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.
Now that you've beaten the main campaign you can get stuck into collecting Leon's Soul fragments across the Isolated Isles, where you'll have to take on harder, stronger versions of the game's end of world bosses in order to receive your final fragments for each area.
The first of these remixed boss encounters is Phantom Gorimondo.
Let's take a look!
Kirby and the Forgotten Land - Phantom Gorimondo Boss Guide
Oh dear. It's Gorimondo, he's back, but this time he's much stronger, faster and harder to beat!
This fight follows the same basic rhythm as your last meeting with this massive gorilla, however this time around there are a few key changes to how he goes about his monkey business.
First off, Gorimondo's swipes are much faster and more capable of grabbing you and throwing you to the ground for big damage. Learning to dodge these is the key to this whole fight and, luckily for us, jumping straight up and hovering around as soon as you see him coming towards you and prepping any sort of swipe is enough to avoid all potential damage here.
Note that when he does his three back-to-back swipes he'll drop a ton of stars on the ground and this is a great chance to hoover up a bunch and shoot them at him for big damage of your own, so watch out for this opportunity.
Alongside these stronger swipes you'll need to watch for faster boulder throws. Gorimondo will chuck these in much quicker succession now so prepare to weave out of the way and get your hits in. You'll also need to take care as your enemy performs his area of effect ground stomps now as the waves of damage that pulsate out can be one or two rings tall this time around. Jump over both of these variants and then look for a more tricky third where's there's a little gap to jump through between the two rings.
Besides these switched up moves you'll also need to watch for his spin attack which covers less ground this time around but also raises three chunks of debris up which then smash to the ground when he's done, so take care and prepare to slide out of the way of these.
Learn the rhythms of his new moves, and in particular how to avoid his faster swipes, and you should have this big brute down in pretty short order once again.
Congratulations, you'll now receive your final five soul fragments for Forgo Plains and can be on your merry way! 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!! — where you'll find all Leon Soul pieces throughout The Isolated Isles in Forgo Plains, Forgo Bay, Forgo Park, Forgo Horns, Forgo Wasteland, and Forgo Zone).
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, Phantom Tropic Woods, Phantom Clawroline, Phantom King Dedede, Phantom Sillydillo, Forgo Dedede, Forgo Leongar, and Morpho Knight).
There's also our full list of Kirby And The Forgotten Land Present 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.