Top Ten Hardest Bosses in the Paper Mario Series

The Top Ten

1 The Shadow Queen - Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door

I honestlyfound the Shadow Queen More stressful than Bonetail I was seven years mold, it was late at night and I was tired and the lights were out (No joke) and I do okay against the first phase and then second phase comes and things start getting ugly.
I didn't go to the pit of 100 trials iuntil much later and by that time all of my partners were maxed up and I had already battled two tail dragons prior I was used to their attack patterns Bonetail was hard too probably second hardest but I might have found him to be harder had not the circumstances with the Shadow Queen been what they were hardest paper Mario Boss of my life. Love the soundtrack though. TTYD rules best RPG ever.

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door sucks & is overall too confusing! What's the point in liking this game if this game has confusing lines & Princess Peach replaced Princess Daisy & has her current high voice? Peach sucks, & so does Shadow Queen Peach as well as the slightly-too-sexual Shadow Queen herself.

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door & Paper Mario: Super Seal just ruined my whole life. Super Paper Mario & the original Paper Mario are great!

I found this boss to be very difficult. It took my roughly seven tries, over a span of three days to defeat her. However what I still laugh about today is that I had such a hard time beating her, but I finally finished her off with a party member. With whom? With Goombella. I guess she was of some use after all.

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.

2 Bonetail - 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.

I definitely find Bonetail to be much harder the Shadow Queen. It only took me 3 times to defeat the Shadow Queen but a have fought Bonetail numerous times and still couldn't beat him. Bonetail has higher stats than the Shadow Queen with a maximum HP of 200, various breaths, and the ability the restore 20 HP. But the main reason Bonetail is so hard is because you have to go through 99 floors of pain and misery just to reach him. There are no Save Blocks or Heart Blocks, so if you die you'll have to start ALL OVER AGAIN!

To me it wasn't really the hardest boss. This boos to me was pathetic. I mean I was level 31 so that did help. But those who can't seem to beat bonetail just level up The following partners and you should be fine:
Bomberry- seriously who would not level up this dude like with the P-up D-down p badge he can do a whooping 7 damage, but really it doesn't mater really. Cause he died after the first few attacks
Flurry- I don't know how bit she has proven VERY useful in this fight. Mainly cause I used her Dodgey fog and lip lock move. I mean Dodgey fog plus lucky day badge= almost never going to get hit.
Goombella- some of you are like "dude how did you use her? " Well her rally wink and Tattle move has proven very useful and if you use her correctly you can do HEAVY damage
Koops- I actually only used him for shell shield and for taking damage but like goombella if u switch him out and in wisely then u can do a LOT of damage without taking damage... Neat huh?
Vivian- U are ...more

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.

3 Bowser - Paper Mario Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first ...read more.

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.

Which game PM TTYD or PM original? I don't know what to say about PM original but in PM TTYD just kill Kammy Koopa and you're pretty much in for the win.

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

I Know it is Like the hardest in Paper Mario

4 Grodus - Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door

Grodus is actually really easy in my opinion. He was actually a pretty intense villain but the fight hardly even made me break a sweat.

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.

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!

5 Anti Guy Unit - Paper Mario

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.

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.

They just made this boss fight as an alternate game over screen.

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

6 Huff N. Puff - Paper Mario

This is the only boss I actually died to. (Use his to hit him repeatedly and to avoid his attacks, but don't attack with how when this boss has 1 up left, and there are no tuff puffs; or else the game will crash.)

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. )

Guys I reccomend you use the star that decreases the power (best when more tuff puffs on the field) and if good enough they will deal no damage or if not then 1 or 2 P.S. I spammed star storm on him at first.

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

7 Shadoo - Super Paper Mario

My almost biased love for Super Paper Mario can't stop me from calling most of the bosses fairly easy, but there are exceptions. Count Bleck, Francis, and most notably, Shadoo. He turns into dark clones of Luigi(even if he hasn't joined you yet), Bowser, Peach, and Mario in that order. You're going to hope you had some healing items saved up from the first 99 floors. Even spamming Bowser's flame doesn't make this fight easy-it's the ultimate test of your SPM skills.

Oh yeah, did I mention that ALL of his attacks do 10 damage? Except Bowser, of course. He does 20!

Super hard and the culmination of the 100 Trials, Shadoo is nearly impossible to beat without Bowser's help. The perks of beating him, though, are pretty sweet, like infinite 3-D. You also get crazy bragging rights.

