Boss Fight Guide & List of All Bosses (Normal & Hard Mode) | FF7 Remake

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This page contains Boss Battle strategies and data for the game FF7 Remake. To find out how to beat Bosses on both Normal or Hard Mode, or to find out the stats and weaknesses of each Boss, look no further.

How to Beat Every Major Story Boss

All Major Story Bosses
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Scorpion Sentinel Roche Crab Warden
Airbuster Reno Rude
Hell House Abzu Ghoul
Eligor Failed Experiment Reno and Rude
Abzu & Abzu Shoats The Valkyrie Specimen H0512
Jenova Dreamweaver Rufus The Arsenal
Motor Ball Whisper Harbinger Sephiroth

Chapter 1: Scorpion Sentinel

Scorpion Sentinel
Guard Scorpion.jpg
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Mako Reactor Thunder

How to Beat Scopion Sentinel - Key Points

  • Prioritize using Barret's Thunder
  • Attack from behind with Cloud when the barrier is up
  • Use Potions when HP is low

Hard Mode Video Guide included!

How to Beat Scorpion Sentinel | Boss Guide

Chapter 4: Roche

Roche
Roche Battle
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Upper Sector 7 Fire

How to Beat Roche - Key Points

  • Use Fire magic
  • Aim for counters

Hard Mode Video Guide included!

How to Beat Roche | Boss Guide

Chapter 5: Crab Warden

Crab Warden
FF7 - Crab Warden Battle
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Corkscrew Tunnel Thunder

How to Beat Crab Warden - Key Points

  • Use to Thunder
  • Stagger it by crippling its Legs
  • Don't stand on the rails
  • Expose the Pilot by taking out the Guns

Hard Mode Video Guide included!

How to Beat Crab Warden | Boss Guide

Chapter 7: Airbuster

Airbuster
Airbuster Battle
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Mako Reactor 5 Thunder

How to Beat Airbuster - Key Points

  • Weak to Thunder
  • Switch to Barret when it's far away
  • Avoid the Lightning Mines and Tankbuster
  • Use Limit Breaks and Summons when it's close

Hard Mode Video Guide included!

How to Beat Airbuster | Boss Guide

Chapter 8: Reno

Reno
Reno Battle
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Sector 5 Slums None

How to Beat Reno - Key Points

  • No elemental weaknesses
  • Guard can be effective
  • Take out the EM Mines

Hard Mode Video Guide included!

How to Beat Reno | Boss Guide

Chapter 8: Rude

Rude
Rude Battle.png
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Sector 5 Slums Wind

How to Beat Rude - Key Points

  • Weak to Wind
  • Won't attack Aerith
  • Dodge instead of Guarding
  • Aim for Stagger to get in physical damage

Hard Mode Video Guide included!

How to Beat Rude | Boss Guide

Chapter 9: Hell House

Hell House
Hell House Battle
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Corneo's Colesseum Magic*

*: Weakness depends on what element Hell House is.

How to Beat Hell House - Key Points

  • Weaknes changes with Barrier Shift
  • Bring all types of Element Magic
  • Attack the Arms during God House Mode
  • Magic is most effective

Hard Mode Video Guide included!

How to Beat Hell House in the Colosseum | Boss Guide

Chapter 10: Abzu

Abzu
Abzu Battle
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Sewer System Fire

How to Beat Abzu - Key Points

  • Weak against Fire
  • Use Guard to survive the heavy physical damage
  • Horns turn red when Enrage is used
  • Stay away from the puddles on the ground

How to Beat Abzu | Boss Guide

Chapter 11: Ghoul

Ghoul
Ghoul.jpg
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Maintenance Facility Fire

How to Beat the Ghoul - Key Points

  • Weak against Fire
  • Hit it with physical attacks while blue, magic when red
  • Stay away from the blue flames
  • Avoid it when it uses Telekenesis

How to Beat the Ghoul | Boss Guide

Chapter 11: Eligor

Eligor
Eligor.png
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Train Graveyard Ice, Wind

