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    Boss FAQ by ThatSuperGuy

    Version: 1.0 | Updated: 10/04/06 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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              OKAMI
            BOSS FAQ
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    Table of Contents
    
    I. Version History
    II. Introduction
    III. The Bosses
    IV. Legal
    V. Contact Information
    
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    I. Version History 
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    Version 1.0 - October 3, 2006
    -The FAQ is created
    
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    II. Introduction
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    This FAQ is used to explain the strategies used to defeat the bosses in 
    Okami. There may be some spoilers ahead, so read on at your own risk.
    
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    III. The Bosses
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    The following are the main bosses of the game. These do not includes the 
    sub-bosses that you may fight throughout the game. The sub-bosses may be added
    at a later date.
    
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    Yellow Spider
    Location: Tsuta Ruins
    Difficulty: 2/5
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    The Yellow Spider is a relatively easy boss. He/she is basically just a giant 
    spider with hooks on the back of its body. 
    
    Attacks: The Yellow Spider has very few attacks. It can shoot web at you or 
    jump in the air. Neither are very damaging attacks, so you won't have much to 
    worry about. You can also be damaged if you are insider the spider when its
    body closes.
    
    Strategy: I suggest using the Devout Beads as a main weapon. Run around the 
    spider to avoid its attacks. When you see the hooks on the back of its tail, 
    use your Celestial Brush and connect one of the Konohana Blossoms to the hook
    on the tail. Do this again and the spider will open up, revealing six eyes 
    inside. Remember that if the spider jumps in the air, the vines connecting the
    spider to the Konohana blossoms will be destroyed. Use the Devout Beads to 
    repeatedly attack the eyes inside. Use your instinct to figure out when the 
    spider will close up again so that you can get out in time. With good timing, 
    you should be able to destroy two of the eyes per time the spider opens up and 
    still be able to escape. After it closes, repeat the process. Once all of the 
    eyes are destroyed, the spider will be destroyed.
    
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    Crimson Helm
    Location: Gale Shrine
    Difficulty: 1/5
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    The Crimson Helm looks tough, but he is actually very weak once his armor is 
    removed. 
    
    Attacks: Crimson Helm can charge at you or jump in the air. Neither are very
    damaging attacks, so you won't have very many problems with getting damaged.
    
    Strategy: To remove the armor, use the Cherry Bomb to blow him up. After three
    or four bombs explode near him, his armor will be removed, revealing his weak 
    body. 
    
    However, his body will be on fire. Use the Galestorm technique to put out the 
    fire and then unleash on him with your strongest weapon. I'd suggest Infinity 
    Judge if you have it, but if not, Snarling Beast is good enough. Repeat this 
    process until Crimson Helm is defeated. You will also have to help out Susano 
    with some Power Slashes afterward.
    
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    Orochi
    Location: Moon Cave
    Difficulty: 3/5
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    Orochi is the multi-headed demon of lore, and it's finally time to battle him.
    
    Attacks: Each of Orochi's heads has a different attack. Each head is also 
    based on a certain element, so you should be able to figure out his attacks
    based on the element. The fire head shoots fire, the poison heads gives off
    a poison gas, the water head fills the arena with water, etc.
    
    Strategy: Start the fight by simply slashing the nearest head with a Power 
    Slash. After this, Susano will show up. Now it's time to actually fight 
    Orochi. 
    
    Stand in front of one of the heads and avoid its attacks. You can cancel most 
    of his attacks with the Galestorm technique. When it opens its mouth, draw a 
    line from the 8 Purification Sake in the pool in front of you to the mouth. 
    Do this one more time and the head will be down. Repeat this process with two 
    more heads and you will then be able to climb up on Orochi's back. 
    
    Run up one of the necks and get onto Orochi's back. Attack the bell in the 
    center with your strongest weapon. Once this bell is destroyed, it's time for 
    the second phase.
    
    Draw a line from the 8 Purification Sake to one of Orochi's heads and the head
    will fall over, stunned. Now unleash all of your attacks on the head. Repeat 
    this until all of its heads are down. Now Susano will appear again. Help him 
    by Power Slashing the heads that he attacks. After he has defeated all of the 
    heads, the battle will end.
    
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    Bandit Spider
    Location: Ryoshima, N. Ryoshima, Kamui
    Difficulty: 2/5
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    This boss battle is nearly the same as the Yellow Spider boss battle except 
    that you have to hook three Konohana Blossoms to the back of the spider.
    NOTE: This boss is optional.
    
