Phantom Ganon is a double of Ganon, and a recurring boss in The Legend of Zelda series.


Unified Timeline

Ocarina of Time

Phantom Ganon is the boss of the Forest Temple. As Link enters the boss's room, he sees many identical paintings on the wall of a road leading to a dark castle; Phantom Ganon jumps into one of them with his horse. After disappearing, two Phantom Ganons ride to the front of the painting, and a purple hole appears in one of them, which is the one the real Phantom Ganon will jump out of. As he jumps out, Link's got to shoot him with an arrow from the Fairy Bow. After taking sufficient damage, he will leave his horse.

He will now start to attack by shooting an energy star at Link. He, in turn, has to bounce the star back at him with the Master Sword. He will retaliate but Link must not give up; after enough times, Phantom Ganon will eventually be hit and fall to the ground, paralyzed. The hero now has to slice at him with the Master Sword. After enough hits, he will be defeated. Link then gains a Heart Container and the Forest Medallion. As for Phantom Ganon, Ganondorf banishes him to the area between dimensions.

Child Timeline

Four Swords Adventures

Phantom Ganon appears again as a dungeon boss. He confronts Link twice, first early in the game, and again in the Temple of Darkness.

Adult Timeline

The Wind Waker

After withdrawing the Master Sword from its pedestal, Link travels back to the Forsaken Fortress to confront Ganondorf. Upon arrival, however, his path is blocked by Phantom Ganon. The pair engage in "Dead Man's Volley" during the ensuing battle and Link manages to defeat him. Phantom Ganon vanishes and leaves behind a Treasure Chest containing the Skull Hammer.

Later, after restoring the Triforce of Courage, Link traverses to the submerged Ganon's Tower, where he is again confronted by Phantom Ganon. This time, however, Link must fight him several times in a large maze with many doors. After each defeat, Phantom Ganon drops his sword. By going through the door that the hilt of the sword points at, Link is eventually rewarded with the Light Arrows. After traveling to the next room, Link is confronted a final time and defeats him solely with the use of his new Light Arrows.

Decline Timeline

Phantom Ganon was never created in the timeline, they have a counterpart named Agahnim who takes their place as Ganon's clone.

Other Games

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Phantom Ganon from Ocarina of Time appears in this game as a sticker.

Hyrule Warriors Legends

Phantom Ganon plays a major role in the game's Legend Mode. He manages to steal Cia's powers and use them to open a rift into the Wind Waker era. However, he is eventually defeated by Link, Lana and their allies.





  • Phantom Ganon has only appeared in four games of The Legend of Zelda series; Ocarina of TimeThe Wind Waker, Four Swords Adventures, and Hyrule Warriors Legends.


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