How to Beat Eligor - Key Points

  • Weak against Ice, wind while in the sky
  • Don't target its wheels until phase 3
  • Hide behind the container during Javelin Bolts
  • Get close and dodge Sweeping Gaze

How to Beat Eligor | Boss Guide

Chapter 12: Reno and Rude

Reno and Rude
Reno and Rude.jpeg
Where They Appear Weaknesses
Sector 7 Pillar Reno: None
Rude: Wind, Poison

How to Beat Reno and Rude - Key Points

  • Don't get greedy and guard when you can
  • Stay healed up to survive their Turks Combo
  • Break out party members from Reno's Pyramid

How to Beat Reno and Rude | Boss Guide

Chapter 13: Failed Experiment

Failed Experiment
FailedExperiment2.png
Where It Appears Weaknesses
Shinra Underground Test Site Reno: None
Rude: Wind, Poison

How to Beat Failed Experiment - Key Points

  • Shoot at its appendages with Barret
  • When it's Staggered, attack with Tifa to lay on the hurt
  • Use Shiva to deal huge Ice damage

How to Beat Failed Experiment | Boss Guide

Chapter 14: Abzu & Abzu Shoats

Abzu & Abzu Shoats
AbzuFight2.png
Where they Appear Weaknesses
Sewer System Fire

How to Beat Abzu & Abzu Shoats - Key Points

  • Still weak against Fire
  • Disable its Tail to limit its attack range
  • Take out the Abzu Shoats from Phase 2
  • Avoid the drains when it's preparing Backwater Deluge

How to Beat Abzu (2nd Fight) | Boss Guide

Chapter 15: The Valkyrie

The Valkyrie
Valkyrie2.png
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Collapsed Highway Thunder

How to Beat The Valkyrie - Key Points

  • Hide behind the wall to avoid its bullets and rockets
  • Equip Elemental Materia + Lightning Materia to Barret to deal consistent damage
  • Dodge out of the way of its laser

How to Beat The Valkyrie | Boss Guide

Chapter 16: Specimen H0512

Specimen H0512
SpecimenH0512.png
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Hojo's Laboratory None

How to Beat Specimen H0512 - Key Points

  • Use Punisher Mode to counter its melee attacks
  • Cripple its claws to render it unable to attack
  • Silence the H0512-OPTs that fight alongside it

How to Beat Specimen H0512 | Boss Guide

Chapter 17: Jenova Dreamweaver

Jenova Dreamweaver
JenovaDreamweaverTop.png
Where it Appears Weaknesses
President Shinra's Office None

How to Beat Jenova Dreamweaver - Key Points

  • Avoid Magic attacks and focus on Physical attacks
  • Cripple its tentacles and Silence it to disable it
  • Use Tifa to knock out the Phase 2 & 3 Tentacles fast

How to Beat Jenova Dreamweaver | Boss Guide

Chapter 17: Rufus

Rufus
Rufus.png
Where he Appears Weaknesses
Outside President Shinra's Office None

How to Beat Rufus - Key Points

  • Avoid using offensive Magic against Rufus
  • Equip Cloud with the Twin Stinger and use Counterstance to handle Darkstar's Abilities
  • Cast Haste to increase your chances to use Counterstance
  • In Phase 3, wait for him to Reload and then hit hard

How to Beat Rufus | Boss Guide

Chapter 17: The Arsenal

The Arsenal
TheArsenal.png
Where he Appears Weaknesses
58th Floor - Skyview Atrium Fire, Ice, Lightning, Wind

How to Beat The Arsenal - Key Points

  • Take out its Drones first
  • From Phase 2 on, watch its Defense Protocols to see what element it resists
  • Hide behind pillars to avoid gunfire
  • Focus your attacks on The Arsenal directly after defeating the Drones

How to Beat The Arsenal | Boss Guide

Chapter 18: Motor Ball

Motor Ball
MotorBall1.png
Where he Appears Weaknesses
Midgar Expressway None

How to Beat Motor Ball - Key Points

  • Knock out each of its wheels to make it vulnerable
  • Brake when it prepares an attack
  • Hug the sides to avoid its electric bombs

