Damage Methods

Looking at the video, I believe that boss can be damaged both by the sword (after the boss has been hit with Magic Powder) and Magic Powder alone. You can see at about 40 seconds in that it flashes and roars when hit with the sword (like bosses always do when they take damage), but the last thing that happens to it to make it explode is that Magic Powder is sprinkled on it (in the form that doesn't take sword damage). I'm looking for confirmation that Magic Powder damages it outright as opposed to being some kind of weird finishing move or something. Seems likely but I wanted to explain the deal here since those mechanics have been questioned, and ask in case I don't end up finding anything when I research it.--FierceDeku 01:10, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

I've beaten this game dozens of times and never once used a sword on it, so I can 100% guarantee that the powder works. It may be possible that the sword damages it as well, but it's not mentioned in the strategy guide I have, and I checked several FAQs at GameFaqs, wherein one guide said to use the sword and 3 others said to just use the powder. I checked a few other YouTube videos just now, and it seems that the sword does damage it at least at one point, though at several other points it deals no damage, so it seems to be unreliable--however, it does indeed work. Dazuro (talk) 02:50, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

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