Super Mario RPG is full of bosses just like any good RPG. One of the first bosses you will come across in the game is none other than Croco – the top hat-wearing dinosaur. This fast prehistoric predator is zooming around Bandit’s Way. Can you catch and beat Croco to help Mallow out?
You will fight Croco twice throughout the game. The first time you fight him is during the quest to get Mallow’s Coin back. Croco is a thief who stole Mallow’s Coin. Luckily, Mario is more than capable of tracking down this crafty beast and putting an end to his thievery. This guide will show you how to beat Croco in Super Mario RPG and get Mallow’s Coin back.
How to catch Croco in Super Mario RPG
Before you can beat Croco in the Super Mario RPG you need to catch him. To do this, you need to follow him through Bandit’s Way on the map. This area is very straightforward and easy to get through. When you reach the end, Croco will be cornered and you will have the opportunity to sneak around him.
Croco will rush through the different pathways of this final area in a pretty predictable pattern. Take a moment to watch his pattern and study it. Use the hill to hide from him and then jump on Croco when he turns around.
This will surprise Croco and he will run, insulting you in the process. Sneak up and jump on him three times and Croco will finally challenge you to a fight. Now you can get the coin back.
How to defeat Croco in Super Mario RPG
If you want to beat Croco in Super Mario RPG, you need to focus on using Fire. This is Croco’s weakness. You might be tempted to use Mallow’s abilities during the fight but let him stick to being the healer. Use his HP Rain ability when needed to keep him and Mario alive throughout the fight.
During the Croco battle, have Mario use his Fireball ability whenever he can. Since Croco is weak to fire, you will typically deal around 65 – 75 damage with this move. After Mario’s turn, have Mallow use Honey Syrup to restore FP if you have any. If not, have Mallow attack using normal moves to conserve FP.
Once you are out of FP stick to using regular attacks and having Mallow use items to restore health. Keep this up until Croco is defeated. Croco will use three different moves during the fight. First, he will bite. The second attack is a bomb that he throws which deals significant damage. Finally, his last move is called Weird Mushroom. This will heal him for around 60HP. This fight will last a while if you run out of FP since Croco has 320 HP.
All rewards for beating Croco in Super Mario RPG
You will get the following rewards for defeating Croco during the first battle in Super Mario RPG:
- Rare Frog Coin (Mallow’s Coin)
- Flower Tab
- 10 Coins
That is it for beating Croco. Remember, you will need to fight him a second time later in the story. Make sure you keep maximizing your party so you can take him down easily the second time around.