Legend of Zelda, The: A Link to the Past
Console icon SNES/Super Famicom

  • Defeat Mothula without being harmed without using the Magic Cape or Cane of Byrna.

    1,883 (1,391) of 24,616 – 7.65%

    5.65% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.65% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Created by dude1286 on: 21 Aug, 2013 00:08
    Last modified: 14 Jul, 2023 01:32


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    Megahedron 14 Jun 2018 09:07
    I just pause buffered the whole fight. Was not difficult doing that
    24 Feb 2019 16:04
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    18 Jul 2020 14:14
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    RuSsile 24 Sep 2020 05:03
    Wanna No-Hitter? Cape.. sure a few ppl say he's easy without it.. we'll I'm not good at multitasking most times with a moving floor n' spikes and a ray shooting flying moth, too much for me.. Cape fixed all that.
    MrDynamite 18 Mar 2021 01:14
    the hardes achievement of the game I've ever done- I'm using mirror when I'm hitting. I don't want to take it easy with cape or byrna
    17 Jul 2021 19:38
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    ECS98 19 Feb 2022 19:59
    Ok, this wasn't nearly as hard as i expected to beat without Cape or Byrna. The moving floor can be disorienting, and there's a lot to keep track of, but i've found most things to be well telegraphed so i could avoid them in time. Also, one thing that helped me a lot was to use Fire Rod and to be agreesive! Mothula can't attack if we hit him first, just keep chasing him and burning him and it'll end pretty quickly.
    Jazmataz 1 Apr 2022 16:58
    That was too easy with the Cape and Sword Level 3.
    21 May 2023 21:49
    suspect15 edited this achievement's logic, description.
    suspect15 24 May 2023 03:07
    rescoring from 10 to 25 per rescore vote
    24 May 2023 03:07
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    Jenkys 11 Jun 2023 00:08
    https://youtu.be/PBOSzFzZ17U
    WarlordBear 13 Jul 2023 05:23
    Just to explain the logic of the fight, Moth will not take damage if you send her into the spikes so you need to take your time choose your shots and it will only take 4 tempered sword slashes to kill her.
    14 Jul 2023 01:32
    suspect15 edited this achievement's logic.
    Mayonnai 26 Nov 2023 13:02
    Pause button is your friend here. It's too much to think about at once, so pausing to gather your thoughts and think about your next action definitely helps
    WashYourHands 29 Jan 2024 18:26
    Man I hate Mothula so much. It took me a ton of tries to get this.

    I literally had him on his final hit and had no magic left. Out of desperation with a bunch of empty jars and no idea how I was gonna attack next I whipped out the hammer for the final blow and got very lucky.

    Some tips that helped me...

    1. There is a fine line to walk between being aggressive and being smart. You want to stun Mothula from attacking but if you blindly chase him you are going to put yourself in a death trap and will be unable to avoid taking damage. So you to attack aggressively in the windows given without forcing it.

    2. I suggest not using Good Bee. You want to keep Mothula centered so you are attacking from the front or the back as he is easiest to hit that way (imo at least.) as soon as you unleash Good Bee he goes hard after Mothula bouncing him around too much making the whole fight more sporadic when you want to try to contain Mothula to the center.

    3. Mothula is an incredibly glitchy boss from not being able to take damage to what damages him. I suggest looking into it more here.

    https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/588436-the-legend-of-zelda-a-link-to-the-past/43959744
    Wansti 10 Feb 2024 08:22
    Definitely one of the most irritating achievements I've ever attempted.

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