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|Title||Gargantuan Masked Fish|
|Dungeon(s)||Great Bay Temple|
Gargantuan Masked Fish: Gyorg (Pronounced /ɡаɪ ɔrg/, geye-org) is the third boss in Majora's Mask, located in the Great Bay Temple. It appears in the form of a giant chimaera. It is Gyorg who imprisoned the third of the Four Giants. Without its guardian deity, the waters of the Great Bay Coast become polluted and dangerous. This also causes an abnormal climate shift in the Great Bay area.
After Link jumps down a hole in the boss room, he lands on a raised, octagonal-shaped platform surrounded by water. The camera switches to the view of a creature lurking in the water, which notices Link's presence and makes its move. It speeds towards the platform, jumps out of the water, and is revealed as the Gargantuan Masked Fish: Gyorg.
Gyorg will attempt to knock Link off the platform by ramming into it. Therefore, it is wise for Link to stay in the middle of the platform when Gyorg attacks. If Link falls into the water and gets too close to Gyorg, Gyorg will swallow him, then spit him out, causing damage. Occasionally, Gyorg will leap out of the water and soar across the platform to hit Link. When Gyorg is about to attack, a rushing sound can be heard. Bubbles will also appear above him, allowing Link to anticipate Gyorg's attacks.
Partway through the battle, Gyorg will spawn smaller fish to harm Link in the water. These creatures, although weak, can be very aggravating. If Link falls in the water, they will sense him immediately, no matter where they were in the water previous to his descent. This, and their persistence, makes them a deadly, although annoying enemy. The greatest threat to them is a blast from Zora Link's electric barrier.
To defeat Gyorg, Link must use either his Arrows or his Boomerang-fins in Zora form to stun him. He must then dive in the water to attack Gyorg; Zora Link's electrical barrier is particularly effective at this stage. Alternatively, Zora Link can stun Gyorg in the water using his fins or his electrical attack. Gyorg is also vulnerable to Fierce Deity's powerful Energy Beam: one shot stuns him, and another damages him. Once Gyorg is defeated, the Giant who was imprisoned in Gyorg's body will be freed, returning the Great Bay Coast to normal. Link also receives Gyorg's Remains, and, of course, a Heart Container.
The Minish Cap
- Main article: Gyorg Pair
A similar boss called the Gyorg Pair also makes an appearance in The Minish Cap. It is arguably the largest boss in the game, appearing in the form of a large, red manta ray, surrounded by smaller, yet identical rays of blue coloration. Link, at this time, has obtained the power to split into three forms, and upon reaching the Gyorg Pair atop the Palace of Winds, he must locate and annihilate the open eyes of the main ray, while avoiding it's attacks and interference by the smaller manta ray Gyorgs. Other than their names and the fact that they are both fish, the Gyorg Pair bears no similarities whatsoever to the Gyorg of Majora's Mask.
- Gyorg's name may come from the Japanese word Gyo, meaning fish.
- Gyorg can be stunned with every weapon, including a pot.
- The boss's intro cutscene is similar to that of Morpha from Ocarina of Time.
- ↑ "Gyorg's Remains: The remains of the boss in Great Bay Temple." — Inventory Description (Majora's Mask)
- ↑ "There's a rumor that the ocean is getting weird 'cause there's trouble off shore at Great Bay Temple." — Tijo (Majora's Mask)
- ↑ "It's dangerous at night, so be especially careful." — Soldier (Majora's Mask)
- ↑ "The recent abnormal weather has caused the ocean temperature to rise in this region." — Lake Scientist (Majora's Mask)
- ↑ "You've seized Gyorg's Remains! You have just freed the innocent spirit that this dark mask had kept imprisoned within the body of evil Gyorg." — N/A (Majora's Mask)
- ↑ "I don't understand what happened, but it seems the ocean has reclaimed its serenity." — Lake Scientist (Majora's Mask)
- ↑ "The ocean's temperature has returned to normal. Did you come here to splash around in the sea?" — N/A (Majora's Mask)
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||巨大仮面魚グヨーグ (Kyodai Kamen Gyo Guyōgu)|
|Spanish||Pez Gargantúa Enmascarado: Gyorg|
|French||Masque du Léviathan Gargantuesque: Gyorg|
|German||Versklavter Wächter der Meere: Gyorg|