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Strategies against all MOTHER 3 bosses

Remodeled Caribou

Found: Base Cliffs (Chapter 1)

HP: 450

Experience Points: 112

Weakness: Thunder, Numbness

Strategy: The first boss battle in the game can be a bit overwhelming if

you don't know what you're doing. This mechanized caribou has

an attack which will hit all 3 of your party members for 30-40

HP apiece, so be prepared to use some Nut Breads if you get hit

by it. There is a way to incapacitate the boss, however. In

Duster's Skills menu, select the Wall Ladder and use it on the

boss to keep it from moving or attacking for a few rounds. When

the message comes up that the effect has worn off, have Duster

reuse the skill. Meanwhile, Flint and Boney should be attacking

(use Flint's Strength Up skill to enhance his attacks) or

healing when necessary. It's a relatively short battle, so you

will only need to restrain the boss a couple times with the

Wall Ladder.


Found: Dragon Land (Chapter 1)

HP: 730

Experience Points: 486

Strategy: The second and final boss of Chapter 1 is actually relatively

tough, especially if you don't maintain your high HP. You may

notice off the bat that you cannot harm Mecha-Drago normally;

you need to use the Drago Fang in order to cut through its

skin, weakening it enough so you can damage it. Once you do

that, Flint's attacks will hit for around 50-60HP apiece. As

for the boss's attacks, Mecha-Drago can hit you normally for

about 20HP of damage, or use a strong explosion attack which

will take twice as much from you. He has another move which

will lower your offense power, but you can counteract that with

Flint's Strength Up skill easily. The key here is to keep your

HP above, say, 60HP, so that you don't run the risk of dying

prematurely. Alec won't be able to really attack the boss, but

if your HP gets low enough, he may try to heal you, which does

help. When you're about to defeat the boss, he will leave with

a final mega-explosion which will take hundreds of HP damage.

Luckily the fight ends immediately after that, so you won't end

up dying from it.

Mr. Passion

Found: Castle Osohe (Chapter 2)

HP: 650

Experience Points: 340

Strategy: This ghostly composer is fairly simple to beat, but his attacks

can become overwhelming if you are not careful. He can either

hit you once for 10-20HP damage, or hit you with multiple,

weaker shots. After a while, Mr. Passion may try to increase

his own offense, which could be devastating to you if you let

your HP get low enough. That said, it's best to be safe, so use

the Beef Jerky to keep yourself alive. Use Duster's Tickler

Stick skill to lower the boss's defense to make things slightly

easier if you wish (or the Fear Mask to lower its offense after

it's raised). Besides that, just keep attacking the boss, only

stopping to recover HP when needed (below 60HP or so).

Clay Man

Found: Castle Osohe (Chapter 2)

HP: 900

Experience Points: 200

Strategy: This giant clay structure is the toughest boss you'll face up

to this point, but even so it is not very difficult. The only

thing making Clay Man a formidable opponent is that his attacks

are pretty strong (20-30HP damage each hit). Luckily for you,

both your and Wes's attacks do considerable damage against this

creature. When you cause enough damage, Clay Man will fall flat

on his face for several rounds, causing around 50 HP of damage

to you. Just keep your HP up and continue your onslaught of

attacks to defeat this guy.

Oh So Snake

Found: Castle Osohe (Chapter 2)

HP: 1200

Experience Points: 568

Weakness: Thunder

Strategy: This giant snake is the final boss you will encounter on the

castle grounds, and it is actually fairly difficult to beat.

The boss is able to attack Duster and Kumatora at once, causing

around 20HP damage each goaround. Additionally, Oh So Snake has

an ability that renders one of your party members unable to

move for several turns, which can be especially inconvenient.

Since the battle takes place in the water, have Kumatora use PK

Thunder Alpha to attack since it's the most effective of your

attack PSI at this point in the game, while having Duster

attack normally. Oh So Snake will eventually let loose with a

tidal wave, which will hit both of you for 50-60HP apiece.

However, after that move, the boss will not act for a few

turns, giving you an opportunity to recover HP (use Life Up

Alpha to help with that). Basically, as long as you can keep

your HP up, since the tidal wave can come unannounced, you

should be in good shape here.

Cactus Wolf

Found: Desert of Death (Chapter 3)

HP: 500

Experience Points: 143

Item Dropped: Beef Jerky

Strategy: This fight is more of an endurance match, if anything, since

Salsa can't really attack. The Cactus Wolf only attacks Salsa

each round or so for around 10HP a hit, but Yokuba's

retaliation makes up for that. Try out Salsa's skills,

particularly the Dance skill, and keep his HP above 20 or so,

and you should be fine in this short battle.

