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Hole Punch Guide - How To Beat
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Hole Punch Guide - How To Beat

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

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Hole Punch - Boss Guide

Hole Punch - Boss Fight Tips

The Elastic Entertainer Hole Punch

Hole Punch is the third stationery boss you encounter in the game and is found in Temple of Shrooms. It loves to dance and punch holes in people's faces! This is the final boss of the Yellow Streamer section.

Hole Punch Battle Overview

Turn Time60 Seconds
Ring Moves3
Phases1

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. The boss has one main phase, but it will expose its weak point eventually, so be aware of this.

Hole Punch - Battle Strategy & Tips

Hole Punch Overall Tips

  • Hit its body with the hammer, from behind
  • Avoid falling into holes
  • Step on your face to get it back
  • Use Earth Vellumental when he charges a special attack
  • Use 1000 Fold Arms after it flips over

Use The Hammer Only

Hole Punch

Do not use the Boots against this boss! Bring its health down by attacking it with the hammer from behind only!

:h3: Avoid Holes
Hole Punch

The boss will punch holes into the ground. Just like other boss tile hazards, avoid walking over this or you'll lose your turn!

Step On Your Face

Hole Punch

At certain points of the fight, Hole Punch will happen to punch a hole ... in your face! This will reduce your maximum HP, but it's possible to get it back. Step on your face on the board when you see it to recover your HP. This is recommended, as you might get overwhelmed if your health gets too low.

Use Earth Vellumental To Escape Special Attack

Use Earth Vellumental To Escape Special Attack

When you see Hole Punch surrounded by light and charging up, aim to land on one of the Earth Vellumental seals. This is the only way to escape the attack and cause Hole Punch to be flipped on its back.

Use 1000-Fold Arms For Major Damage

Use 1000-Fold Arms For Major Damage

While Hole Punch is flipped on its back, use the 1000-Fold Arms to attack it. Simply hit the back at first to deal a ton of damage. You can even try to rip off its protective seal, but it might shake it off if its health is not low enough!

Hole Punch 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

Turn 1
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Turn 2 Ring

Turn 2
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Final Form Ring

Turn 2
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