Hardest Cuphead Bosses

The Top Ten

1 Dr. Kahl's Robot

The final stage of this boss always makes me nervous. He is still fun nonetheless just incredibly tough to beat

Before I fought Dr. Mahal my top 5 was:
1. Grim Matchstick
2. Rumor Honeybottoms
3. Beppi The Clown
4. Wally Warbles
5. Djimmi The Great
But, when I fought Dr. Kahl, he easily moved to number one. He is easily the hardest boss. Also this list is my opinion so, it is absolutely perfect no matter what anybody says.

I love the entire game EXCEPT... dr Kahl and is stupidly annoying ROBOT

God damn, this Robot was one punishing fight, every time you beat a phase it only got harder, destroying not only the feeling of progression but the tiny amount of hope you have.

2 The Devil

This boss is way too random. In the First phase I would advice to not lose a single HP because you are going to need them for the second and third phase.
I used the spreader and charger for all phases. Charger makes the fist phase a little quicker

He is the devil, the devil himself...

He may be challenging but he is sure real fun to battle

Looks like he would be way too hard

3 Grim Matchstick

Another one of my favorite bosses, as well as another one of the hardest bosses in my opinion

Grim was actually pretty easy for me, it took me 8-9 times to defeat him

Normal mode Grim phase 3 is harder than all other normal mode bosses. Currently stuck because I haven't figured out how to dodge the lightning bombs while simultaneously not shooting at them.

RNG platforms colored WHITE on a WHITE background with fireballs that jump to random locations, fire bubbles that split when shot, and a flamethrower that takes up half the screen. Even with the lobber, this guy is a HUGE pain to knockout. Not only the hardest boss of this game, but one of the hardest bosses of ALL video games.

4 King Dice

This boss is hard because at first you don't know what you're going up against.

Most boss fights in Cuphead are fairly straightforward with their phases and attacks. Here you're going to need to pick them yourself. You also need to learn how to control the dice, as it is the most important mechanic in this encounter. And once you're done with the bosses and ready to go against King Dice himself, you'll need all the health you can take with you since parrying the cards can take a lot of time to master, especially if you aren't well acquainted with the parrying mechanic. This is the purest example of an endurance run in this game. While most of fights in King Dice's level aren't too hard and usually have only a few mechanics, a wrong dice roll or something along those lines could easily end your run.

This boss has a lot of bosses and when you’re done with the. board, BOOM!
You are against king dice

The problem with king dice is that he's entirely chance based. You need to parry the die at just the right time to defeat him, or all your progress will get nuked.

Actually you can parry at the right time to land the exact amount you want, still doesn't make the fight easier though.

This was really hard. But however, still was a fun boss none of the less. Cuphead is a great game

5 Rumor Honeybottoms

the floor that you stand on are platforms, and the dangerous honey ALWAYS COMING UP, so its harder for you to get around

This boss is defiantly one of the hardest bosses in this magnificent game

What makes this fight hard is it's a scrolling stage and you constantly have to keep moving up while dealing damage to the boss which is already hard enough with so much things flying at you that you can barley keep your attention on moving up and dodging enemy attacks and sometimes the game screws you on purpose with the platforms.

The only boss that made me rage. The people who didn't have much trouble with this one obviously got lucky. Because this boss is way too luck-based, especially with the random platforms. Speaking of which, parrying is almost impossible here because of the platforms that render above you. Almost every time I tried to parry in this fight, I landed on a platform and ended up getting hit by the projectile instead. At least I S-ranked it so I never have to do it again.

6 Djimmi The Great

I didn't think I would ever S-rank this one because I couldn't do it under two minutes. That is, until I learned there was a safe spot in the final stage where you can hit him with bombs to make the fight go quicker and thus you don't have to dodge as many attacks. Like Cala Maria, the first stage is definitely the hardest, especially if he gives you the cats. My god, I HATE THE CATS!

It's possible to get stuck behind the pillars, and that is NOT a pretty picture. :/

Much harder than Warbles at least

This boss (while fun) has a history of infuriating me

7 Beppi The Clown

This whole boss is hard, but that last stage really puts your skills to the test

The only part I had trouble with in this fight was the third stage. When the train comes along, it makes dodging the horseshoes nearly impossible. Luckily, charge shot makes the stage go by faster.

I found his 3rd stage the hardest because of the DAMN HORSE SHOE AND TRAIN MIX!

Every phase is a nightmare. You need a lot of luck and even then it's still hard to beat this one. This is why I'm afraid of clowns.

8 Phantom Express

This boss is hard in general but those flying pumpkins increase the hardness by 10

Haven't S-ranked this one yet but I plan to do it. I keep getting hit at T-Bone's stage because I hit his head every time I parry.

Are you SERIOUS!? Probably the third easiest boss in the game!