Pig Tank

Found: Teri Forest (Chapter 3)

HP: 1750

Experience Points: 624

Weakness: Thunder

Strategy: The heavily armored Pig Tank is the boss of Chapter 3, as you

can tell. Its attacks are relatively strong, and are capable of

taking down 50HP in one shot. The tank can also hit both party

members for around 20HP each. Your best bet here is to use PK

Thunder Alpha to cause the most damage (even though it doesn't

always connect). Salsa's skills can be useful here as well,

particularly the Dance one. Wes's physical attacks, although

you can't control them, are sometimes rather strong, plus he

may throw bombs at the enemy to cause added damage. After you

damage the tank enough, a Pig Mask will come out from atop the

busted tank, and the attacking will continue. Keep battering it

with your PSI and physical attacks, and you will win soon. The

most annoying part is keeping your HP/PP up, so be prepared to

use Magic Jellys on Kumatora, and her Life Up Alpha when it's


Jealous Bass

Found: Club Attic (Chapter 4)

Experience Points: 1172

DP: 624

Weakness: Fire

Strategy: Because the boss is accompanied by two fairly tough enemies,

this can be a difficult battle if you are not careful. Have

Lucas use PK LOVE Alpha a couple times immediately to kill off

the guitar and drum, leaving only the boss. The reason for this

is because if you leave them all together, they will be able to

execute combo attacks one after another to cause lots of

damage. The Jealous Bass also has the ability to double attack,

as well as an ability to greatly raise its offense, so be

prepared for that. Just keep using PK Love and Boney's regular

attacks or Pencil Rockets. Make sure both characters keep their

HP high so that the combo attacks don't spell the end of your


Scary Womanizing Pig Mask

Found: Highway (Chapter 5)

HP: 1680

Experience Points: 1548

DP: 620

Weakness: Fire, DCMC

Item Dropped: Divine Medicine

Strategy: Despite its appearance, this giant pig soldier is really not

that difficult. It only has one attack, but it takes 70-100HP

from the targeted character. The DCMC Pamphlet weapons are

rather effective against this boss since this boss is

apparently a big fan of the band, so if you have them, use them

to immobilize the boss. Have Lucas use PK Love and Kumatora use

PK Fire Beta, while Duster and Boney attack. If you want to use

Duster's abilities to possibly hinder the boss further, go

right ahead. Also, if you have any Pencil Rockets, those will

be great for ending the battle quickly.

Junk Creature

Found: Highway (Chapter 5)

HP: 1800

Experience Points: 2534

DP: 728

Weakness: N/A

Strategy: This strange-looking creature can be a simple boss, although it

may take a while if you aren't aggressive enough. In the first

round of battle, it will cast Shield Alpha on itself, but it

will only absorb three of your attacks before disappearing, so

that's not a huge problem. Use PSI attacks to cause the most

damage, especially PK Fire/Freeze Beta (if the boss gets the

Burn/Freeze ailments, even better). The boss has a tendency to

hit multiple party members at once, so be prepared to recover

HP when needed. Also, be warned that this boss can recover 300+

of its own HP. With that said, you will need to keep your

attacks coming quickly in order to beat it.

Scary Womanizing Pig Mask

Found: Thunder Tower (Chapter 5)

HP: 1680

Experience Points: 3286

DP: 650

Weakness: DCMC

Strategy: This version of the horned boss you fought earlier is a bit

tougher than before. It is only susceptible to DCMC this time

around as well, so make sure to use the DCMC Pamphlets to

render the boss unable to move or attack for a few rounds (then

use it again when the boss is able to attack again). To make

the battle go quicker, have Kumatora use Defense Down Alpha on

the boss, as well as PK Freeze/Fire Beta, while Lucas does PK

Love and the others attack normally. The boss still has the

ability to hit hard, so as always be prepared to heal quickly

to avoid deaths in the party.

Mr. Janitor

Found: Thunder Tower (Chapter 5)

HP: 3600

Experience Points: 4389

DP: 840

Weakness: Ice

Strategy: The fight against this robot is actually rather tough, and it

can be equally tough to make it through without a party member

dying. Every time you hit this boss with a physical attack, it

will counter, hitting you for 20HP each time. Its regular

attacks each round can be quite brutal, taking away upwards of

100HP per shot. Try to use Duster's Wall Ladder to assist in

preventing the boss from attacking you, while Kumatora uses PK

Freeze Beta and Lucas uses PK Love. If he has any, have Boney

use Pencil Rockets and other items that can be used to damage

the boss. After you cause enough damage, the boss will let

loose with a massive attack on the entire party, hitting

everyone for over 100HP apiece. It will then go into a charging

state for several rounds, recovering 100HP each round. Spend a

round or two to quickly heal up your party, then let loose with

the attacks while the robot is charging (it won't counter

attack in this state). After several rounds, it will revert

back to normal and the initial battle pattern will commence

once more, so try and kill it off quickly here. PK Freeze Beta

is particularly effective here too, hitting for 250HP+ a pop.


