Mega Thwomp

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Not to be confused with Big Thwomp.
Mega Thwomp
Model of a Mega Thwomp from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch.
3D model of a Mega Thwomp from the Nintendo Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993)
Latest appearance The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch) (2019)
Variant of Thwomp

A Mega Thwomp[1] is a rare type of Thwomp encountered only in an underground side-scrolling passage of the Key Cavern from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. Both its appearance and behavior are significantly different than in the Super Mario games, especially the Super Mario series. Mega Thwomp is shaped like a large square, and its face consists of two eyes and an angry expression. In both the Game Boy Color version and the Nintendo Switch remake, Mega Thwomp is colored red. It is stuck between two thin platforms, and is hanging in midair above a pit of spikes. Mega Thwomp serves more as an obstacle than an enemy because it does not attempt to crush Link if he goes underneath it. To move the Mega Thwomp, Link has to charge into it using the Pegasus Boots. In doing so, the Mega Thwomp cracks slightly, receives a shocked expression, and falls on the spikes below. With the Roc's Feather, Link can jump on to the Mega Thwomp and use it as a platform to go across the spikes and continue onward. In The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, Mega Thwomp turns blue when it cracks slightly, but in the Nintendo Switch remake, it stays red.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドシン
Japanese onomatopoeia for a heavy thud; also possibly a reference to「ドッスン」(Dossun, "Thwomp")

Italian Mega Twomp[2]
Mega Thwomp


  1. ^ 1993. The Legend of Zelda – Link's Awakening Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 101.
  2. ^ Enciclopedia di Hyrule. Page 192.

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