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Hokkubokku or Hok Bok is an otherwise unnamed rare enemy that appears solely in the Turtle Rock dungeon of A Link to the Past.
Characteristics and Weaknesses
The Hokkubokku are bizarre, segmented, cactus-like creatures that move by bouncing around rooms in diagonal directions. They are exceptionally bouncy; when they are hit with Link's blade, a segment will break off and bounce around the room violently. These segments can hurt Link, and along with the main body can cause a surprisingly large amount of damage to him, so attacking them with a blade can be risky. However; if Link is able to destroy a bouncing segment before it vanishes it will often leave behind a useful reward like a Fairy or a big Magic Decanter. As the Hokkubokku lose their segments, they will move faster and bouncer further. The final head segment will not rebound around the room, and will take a couple of blows to finish off completely. Using the Fire Rod allows Link to destroy them completely in one go, however.
- Hokkubokku are a lot like the Pokeys of Link's Awakening, who also lose segments when hit.
- Hokkubokku often appear alongside Zols, and may possibly be related.
| Names in Other Regions
|| ホックボック (Hokkubokku)