Found: Chimera Lab (Chapter 7)

Experience Points: 4560

DP: 848

Weakness: Thunder, Crying

Strategy: This mechanical boss is fairly simple, despite its attacks

being up there in terms of sheer power. A normal attack

inflicted by this boss will take away around 100HP each time,

so you will have to definitely stay on top of healing your

party. Use Lucas's PK Love (Defense Up Omega will be a plus

early on), while Boney either attacks or uses various items

like Bombs to attack. If you survive the relatively short

fight, you will be greatly rewarded; if not you will still go

on, but without the added experience points!


Found: Lydia's House (Chapter 7)

HP: 2700

Experience Points: 9432

DP: 710

Weakness: Thunder, Crying

Strategy: If you've been waiting for a truly difficult battle in this

game, well here it is! Every round, this mechanized boss will

hit your entire party, or individual members, with very strong

attacks easily taking over 100HP damage each. Your first

priority in this fight should be to use Lucas's Shield Omega

and Kumatora's Offense Down Alpha PSI spells (use Offense Down

numerous times). When the Shield wears out every 3 rounds, have

Lucas replenish it immediately. As for returning fire to this

boss, use PK Thunder Beta and PK Love Beta, while Boney attacks

or uses attack items. Don't forget to use Life Up PSI whenever

anyone's HP dips below 120 or so, that way there is no risk of

dying here. Also, use PP-recovery items to keep Kumatora and

Lucas going if necessary, otherwise keep hammering this boss

while keeping yourselves protected to win the fight.

New Yokuba

Found: Volcano (Chapter 7)

HP: 3200

Experience Points: 11121

DP: 1200

Weakness: N/A

Item Dropped: High-Class Banana

Strategy: At last you finally get a chance to do battle with Yokuba, and

he is actually pretty tough. He is capable of hitting one or

multiple party members for over 100HP of damage each shot. He

also has a massive attack that can hit everyone for 125HP+ at

once, so be careful. Have Lucas use Shield Omega (hopefully he

has it by now) followed by PK Love Beta while Kumatora uses the

strongest PK Freeze she has (should be Gamma by now), then the

others should attack normally. This boss has no weakness, but

using PK Freeze has a possibility of freezing him. Be sure to

replenish the party's shields after a few rounds, and when the

massive attack comes, take a round or two to get everyone's HP

back up. New Yokuba has a move later in the fight where he will

use a High-Class Banana on himself, recovering 580HP. This only

serves to prolong the fight for another couple rounds. Keep

pummeling him with PSI when your HP is high enough, and you

should be able to win.

Mr. Whirl

Found: Sea (Chapter 7)

HP: 2200

Experience Points: N/A


Weakness: Thunder

Strategy: This boss can be taken down relatively quickly, but that

doesn't mean you can take it easy either. It likes hitting

multiple party members at once, for around 80HP apiece, so your

first course of action should be the usage of Lucas's Shield

Omega (you should only have to do this once). Then, have Lucas

use PK Love Gamma while Kumatora does PK Thunder Beta. Duster

and Boney should attack normally, or heal with items when

needed. After you cause enough damage to the boss, it will hit

each person for 600HP+ damage, and the battle will end.

Barrier Trio

Found: Island Summit (Chapter 7)

HP: 4800

Experience Points: 12346

DP: 1538

Weakness: Varies

Strategy: The fight starts off with the trio huddled together, with a

Shield protecting them (use 3 physical attacks to clear it).

Use this first round to have Lucas cast PSI Shield Omega on the

party, for you will need it. In the next round, the bosses will

go into an attacking stance, and the real fun will commence.

Before you use PSI, have Boney use his skill to sniff out the

boss's current weakness. With that, let loose with the

strongest PSI that the boss is weak against to do damage; all

other spells will do nothing. After a few rounds of using the

PSI they are weak against, the trio will revert back to their

huddled position before going into an attack stance again.

Their weakness will change at this point, too, so have Boney

scope it out before attacking. Beware, since the boss can use

powerful PSI spells to attack your party, so be prepared to

heal up quickly (have Lucas do this while Kumatora uses the

designated PSI to attack). After you've caused enough damage,

the trio will go into a huddle, but they won't immediately go

into their stance like before. It will appear they are

meditating, which means they will use the Starstorm PSI to

attack in the next round, so heal up while you can. However,

this also means the boss is getting weak, so feel free to start

really pummeling it with all you've got for the win!

