Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (SMT Nocturne)

How to Beat Mizuchi: Mizuchi Weakness and Strategies

How to Beat Mizuchi
This is a guide to Mizuchi, a boss in Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster (SMT Nocturne) for the Nintendo Switch, Steam, and PS4. Read on to know how to beat Mizuchi, Mizuchi's weaknesses, and best strategies against this boss!

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Mizuchi Pre-Battle Guide

Recommended Magatama Wadatsumi or Kamudo or Gaea
Recommended Level 32 or higher

Strengths and Weaknesses



Mizuchi is weak towards Fire attacks. Exploit its weakness as much as you can to deal more damage and secure more turns for your party.


Attacks Phys, Ice
Absorb Elec
Void Ice, Dark
Support Makarakarn, Fog Breath

Mizuchi relies on Phys and Ice attacks, so we recommend not summon demons that are weak towards these types of attacks. Mizuchi can also Absorb Elec, and Void Ice and Dark skills, so don't use these types of attacks as you'll only be wasting your turn.

Likewise, Mizuchi has Makarakarn which repels non-Almighty Magic Attacks, and the spell lasts one turn or until it has blocked one attack. It also has Fog Breath which greatly lowers all foes' Evasion/Hit Rate.

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How to Beat Mizuchi

Dedicate At Least One Turn to Debuff


Use Tarunda or War Cry to lower its Phys/Magic Attacks. You will take less damage if you debuff its attacks.

Use Rakunda to lower its defense, to make it more vulnerable to your attacks. Alternatively, you can use Fog Breath or Sukunda as these debuffs will decrease its chance of dodging your attacks.

Buff Allies Before Attacks

Use a buff like Focus or Tarukaja before using a Phys attack. This allows you to maximize your Phys Attack's damage output in the short turns you get.

Use a buff like Makakaja before using a Magic skill. This allows you to maximize your Magic Attack's damage output in the short turns you get.

Switch to Phys Attacks When Mizuchi Activates Makarakarn

Phys Attack

Mizuchi uses Makarakarn which repels non-Almighty Magic Attacks, and so the best thing to do is to switch to using Phys Attacks to deal damage.

Raise Party's Defense / Evasion Rate When Hit with a Debuff

Mizuchi can hit you with Fog Breath. Raise your defense whenever this skill gets you into trouble.

No Resistance Against Phys Attacks

Mizuchi has no resistance against Phys Attacks, so don't hesitate to use these types of attacks on it.

No Resistance Against Magic Attacks Except for Elec, Ice, and Dark


Mizuchi has resistance against Elec, Ice, and Dark, but be comfortable using other elemental Magic attacks, especially Fire as this is its weakness.

Have At Least One Dedicated Healer in Your Party

Summon demons that have Dia or Media so your party can restore HP as you move along battle. This will be ideal especially in situations wherein you have no available Recovery items on hand.

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