FF7 Remake

How to Beat Chromogger | Boss Fight Guide

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This is a guide to beating the Boss Chromogger in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7R). This article explains Chromogger's attack patterns, weaknesses, and tips and strategies for defeating it.

Chromogger Stats and Information

Basic Information

Chromogger Enemy Icon
Species Movement Type
Mechanical Grounded Mini-Boss


An autonomous robot discarded by Shinra. As part of its self-repair protocol, it used nearby scrap material to repair its body. It knocks down foes by swinging its arm with a wrecking ball attached.

Assess (Tips)

Normally, attacks do not affect its stagger gauge, but inflicting a certain amount of physical damage does make it susceptible to staggering.

Chromogger Stats

Easy Normal Hard
HP 15197~20444 27630~37170 70740
Attack 156~192 418
Magic Attack 60~79 148
Defense 146~199 379
Magic Defense 17~26 45

Chromogger Weaknesses & Resistances

Weakness / Status Ailments Lightning
Lesser Resistances -
Greater Resistances -
Immunities Poison, Sleep
Absorbed Elements -

Stagger Rates

×No effect ×No effect ×No effect ×No effect
×No effect ×No effect ×No effect -

Stagger Length

Stagger Length 10 seconds


Easy/Normal Hard
Gil 420~885 3280
AP 10 30
Exp 32~65 476
Items Dropped -
Rare Items Dropped -
Steal -

Learnable Enemy Skills

No Enemy Skills can be learned from Chromogger.

List of Enemy Skills

Chromogger Boss Fight Guide

Chromogger Abilities and Attack Patterns

Name Element Blockable? Knockdown? Status
- Yes Yes -
Swings its wrecking ball at a target in front of it.
physical.pngSkull Cracker
- Yes Yes -
Raises its wrecking ball up and crashes it down on a target's head.
magical.pngHazardous Smog
- Yes No
silence.png (15 sec)
Sprays a red gas out of its head that lasts for 30 seconds.
magical.pngWhirling Smokestack
- Yes No
Stun (3 sec)
Sprays an electric gas out of its head and rotates from left to right. The gas will persist for 20 seconds.

*Status Effects and Ailments Guide

Best Characters for This Boss

Available Characters

Cloud IconCloud Aerith IconAerith

The Chromogger is encountered in the The Angel of the Slums Odd Job in Chapter 8. During this chapter, Cloud and Aerith are available.

Best Equipment for Characters

Cloud Icon.jpegCloud Role: Support
Weapon: Buster Sword
Armor: Caliginous Bracelet
Accessory: Power Wristguards
Aerith Icon.jpegAerith Role: Mage
Weapon: Silver Staff
Armor: Studded Bracer
Accessory: Bulletproof Vest

Best Materia for Cloud

Weapon (3 Slots)
Armor (3 Slots)

Have Cloud heal Aerith when needed while he passively damages the Chromogger. You can also control Cloud to distract the Chromogger from attacking Aerith.

Best Materia for Aerith

Weapon (3 Slots)
Armor (2 Slots)

Aerith will be your main damage dealer in this battle. Control Aerith and focus on damaging the wrecking ball with her basic attacks and Lightning spells to quickly stagger the Chromogger. Do not forget to use Arcane Ward for a faster battle.

Chromogger Attack Phases

1 The Chromogger will slowly move toward the active character and use melee attacks like Skull Cracker.
2 It will sometimes release Silencing fumes and use Whirling Smokestack

Tips & Strategies for Beating Chromogger

Strategy Checklist

Hit Wrecking Ball with Magic


Hitting its wrecking ball with magic fills up the Chromogger's stagger gauge quickly. Have Aerith do this since her basic attacks deal magic damage and she can also cast spells while she is at it. Since it is weak to lightning attacks, cast Thunder (or higher) on the wrecking ball to deal massive damage and quickly stagger it at the same time.

Prepare to Dodge Melee Attacks

Skull Cracker.jpg

The Chromogger will try to close its gap between your active character. When it is already close, prepare to dodge its melee attacks since it is slow but deals heavy damage, especially the Skull Cracker.

Avoid the Fumes


Occasionally, the Chromogger will release red fumes that deal damage and inflict Silence on contact or blue fumes with its Whirling Smokestack ability that deal damage and inflict paralysis on contact.

Be extra careful when it uses Whirling Smokestack, as the Chromogger might pulverize your character with Skull Cracker while it is paralyzed.

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