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Rubber Band Boss Guide - How To Beat

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Check out this Paper Mario: The Origami King guide on how to beat Rubber Band boss! Includes tips, best ring path, how to solve puzzle, ring examples, and more!

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Rubber Band - Boss Guide

The Elastic Entertainer Rubber Band

Rubber Band is a second stationary boss you encounter in Big Sho' Theater. It wraps itself with rubber bands, nullified Mario's attack with its bouncy body.

Rubber Band Battle Overview

Turn Time60 Seconds
Ring Moves3
Phases2

You'll have 60 seconds to act per turn. Each turn you'll be able to move your ring 3 times, so you'll have to choose your rotations wisely.

Rubber Band - Battle Strategy & Tips

Rubber Band - Boss Fight Tips

Rubber Band Overall Tips

  • Attack with 1000 Fold Arms
  • Guard against Rubber Bind
  • Points Bumper Bands toward the center
  • Grab the boss with your arms when he's exposed

Attack With 1000 Fold Arms

Arms

Normal attacks are ineffective since it collects around rubber bands back to its body and heals its HP. Use 1000 Fold Arms to deal damages instead. The closer you are to the boss when activating 1000-Fold Arms, the more damage to the boss.

Guard Rubber Bind

Cannot Block When Binded By Rubber Bands

The boss uses a move called Rubber Bind which binds Mario and stuns him for 1 turn. You can escape from its bind by pressing A at the right time and guarding through its attack.

Use Bumper Bands Pointing Inwards

Places Rubber Bands On Tiles

By stepping on rubber bands pointed to the center, you can move 1 title forward! Note that Mario will keep walking in the same direction - he won't stop!

Grab Exposed Boss With Arms

Arms

When the boss' HP become close to zero, its solo form will be exposed. Use the 1000-Fold Arms to grab the boss and snap it out of the field. The boss will deal damage back to you, if you take too long here you could die, so be careful!

Can Heal Itself With Pullback Move

Can Heal Itself With Pullback Move

When you hit the boss, its rubber bands will come flying off. However, it will regain its health and rubber bands every time it uses its Pullback Move.

Will Only Use This Move During Normal Attacks

Rubber Band will only do the Pullback move if you use your regular attacks. For this fight, you really need to just use the 1000-Fold Arm attacks.

Rubber Band Example Ring Boards

About Ring Boards

We are currently unsure what parts of the board will remain the same and what parts will change when different players attempt the same boss.There is a chance rings the rings you get may have slightly different tiles. Subsequent rings will also likely have different layouts depending on your previous moves!

Turn 1 Ring

Ring 1
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Turn 2 Ring

Ring 1
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Final Form Ring

Ring 1
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