How to Beat Motor Ball | Boss Guide

Chapter 18: Whisper Harbinger

Whisper Harbinger
Whisper Harbinger.png
Where he Appears Weaknesses
End of the Road None

How to Beat Whisper Harbinger - Key Points

  • Don't spend your powerful attacks until after Whisper Harbinger uses Intercession
  • When the smaller Whispers are staggered, hammer away
  • Deal enough damage when the smaller Whispers are Staggered to continue the fight

How to Beat Whisper Harbinger | Boss Guide

Chapter 18: Sephiroth

Sephiroth
Sephiroth1.png
Where he Appears Weaknesses
End of the Road None

How to Beat Sephiroth - Key Points

  • Don't use an Elemental Materia
  • Use Support Magic on Cloud
  • Hit him repeatedly when his Focus Gauge is high
  • Use Counterstance to reflect his blows

How to Beat Sephiroth | Boss Guide

How to Beat Every VR Mission Boss

Check out our complete Shinra Combat Simulator Guides for in-depth strategy guides to each Shinra Combat Simulator battle!

All VR Mission Bosses
(Jump to a Section!)
Shiva Fat Chocobo Leviathan
Bahamut Pride and Joy Prototype -

Chapter 8: Shiva

Shiva
Shiva Battle
Where it Appears Weaknesses
VR Mission Fire

How to Beat Shiva - Key Points

  • Weak to Fire
  • Summon Ifrit as soon as possible
  • Bring Aerith

How to Beat Shiva | Boss Guide

Chapter 9: Fat Chocobo

Fat Chocobo
Fat Chocobo Battle.png
Where it Appears Weaknesses
VR Mission None

How to Beat Fat Chocobo - Key Points

  • Moogles can't be attacked
  • Keep the number of enemies low
  • Keep attacking to Pressure and Stagger it
  • Heal before it uses Kerplunk

How to Beat Fat Chocobo | Boss Guide

Chapter 13: Leviathan

Leviathan
Leviathan.jpeg
Where it Appears Weaknesses
VR Mission Thunder

How to Beat Leviathan - Key Points

  • Stay close to Leviathan to avoid Briny Bellow
  • Heal when Tidal Wave is coming
  • Use Magnify Materia + Healing Materia to heal multiple party members at once
  • Switch to Barret after Tidal Roar to shoot it out of the sky

How to Beat Leviathan | Boss Guide

Secret Boss: Bahamut

Bahamut
Bahamut.jpeg
Where it Appears Weaknesses
VR Mission None

How to Beat Bahamut - Key Points

  • Use Barret, Cloud and Aerith
  • Give Revival Earrings to Cloud and Barret
  • Give Healing Materia with Arise to Barret
  • Designate Aerith as the healer with Magnify Materia + Healing Materia
  • Attach plenty of HP Up and MP Up Materia
  • Go all-out with Abilities and Limit Breaks during the Countdown

How to Beat Bahamut | Boss Guide

Superboss: Pride and Joy Prototype

Pride and Joy Prototype
PrideandJoyTop.png
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Shinra Combat Simulator (Hard Mode only) Lightning

How to Beat Pride and Joy Prototype - Key Points

  • Use Cloud, Tifa and Aerith, using Cloud as the main attacker
  • Take advantage of Twin Stinger's Counterstance Ability
  • Stay behind it and attack from the rear
  • Dodge to the side to avoid its Beam Cannon attack
  • Equip 2 characters with Revive Materia

How to Beat Pride and Joy Prototype | Boss Guide

How to Beat Every Story Sub-Boss

All Story Sub-Bosses
(Jump to a Section!)
The Huntsman The Hoodlums Enigmatic Spectre
M.O.T.H. Unit Brain Pod Swordipede

Chapter 2: The Huntsman

The Huntsman
The Huntsman Battle
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Upper Sector 8 Fire

How to Beat The Huntsman - Key Points

  • Kill off the other enemies first
  • Use Fire to Stagger him
  • Use Punisher mode and Guard

Hard Mode Video Guide included!