Masked Man

Found: Chubichuboi Temple (Chapter 7)

HP: 5000

Experience Points: 15474

DP: 1571

Weakness: N/A

Strategy: This boss can actually be a rather tough one, since it seems to

use your own PSI spells to attack in addition to its own

attacks. The Masked Man also starts the battle with a Shield,

which you can destroy with 3 regular attacks. It would be an

excellent idea to have Kumatora use Defense Down PSI on the

boss, and Offense Up on Lucas. After every round of battle,

this guy will hit you 1-2 times with potentially strong

attacks, so be ready to heal on a moment's notice. As for your

attacking, have Lucas attack regularly (so that you don't waste

PP for when he needs to use Life Up Omega), have Kumatora use

her strongest attack PSI (Thunder Gamma works well), while

Duster and Boney attack normally. The battle may be long and

drawn out, but as long as you keep your HP high, you should

have no reason to worry all that much; there will be worse


Miracle Yokuba

Found: Game Room Basement (Chapter 8)

HP: 5000

Experience Points: 28636

DP: 1540

Weakness: N/A

Strategy: Being the final time you meet up with Yokuba, you can expect

this fight to be rather tough. He starts off with a Shield

protecting himself, so you'll need to hit it with 3 physical

attacks to break through. Have Lucas use PK LOVE Omega,

Kumatora use Offense/Defense Down Omega before using PK

Starstorm, while Duster and Boney attack normally. Yokua's

attacks can be rather brutal, hitting multiple party members

for 100HP+, or a single person for over 200HP. That said, you

have to be ready to heal on a moment's notice. After you cause

enough damage, Yokuba will change form and the battle will get

much worse. I say that because after every round, Yokuba will

attack one or all party members for at least 200HP a shot,

which can get VERY annoying fast. You'll need to make good use

of Lucas's Lifeup Omega, but try not to run out of PP (use

Magic Tarts/Puddings when it is safe to do so). Yokuba will

also put up a PSI Shield. Despite this, continue using your

strongest PSI spells, as well as physical attacks for Duster

and Boney, and the battle will be over in just a few more

rounds hopefully.

NK Cyborg

Found: Empire Pokey Building (Chapter 8)

HP: 7500

Experience Points: 34381

DP: 1600

Weakness: Thunder

Strategy: You are going to be in for one annoying/tough fight here! This

giant boss will inflict status ailments on your entire party,

as well as attack one or more party members for 150HP+ of

damage. It can cast Counter on itself, which can be rough for

your physical attackers (Duster and Boney). You should

definitely have Kumatora use Defense Down Omega on the boss

while Lucas uses Refresh and Shield Omega on the party. As for

attacking this creature, use PK LOVE Omega and PK Starstorm,

while Boney and Duster attack normally or with items. Be

careful though, since the boss can take away lots of HP

quickly, you will need to be quick to heal up for the next

round if needed. Refresh will help a little bit, but you will

probably have to use Life Up Omega every few rounds or so to

keep everyone going. PP is not infinite either, so you may have

to use Magic Puddings and other such items to keep Lucas and

Kumatora moving. Late in the battle, the boss will shoot off a

cannon, hitting your entire party for nearly 200HP apiece.

Aside from that, it's just a really long and drawn out battle

that you should be able to win, so long as you play it smart.


Found: Basement (Chapter 8)

HP: 6600

Experience Points: N/A


Weakness: N/A

Strategy: At last you are up against Pokey himself; don't expect this to

be easy though. Pokey's defense is high, and he has a PSI

Shield up almost all the time which will counter your PSI if

you attack with it. Pokey will also lower your entire party's

offense and defense numerous times, so be ready with Lucas's

Shield Omega and Defense/Offense Up, as well as Kumatora's

Defense/Offense Down to be used on the boss. Since your

physical attacks do very little, you have to rely on two PSI

attack spells: PK Thunder and PK Ground. Both will hit the boss

multiple times for lots of damage, though I personally felt PK

Ground was stronger. Have Kumatora attack with those while

Lucas worries about healing and buffing everyone, and the

others give Magic Tarts and other such items to Kumatora and

Lucas when needed. Pokey's attacks will be strong and

plentiful, so you will run through the PP quickly. However, as

long as you keep replenishing the PP while keeping everyone's

HP up, you should be fine. After you cause enough damage

(around 6600HP worth), a large capsule will appear and Pokey

will enter it. After 2 more rounds, the battle will end.

Masked Man

Found: Basement (Chapter 8)


Experience Points: N/A


Weakness: N/A

Strategy: For the final confrontation between yourself and the mystery

masked person, you only have Lucas to control. The boss will

attack you a couple times every round, so you will want to use

Refresh, Defense Up, and Shield as soon as possible. You will

probably have to recover HP after every round, since your

attacks won't hit the enmey for now. After a while, you will

hear voices attempting to get through to the masked person. At

this point, their attacks will start to gradually get weaker

and weaker. Nonetheless, keep your HP up (use Life Up Beta and

Gamma only) since the boss will try to use PK LOVE against you

too. After many more rounds, the boss's attacks will do little

damage to you, and Flint will have joined the fight. Try to

attack the boss yourself and the battle will eventually end

with the boss being unmasked at none other than Lucas's brother


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