Gorons are a recurring species of rock-eating humanoids in The Legend of Zelda franchise. Most Gorons have orange skin, and they have a muscular physique but are generally peaceful in nature. They are often led by a patriarch, and tend to refer to one another as "brothers." Gorons make their debut appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
The Legend of Zelda series
In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Gorons live in Goron City, located in Death Mountain, and their leader is Darunia. Gorons live off Rock Sirloins, which are sourced from Dodongo's Cavern. Prior to Link's arrival, Ganondorf filled the cavern with Dodongos to try and obtain the Goron's Ruby. Because of this, the Gorons could not access Dodongo's Cavern, putting them at risk of starvation. There is an item called the Goron's Bracelet which Darunia gives to Link before he enters Dodongo's Cavern. At the end of the dungeon, Link has to defeat King Dodongo so that the Gorons can reclaim their food supply.
In The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, the Gorons live on Death Mountain, and are led by Darbus. At some point, Darbus stumbled upon a Fused Shadow that transformed him into a flaming monster called Fyrus, whom the Gorons imprisoned. To tighten their control, the Gorons prevent anyone from trying to access Goron City, so if Link tries to take the path to there, a Goron rolls into him, knocking Link back into Kakariko Village. If Link obtains the Iron Boots and equips them, he can push back against the Goron, as the weight of the Iron Boots keeps him from moving. Link went on to obtain the Gorons' trust, and he entered the Goron Mines, where he fought and defeated Fyrus at the end. and obtained their trust, then defeated and restored Fyrus. After this, the Gorons start to appear in Kakariko Village, with some of them being Bomb merchants and o
In The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Gorons inhabit the Goron Island in the Southeastern Sea, and are led by Biggoron. At first, they do not trust Link, but he can earn their trust by correctly answering ten questions from Biggoron. The Gorons provide hints to the answers of the questions, and Link also has to take note of how many houses and Gorons there are on Goron Island. Link has to become recognized by the Gorons before he can enter the Goron Temple and rescue Biggoron's son, Gongoron.
Super Smash Bros. series
In the Super Smash Bros. series, Gorons have been featured in the form of a collectible item. There is a Goron trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, a Goron sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and a Goron spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.