It is easy if you use Bowser and use his fire breath on them it wont be that hard. I took on the boss and beet it first try. I had 90 hp. THe annoying part is that you have to beat the pit 2 times to fight him

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.

8 Wracktail - Super Paper Mario

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!

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

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

It is a cakewalk when you use lugii, and use his superjump to hit the antena and you peach and her parrasell to stay on the dragon

9 Crystal 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.

I know! Good theme though.

Defeat using star storm

I found this boss much harder than Huff N. Puff.

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

He can be taken out easliy if you have 9 or 10 power rushes, mega rush, simpleifier, and power bounce. (Note you have to have 5 hp or lower for this to work). So he's really easy.

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!

It may sound very weird, ut I am a raw hater of PMTTYD anyways.

The Contenders

11 Shadow 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...

I barely scrapd by

12 Super Dimento - Super Paper Mario

This is the only paper mario game I have played and I haven't beaten the pits yet.

Super dimentio looks cool but scary, scary and very scary

If you use Mario this boss can be pretty tough.

It took me awhile to figure out his weakness.

13 Gloomtail - Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door

My favorite Mario character! Gloomtail is undeniably hard as one of the Chapter 8 Bosses in The Thousand Year Door (wow I made a pun). He has 80 HP, access to most attacks he shares with Hooktail and Bonetail, such as their Stomp and Bite attacks but he has his own breaths and 1 different attack only he can use. He has Poison Breath, and his charged up breath move is his signature move and one of the strongest boss attacks in the game if not the strongest. Megabreath. His secret move he has that none of the other 2 dragons have is his Earthquake attack which is what makes him really unique. Its basically like Magnus Von Grapple 1.0's Earthquake attack where it penetrates your defense, but Gloomtail doesn't bang his feet and arms on the floor like crazy to do the attack. Instead, he jumps up, and when he lands back down it triggers the attack.

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

Gloomtail Is Meh In Difficulty In My Opinion.

14 Brobot L-Type - Super Paper Mario

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

I beat Shadoo first try. This guy? I'll pass, I think I'd rather defeat all four of Shadoo's forms simultaneously.

Hated having to fight brobot

It is 10 times easier than brobot 1

15 Smorg - 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

This boss took 6 tries for me

16 Bowser 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.

Man, this game is awful!

17 Cortez - Paper Mario the Thousand Year Door

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?!

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

He wasn't too bad. Vivian's Fiery Jinx move got the job done pretty well.

Just use flurry to puff the swords away!

18 Mimi - Super Paper Mario

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!

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

The spider is pretty hard, but the fight with her in Sammer's Kingdom is definitely the hardest.

19 Bowser - Paper Mario Sticker Star Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first ...read more.

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

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

20 The Master Fight 3 - Paper Mario

Why is this not higher...

99 health and a combo attack that does 18 (! ) damage. Please bring some Life Shrooms.

21 King Croacus IV - Super Paper Mario

This guy's pretty hard, since you can hardly go anywhere on screen without getting hurt. Bowser helps immensely, however.

Very difficult boss

22 Lava Piranha - Paper Mario

Literally couldn't pass this fight as a kid, and it was my favorite back then. Not to mention, the boss himself, and the them and cool as hell

This took me like four days! And what I thougt I beat him, his second form appeared! I screamed!

So annoying! I hadn't gotten Sushie upgraded to Ultra yet.

He is the suck

23 Kent C Koopa - Paper Mario

6 defense, 70 HP, takes your partner out for 3 turns, immediately gets back up and attacks after you flip him, and finally can do 10 damage.

Unlike any other boss in this list if you don't know the correct strategy, you will lose.

In short less of a boss, more of a puzzle. The precursor to Stick Star and Color Splash.

Stratagy for beating Kent C. Koopa: use lullaby every time he wakes up with mario, and just keep attacking. use FP attacks to go faster, or just use normal attacks to save FP. use mario to focus so you can always lullaby.

This guy is a NIGHTMARE. Be sure to use Lullaby if you want to stand a chance!

I beat him no problem using Lullaby. And you can just pay 100 coins to go past him (I had 101).

Ridiculous defense, 70 hp, and insane power

24 Anti Guy - Paper Mario

How is he not ranked harder

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

25 Black Paint Bowser - Color Splash

His attacks are absolutely devastating. I loved this fight, but it was hard!

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