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    Blight
    Location: Emperor's Body
    Difficulty: 4/5
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    Blight is the disease that has been affecting Sei-An. He inhabits a suit of 
    armor and possesses the sword Goldnail.
    
    Attacks: Blight doesn't have very many attacks. His sword charge attack is 
    easily avoided using the Mist technique. One of his other attacks involves a 
    swirling circle of swords that appear around him and then fly at you. It's 
    easiest to simply shield with Snarling Beast/Infinity Judge against the swords.
    
    Strategy: This can be a slightly challenging boss fight. Make sure to have a 
    few Holy Bones just in case of an emergency. Start off by using your new Brush
    technique, Mist, to slow him down.
     
    When he is not guarding, you are free to attack him. When he charges at you 
    with his sword, you have an excellent chance to do a lot of damage to Blight. 
    Make sure to constantly slow him down with the Mist technique. After charging 
    at you with his sword, Blight will abandon the armor, which will then turn to 
    stone. The sword will fly off and land in the ground some place. Run after 
    the sword and attack it. You can do large amounts of damage to Blight by 
    attacking the sword. Attacking the armor at this point will do nothing. 
    Eventually, the sword will fly back to the armor and you can repeat the 
    process. Continue to attack Blight when he is not guarding and attack the 
    sword when it leaves the armor and Blight will be gone soon enough. 
    
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    Ninetails
    Location: Oni Island
    Difficulty: 4/5
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    The Ninetails is the legendary nine-tailed fox. He can draw just as you can, 
    so make sure you draw quickly. If you give him enough time, he can cancel
    out what you draw.
    
    Attacks: Most of Ninetails' attacks consist of him running at you. When he 
    splits apart, the small enemies can do quite a bit of damage simply by hitting
    you. Once he's done to one tail, watch out for his powerful dash attack when
    he puts his sword into the air.
    
    Strategy: The Ninetails is a difficult boss, so make sure you have some Holy 
    Bones and maybe a few Exorcism slips with you. When the battle starts, use 
    your Brush to connect the fire to the heads of the Ninetails. After doing this
    enough times, he will show his sword. Connect the lightning to the sword to 
    cause Ninetails to split up into a bunch of small enemies. 
    Attack these enemies normally. Watch out, though, because they're powerful and
    they will team up on you. If you get a bunch of them near you, use an Exorcism
    Slip. If Ninetails forms again, repeat the process to get him to split up. 
    
    Once all of the small enemies are defeated, it's time for the second phase. 
    Ninetails will simply run at you most of the time. Attack him when he stops. 
    Make sure to be constantly jumping and running around in order to avoid his 
    attacks. Eventually he will put up his sword. Connect the lightning to his 
    sword to do a good bit of damage to him. Continue to attack and use lightning 
    on Ninetails to finish him off. 
    
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    True Orochi
    Location: Moon Cave (in the past)
    Difficulty: 3/5
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    Strategy: This battle is almost exactly the same as Orochi, so refer to that 
    section. The only difference (I believe) is that he is slightly stronger.
    
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    Nechku
    Location: Wawku Shrine
    Difficulty: 2/5
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    Nechku is the Silver Demon, one of the twin demons. He is basically a giant
    mechanical owl with a top hat and a slot machine on his stomach.
    
    Attacks: Nechku doesn't do much in terms of attacking. He'll shoot some 
    projectiles at you, which are very easily avoided by dodging or deflected
    with a Power Slash. He'll also spin and dive at you, trying to pick you up.
    You can avoid this attack by using Fleetfoot.
    
    Strategy: Nechku is a very simple boss, and you have a partner as well. When 
    he shoots something at you, deflect it back with the Power Slash. Eventually, 
    he'll be stunned and you'll be free to attack him. Your friend should take 
    care of the rest rather quickly.
    
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    Lechku and Nechku: The Twin Demons
    Location: Wawku Shrine
    Difficulty: 3/5
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    Nechku and Lechku are the twin demons of Wawku Shrine. They are both 
    giant top-hat wearing mechanical owls. Nechku is the silver demon, and 
    Lechku is the gold demon. Nechku has a slot machine on his stomach, and 
    Lechku has a clock on his stomach.
    
