Super Mario RPG Remake: How to beat Culex (secret boss)

He Super Mario RPG Remake brings back many beloved features from the original game, including the elusive secret boss, Culex. like the original Super Mario RPGCulex is not a boss to beat; instead, he can be optionally tracked and unlocked. However, he beware as Culex presents a tougher fight than one might anticipate.

Culex will need to be unlocked before Mario and his friends can fight him. To get to Culex, the large and sinister door locked monster city must be open. Once opened, make sure everyone is prepared for a long and difficult encounter. It is recommended to wait until you arrive level 20 before trying this fight.

How to unlock the door in Monstro Town

Upon arriving at Monstro Town, Mario discovers a large black door that is sealed. The hidden Super Mario RPG Remake The boss, Culex, is behind it, but opening it will require Mario to retrieve a specific item that’s easy to miss. First, Mario will have to go and buy fireworks in Moleville. In the northern part of the city, a house with a mole inside sells fireworks for 500 coins each. For this task, Mario only needs to buy one game. After that, head outside, where there will be five wooden boxes to the right of the house. Here, Mario will have to make a trade with the little Mole who is next to the boxes.

It may be difficult to spot since it is on the opposite side of the boxes, but it is standing where the missing box would be. He talks to her; she will be willing to Trade a glowing stone for fireworks you just bought. With Shiny Stone, he returns to Monstro Town in Super Mario RPG Remake. Approach the door sealed with the Shining Stone and the seal will be broken. Please note that the fight will not start immediately upon entering. Culex will offer a challenge and you can decide the challenge if you are not ready and come back later.

As stated above, this challenge is not a simple task. Culex is a very difficult enemy and should not be taken lightly. It is recommended to postpone this fight until you reach at least level 20 with good equipment and items. Even then, it will still be a tough fight, so the higher the level, the better.

The best party and items for Culex Boss

Before facing Culex, there are some items that Mario will need to collect. The most recommended are the lazy shell weapon and lazy shell armor. To obtain these items, Mario will need to bring seeds and fertilizer to a gardener in Rose Town. The seed can be acquired by fighting. Megasmilax in Bean Valley, while fertilizer can be obtained from a Beezo that appears to be floating on the east side of Nimbus Land, but only after defeating Valentina. Return both items to the gardener, who will give you both Lazy Shell items.

The Lazy Shell weapon is only available to Mario, so he will have to be the one to equip it. The Lazy Shell weapon gives Mario the opportunity to perform significantly larger attacks, some of the best in the game, making it the item to have on hand when facing Culex. As for The Lazy Shell Armor, since it can be applied to any character in Super Mario RPG Remakeit is better to give it to one of the others, as it provides immunity to status effects and the most basic attacks. As for the party itself, it is recommended that Mario be accompanied by Peach and geno for this boss fight.

party member

Level (recommended)






lazy shell weapon

hero shirt

Zoom Shoes


Frying pan

royal dress

Safety ring


star gun

lazy shell armor

Curse Belt

Make sure you have a substantial supply of Syrups (maple or royal) restore Flower Points so that Peach can constantly heal the party when necessary throughout the fight. If the battle continues to be difficult, try switching Geno’s Lazy Shell to Princess Peach’s so he takes less damage and can continue healing.

How to defeat Culex

When you’re ready, return to the Monstro Town gate. By accepting the challenge the fight with this 8-bit enemy will begin. Although it may be tempting to focus on Culex itself, the priority should be get rid of a couple of crystals first.

Try to destroy two crystals first. It is recommended that the Wind and earth crystals be prioritized as they can cause status effects. Please note that Culex has the Shredder movement, which eliminates positive effects from the party, so don’t use Geno to provide any kind of boost, as it will be erased immediately and the turn will be wasted. This also applies to accessories that increase status.

if you have Candy by hand, use them early to get one of the crystals out quickly.

Healing will not be optional during this fight, so don’t be afraid to use it. Group hug As often as possible. Focusing on Culex without destroying the crystals will likely end in defeat, so be sure to destroy at least two before continuing. Once two crystals are out of the way, shift your attention to Culex, who should now be easier to defeat. Once defeated, Mario wins and the party does not need to take the remaining crystals.

Culex reward and post-game rematch

Once Culex is defeated, you will get the Quartz charm. This powerful accessory prevents instant defeat while doubling damage to enemies and halving damage taken. So while this boss fight may be frustrating, the payoff is worth it. For those looking for an even greater challenge, Mario can return after obtaining the extra shiny stone and reopen the door to find a stronger 3D version of Culex that you can challenge. This is a new addition, unlike the original 2D Culex fight, exclusive to the Super Mario RPG remake.

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