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Hobble as they appear in Dark Dawn.

The Hobgoblin, Kobold, Goblin, Hobble, and Hobblegob are enemies that are battled throughout Golden Sun and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. These monsters, resembling obstinate trolls with colored skin, clubs, loincloths, bucklers, and helmets, are palette swaps of each other and have differing levels of power and defense.

From Golden Sun: The Lost Age onward there is another enemy named "Kobold" (see Kobold enemy line for full details), which is likely why this line's Kobold was renamed "Hobble" for the North American version of Dark Dawn. Likewise, in Dark Dawn there is another enemy named "Goblin" (see Gobling enemy line for full details), which is likely why this line's Goblin is replaced by a variant named "Hobblegob" for the game.

In Golden Sun[edit]

Hobgoblin[edit]

Hobgoblin.png

The Hobgoblin (ゴブリンギガント Goblin Gigant) is a huge level 23 variant with purple skin. In Golden Sun, only one is fought throughout the entire game, which is as a scripted boss encounter that occurs on the first "dungeon floor" of the optional Crossbone Isle as soon as you try to enter the door to that floor's puzzle room, and it is always fought alongside two Virago enemies.

Using the secret method of accessing Crossbone Isle earlier in the game by means of the Tolbi-bound Ship, the Hobgoblin can be fought before its two "later", "lesser" counterparts. But even at that earlier point in the game, it can be a very easy "sub-boss" to deal with since it is the first of nine floors worth of sub-boss encounters, even if one does not use a summon-rushing approach of everyone using a high-level summon right away to blow away the opposition.

The Hobgoblin's statistics are as follows:

Name HP PP Attack Defense Agility Luck
Hobgoblin 650 0 203 54 65 9
Elemental Resistances Turns Exp Coins Item Dropped Drop Rate
Star venus.gif 127   Star mercury.gif 100   Star mars.gif 100   Star jupiter.gif 72 1 223 800 Lucky Medal.gif Lucky Medal 1/1

The Hobgoblin uses these battle commands:

Command Chance
to use
Elem. Stats
used with *
Description
Attack 8/8
(100%)
-- Standard physical attack.

In addition to its regular battle commands, the Hobgoblin can also use the following consumable items:

Crystal Powder.gif 1 Crystal Powder: The party is hit by a Mercury-aligned attack with 90 base damage that is spread out over 5 enemies with high damage distribution. As a consumable item, this assumes the Hobgoblin uses this with a Mercury Elemental Power rating of 100 instead of its normal rating, 85.
Nut.gif 2 Nuts: An item that restores roughly 200 HP to either the user or an ally.
Smoke Bomb.gif 1 Smoke Bomb: An item that attempts to inflict Delusion to a targeted Adept.
Sleep Bomb.gif 1 Sleep Bomb: An item that attempts to inflict Sleep to a targeted Adept.


Kobold[edit]

Kobold Goblin.png

A Kobold (ゴブリン Goblin) is a comparatively small level 20 variant with green skin and brown equipment. In Golden Sun, the Kobold is first fought in Gondowan Cave, and subsequently fought in the underground of Lunpa Fortress, the overworld area of Gondowan between Gondowan Passage and Suhalla, in Suhalla Desert, and the small overworld area of Gondowan between Suhalla Desert and Suhalla Gate.

Wherever they are first fought, Kobolds are actually not as tough as the other monsters in the area, even though Kobolds are much slower, and they are far and away the easiest of the many monsters in Suhalla Desert. They should not be difficult to handle even if they use their Herbs.

A Kobold's statistics are as follows:

Name HP PP Attack Defense Agility Luck
Kobold 220 0 230 62 75 4
Elemental Resistances Turns Exp Coins Item Dropped Drop Rate
Star venus.gif 100   Star mercury.gif 72   Star mars.gif 72   Star jupiter.gif 48 1 107 154 Sleep Bomb.gif Sleep Bomb 1/16

A Kobold uses these battle commands:

Command Chance
to use
Elem. Stats
used with *
Description
Attack 8/8
(100%)
-- Standard physical attack.