How to Beat The Huntsman | Boss Guide

Chapter 3: The Hoodlums

The Huntsman
Hoodlums Battle
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Sector 7 Slums Fire

How to Beat The Hoodlums | Boss Guide

How to Beat the Hoodlums - Key Points

  • Use Operator mode
  • All are Weak to Fire
  • Focus on one at a time

Chapters 4 & 12: Enigmatic Spectre

Enigmatic Spectre
Enigmatic Spectre.png
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Sector 7 Slums None

How to Beat the Enigmatic Spectre

  • Hit the Mysterious Spectres with magic
  • Stagger the Enigmatic Spectre when it's vulnerable

How to Beat the Enigmatic Spectre | Boss Guide

Chapter 17: M.O.T.H. Unit

M.O.T.H. Unit
Banner.jpg
Where it Appears Weaknesses
The Drum - 1st Ward Lightning, Wind

How to Beat M.O.T.H. Unit - Key Points

  • Block its attacks instead of dodging
  • Save your most powerful attacks until it uses Ultrahigh Voltage

How to Beat M.O.T.H. Unit | Boss Fight Guide

Chapter 17: Brain Pod

Brain Pod
Brain Pod.jpg
Where it Appears Weaknesses
The Drum - 2nd Ward Lightning

How to Beat Brain Pod - Key Points

  • Prepare against Stop and Poison
  • Use area attacks like Magnified Thundaga or Deadly Dodge

How to Beat Brain Pod | Boss Guide

Chapter 17: Swordipede

Swordipede
Brain Pod.jpg
Where it Appears Weaknesses
The Drum - 4th Ward None

How to Beat Swordipede - Key Points

  • Focus on using long-ranged attackers on both phases (Barret and Aerith)
  • Remove auto-lock during Energy Volley
  • Pay attention to the Saw-Toothed Spin's attack pattern

How to Beat Swordipede | Boss Guide

How to Beat Every Monster Variant & Optional Sub-Boss

All Monster Variants and Optional Sub-Bosses
(Jump to a Section!)
Doomrat Wrath Hound Cerulean Drake
Hedgehog Pie King Mark II Monodrive Venomantis
Chromogger Rust Drake Tonberry
Trypapolis Type-0 Behemoth Malboro

Chapter 3: Doomrat

Doomrat
Three Doomrats.jpg
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Residential Area Ice

How to Beat Doomrat - Key Points

  • Equip Ice Materia
  • Use Triple Slash frequently

How to Beat Doomrat | Boss Guide

Chapter 3: Wrath Hound

Wrath Hound
BoundByWrathHound.png
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Scrap Boulevard Ice

How to Beat Wrath Hound - Key Points

  • Equip Ice Materia
  • Use Punisher Mode's Auto-Counter
  • Aim to Stagger it, then unleash the fury

How to Beat Wrath Hound | Boss Guide

Chapter 3: Cerulean Drake

Cerulean Drake
Cerulean Drake battle.jpg
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Abandoned Factory Wind

How to Beat Cerulean Drake - Key Points

  • Equip Wind Materia
  • Stay away from Icy Aura

How to Beat Cerulean Drake | Boss Guide

Chapter 8: Hedgehog Pie King

Hedgehog Pie King
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Toad Marsh Ice

How to Beat Hedgehog Pie King - Key Points

  • Weak to Ice
  • Focus on defeating unbuffed Hedgehog Pies

How to Beat Hedgehog Pie King | Boss Fight Guide

Chapter 8: Mark II Monodrive

Mark II Monodrive
Mark II Monodrives.jpg
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Scarpyard Back Alley, Twilight Valley Wind

How to Beat Mark II Monodrive - Key Points

  • Weak to Wind
  • Break their barriers
  • Block their attacks instead of dodging

How to Beat Mark II Monodrive | Boss Fight Guide

Chapter 8: Venomantis

Venomantis
Venomantises.jpg
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Sector 5 Slums Graveyard Ice

