Top Ten Hardest Bosses in the Paper Mario Series


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1The Shadow Queen - Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door

I would advise using any sort of healing item when you need it. Jelly ultra, that bread thing etc. Also keep Vivian's health up so you can take out her hands, do high damage and avoid her ultra powerful charge move. If Vivian is dead, use boo sheets and try and do good on power lift.

Vivian is useless! I hate the Shadow Queen anyways. She looks realistically proportioned. Lame! Tabuu is much better.

Beat her the day before school started. Insanely hard, but I beat her without using any ultra shrooms. I used up 27 life shrooms though laugh out loud.

I've battle many bosses before but I have rarely run into a boss that is as difficult as the shadow queen.

I have been stuck on this fight for so long! I've probably lost at least 20 times! - TaylorD4533

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2Bonetail - Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door

People voted for the Shadow Queen because if they thought she was hard, then they were probably less likely to have even gotten to Bonetail. Bonetail is statistically the hardest boss. He has 200 HP, higher defense, can do about 8 damage per normal attack, inflict status effects, and can only be dealt raw damage or burned. He can also heal himself for 20. This would be difficult enough, but the main cause of difficulty here is that you have to beat him directly after the 100 trials with no save point. You can heal yourself with any items that you have prior to the fight, but you probably don't have any left because of how hard the trials were. Excellent challenge though, 10/10. Shadow Queen's hands are easy to deal with.

Everyone that voted shadow queen obviously hasn't fought bonetail. You have to go through 99 floors of annoying enemies with no save blocks or heart blocks, which takes at least 2-3 hours to do. And if you fail on one of these floors, you have to start all over again. Bonetail also has more health than the shadow queen, higher defense, stronger attacks, and can heal himself for 20 HP.

200 HP, insane defense and your out of power. Yes it is the mighty Bonetail. It was just luck for me, I leveled up on level 99.

If this wasn't an optional boss, this would be #1

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3Bowser - Paper MarioBowser or King Koopa is a video game character and the primary antagonist of Nintendo's Mario franchise.

I Know it is Like the hardest in Paper Mario

This boss was not only hard, but had an amazing theme!

Let's review Paper Mario games & their scores of how good they are.

Paper Mario (the original) - 16/25.

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door - 2/25.

Super Paper Mario - 19/25.

Paper Mario: Super Seal - 10/25.

Also, the Bowser boss in this game sure is hard, yet it's always worth persisting on anything that is extremely difficult.

Well, here's how my favorite Paper Mario games are.

My top 1 favorite Paper Mario game is the original Paper Mario due to being classic & nostalgic.

My top 2 favorite game is Super Paper Mario due to being a ground breaker & great animation.

My top 3 favorite is Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door.

My top 4 favorite is Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

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4Grodus - Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door

It is taking me days to beat this guy! He keeps on making barriers after every turn!

I laugh at how you guys fail on the EASIEST BOSSES EVER! seriously grodus? Come on!

Guys he's not that hard I admit the first time I died but the second time I won easily. Once you learn how to gaurd/supergaurd him he's very easy. - TaylorD4533

5Anti Guy Unit - Paper Mario

OP. Nothing else. A minimum of 27 damage per turn, this is easy death. Luckily this is optional. You face him by losing in one of Bowser's Castle's puzzles.

Anyone who doesn't vote this hasn't played this battle

This was definitely a very challenging boss to beat. My friend kept jumping in front of the T.V. and I ended up having to fight them. I was not prepared, I lost all my life shrooms and repel gels. Definitely a fun yet extreme fight.

I can't win that battle

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6Huff N. Puff - Paper Mario

The most annoying part about this boss is when he's down to 6 hp, he makes an earth quake causing 15 damage! I use the berry's but the tuff puffs keep getting me below 15 hp. Hardest boss in Paper Mario. (But I still need too fight The Crystal King. )

This boss is a pain. More tuff puffs more quicker you recieve damage. I'm still stuck on him

Hardest boss in the game other than Bowser

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7Wracktail - Super Paper Mario

If you use Luigi, it's not too hard. But with anyone else, I wish you luck. - Garythesnail

It's always worth persistence, though.

