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How to beat Frox in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Plus, here’s what to do with the Frox fang

A Frox stands imposingly in the Depths in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

The Frox is a new monster in the Legend of Zelda series, making its debut in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s gloomy underground. Literally, the place is covered in gloom. While these gigantic, tusked, frog-like monsters may seem intimidating at first, they’re surprising quick to take down once you know what you’re doing, and if you come prepared.

Fortunately, the Frox shares a similarities with the Battle Talus and Stone Talus enemies when it comes to strategies, so if you’re already comfortable with the big brutes, you’re already in good stead. It also has less health, which is always great to know.

The biggest issue, of course, is the location — because, to quote Jamiroquai, we’re going deeper underground (than you would for the Talus enemies).


Where to find Frox in Tears of the Kingdom

There are a total of 39 Froxes in the Depth. Froxes only reside in the Depths below Hyrule, so if you’re looking for these huge froglike monsters, make sure to dive into a nearby chasm. Check out the Depths map below to see every Frox location.

All Frox locations pinpointed on the map of the Depths in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin, Johnny Yu/Polygon | Source images: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

How to defeat Frox in Tears of the Kingdom

First, make sure you’re prepared. At the very least, you’re going to need arrows and a hammer. If you want an easy life, bring some bomb flowers, but this is not essential.

This is really a boss of two parts: stunning it, then walloping it.

The first and easiest way to stun it is to go defensive. Frox has two main attacks: the body slam — simply run out of the way of that — and what can only be described as “the Kirby.”

Link runs away from the Kirby attack from the Frox in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

If you find yourself getting sucked into the Frox’s gaping maw, you can do your best to sprint away, but the chances are you won’t manage. Instead, turn to face it and shoot a bomb arrow into its mouth. You’ll hear a satisfying glug, and you can watch and smirk as the bomb explodes in the belly of the beast.

The second way to stun it is the same as the Hinox. Follow the golden rule of video games: If you see a big yellow eye, shoot it. This will result in the Frox flopping to the floor.

Link shoots a Frox in the eye with an arrow in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

However you choose to stun Frox, the next step is the same. Run up its arm and look for the big black chunks of stone on its back. Remember that hammer we mentioned? It’s time to go Zoanite mining.

Link smacks a giant rock sticking out of a Frox in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Keep smacking those rocks until they break — this is the quickest way to deal massive damage. You have time to take out maybe two chunks with a decent hammer (we used the Stone Talus Hammer) before Frox throws you off and you have to stun it again.

You don’t, strictly speaking, need to break all of the rocks if you hit it in the eye enough times, but you should be able to break them all after just two stuns.

Link stares at a defeated Frox in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

What do you do with Frox fang?

Unlike the Flux Construct or the Stone Talus, the Frox doesn’t drop anything that you can only Fuse to a weapon — everything it drops can be picked up. However, because of the nature of the fight, you’ll probably find that the items dropped are a little more widespread than usual.

The main item drop here is Zonaite, the vital component you need to refine into crystalized charges, which you in turn trade for an extra energy cell to power your Zonai devices.

The Hyrule Compendium shows an entry and details for the Frox in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

But that’s not all, folks. If you’re lucky, you can get a piece of large Zoanite, or if you’re very lucky, the Frox can drop a large crystalized charge.

Finally, we have the body parts: Frox fang, Frox fingernail, and Frox guts. The fingernail adds +10 Fuse attack power while the fang adds a whopping +14. Both can be cooked into an elixir, as can the guts, which only add +1 power.

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