In addition to its regular battle commands, a Kobold can also use the following consumable items:

Herb.gif 2 Herbs: An item that restores roughly 50 HP to either the user or an ally.
Sleep Bomb.gif 1 Sleep Bomb: An item that attempts to inflict Sleep to a targeted Adept.


Goblin[edit]

Goblin.png

The Goblin (ホブゴブリン Hobgoblin) is a slightly larger level 24 variant with light brown skin and green equipment. In Golden Sun, the Goblin is first fought in Suhalla Gate, and subsequently fought in the frontal "exit" portion of Venus Lighthouse.

When first fightable, they are not quite as tough as Earth Golems, particularly because they lack a monster skill that would be an enhanced version of their normal physical attack. Their ability to restore a monster on their side of the field to full health might be annoying, though.

A Goblin's statistics are as follows:

Name HP PP Attack Defense Agility Luck
Goblin 268 0 289 91 83 3
Elemental Resistances Turns Exp Coins Item Dropped Drop Rate
Star venus.gif 100   Star mercury.gif 72   Star mars.gif 72   Star jupiter.gif 48 1 221 170 Vial.gif Vial 1/32

A Goblin uses these battle commands:

Command Chance
to use
Elem. Stats
used with *
Description
Attack 8/8
(100%)
-- Standard physical attack.

In addition to its regular battle commands, a Goblin can also use the following consumable items:

Vial.gif 1 Vial: An item that restores roughly 500 HP to either the user or an ally.
Elixir.gif 1 Elixir: An item that restores either itself or another monster on its side of the field of the Delusion, Stun, Death Curse, Psynergy Seal, and Sleep status ailments, if a monster is afflicted with any of these.


Enemy Lines in Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Aka ManahAmazeAngle WormAnt LionApeAssassinAvimanderBallBatBlue DragonChestbeaterChimeraConch ShellColosso GladiatorCuttleDinoDirgeDoomsayerDread HoundDrone BeeEmuFlame DragonGargoyleGhostGhost ArmyGhoulGnomeGolemGressilGrubGryphonHarpyHobgoblinHydraKoboldLiving ArmorLiving StatueLizard ManManticoreMaulerMermanMini-GoblinMinotaurusMoleMomongaMummyOrcPhoenixPixiePunch AntRatRat SoldierRed DemonRocRuffianSalamanderScorpionSea DragonSeabirdSirenSkeletonSlimeSpiderStone SoldierThiefToadTornado LizardTrollUrchin BeastVerminWild MushroomWild WolfWill HeadWolfkinWood WalkerWyvernWyvern ChickZombie
Recurring single enemies
Jupiter DjinniMad PlantMars DjinniMercury DjinniMimic (Golden Sun)Mimic (The Lost Age)Venus Djinni


In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn[edit]

GSDD-Hobble.png

Hobble[edit]

A Hobble (ホブゴブリン Hobgoblin) is a level 8 variant with green skin, orange gear, and a spiked club. It is randomly fought in the overworld region beyond the Goma Highlands Road.

A Hobble's statistics are as follows:

Name HP PP Attack Defense Agility Luck
Hobble 91 0 79 22 23 ??
Elemental Resistances Turns Exp Coins Item Dropped Drop Rate
Star venus.gif 100   Star mercury.gif 72   Star mars.gif 72   Star jupiter.gif 48 1 62 36 Smoke Bomb DD.png Smoke Bomb 1/8

A Hobble uses these battle commands:

Command Chance
to use
Elem. Stats
used with *
Description
Attack 8/8
(100%)
-- Standard physical attack.

In addition to its regular battle commands, a Hobble can also use the following consumable items:

Herb DD.png 1 Herb: An item that restores roughly 50 HP to either the user or an ally.
Smoke Bomb DD.png 1 Smoke Bomb: An item that attempts to inflict Delusion to a targeted Adept.


