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The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Pack Shot

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap



by Pluslerules

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Boss FAQ
version 1.11

by: GameToWin
e-mail: [email protected]

|--------------------------- TABLE OF CONTENTS 

1. FAQ Versions
2. Introduction
3. Bosses
4. Copyright & Publishing Info
5. Thanks & Contact

|---------------------------- 1.) FAQ Versions 

Version 0.3 (13 Nov. 2004)
Progress/Changes: Finished mini-bosses and bosses for the first two 
Rest coming soon.
Place in game: Just finished the Cave of Flames (2nd dungeon)

Version 0.5 (16 Nov. 2004)
Progress/Changes: Finished the description of the boss of the Fortress of
Winds. Still playing through the game, and hoping to be finished soon so 
I can add more descriptions.
Place in game: The beginning of the Temple of Droplets

Version 0.55 (16 Nov. 2004)
Progress/Changes: Decided to pull out my mini-bosses, read why in the
Place in game: In the Temple of Droplets

Version 0.7 (16 Nov. 2004)
Progress/Changes: Finished the description of the boss of the Temple of
Droplets. Just a few more to go!
Place in game: Finished the Temple of Droplets

Version 0.9 (20 Nov. 2004)
Progress/Changes: Finished description for the boss of the Palace of Winds.
Place in game: Just entered Dark Hyrule Castle.

Version 1.0 (24 Nov. 2004)
Progress/Changes: Finished all descriptions. Decided to not make any ASCII
Art because it's just a Boss FAQ.
Place in game: Finished! :D

Version 1.1 (1 Dec. 2004)
Progress/Changes: Asked by if I would post their FAQs on their
site. I agreed.
Place in game: Finished!

Version 1.11 (4 Dec. 2004)
Progress/Changes: Uploaded my FAQ to as well.
Place in game: Finished!

|----------------------------- 2.) Introduction 

It's not a real intro. It's just a small note. First I thought to make a 
FAQ covering bosses AND mini-bosses. But I found out that this game doesn't
have any real mini-bosses, I decided to pull out those minibosses. The mini-
bosses are usually just normal enemies that have a very basic way of
defeating. IF you have trouble with them still, you can always mail me at
[email protected]

|-------------------------------- 3.) Bosses 

Green Chu-Chu
Where: Deepwood Shrine
Reward: Earth Element & Heart Container

His attacks: He'll basically just walk around and try to touch you. As you
get further into the fight, he'll also start to jump and try to crush you.
When he does this, get away as fast as possible.

Method: Grab every chance you get to use the Gust Jar to suck away the slime
covering his "feet". You won't have a lot of time, so be prepared to use it.
When you sucked away all the slime, he'll start to stagger, and then he'll
fall over. Walk up to his head and hit him with your sword as fast as
possible. When he recovers, use the same method again, and after three
assaults on his head, he'll be dead.

Dragon of Fire
Where: Cave of Flames
Reward: Fire Element & Heart Container

His attacks: His only attack is spraying fire all across the room. This is a
very annoying attack, because if it hits you you'll lose a life (duh!) and
start running around uncontrollably, but when it doesn't it'll create a fire
on the floor, which blocks your path. You can suck away the fire with the
Gust Jar, but then you'll usually be hit by another fire. The fire covers
hearts, though, so if you're in need of hearts you should use this method.
Later on in the fight, he'll also start to spray a lot more fire than 
so be careful.

Method: Roll around the room at a high speed, and when you get the chance 
his shield with the Cane of Pacci. When done right, the shield will flip 
and crush the Dragon of Fire, and he'll be vulnerable for some ten seconds.
Quickly walk across his neck towards the shield and start hitting his shield
as often as possible. He'll recover, and repeat the same method for three
times and he'll be a goner.

Aztec Guardian
Where: Fortress of Winds
Reward: Ocarina of Wind & Heart Container

His attacks: He attacks mainly with his hand. Most of the time, he'll raise
one of his hands to form a fist, and then he'll try to crush you. This can 
easily avoided. Sometimes, one of his hands will slide across the ground in
an attempt to grab you. Walk all the way to the other side of the room to
avoid this (when his right hand tries to grab you, walk towards the right).
Later on in the fight, there will also be a laser coming out of his eyes.
This can be easily avoided, though.

