Twilit Bloat

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Twilit Bloat
TitleFeeder of DarknessTriforce piece.png
Game(s)Twilight Princess
Dungeon(s)Lake Hylia
Theme MusicFile:Twilit Bloat.ogg

The Twilit Bloat is a mini-boss in Twilight Princess.



The Twilit Bloat is a giant Shadow Insect with tentacles emerging from its abdomen that can release electric shockwaves. This larger variant has the unique ability to swim underwater. Once Link obtains fifteen Tears of Light in the Lanayru Province (eleven in Twilight Princess HD), the Twilit Bloat will appear in Lake Hylia, holding the last Tear of Light.[1]


Wolf Link must wait until the Twilit Bloat tries to ram into him with electricity and then dodge it. He must then Target it and leap onto its lower section in order to bite it. The young hero must repeat this process twice more until the Twilit Bloat falls into the water, lying on its back. At this point, Link must jump onto its belly and use the energy field with Midna's help to attack its six tentacles at the same time. Once they are all destroyed, the Twilit Bloat will be defeated. This will release the last Tear of Light Link must collect, allowing him to finish returning light to Hyrule.


  • The Twilit Bloat highly resembles a type of sea crustacean known as a Giant Isopod.


See Also


  1. "Twilit Bloat ... Disturbing as it may seem, you have to defeat this bloated creature with bite attacks. It will be a true measure of your heroism. And it's the only way to fill the Vessel of Light to restore the spirits! Encountered In: Lanayru Province" (Twilight Princess Prima Official Strategy Guide (Prima Games), pg. 22)
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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan 影の巨大蟲 (Kage no Kyōdai Mushi) Shadow Giant Bug

Bosses in The Legend of Zelda series

The Legend of ZeldaThe Adventure of LinkA Link to the PastLink's AwakeningOcarina of TimeMajora's MaskOracle of AgesOracle of SeasonsFour SwordsThe Wind WakerFour Swords AdventuresThe Minish CapTwilight PrincessPhantom HourglassSpirit TracksSkyward SwordA Link Between WorldsTri Force Heroes