How to Beat Tropic Woods Boss Fight in Kirby and the Forgotten Land

A guide on how to defeat Tropic Woods in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land Tropic Woods

Tropic Woods is the main boss of the Everbay Coast area and is the second boss that players must defeat in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. It’s a huge palm tree that, despite being stationary, has a multitude of attacks to dish out.

In this guide, we will look into Tropic Woods’ moves and attacks, as well as share some tips and tricks on how to easily win the fight.

How to Unlock Tropic Woods Boss Fight

The stage called The Tropical Terror is where you will fight Tropic Woods and to unlock it, you need to rescue 19 Waddle Dees in the Everbay Coast stages. If you are short from the requirement, simply replay the stages where you have missed some Waddle Dees.

How to Beat Tropic Woods in Kirby and the Forgotten Land

How to Beat Tropic Woods in Kirby and the Forgotten Land

To Beat Tropic Woods in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, you have to win against Tropic Woods’ fights which happens in two phases. He goes into his second phase once his health reaches <50%.

How to beat Tropic Woods Phase 1

Tropic Woods will be doing his breath and coconut attacks.

  • Coconut Drop – Tropic Woods will drop huge coconuts from above that linger on the ground. Pay attention to the shadows; when a coconut drops, its shadow will look like it will come from him. Simply dodge out of the way to avoid getting hit.
  • Strong Puff – He will puff out a gust of air straight towards a direction. As he breathes in to prepare for the attack, stay away from his mouth. You can use his puffing cheeks to time your jump and avoid the gusts.
How to beat Tropic Woods Phase 1 in Kirby and the Forgotten Land

How to beat Tropic Woods Phase 2

Some of Tropic Woods’ attacks will be upgraded in phase 2.

  • Wall of Puff – An upgraded Strong Puff where he breathes out gusts of air as he moves his face from side to side. Time your jump as the gusts move toward you to clear them out.
  • Fence – He will put up a fence near his trunk to protect him from any attacks. The ground will rumble at the side where a fence will spring up. Reposition as soon as you see the rumbling.
  • Root Attack – He will shoot roots from the ground forwards and toward your direction. Use your dodge or move towards the side away from the roots’ path. The roots will only deal damage as they are moving and not once they are out. You can destroy these roots to fulfill one of the optional missions.
How to beat Tropic Woods Phase 2 in Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Optional Missions for The Tropical Terror

  • Destroy Tropic Woods’ roots
  • Clear without using a Copy Ability
  • Clear within 2:00
  • Clear without taking any damage

Tropic Woods Boss Fight Tips

  • It is recommended to use the Fire ability for its burn effect. The burn lingers for a couple of seconds which deal tick damage, even if Tropic Woods has his fence up.
  • To fulfill the No Copy Ability challenge, you can use the stars that drop from coconuts when they explode, or from gusts of air as they fly through and leave a trail of stars. Just suck them up and blow them out towards Tropic Woods to deal damage.
  • Destroy the roots once they stop moving to clear out any obstacles in the arena.
  • Every optional mission for this fight can be done in one run, provided that you have practiced enough. If not, it’s best to do the No Hit challenge on a separate attempt.

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