The Mountain Roc is a significant boss-style enemy in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. Unlike many other bosses in the Golden Sun series, the Mountain Roc is highly significant to the direction and progression of the plot in the game it appears in. A mammoth bird that roosts in Talon Peak, the mountain located past Kolima Forest, its existence was not known across the world until after the Game Boy Advance games because it assumes the composition of stone while it slumbers, and only a special Slapping Psynergy can wake it up. As part of a rite of passage meant to train his son Matthew as an Adept, Isaac sends him on a quest to obtain one of the Mountain Roc's feathers so that a hang glider called a Soarwing can be repaired, though Matthew's journey quickly gets sidetracked by a darker plot. As a boss, the Mountain Roc is significantly more threatening and durable than some prior bosses in the game, and it can uniquely and freely switch into and out of a stonelike form to grant itself superior defense and passive health regeneration.
...that the Wonder Bird monster in Islet Cave rewards over 11,000 Experience Points if you fell it with the attack of an offensive Mercury Djinni?
...that characters in Dark Dawn will increase their weapon skill when they attack your party while possessed by the Ancient Devil?
...that the Dragon Fume Psynergy had its cost lowered from 35 in The Lost Age to 28 in Dark Dawn?
...that after the Lemurian Ship has successfully flown with the Wings of Anemos for the first time in The Lost Age, going back to Hama in Contigo triggers an optional cutscene discussing more details about the urgency of the quest?
...that the book in the menu screen of Dark Dawn says "Golden Sun" in glyphs?
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