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, the Twilit Bloat will appear in Lake Hylia, holding the last Tear of Light.
Wolf Link must wait until it is not bursting with electricity. He must then L-target it and leap onto its lower section, then continue holding the L button and repeatedly press A to bite a tentacle until it bursts. 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.
The Twilit Bloat when it's first seen
Link attacking the Bloat's chest
- ↑ "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)
| Names in Other Regions
|| 影の巨大蟲 (Kage no Kyōdai Mushi)
|| Shadow Giant Bug