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Handaconda (Shadowy Hand Boss) Guide - How To Beat

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Check out this Paper Mario: The Origami King guide on how to beat Colored Pencils! Includes tips, best ring path, phase 2, ring examples, & more!!!

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Handaconda - Boss Guide

Snake-looking Shadow Hand Boss


Before you enter the throne room of the Bowser's Castle, you will be facing this shadowy hand. Defeat this boss and save Olivia.

Colored Pencils Battle Overview

Turn Time60 Seconds
Ring Moves3

You 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.

Handaconda - Battle Strategy & Tips

Handaconda Overall Tips

  • Don't Get Too Close
  • You Can't Use Vellumental In 1st Phase
  • How To Win Rock Paper Scissors Battle

Don't Get Too Close


The boss will flick out the icon if you get too close. Use hammer from 1 panel away from the boss. This boss is invulnerable to the jump attack.

You Can't Use Vellumental In 1st Phase


You can't use Vellumental in the first phase of the battle since Olivia is captured. Rescue Olivia first by attacking the boss by hammer.

How To Win Rock Paper Scissors Battle


Once you've rescued Olivia, you will enter the 2nd phase of the battle. Use rock, paper, scissors icon to beat the boss. If you look careflly, the boss is showing which hand it will use next when you are sliding the panels.

▲Boss's hand in scissors form

Handaconda 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

1st turn

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Anonymous 3

From what I can tell he will first show what he used last then what he will do next. If you are having trouble try waiting at least that worked for me.

Anonymous 2

Seconded that the hand shown is not what Handaconda will use. I've been trying for the past 10 minutes to beat him with that method and it has typically resulted in a draw or lose.

Rebecca 1

Umm, the showing of it’s next hand isn’t true!

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