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

Hedgehog Pie King Stats and Information

Basic Information

Hedgehog Pie King
Hedgehog Pie King Enemy Icon
Species Movement Type
Biological Grounded Mini-Boss

Description

The leader of a hedgehog pie pack. The self-styled king wears a toy crown it picked up in the slums. It attacks by charging into foes with the spines on its back, and by casting spells.

Assess (Tips)

Inflicting a certain amount of damage makes it susceptible to staggering. It enhances either itself or its comrades during battle, so target whoever is not currently affected by its powers.

Hedgehog Pie King Stats

Easy Normal Hard
HP 7092~9540 12894~17346 33012
Attack 67~87 166
Magic Attack 70~91 175
Defense 17~26 45
Magic Defense 33~47 86

Hedgehog Pie King Weaknesses & Resistances

Weakness / Status Ailments Ice
Lesser Resistances -
Greater Resistances -
Immunities -
Absorbed Elements -

Stagger Rates

PhysicalIcon.pngMelee
PhysicalIcon.pngRanged
MagicIcon.pngMagic
FireIcon.pngFire
×1 ×1 ×1 ×1
IceIcon.pngIce
LightningIcon.pngLightning
WindIcon.pngWind
-
×1 ×1 ×1 -

Stagger Length

Stagger Length 3 seconds

Rewards

Easy/Normal Hard
Gil 252~531 1968
AP 7 21
Exp 32~65 476
Items Dropped -
Rare Items Dropped -
Steal -

Learnable Enemy Skills

No Enemy Skills can be learned from Hedgehog Pie King.

List of Enemy Skills

Hedgehog Pie King Boss Fight Guide

Hedgehog Pie King Abilities and Attack Patterns

Name Element Blockable? Knockdown? Status
physical.pngBounce
- Yes No -
Bounces on a target's head.
magical.pngSlow
- No No
slow.png (40 sec)
Casts Slow on a target.
magical.pngSweet Dreams
- No No
sleep.png (15 sec)
Releases a blue fog towards a target that will put them to sleep.
Protection (Allies)
- - - -
Casts Barrier, Manawall, and Regen on allies.
Protection (Self)
- - - -
Casts Barrier, Manawall, and Regen on itself.

*Status Effects and Ailments Guide

Best Characters for This Boss

Available Characters

Cloud IconCloud Aerith IconAerith

The Hedgehog Pie King is encountered in the Kids on Patrol 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: Mythril Armlet
Accessory: Bulletproof Vest

Best Materia for Cloud

Weapon (3 Slots)
Armor (3 Slots)
Summon

Cloud is mostly a support in this fight. Have him cast Barrier on Aerith and heal her if needed. Consume extra ATB charges for Triple Slash to deal damage to all three enemies.

Best Materia for Aerith

Weapon (3 Slots)
Armor (2 Slots)
Summon

Since all three Hedgehog Pies are weak to Ice, use Arcane Ward on Aerith and while she is on it, cast Blizzard (or better) to the Hedgehog Pie without the buff from Protection.

Hedgehog Pie King Attack Phases

Objectives
1 Hedgehog Pie King will be accompanied by two Hedgehog Pies which often casts Fira.
2 It will cast Protection on one of them randomly while using its other abilities to attack.

Tips & Strategies for Beating Hedgehog Pie King

Strategy Checklist


Use Ice-elemental Attacks

Blizzara.jpg

All of them are weak to Ice and are not that nimble. Spam Ice-elemental attacks like Blizzard to deal more damage to them. Also make use of Aerith's Arcane Ward to cast an attack spell twice while still consuming 1 ATB bar.

Focus on the Unbuffed Hedgehog Pies

Protection.jpg

Hedgehog Pie with Barrier and Manaward buffs from Protection

Hedgehog Pie King will occasionally cast Protection on one of them which increases both Defense and Magic Defense. During this time, focus on dealing damage to the Hedgehog Pie not buffed with Protection to avoid wasting attacks, ATB charges, and MP.

Do Not Counter Bounce

Missed.jpg

The Hedgehog Pies' Bounce attack hits multiple times. If you used auto-counter against it, Cloud will only be able to block the first hit while being open for the next hits. Also, since they will bounce above Cloud, the counterattack will not hit the Hedgehog Pie so you are better off guarding against it.

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Chapter 5 Crab Warden
Chapter 7 Airbuster
Chapter 8 Reno
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Chapter 9 Hell House
Chapter 10 Abzu
Chapter 11 Ghoul
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Chapter 13 Failed Experiment
Chapter 14 Abzu (2nd Fight)
Chapter 15 The Valkyrie
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Chapter 17 Jenova Dreamweaver
Rufus
The Arsenal
Chapter 18 Motor Ball
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Chapter 13 Leviathan
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    • The gameplay isn't enough to scoff at either, even without talking about the story, I would say that this is one of the best games on the PS4

    • >>[347]
      If you complete the game and go to Chapter 17 with Chapter Select, you will be able to find Chadley near the start of the chapter and access all the VR missions with any three characters of your choice. Hope this helps!

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