Really hard have died 126 times on him time to give it another go

9 Wally Warbles

I didn't understand why people found this boss so hard until I played his expert mode. Even still, it wasn't that bad because there's still a safe spot where the egg projectiles can't hit you (as long as you're not too close to them). Hardest stage for me was the third one because the eggs around the baby bird move faster and give a higher chance of getting hit. At least you can make the stages go faster with the coffee charm.

Wally is bang on in the right spot

Probably the hardest boss on expert mode

Defiantly one of the harder bosses

10 Cala Maria

She is moderately difficult, though I was able to beat her in less than ten tries

I'll admit, this boss is more luck based than the manifestation of luck itself.

The first stage is definitely the hardest because of the random attack combinations. If she sends out the turtle and the yellow fish, I can't not get hit. This is also another boss that is hard to S-rank because of how few parry opportunities there are (if you have the old version of the game which I do) and because you may not get three of them. Still, I found it easier than Dr. Kahl's Robot because at least this bullet-hell section doesn't have any moving walls.

I wish that I knew only her head was the weak point.

The Contenders

11 Baroness Von Bon Bon

Her difficulty mostly depends on which of her minions she decides to send out

When I played this on normal mode, I thought I would never beat it. Every time I got to the final stage, I would use my super and the progress bar would show I barely did any damage. Thankfully I learned later that this was a glitch so I decided to keep going and eventually I won!

Me and my brother died more than 170 times on her! For reference, we died on Beppi the Clown only 7 times!

I've A+'d her before.

12 Cagney Carnation

I'm still having troubles with his second phase, really tough. the most annoying attack he does is when his head turns into a cannon and shoots seeds at the ground covering up most of the ground for a little, talk about hard!

While most people consider this boss to be easy, I had a fairly hard time beating him

Hard at first because of the seeds, but with enough practice it's possible to S-rank. Cagney's definitely one of my favorite bosses, just because he reminds me so much of Flowey from Undertale.

This boss has memorization

13 Werner Werman

This boss is pretty hard, Mostly due to the second stage being kinda tricky for me. P.S. This guy is one of my favorite bosses

As easy as this boss was, you will need luck if you want to S-rank it. There's a chance he sends out only the cherry bombs in the first stage and since you have to finish quickly, that means you can only parry stuff in the third stage, where there are less opportunities.

Love this boss his final phase a robot cat

I’ll never understand the people who say this boss is easy.

14 Hilda Berg

I spent so long trying to S-rank her but I either got hit at the last second or ran over the two-minute time limit. I was so overjoyed when I finally did it.

The last stage is what makes this boss so difficult

15 The Tutorial

I was in the tutorial when the game just realised,and then...OH NO! 3 years passed and I still can't defeat the tutorial! OH NOOOOOOO! SHOULD BE 1!
WHO THINKS THIS IS WRONG MUST BE CRAZY!

Impossible. I still haven't beat this level and it's been a year

Literally impossible. HOW THE HECK IS THIS 11?

Hardest level! Couldn't get passed it

16 Goopy Le Grande

Honestly, I struggled a little bit with this one. I know he's one of the easier bosses, but my god I could never get the hang of the pattern in stage 2. I could never tell when he was going to bounce off the wall and because of that, I always got hit. Then again, I think we should consider ourselves lucky since we could have gotten stuck fighting two of these things.

Very easy and Fair

One of the easiest bosses in my opinion

Biggest noob trap in the whole game

17 Ribby and Croaks

Another case where you have to parry early if you want an S. There is a chance you get another parry opportunity in stage 2, but it's difficult to hit. Definitely use roundabout for stage 3.

They are pretty easy in my opinion

18 Sally Stageplay

Very easy boss for me. She is as easy as Ribby and Croaks in my opinion

Contrary to popular belief, she's not THAT easy. The second stage I found it hard not to take a hit. I wish you could kill those mice she sends out. Also, her final stage is kinda lame compared to the other bosses' final stages. Still, it's a really cool fight!

19 Captain Brineybeard

How is this boss so low? He is actually quite difficult in my opinion

Loads of parry opportunities here, even if it's just from one attack. Overall it's doable.

20 Root Pack

Beat it on my first try. Nothing to be proud of though, considering it's meant to be easy.

definitely the easiest boss fight

Easiest boss

I STILL HAVE'NT BEAT THEM YET
AW COME ON!
I DIED!
I'M LEAN, MEAN, AND FULL OF BETA-CARLONTINE!
SERIOSLY
THE SPUD IS THE EASIEST
-_-
I'LL GET THEM NEXT TIME.

21 Honey Bottoms
22 Pachi Pachi

Pachi Pachi isn't in the game...

23 Dr. Kahl

I wanted to put him here only because his last phase but still just keep your distance and stay focused

24 Mugman

Fight mugman

stick them up

25 Jelly the Octopus
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