How to Beat Venomantis - Key Points

  • Weak to Ice
  • Avoid the webs
  • Prepare for Poison debuffs

How to Beat Venomantis | Boss Fight Guide

Chapter 8: Chromogger

Chromogger
Chromogger.jpg
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Lookout Point Lightning

How to Beat Chromogger - Key Points

  • Weak to Lightning
  • Avoid the red and blue fumes
  • Hit its wrecking ball with magic

How to Beat Chromogger | Boss Fight Guide

Chapter 14: Rust Drake

Rust Drake
Rust Drake.png
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Sector 5 Slums Ice, Wind

How to Beat Rust Drake - Key Points

  • Do not cast attack spells while it is enveloped in darkness
  • Interrupt it while it is casting Gravity
  • Use magnified healing

How to Beat Rust Drake | Boss Guide

Chapter 14: Tonberry

Tonberry
TonberryTop2.png
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Sector 5 Slums None

How to Beat Tonberry - Key Points

  • Use Warding Materia + Subversion Materia to prevent Instant Death
  • Pressure it to prevent it from moving
  • Equip Revival Earings and Revival Materia to keep your party afloat
  • Cast Slow to limit its movement speed

How to Beat Tonberry | Boss Guide

Chapter 14: Trypapolis

Trypapolis
Trypapolis.png
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Collapsed Expressway - Old Bypass None

How to Beat Trypapolis - Key Points

  • Avoid attacking it when it uses Dance, or it will create a clone
  • Focus on one at a time to Stagger them and take them out
  • They resist Physical and Magic attacks, so use Poison to deal consistent damage
  • Use Silence to prevent them from using Aeroga

How to Beat Trypapolis | Boss Guide

Chapter 14: Type-0 Behemoth

Type-0 Behemoth
BehemothTop.png
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Underground Lab None

How to Beat Type-0 Behemoth - Key Points

  • Don't use offensive Magic until the Horn is defeated
  • Use Poison to deal consistent damage
  • Attack from the Rear to stagger its Upper and Lower body first
  • After it's staggered, the Horn will be vulnerable

How to Beat Type-0 Behemoth | Boss Guide

Chapter 17: Malboro

Malboro
74-Malboro_FFVII.jpg
Where it Appears Weaknesses
Shinra Combat Simulator None

How to Beat Malboro - Key Points

  • Use Esuna to protect from Status Ailments
  • Stay away when it uses Bad Breath
  • Target its mouth when it opens to stagger it

How to Beat Malboro | Boss Guide

All Boss Battles

Major Story Bosses

All Major Story Bosses
Chapter 1 Scorpion Sentinel
Chapter 4 Roche
Chapter 5 Crab Warden
Chapter 7 Airbuster
Chapter 8 Reno
Rude
Chapter 9 Hell House
Chapter 10 Abzu
Chapter 11 Ghoul
Eligor
Chapter 13 Failed Experiment
Chapter 14 Abzu (2nd Fight)
Chapter 15 The Valkyrie
Chapter 16 Specimen H0512
Chapter 17 Jenova Dreamweaver
Rufus
The Arsenal
Chapter 18 Motor Ball
Whisper Harbinger
Sephiroth

VR Mission Bosses

All VR Mission Bosses
Chapter 8 Shiva
Chapter 9 Fat Chocobo
Chapter 13 Leviathan
Secret Boss Bahamut
Superboss Pride and Joy Prototype

Story Sub-Bosses

All Story Sub-Bosses
Chapter 2 The Huntsman
Chapter 3 The Hoodlums
Chapter 4 Enigmatic Spectre
Chapter 12 Enigmatic Spectre
Chapter 17 M.O.T.H. Unit
Brain Pod
Swordipede

Monster Variants & Optional Sub-Bosses

All Monster Variants & Optional Sub-Bosses
Chapter 3 Doomrat
Cerulean Drake
Wrath Hound
Chapter 8 Hedgehog Pie King
Mark II Monodrive
Venomantis
Chromogger
Chapter 14 Rust Drake
Tonberry
Trypapolis
Type-0 Behemoth
Chapter 17 Malboro

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Yes!!! Every Boss Battle I need in one guide!!

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