Persona 5 Strikers: How To Defeat Shadow Mariko Hyoda

Here's a quick guide on how to beat Mariko Hyoda in Persona 5 Strikers.

There are multiple bosses in Persona 5 Strikers but the one which has left thousands of players scratching their heads is Mariko Hyoda. She is the third main Jail Boss. While you are here, you are probably struggling to defeat Mariko Hyoda in Persona 5 Strikers.

There are numerous reasons why players have been having trouble beating Mariko Hyoda and of them is her attack gets stronger with each phase. If you want to defeat Mariko Hyoda in PS5 Strikers then there are certain things that you should keep in mind.

First, make sure you have enough HP and SP restorative items. Yes, these are quite useful items that you should have at the time of fighting with Mariko Hyoda. Apart from HP and SP restorative items, make sure the level of Haru is either 26 or higher. Once you do these things, you can easily take on Mariko Hyoda.

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How to Beat Mariko Hyoda in Persona 5 Strikers

What makes it quite difficult to defeat Mariko Hyoda in Persona 5 Strikers is she has three phases and each of them offers a distinct challenge. You can only defeat her if you know the strategies that will work against her powerful attacks.

Phase I

The phase is a bit easy because she only uses a couple of moves against you. Instead of attacking her back, you should prefer to dodge her attack. When you see her attacking you back, make sure to go backward to get outside of its range. The best time to attack her is when she is regaining her posture.

While playing as Joker, make sure to pepper her with your gun combo attack. Your second and the third shot will inflict her extra damage. When you are attacking her, make sure to stay close to her.

If you stay far from her, she will fire homing ice magic, and dodging these attacks would not be as easy as the previous one. In order to dodge these attacks, you will have to begin dashing around in circles until she finishes firing.

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When she is all set to attack you for the last time in phase 1, you will see a red ring appearing around her. After dashing out of that ring, you will have to wait for the attack to subside. You will only have a few seconds before she attacks you back.

Keep your eyes open and attack her when leaves herself open. As soon as her health reduces to two-third, she will enter the second phase.

Phase II

Mariko Hyoda’s attack will be a bit aggressive in phase II. Now, she has the potential to eat a member of your party. You would not notice this ability until she puts one of your party members into her mouth.

If she eats a member of your party member, you can only free him or her by dropping a chandelier on her using a Phantom Dash attack or knock her down. The first one is a bit difficult because there are only four Chandeliers scattered in the area. Notably, she is quite week to all Psychic magic attacks.

As soon as she turns red, make sure to attack her with Psychic Magic. Once you have reduced her health to quite low, she will enter phase III.

Phase III

The third and last phase is quite similar to the second one. When she uses a new move against you, the area will be filled with cold air. When this happens, you will have to activate a heater in the corner of the room.

Whenever she makes a move, you will have to make a mad dash to the heater. Notably, your party members can’t attack or defend her properly until you do. Apart from this, you can also use the same strategies that you used in the previous two phases. When you use the strategy properly, Mariko Hyoda will be defeated in a few minutes.

That’s everything you need to know about how to defeat the third main Jail Boss, Mariko Hyoda in Persona 5 Strikers. While you are here, you may also like to read about how to change party members and how to earn points faster in Persona 5 Strikers.