Octorok Enemy Guide: How to Beat Octorok | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

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Skyward Sword HD Octorok

This guide will show you how to beat Octorok, an enemy in the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn where to find Octorok, drops for beating it, as well as strategy for beating it.

Octorok Basic Information

Octorok Basic Info.jpg
Locations Faron Woods, Lanayru Desert
Rewards None

How to Beat Octorok


Octorok - strategy

Rock Octorok Variant

Octorok - rock variant

How to Beat Octorok
Octorok can be defeated by repelling the rocks it spits with a shield attack, or by hitting a slingshot and attacking it while it is knocked down.

Octoroks are ranged enemies that will burrow under grass or rock when approached. They continuously shoot rocks to you, which you can repel or deflect.

Use your Shield to parry back

octorok - shield parry.gif
From afar, when it fires its rock attack, use Shield Bash at the precise moment by pressing your L-Stick.

Stun with Slingshot

Octorok - slingshot
Use Slingshot to stun it from afar. The Octorok will be dazed and you can use your swords to defeat it without it burrowing.

Octorok's Attacks

Attack Power Element Knockback
Crushing stones 4 None No

Effective Weapons and Attacks

Weapon/Skill Effectivity
Sword Skyward Strike Spin Attack Bomb
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bow Beetle Gust Bellows Clawshots
Yes No No No
Slingshot Whip
Okay Okay

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