How To Defeat Shadow Kamoshida – You’re playing Persona 5 Royal and have completed Kamoshida’s Castle, your first dungeon. You’ve sent the Calling Card, trained your Personas, started filling out your compendium, and it’s finally time to kick Kamoshida’s ass and get him to see the error of his ways.
Although Shadow Kamoshida is relatively easy to defeat as the game’s first boss battle, there are some challenges and oddities to be aware of. Continue reading for all the information you’ll need, including stats and combat tactics, for the battle with Shadow Kamoshida.
This article has been updated to include a video walkthrough that demonstrates how to defeat Shadow Kamoshida.
Affinities And Weaknesses – How To Defeat Shadow Kamoshida In Persona 5 Royal
Shadow Kamoshida is an early-game boss who lacks any attack-specific advantages, disadvantages, reflections, or nullifications. Every attack you make hits him, and you can still debuff him, but no one assault is more effective than another.
The First Phase
When you enter the Metaverse, go to the Throne Room Safe Room to start the battle with Shadow Kamoshida. Make sure your team is prepared before leaving the safe room and going straight for the treasure. Sending the Calling Card has opened the doors to the room containing the treasure, so enter now and seize the crown. Simple, right? Obviously not. King Kamoshida will confront you as you depart with the loot, and following a cutscene, he will transform into the demon monster Suguru Asmodeus Kamoshida.
The first phase of the battle against Shadow Kamoshida consists mainly of wailing on him. Although Shadow Kamoshida doesn’t hit hard enough to cause concern, you still have time to use Morgana and Ann’s Dia spell to heal the party if necessary.
The best way to use your time here is to either buff your team or Shadow Kamoshida.
Once you’ve reduced his health bar enough, he’ll take a bite of the people hanging from his chalice, which completely restores him. Even while it is upsetting to see Shadow Kamoshida get better, the Phantom Thieves did benefit from his recovery in that you can now assault the chalice as well.
Shadow Kamoshida will heal whenever his health dips too low until you destroy the chalice, therefore you should concentrate on it and pay little attention to Shadow Kamoshida.
The damage that Shadow Kamoshida deals to you shouldn’t be too severe, but you’ll want a complete party for the challenges that lie ahead, so use Dia and your medications as needed to heal.
The Solo Mission – How To Defeat Shadow Kamoshida In Persona 5 Royal
Shadow Kamoshida can no longer heal once the chalice is shattered, but that is not mean he has finished defending his crown. Since he won’t submit easily, you’ll need someone to steal his crown covertly while the other three keep him occupied.
As long as you don’t send Ann, it doesn’t matter who you send. She’s Kamoshida’s focus, as you’ve surely observed, so if she tries to leave the group, he’ll realise she’s gone, and the plan won’t work.
Because he has a grudge towards Kamoshida that is quite personal, Ryuji is a wise pick. It makes for interesting storytelling to let him handle it, but sending Morgana would also be OK. Whoever you decide to send out will leave your group, and the camera will concentrate on them slipping away before they rejoin the other thieves. You won’t be able to use their attacks without them in the main group, so you’ll move as a three-person (or cat) squad instead.
The remaining party must harm Shadow Kamoshida before allowing Ryuji or Morgana to approach him. Even though his usual attacks won’t cause much damage, you should still have everyone in the party block when you spot Shadow Kamoshida getting ready to use his Killshot.
At this point in the game, allowing someone to be hit by this assault does massive damage, which can be sufficient to eliminate them. Don’t take a chance; just block.
The more harm Shadow Kamoshida sustains, the nearer Ryuji or Morgana will get to the throne. You’ll be cut off by a brief cinematic when they get to the second floor, in which Shadow Kamoshida discovers you’re down a thief. Unfortunately for him, it’s already too late; whoever you sent will remove Shadow Kamoshida’s crown.
Now the person you sent will re-join the group. Shadow Kamoshida is nothing without his crown, and as a result, he is now vulnerable to All-Out Attacks and receives more damage.
Just continue to pound him from here till he collapses.
After he is defeated, there is a cutscene, but the thieves escape with the loot. After defeating Shadow Kamoshida, all that’s left to do is pass the remaining time by performing routine tasks like advancing in Confidant rankings or improving your talents before you experience the effects of your Phantom Thieving deeds.