GSDD-Hobblegob.png

Hobblegob[edit]

A Hobblegob (ハンマーゴブリン Hammer Goblin) is a level 12 variant with purple skin, red gear, and a mallet. It is randomly fought in the overworld region around Kaocho and Ayuthay, and it stops appearing after you start the Alchemy Forge.

A Hobblegob's statistics are as follows:

Name HP PP Attack Defense Agility Luck
Hobblegob 133 0 119 35 41 ??
Elemental Resistances Turns Exp Coins Item Dropped Drop Rate
Star venus.gif 100   Star mercury.gif 72   Star mars.gif 72   Star jupiter.gif 48 1 118 70 Nut DD.png Nut 1/8

A Hobblegob uses these battle commands:

Command Chance
to use
Elem. Stats
used with *
Description
Attack 8/8
(100%)
-- Standard physical attack.

In addition to its regular battle commands, a Hobblegob can also use the following consumable items:

Nut DD.png 1 Nut: An item that restores roughly 200 HP to either the user or an ally.
Sleep Bomb DD.png 1 Sleep Bomb: An item that attempts to inflict Sleep to a targeted Adept.


GSDD-Hobgoblin.png

Hobgoblin[edit]

A Hobgoblin (ゴブリンギガント Goblin Gigant) is a larger level 29 variant with blue skin, orange gear, and a mace. It is randomly fought on the eastern side of Harun Island.

A Hobgoblin's statistics are as follows:

Name HP PP Attack Defense Agility Luck
Hobgoblin 316 0 310 125 117 ??
Elemental Resistances Turns Exp Coins Item Dropped Drop Rate
Star venus.gif 100   Star mercury.gif 72   Star mars.gif 72   Star jupiter.gif 48 1 774 154 Smoke Bomb DD.png Smoke Bomb 1/16

A Hobgoblin uses these battle commands:

Command Chance
to use
Elem. Stats
used with *
Description
Attack 8/8
(100%)
-- Standard physical attack.

In addition to its regular battle commands, the Hobgoblin can also use the following consumable items:

Crystal Powder DD.png 1 Crystal Powder: The party is hit by a Mercury-aligned attack with 90 base damage that is spread out over 5 enemies with high damage distribution. As a consumable item, this assumes the Hobgoblin uses this with a Mercury Elemental Power rating of 100 instead of its normal rating, 85.
Vial DD.png 1 Vial: An item that restores roughly 500 HP to either the user or an ally.
Smoke Bomb DD.png 1 Smoke Bomb: An item that attempts to inflict Delusion to a targeted Adept.


Enemy Lines in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
AmazeApeBallBatBugmanChimeraCurse DemonCuttleDark DevourerDirgeDread HoundDrone BeeFlutter SeedGhostGoblingGreat DragonGryphonHarpyHobbleHydraKoboldLizard BruteLizard ManMad PlantMaulerMermanMinotaurusMoleMomongaPixieRatRat SoldierSalamanderScuttlerSirenSkeletonSkorpnaSkullSky DragonSlimeSpiderStealthy ScoutTrollWild WolfWillowispWolfkinWyvernZombie
Recurring single enemies
Jupiter DjinniMars DjinniMercury DjinniMimicVenus Djinni


Cultural References[edit]

  • Hobgoblin is a term often applied in folktales in Britain as a friendly or amusing goblin. The name hobgoblin is often interchangeable with bugbear, boogeyman, bugaboo, and bogie.
  • Kobolds in German folklore were spirits. There are two versions but the most common version, the Heinzelmännchen, were elves that did chores but played malicious tricks if they were not pleased. Kobold in English translates into goblin.
  • Goblin refers to various differing versions of a legendary evil or mischievous creature. They are attributed with various abilities, temperaments, and appearances depending on the story and country of origin, and this spreads across northern Europe and the British Isles.
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