Goron Species in The Hylian Fantasy | World Anvil


Large, sentient, semi-bipedal creatures with a durable outer skin and an ability to digest rocks and minerals. Gorons can be found prominently in and around Death Mountain.

Additional Information

Facial characteristics

The species posses rounded fades with something of a rough texture. What could appear to be hair is actually mineral growths.
Scientific Name
Rawar goron
450 years
Average Height
Average Gorons stand about 182cm, while some exceptional members of the species, such as the legendary champion Daruk, stood 275cm. The fabled Biggoron of Death Mountain supposedly stood at 36.6 meters!
Average Weight
Due to their diet of rocks as well as their large frames, Gorons are exceptionally heavy. Most weigh around 230kg..
Average Physique
Gorons appear heavy set, with rotund bellies supported on short legs. Their muscular arm's reach well below their waists, nearly touching the ground, but the primary mode of movement among the species is to curl into a ball and roll.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Goron skin comes in a variety of subdued tans and browns, sometimes veering into golden hues. Rocky growths on their backs tends to be darker in color, while any of the variety of mineral growths that resemble hair on their heads and faces will be lighter.
Geographic Distribution


The Goron body consists of a silicate based skeleton supported by an upper muscular system massive enough to allow a single Goron to lift nearly twice it's own weight. Their arms have exceptionally small biceps muscles, being more developed for digging using their large, shovel like hands. Goron Big Brother's tend to have more pronounced muscles, do in large part to their role as defenders against outside threats.   While the hard growths on their backs are a part of their reproductive design, it also acts as their waste expulsion. Their digestive system breaks down rocks for nutrients, leaving a slurry of non-digestable material which is extruded through small orifices along the dorsal region, exposing it to air and causing it to harden.  

Growth and Reproduction

Gorons are primarily a silicon based lifeform and as such they subsist on rocks. This diet of a variety of stones, excluding gem stones, builds up the goron physique. As the goron ages, they begin to develop rougher, less flexible growths of rocky skin, usually appearing like the material they most often eat. After a time these rocky growths may bud into a young goron, which eventually breaks off of the original. This new family of Gorons will refer to each other as Big or Little Brother. This is the only known way that Gorons reproduce, as all appear masculine and none have ever expressed either romantic or reproductive interest in other Gorons or species.


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