Method: When the boss has stopped attacking you, he'll calm down for some 
seconds. Grab your chance and take out your Bow. Hit the palms of his hands
three times, and that hand will be gone. When you did this to both of his
hands, quickly walk towards a portal and shrink. Now walk up to his head and
enter it via his mouth. Now, hit the pillar with the face on its bottom. Hit
it as fast as you can until you get dragged out by some crane-like animal.
Now, repeat this procedure until he's defeated. By the way, when you enter
his head now, you'll have to use the Mole Mitts to search for the pillar 
the smiling face. When you found the right one, hit it as fast as you can 
When you destroyed 3 - 4 pillars, he'll be a goner. Bye bye!

Where: Temple of Droplets
Reward: Water Element & Heart Container

His attacks: The boss has 5 phases, and I'll describe his attacks for all of
them separately.
NORMAL PHASE 1 --> In the first normal phase, all he'll do is turn around 
spit balls at you. These are easy to avoid, but watch out as when they are
destroyed, they'll leave behind stingy rocks that hurt you.
ICE PHASE 1 --> In his first ice phase, he'll try to suck you up and spit 
out. This can be avoided by just not standing near its mouth. When you set
his tail on fire, he'll become very angry and keep on charging against the
walls to make ... rocks fall down! Avoid them.
NORMAL PHASE 2 --> In the second normal phase, he'll start walking around
towards you. Also, he can fake you because he is pretending to spit a ball
but he's actually going to suck you up which'll cost you a heart.
ICE PHASE 2 --> In the second ice phase, he'll have another attack: He'll
bump in the walls to make rocks fall down. When you set his tail on fire,
he'll become very angry and keep on charging against the walls to make ...
rocks fall down! Avoid them.
NORMAL PHASE 3 --> In the third and final normal phase, he'll have all the
same attacks as in the other normal phases but he'll also start to bump into
walls so that rocks will fall down. They are easy to avoid because you can
see where they're going to land.

Method: This is a quite complicated boss, so I'll set the fight into five
phases. Don't worry, he isn't as bad as you think he is!
NORMAL PHASE 1 --> In this phase, all he'll do is turn around. When he acts
as if he's going to spit a ball out of his mouth, go stand in front of him
and wait for the ball to come. When it comes, quickly hit back the ball
towards him so that it hits him. Do this three times to proceed to the next
ICE PHASE 1 --> This is a more dangerous phase, because it will become dark!
You have to walk around him with a lit Flame Lantern and set his tail onto
fire. When you did this, wait for some 10 seconds so that he's totally on
fire, and then you'll proceed to the next phase.
NORMAL PHASE 2 --> He'll have more attacks this time and he'll be on the
move! Basically, just do the same as before: hit these balls back at him.
Sometimes, he'll fake you and suck you up. Watch out for this!
ICE PHASE 2 --> Do the same as before: Set his tail onto fire.
NORMAL PHASE 3 --> This is an easy phase: I believe you just have to hit one
ball back at him (I might be wrong here, but otherwise it's 3). Then, he'll
be dead at last.

The Flying Dragons
Where: Palace of Winds
Reward: Wind Element & Heart Container

His attacks:
BIG DRAGON -->The big dragon can only hurt you when you touch it's tail. 
you stand on the big dragon and the small dragon comes flying in, he'll try
to ram you, but you can avoid this by using Roc's Cape. Later in the fight,
there will also be five really small dragons that fly across the screen.
These can be irritating, as they will also appear when you're with 3 Links.
You'll have think about 3 Links!
SMALL DRAGON --> When you stand on the small dragon, you can be hurt again 
touching its tail. Also, he'll swing around with his tail, which you can
avoid by jumping over it. Later in the fight, there will also be five really
small dragons that fly across the screen. They can hurt you badly, so watch

Method: This boss has two separate phases, so I'll describe them phase by
SMALL DRAGON --> Get ready for some action. You have to hit the eye that
opens, and jump his swinging tail the same time. When an eye opens, quickly
walk up to it and hit it as fast as you can. If you hit him enough time, the
big dragon will come flying in, and jump on him for the next phase.
BIG DRAGON --> When you stand on the big dragon, wait until three of his 
open. Quickly walk towards the flashing tiles, and clone yourself so that 
can walk up to the open eyes and his them at the same time. Then hit them
all, and wait for the small dragon to come flying in, and jump on him.

After three rounds on each dragon, that dragon will fall. When they both
crashed, you've won the fight!

