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Darkrai is sorta the pseudo-Satan of the series, seeing as how he's Dark type, and hunts people in their dreams. I just see Giratina as an other-worldly being that maintains the Dialga-Palkia conflict in-check, like the Rayquaza to Groudon and Kyogre.There was none (at least what I saw) for a duo fight between Arceus & Giratina. From what I gather, they're like the OG embodiment of God & Satan. I see more of a Light & Dark between the two, like a Pokemon version of Galeem & Dharkon. I is sad. BUT I can't complain. The other admissions look hella rad.
Game of Origin: Dr. Mario (1990)
What does the boss do?
The Viruses are three separate bosses with one health gauge (each virus getting their own color section of the health bar). Each Virus has their own separate attacks:
Fever Breath: Fever breathes fire straight downwards to the player (5% each hit; small knockback)
Fever Bite: Fever comes down to bite the player, and poisons them should it succeed (14% damage; small knockback with a fire effect)
Fever Pitch: Fever slightly raises the team’s attack and defense for a bit (no damage)
Cold Sneeze: Chill sneezes out three ice cubes three times, which is likely to freeze the player (8% damage each; small knockback)
Cold Shower: Chill makes it rain down eight icicles that have a chance to freeze the player (11% damage each; small knockback)
Hail Storm: Chill summons a rain of hail from above, which thankfully won’t freeze the player (5% damage each hail; small knockback)
Weird (yes, that’s the official name, but I’m just gonna call it the Yellow Virus)
Headache Bolt: The Yellow Virus shoots thunder down from its tile straight downwards (13% damage; medium knockback)
Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang: The Yellow Virus dons a witch doctor costume and shoots a beam that generates a random negative status effect, from poison to shrinking to flower, etc.
Wheel Virus: Weird pulls out a steering wheel that it stole out of nowhere and proceeds to make the player slippery. This offers the Viruses an advantage, as the player can slip right into attacks (no damage or knockback; the player is slightly slippery) In a 2-player team battle against the boss, the Wheel Virus’s effects can be passed on to another player by bumping into them.
The Viruses all unleash a stampede of lesser Viruses from either the left or right of the screen. Any of the Viruses can unleash this attack, and the effect will be different depending on who does:
By Fever: Some Fever Viruses in the stampede will jump up in flames (12% damage each, medium knockback), so dodge and then recover to fully avoid it.
By Chill: Some Chill Viruses will suddenly freeze once the stampede moves to the other side of the screen, and then thaw out and run at fast speeds (15% damage, medium knockback)
By Weird: Some Weird Viruses will turn into Drowsy Viruses, and some Chill Viruses will turn into Dizzy Viruses. The Drowsy Viruses, being slower, will sometimes either put you to sleep or slow you down (11% damage, medium knockback). The Dizzy Viruses, moving back and forth, will sometimes briefly stun you (9% damage, small knockback but it tosses you straight up). In this state, any transformed Viruses can still be defeated (theirs mirrors that of the original Dr. Mario on NES).
Strategy: At least two Viruses will send out their attacks at once, but some will come later than others. The best way to go about is to go for either of the ones attacking after dodging their attacks to reduce their numbers more safely.
Setting/Intro: The setting is a typical boss arena themed after Dr. Mario, with the game itself playing in the background. The Viruses pop down onto their displays, ready to fight.
Defeat: Each Virus, when defeated, goes out like they do in Dr. Mario, but in a grander form.
Who fights this boss in Classic Mode?
-Dark Samus (infectious parasites)
-Dr. Mario (“How many-a times do I have to teach-a you this lesson, old-a men?”)
-Pichu (lightweight enemies)
-Pokémon Trainer (mirrors their three Pokémon; Squirtle is effective against Fever, Ivysaur is effective against Weird, and Charizard is effective against Chill)
-Sonic (Sonic Heroes reference; fights alongside Fox and Incineroar-with an appearance by the Knuckles Assist Trophy-to the song “Sonic Heroes”)
-Wii Fit Trainer (unhealthy specimen)
-Robin (reference to the Weapon Triangle)
Music: Fever (Virus Buster)