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 get stuck into the game's second main boss now - Tropic Woods!

How To Beat Tropic Woods

Kirby and the Forgotten Land - Tropic Woods Boss Guide


  • Clear Stage
  • Destroy Tropic Woods' Roots
  • Clear Without Using A Copy Ability
  • Clear Within 2:00
  • Clear Without Taking Any Damage

This boss battle sees Kirby up against a cantankerous tree and it's another fairly easy one.

Phase One

This tropical terror kicks off the battle with two simple moves to look out for. Firstly he's gonna shake down sets of three large nuts at you which embed themselves in the ground. You can suck these up and pelt them back at him to do reasonable damage.

He'll also suck in some air and blow small clouds of dust at you which need to be avoided, then get in for an attack with your chosen ability or just use the stars that drop from his attacks to dish out death from range. He'll soon become enraged and let a roar out that signals it's time for phase two.

Phase Two

In this phase he's going to do a few things to control the tide of battle. Firstly he'll unfurl his roots and tangle them around the stage, limiting your movement space. You can attack the roots to destroy them and complete a mission or just get on with hopping in around them, they don't damage you if you touch them.

He'll continue to shake down nut bombardments and blow dust at you same as the first phase, but here he'll also bring up guard nets that block your shots, so you need to gather up stars or get in close and make sure your hits are getting around these guard rails. It's perfectly safe to get right up against him as touching him does no damage.

Once you've got the hang of his small selection of moves he's pretty easy and won't take long to put down. 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.