    Attacks: As with the Nechku battle, the twin demons mostly throw projectiles 
    at you. You can Power Slash most of them back. They also will throw bombs at
    you (jump out of the way or light the fuse) and flowers (use Bloom). The only 
    other attacks are a spinning attack where they dive at you, which can be 
    easily avoided with Fleetfoot, and a cyclone attack where they spin around 
    the arena, which you can avoid with constant Fleetfoot/jumping/running.
    
    Strategy: This boss battle is similar to the last one with Nechku. This time 
    you'll have Oki helping out instead of Shiranui, however. Try your best to 
    avoid most of the attacks. Deflect the purple balls back at the twin demons. 
    If a flower pops out, wait until it's near you and use Bloom on it to give you
    some extra health. If a bomb comes out, simply jump out of the way or light it
    on fire before it gets to you. If one of the twin demons holds a sword up, 
    use the lightning to shock the demon. 
    
    Eventually, one of the owls will start to "malfunction" in the air. Oki will
    run next to you, and there will be a command to press triangle. Do so, and 
    you will pull Oki back, sending him flying at the malfunctioning demon. After
    Oki hits the demon, they will turn gray for a short period of time and 
    become stunned. Jump into the air and attack the demon (or Power Slash it) to
    bring it to the ground, remaining stunned. This is your chance to do damage 
    to the demons with Oki. Repeat this until both of the owls are dead.
    
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    Yami: The Dark Lord
    Location: Ark of Yamato
    Difficulty: 4/5
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    Finally, the last boss of the game. Yami is a giant ball for the majority of
    the battle. His core is a strange, clear ball with an odd animal inside that
    resembles a baby seal or a fish of some sort.
    
    Attacks: Yami has a wide variety of attacks depending on the form he is using.
    Many of them are easily avoided by jumping often. One of his most common 
    attacks (used in his last few forms) is a giant laser. He moves it back and 
    forth several times. Time your jumps so that you can get over the laser
    without taking any damage. Another common attack is when he shoots missiles 
    at you. Due to the number of missiles, jumping won't work very well. Try your
    best to shield against them. If that's not possible, make sure to bring some
    Holy Bones, because this is a long battle and you'll probably need to heal.
    Remember to rejuvenate the holes Yami makes in the stage so that you don't 
    take unnecessary damage during the battle.
    
    Strategy: You'll start off the battle with Yami without your Celestial Brush. 
    Attack Yami to get start getting back some of your Brush Techniques and your 
    Divine Instrument. Continue to collect all of your brush techniques and use 
    them to hurt Yami. Eventually, he'll change forms. Continue to attack him. If 
    you see the small clear ball containing a seal-like creature, focus your 
    attacks on that instead. Jump often to avoid most of Yami's attacks. 
    
    Eventually, Yami will turn into a slot machine of sorts. Use the Power Slash 
    to stop the slots. Depending on what you land on, you'll either be attacked or
    regain a brush technique. Continue to regain techniques. To hurt Yami, hit the
    purple balls he shoots sometimes back at him. Soon, he'll go back into ball 
    form again.
    
    This ball form is the same as most of the others. Attack Yami with your 
    various techniques and continue to regain more of them. Use the lightning 
    technique when he holds up a sword to electrocute Yami, giving you a good 
    chance to do damage to the small clear ball. You can also use the ice 
    technique to freeze the small clear ball so that it won't retract into the 
    larger ball. After doing enough damage, it's time for the last phase.
    
    You will get your last brush technique, Sunrise, back. Use it to brighten up 
    the area. As soon as you use Sunrise, Yami will fall to the ground, giving 
    you a chance to do large amounts of damage. Eventually, he'll stand up again. 
    You can also attack the hand that comes out of the ball to do some damage to 
    Yami, but watch his patterns to decide when on the best time to attack the 
    hand. The arena will darken again, so use Sunrise. This will cause Yami to 
    drop to the ground, stunned again. Continue until Yami is finally defeated.
    
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    IV. Legal 
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    This entire document is (C) 2006 ThatSuperGuy. All trademarks are property 
    of their respective owners. This may be not be reproduced under any 
    circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any 
    web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission.
    Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is 
    strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.
    
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    V. Contact Information
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    If for any reason you need to contact me, e-mail me at 
    timestalker78@yahoo.com. E-mail me with any problems you have with the guide
    or if you have any other strategies to suggest for these bosses.

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