Welcome to Nintendo Life's Kirby and the Forgotten Land boss guides. Here we'll be running you through each and every one of the main bosses for the game and how we went about defeating them.
As you progress through the main campaign you will come across miniboss encounters against Wild Edge, Fleurina, Wild Bonkers and a few more but for the most part these small-scale encounters are very similar in terms of how your enemy attacks and present little problem to successfully pass. As such, we've decided to focus on the main end of world boss battles for these guides, the larger scale showdowns that comprise multiple phases.
So, let's face off against the game's third main boss now - Clawroline!
Kirby and the Forgotten Land - Clawroline Boss Guide
- Clear The Stage
- Hit High-Up Clawroline Using Ranger
- Defeat Without Hovering
- Clear Within 1:30
- Clear Without Taking Any Damage
The toughest boss you've had to face yet, Clawroline is quick on her feet and has sharp claws to attack you with.
Clawroline comes out fast with a double swipe of her claws, easily avoidable by keeping back from her, whilst also performing a ground slam that sees her hang in the air and then pound the floor to send out an area of effect damage wave. Simply jump over this to avoid it. Get your attacks in when she stops after both of these moves and use the stars she drops for ranged damage.
She also has a move at this point where the arena's spotlight is gonna shine directly on you, signalling she's gonna charge, a move that's well signposted and can be dodged to either side by sliding and giving you a chance to then attack a little before moving away.
Once she's had enough she's gonna get very angry, letting out a great big shriek and moving on to phase two.
Clawroline will take to the scaffolding around the arena now and fire down volleys of knives which are easy to avoid by simply keeping moving in any direction. At this point you can use the ranger ability to shoot her at range and clear a mission, but be quick as she tends to take off and land to the ground or hit you with a knife as you do this.
When she's ready to come down the arena spotlight will shine on you once again, meaning she's prepping a dive that lands right down at you and causes a ripple of damage to spread across the floor. Be ready for this when the light hits you and jump well out of the way, attacking as she recovers.
The rest of phase two is a mix of everything you've already seen so just keep dodging out of the way and getting your hits in and you'll soon tame this wild beast. Good job!
This guide is part of our Kirby and the Forgotten Land Walkthrough Guide, which covers every world in the game (Natural Plains, Everbay Coast, Wondaria Remains, Winter Horns, Originull Wasteland, and Redgar Forbidden Lands, plus the post-game areas — SPOILERS!! — Forgo Plains and Forgo Bay).
We also detail Every Waddle Dee Location, every Copy Ability Blueprint Location, and how to beat every boss in the game (so that's Gorimondo, Tropic Woods, Clawroline, King Dedede, Sillydillo, Forgo Dedede, Leongar, Fecto Forgo, and finally Fecto Elfilis, plus the post-game bosses — SPOILERS!! — Phantom Gorimondo and Phantom Tropic Woods).
There's also our full list of Kirby And The Forgotten Land Codes which will get you bonus in-game goodies if you input them at Waddle Dee-liveries.
And finally if you're looking to pick up the game, you'll want to check Where To Buy Kirby And The Forgotten Land On Switch.