How Bokoblin behave in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

How Bokoblin behave in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

If you play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the first enemy you probably encountered is the Bokoblin. Some find them cute, some find them hideous, and some treat them as fodder. Whether you like them or hate them, it’s always good to know how they behave for tactical purposes.

The Nintendo Treehouse Log shared some interesting pointers of how Bokoblin behave in the game, based purely on their observations. You may have noticed the similar behaviors while exploring Hyrule.

Interacting with each other

  • Wake up at dawn and throw an immediate dance party upon discovering its haunch of meat still cooking over the campfire
  • Regale its buddies with stories in Bokoblin language

When provoked

  • Pick up and throw anything at hand when threatened
  • Get picked up, against its will, to be used as a projectile by a Moblin


  • Chase a bird in the hopes of dropping it with an arrow, then sadly watch it escape into the air
  • Intentionally set a club on fire to boost its attack power
  • Flee screaming from bees and lightning strikes
  • Punt a bomb at me like a soccer ball
  • Push aside a stunned companion’s prone body in order to steal the weapon it just dropped
  • Stalk and pursue wildlife of all shapes and sizes—including shooting flaming arrows at a wild boar from horseback, accidentally setting fire to the field in the process
  • Lie flat on its belly behind rocks by roadways to ambush travelers
  • Scratch its butt, then its armpit, smell the result, and eat it

It’s amazing to see the amount of detail put by the developers into making Bokoblin fully fletched out characters leading their own lives. But I swear I didn’t see “scratch its butt….” coming.

Nintendo shared two Bokoblin related concept artwork from the game, too.

If you would like to learn more about Bokoblin, check out the full entry on Nintendo Treehouse Log here.