Vaati (Normal Phase)
Where: Dark Hyrule Castle
Reward: Another boss fight :P

His attacks: Again, more than one phase for this boss.
PHASE 1 --> You'll battle Vaati now, with eyes circling him. These eyes can
hurt you if you touch them. Also, Vaati and his eyes will sometimes shoot
lasers at you, but these can be easily avoided (just don't stand in the 
He might send a black hole at you, suck this up to prevent it from touching
PHASE 2 --> In this phase, he doesn't have a lot of attacks. He'll fly 
the room trying to touch you. Also, he'll bump into the ground a few times
which'll make some rocks fall down. A lot of times, he'll send around
grey/blue spiky rocks that hurt you if you touch them. If you get the 
destroy them with your sword. Don't focus on this too much, though!

PHASE 1 --> When there are eyes circling around them, destroy all these eyes
with your sword, then walk up to Vaati and hit him as fast as possible in 
eye. When there are black dots surrounding him, suck them up with the Gust
Jar and then walk up to Vaati and hit him in the eye as fast as possible.
About three-four rounds should be enough for this phase.
PHASE 2 --> Shoot the eight eyes around him with arrows. When you found all
four red eyes, quickly walk to the flashing tiles to clone yourself so that
you can hit the red eyes simultaneously. When you did this, walk up with the
Four Links to Vaati's eye and hit the eye with your sword as much as
possible. Four rounds should be enough for you.

Vaati (Final Phase)
Where: The Elemental Sanctuary
Reward: Finishing the game

His attacks: Again, two phases for the final boss of the game.
PHASE 1 --> He'll basically try to hit you with his arms. You can jump over
them with Roc's Cape if you want, but I suggest just avoiding them because 
isn't hard. When one of his arms sticks out of the ground, you have to run
for your life (sorry...your hearts) to avoid them. When you're in an arm, 
can be hit a lot of time by the eyes. Don't care about this and just go
looking for the red eye (see Method PHASE 1).
PHASE 2 --> He'll shoot a lot of energy balls at you. These should be 
carefully, because they'll hurt you badly. This is his main attack, and
furthermore watch out that you don't fall off the platform. Also, you
shouldn't get hit by the energy balls the eyes shoot at you.

PHASE 1 --> When he puts one of his arms in the ground, equip the Cane of
Pacci. When the arm pops out of the ground, shoot it with the Cane of Pacci.
When the arm flips over, walk up to the shrink box and shrink. Then walk up
to the upside-down arm and enter it. Now look for the eye that has the most
red pupil (most eyes are just very little red, there's one that stands out).
Hit that pupil with your sword, and once the arm starts to crumble, quickly
exit the arm. Then become big again and do the same for the other arm. This
time, you'll have to use the Flame Lantern to look for the red eye. When 
arms are destroyed, get ready for the final phase of the final boss of the
PHASE 2 --> Alright, this is a hard phase. Focus all your attention on
avoiding the energy balls Vaati shoots at you. Walk towards the flashing
tiles. Make sure you have 3 spots on the tiles, but don't clone yourself 
Wait until the eyes turn blue. Quickly clone yourself now and hit the energy
balls they shoot back at them. If you hit them all 4 at the same time, walk
up to Vaati (still with four), and hit him in his eye. Repeat this technique
until he's defeated. The reason you shouldn't clone yourself until the last
moment, is that you then have 4 Links to handle. You then cannot avoid all
energy balls, but you can when you're on yourself. When he's defeated, enjoy
the ending sequence because you finished the game!


|-------------------- 4.) Copyright and Publishing Info 

This file is copyright (c) Tim van Ark 2004. This file may not be copied,
used for profit, distributed, etc. Any violators will be dealt with to the
fullest extent of the law. This file is protected by the International
Copyright Laws.

If you have seen this file under somebody else his name, also contact me

This file may be found (thusfar) on the following sites:

If you'd like my FAQ on your site, you are allowed to mail me and I'll 
if I'm going to post my FAQ on your site. DON'T DO IT WITHOUT PERMISSION!!!
If you do, you know the consequences!

If you want to use a piece of this file for your own FAQ, e-mail me and I'll
think about. You have a chance I will say yes.

If you, as a reader, see this file somewhere else than, or 
somebody elses name than GameToWin, e-mail me at [email protected]

|--------------------------5.) Thanks and Contact 

My thanks, so far, go out to:

- Nintendo and Capcom, for making such a wonderful game,
- Myself, for making this FAQ,
- and you, for reading it!

If you want to contact me, you can, but only for the following things:

Help with the game
Using of pieces of my FAQ for your own
Advises I could use for my FAQ

And is you e-mail me, please choose as your topic: "The Minish Cap", so
I know what your e-mail is about. And don't forget, my e-mail is:
[email protected]

That is my FAQ (for now). I hope you enjoyed. I'll see you at my next FAQ