How To Beat Phantom Tropic Woods

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 second of these remixed boss encounters takes place in Forgo Bay where you'll face off against Phantom Tropic Woods.

Let's take a look!

How To Beat Phantom Tropic Woods

Kirby and the Forgotten Land - Phantom Tropic Woods Boss Guide

This next remixed boss battle sees us face off against Tropic Woods once again and, while it's still not a particularly hard fight, the new moves deployed by your adversary here certainly give you a little more to think about.

Getting started and Tropic Woods will shake down nuts just as he does in the original fight, however these are now electrified when they disintegrate on the ground and are also accompanied by falling spiked enemies, giving you a little more to think about as you rush in to suck them up and fire them at him - and suck them up you should, as these large projectiles are a great way to take big chunks out of his health bar.

Next, you need to look out for reworked dust attacks, with your enemy quickly blowing out dust in three successive plumes now, rather than the singular plume of your first encounter. This is still fairly easy to dodge, you can see him puff his cheeks up as he readies the attack, so just hover over the area until the dust dissipates and then drop down to attack when you get a chance.

Once you've got his health down to around halfway, Phantom Tropic is going to bust out his biggest new move, raising an entire maze of wire fences out of the ground. This maze takes a second to pop up but if you look closely you'll see the outline of where it's gonna spring to, giving you a split second to devise a route through it to attack him. As you move through here watch out for spiked foes and grab a star or two to pummel him with once you get out the other side.

Phantom Tropic Woods will fire out his roots around the arena in the same manner as the first fight but now he'll accompany this with a large plume of dust attack that consumes the entire area. Get right up close to him or attempt to hover over this to avoid it.

Beyond this handful of souped-up moves, though, it's pretty much business as usual with this tree boss and with just a little more in the way of care as you dodge in and around his attacks you should have him down again in no time. Good luck!

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.