“Darmani! You… You are alive. You always did say, “I cannot die until I’ve eaten 1000 tons of rock sirloin!”
— A Goron
When in Goron form, Link is resistant to the damaging effects of fire, and impervious to damage from lava. However, he will drown if he ventures into deep bodies of water; entering one will cause the screen to fade to black, and Link will be reset to the entrance of the room in a similar fashion to when he falls into a bottomless pit. Goron Link has better traction and will not slide on ice. This form greatly increases Link’s strength, allowing him to break large crates and boulders, as well as carry Powder Kegs and other heavy objects. Goron Link attacks by using slow, heavy punches that deal twice as much damage as the Kokiri Sword, and emit purely aesthetic flames through the air.
He can also curl up into a ball by pressing and holding the A button, allowing him to roll around quickly and climb steep slopes he could not otherwise ascend. In this curled state, Link can also perform a ground pound attack by pressing B, damaging any target close enough with shockwaves. While curled up as a ball, Link can initiate rolling; if the rolling perpetuates for a set amount of time (indicated by a fiery circle encircling Link, which increases in strength as he rolls), the speed of Link’s rolling increases and spikes protrude from his back, harming targets in his path, as well as providing protection from most attacks.