zelda, Goriya come in 'red' and 'blue' varieties, and only appear in Dungeons. Blue Goriya can survive longer than the red variety, due to having more health, and their attacks do much more damage. They seem to not directly attack Link, but instead wander around randomly before tossing their Boomerang in any random direction. Goriya generally attack in groups of three or more. Link first finds the Boomerang by defeating a group of red Goriya in Eagle, and later finds the Magical Boomerang by defeating a group of blue Goriya in Moon.
In certain dungeons, a hungry Goriya will be blocking the passage to the next room, and their stomachs grumble at Link's presence, vaguely hinting that the creature is hungry, and refuses to budge until fed. To please the monster and obtain entry, Link must offer it Food purchased from a shop.
The Adventure of Link
The side-scrolling angle of The Adventure of Link managed to skew the typical Goriya's attack pattern. Instead of tossing their projectiles in random directions, they specifically target Link, and can have multiple Boomerangs in the air at one time, unlike their past incarnations. They can throw Boomerangs on either the "bottom" or "top" level, in the same way most bipedal enemies attack. Link must choose to duck or stand to block the accommodating attacks with his shield. If a Boomerang is thrown at the bottom level, it will return to the Goriya on the top level, and vice versa.
Goriya now tend to appear in caves and fields more often than dungeons, and generally only appear alone or with a single partner instead of larger groups, perhaps due to the fact that they're now more challenging opponents.
A Link to the Past
In A Link to the Past, Goriya are radically different than previously. Known as "Coppie" in Japanese, they first appear in the Palace of Darkness and reappear in later Dark World dungeons such as Ganon's Tower. Their typical behavior and attacks are changed drastically. They no longer use Boomerangs, but instead copy Link's movement pattern similar to Arm-Mimics and Mask-Mimics, moving in the opposite directions of Link. While the green versions can be cornered and destroyed with the Master Sword, they are especially weak to the Bow, much like the Eyegores from the same game. The red variety spit deadly fireballs whenever facing Link, and like red Eyegores, they can only be killed with Arrows.
In the original SNES version of the game, Goriya make a single appearance in the Light World in a cave in Death Mountain. In the Game Boy Advance version, they were replaced with Eyegores, meaning they only appear in the Dark World in that version.
Though only one appears in Link's Awakening, this Goriya is not an enemy, and even offers Link powerful item. He is found in a cave on southern portion of Toronbo Shores. Link can only see and speak with him at the end of the trading sequence, when he has the Magnifying Lens. At this point, the Goriya offers Link to trade one of his items for a Boomerang he found on the beach. Link can trade the Boomerang back to the Goriya at any time to recover his item. The Boomerang is one of the most useful weapons in the game, the Goriya will even beg Link to give it back to him. Not all items can be traded for the Boomerang.
Oracle of Seasons
Goriya appear again as enemies in the Oracle series, first appearing in the Gnarled Root Dungeon. In this game, they look otherwise identical to Moblins, suggesting a relation between the two types of monster. They behave like their original incarnations; wandering around the room and suddenly throwing Boomerangs to attack Link. Many of the enemies that appear in the Gnarled Root Dungeon evoke those that appeared in the Eagle dungeon of the original NES adventure, and these are no exception.
- Main article: Brother Goriyas
Also in the Gnarled Root Dungeon, a pair of bull-like Goriyas known as the Brother Goriyas appear as minibosses.
A Link Between Worlds
Goriya in A Link Between Worlds behave quite similarly to Goriya in Link to the Past, with the exception that they do not mimic Link's movement; instead, they tend to walk directly towards him when he is spotted. In this game, Goriya can only be found in the Dark Palace and Treacherous Tower.
- "A little devil that lives underground. He uses boomerangs." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 36)
- "A little devil that attacks Link by using a boomerang." (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 27)
- "There are two of his type, blue ones and red ones. Watch out for the blue ones! They are strong." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 36)
- "GRUMBLE, GRUMBLE." — Hungry Goriya's stomach (The Legend of Zelda)
- "Fend off the Boomerang with shield." (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 27)
- "These devils are on the plains and in the caves too." (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 27)
- "I found a good item washed up on the beach... I'll trade it to you for what you have in your B Button..." — Goriya (Link's Awakening)
- "You got the Boomerang in exchange for the item you had." — N/A (Link's Awakening)
- "Okay, let's do it! When you don't want the Boomerang any more, come back!" — Goriya (Link's Awakening)
- "The item came back to you. You returned the Boomerang." — N/A (Link's Awakening)
- "Give me back the Boomerang, I beg you! I'll return the item you gave to me!" — Goriya (Link's Awakening)
- "Ah... Don't give me that item... How about something else?" — Goriya (Link's Awakening)
投げてくるブーメランは、剣で弾くことができない。遠距離から飛ひ道具で攻撃しよう。" (ゼルダの伝説 ふしぎの木の実 大地の章 任天堂公式ガイドブック (Shogakukan), pg. 124)
- "Oh... Ganon gonna be mad. Me find Overworld Magnet just like Ganon tell me to, but--" — Goriya (The Legend of Zelda, Episode That Sinking Feeling )
- "Uh, um, me aim at them, sire, but me get that instead." — Goriya (The Legend of Zelda, Episode That Sinking Feeling )
- "Uh, why? We can do better. Let's kick him out!" — Goriya (The Legend of Zelda, Episode The Moblins are Revolting )
- "Uh, my Octobombers are gonna get them!" — Goriya (The Legend of Zelda, Episode The Moblins are Revolting )
- "Airhead? Take this, potatobrain!" — Goriya (The Legend of Zelda, Episode The Moblins are Revolting )
- "Link has powerful magic! Goriya serve Link! Link be master, not Ganon!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. )
- "No! What am I saying? Get away from me! Get out of here!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 7)
- "Link let Goriya serve him now? Goriya MUST serve! Only Link has Triforce of Power! Only Link is worthy to be master!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. )
- "Hmmm... Well... Why not?" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 1)
- "Link will rule! Link is king! Link wear King robes!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 1)
- "Fairy made good snack! Not enough for two! Get lost!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 8)
- "'Spare me and I'll show you a powerful weapon,' the monster pleads. 'A battle axe. It's the only thing that can defeat Ganon, and I know where it is.'" (The Crystal Trap (Archway), pg. 13)
- "'My axe, you mean,' says Ganon. 'I told that goriya to lead you to it. I knew if you had the axe you'd stop looking for the real weapon that can defeat me.'" (The Crystal Trap (Archway), pg. 95)
- "'And a scout from Ruberry tells me a thunderstorm last week produced a hail of Goriyas!' 'Goriyas? From the sky?' Murmurs of disbelief run up and down the council table. The king nods. 'It seems that Ganon's power is growing stronger.'" (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth), pg. 6, 7)
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese|| ゴーリア (Gōria)