Also, Leslie Swan is STILL a great voice for Princess Peach, unlike Jen Taylor (back in old times) & Samantha Kelly & even Tracey Moore, Jeannie Elias & even Mami Yasuke who all voice (d) Princess Peach terribly.

Nonetheless, Super Paper Mario is the best Paper Mario game ever!

This boss I think it's a girl like hooktail and is hard as count bleck. - Sullypwnz

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8Shadoo - Super Paper Mario

With 400 HP Total and attack of 10, this baddie will probably kill you. Dark Bowser's Attack is 20! The worst part is you have to do the entire pit of 100 Trials Again if you die on this boss. - Chris108beck

All I can say is that he is hard as heck.

Dark bowser has TWICE the attack power of the final boss Super Dimentio! If you don't use bowser, you will not win. EVER.

Wracktail is not harder than this.

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9Crystal King - Paper Mario

God this brings back 2 years of frustration. The ice beam had finished me every time, never ever managed to beat him until 2011.

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10Magnus Von Grapple 2.0 - Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door

Better hope you have defend pluses, have a good guard/superguard, or have hp over 30 once crump launches his cannons. It does 30 damage!

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The Contenders

11Super Dimento - Super Paper Mario

Super dimentio looks cool but scary, scary and very scary

Although It Wasn't As Hard As The Shadow Queen. But It Was Still A Difficult Boss.

If you use Mario this boss can be pretty tough.

If you use bowser this boss is very easy

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12Shadow Sirens (3rd battle w/ Doopliss) - Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door

Their health and attack strength is greatly increased, and the fact that Doopliss can copy your partners is pretty tough. Especially if he copies Bobbery... - Garythesnail

13Gloomtail - Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door

Used all my items (I'm stupid for that) I didn't know that the shadow queen was in this game.

His basic attack and charged attack are more powerful than the SHADOW QUEEN'S, he also has the third highest hp in the game

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14Brobot L-Type - Super Paper Mario

The beginning is a little challenging, but after that it turns easy

Power Rangers Time FOrce, SPD, Samurai, and SUper Samurai are for losers and terrorist.

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15Smorg - Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door

I did not know this boss was coming in chapter 6, it scared the living life out of me.

Hard as hell until you buy tons of thunder rage from the shop and OHKO its tentacles

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16Cortez - Paper Mario the Thousand Year Door

Used all my ultra shrooms on this boss, it was my first attempt though, I did beat him on my first try.

I hate Cortez! Man, that dude is annoying! I am a raw hater of The Thousand Year Door anyway. Shouldn't this game be called "Paper Mario: The Millenium Old Door" anyways? Anyways, Super Paper Mario rocks!

How is Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door better than Super Paper Mario?!

It was very easy when you can easily take down one of his forms in one turn, if you use power lift and some multi hit moves, along with a power plus or 2

Just use flurry to puff the swords away!

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17Bowser - Paper Mario Sticker StarBowser or King Koopa is a video game character and the primary antagonist of Nintendo's Mario franchise.

You end up wasting all your coins on special stickers then find out after he heals and your like I wasted all my stickers on stage one AHH

The bosses in this awful game were like vacuums: You use ALL of your stickers! This guy is no exception.

This games bosses suck they all take away your stickers and you also do nothing else

18Mimi - Super Paper Mario

She is quite challenging because you need to hit the head which is quite high

That whole thing where she turns into a spider and her head spins around is just so creepy. But the boss is hard too lol

Well, I can finish this difficult boss in no time & Super Paper Mario is the best Paper Mario game ever!

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19Bowser and Kammy Koopa - Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

Grodus was actually pretty underwhelming to me, but this fight was where it really kicked up. I reccomend taking out Kammy Koopa before even bothering with Bowser. - Garythesnail

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20Anti Guy - Paper Mario

Anti guy unit is tougher but in this it is only 1 not 3 and in this if you give anti guy a lemon you don't have to fight him but I would not be any fun

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1. The Shadow Queen - Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door
2. Huff N. Puff - Paper Mario
3. Anti Guy Unit - Paper Mario
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