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Defeat Bosses! Missions List and Platinum Medal Guide

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Defeat Bosses Mission List

A guide for the Defeat Bosses! Missions in Pikmin 3 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. Here you can find time limits and usable Pikmin types for each mission, as well as the best strategy for defeating each boss within the time limit.

Defeat Bosses! Mission List

Bosses List

Boss Pikmin Types / Key Points
Armored Mawdad.pngArmored Mawdad Pikmin: Red / Rock
How to Beat
・Break its crystal armor with Rock Pikmin
・Charge at it with Red Pikmin after breaking the armor
Vehemoth Phosbat.pngVehemoth Phosbat Pikmin: Red / Rock / Yellow
How to Beat
・Build the bridge while turning on nearby lightbulbs
・Attack with everything after turning on the big lightbulb
・Attack when it clings to the wall
Sandbelching Meerslug.pngSandbelching Meerslug Pikmin: Red / Rock / Yellow
How to Beat
・Stay outside of the pits to avoid getting sucked in
・Charge at it when it sticks its head up
Scornet Maestro.pngScornet Maestro Pikmin: Red / Rock / Winged
How to Beat
・Dodge the Scornets it fires out
・Charge Winged Pikmin at the Maestro after dodging
・Attack with remaining Pikmin when it falls
Quaggled Mireclops.pngQuaggled Mireclops Pikmin: Red / Rock / Blue
How to Beat
・Attack its feet with Blue Pikmin
・Break the crystal with Rock Pikmin
・Attack the weakpoint with Red Pikmin
Plasm Wraith.pngPlasm Wraith Pikmin: Red / Rock / Yellow / Winged / Blue
How to Beat
・Use Rock Pikmin to attack its body
・Attack and destroy the fragments it drops
・Attack each elemental core with the appropriate Pikmin type

Defeat Bosses! Walkthroughs

Armored Mawdad

Armored Mawdad
Time Limit Pikmin Types
8 Minutes Red / Rock
Armored Mawdad Strategy
  1. Split into groups of Red Pikmin and Rock Pikmin
  2. Use the Rock Pikmin to break its armor
  3. Attack the blue area of the creature found under its armor
  4. Dodge its attacks and repeat

Boss Battle Guide: How to Beat the Armored Mawdad

Vehemoth Phosbat

Vehemoth Phosbat
Time Limit Pikmin Types
15 Minutes Red / Rock / Yellow
Vehemoth Phosbat Strategy
  1. Light up dark areas with the Glowcaps
  2. Use Yellow Pikmin to turn on lightbulbs
  3. Dodge its sucking attack, and transport the fragments to build the bridge
  4. Turn on the large lightbulb
  5. Attack like crazy when it clings to the wall

Boss Battle Guide: How to Beat the Vehemoth Phosbat

Sandbelching Meerslug

Sandbelching Meerslug
Time Limit Pikmin Types
13 Minutes Red / Rock / Yellow
Sandbelching Meerslug Strategy
  1. Stay outside of tehe pits and avoid letting Pikmin fall in
  2. Charge Pikmin when it pokes its head up
  3. When it emerges from the sand, have all Pikmin attack its underbelly
  4. Quickly pluck any Pikmin who get buried
  5. Repeat

Boss Battle Guide: How to Beat the Sandbelching Meerslug

Scornet Maestro

Scornet Maestro
Time Limit Pikmin Types
10 Minutes Red / Rock / Winged
Scornet Maestro Strategy
  1. Dodge the attacks from the small Scornets
  2. Charge at it with Winged Pikmin while it is unprotected
  3. Attack with Red Pikmin (and others) when it falls down
  4. Attack the Scornets who capture any Pikmin to rescue them
  5. Repeat

Boss Battle Guide: How to Beat the Scornet Maestro

Quaggled Mireclops

Quaggled Mireclops
Time Limit Pikmin Types
15 Minutes Red / Rock / Blue
Quaggled Mireclops Strategy
  1. Attack its feet with Blue Pikmin=
  2. Break the crystal on its back with Rock Pikmin=
  3. Use Blue Pikmin to attack its feet again
  4. Keep your distance from its tongue and dodge the attack
  5. After teh crystal has been broken, attack the weak point with Red Pikmin
  6. Repeat steps 3~5

Boss Battle Guide: How to Beat the Quaggled Mireclops

Plasm Wraith

Plasm Wraith
Time Limit Pikmin Types
12 Minutes Red / Rock / Yellow / Winged / Blue
Plasm Wraith Strategy
  1. Attack its body using Rock Pikmin
  2. Destroy the golden fragments it drops
  3. Determine the element of the core it drops and attack with the corresponding Pikmin
  4. Attack with with Winged Pikmin if it starts flying
  5. Prioritize destroying the cores, then fragments

Plasm Wraith Guide: How to Beat the Final Boss

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