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28th Sep '16 4:25:50 PM ThatBitterTase
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* ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos''' final boss followed this trope. Though, it showed you what element he was changing into with Seal of Entropy, and by displaying the game's icon for the element slide over his limbs, into his chest, you only have a "deck" of cards that explain your weapon usage. So you can't really specialize in all elements, or choose any particular attack that would defeat his element quickly, but instead have each of your team special in three or four elements (Chrono or Wind, Fire or Water, Light or Dark) or pack yourself full of non-element based cards and drag the fight out for a good hour or so.

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* ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos''' final boss followed this trope. Though, it showed you what element he was changing into with Seal of Entropy, and by displaying the game's icon for the element slide over his limbs, into his chest, you only have a "deck" of cards that explain your weapon usage. So you can't really specialize in all elements, or choose any particular attack that would defeat his element quickly, but instead have each of your team special in three or four elements (Chrono or Wind, Fire or Water, Light or Dark) or pack yourself full of non-element based cards and drag the fight out for a good hour or so. Fortunately, three specific characters actually specialize in those very combinations [[spoiler:(Kalas has Chrono/Wind, Sayna has Fire/Water, and Lyude has Light/Dark)]].
5th Sep '16 6:50:57 AM VPhantom
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** Another Pokémon does this as well -- the Porygon family's Conversion (changes type to that of one of its own attacks) and Conversion2 (changes type to what resists the last attack that hit) attacks. The latter is a bit more useful in Double Battles ([=Porygon2=] are sturdy enough that it can Recover the damage dealt by its partner. [=PorygonZ=], not so much.), though it's still not recommended.

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** Another Pokémon does this as well -- the Porygon family's Conversion (changes type to that of one of its own attacks) and Conversion2 [=Conversion2=] (changes type to what resists the last attack that hit) attacks. The latter is a bit more useful in Double Battles ([=Porygon2=] are sturdy enough that it can Recover the damage dealt by its partner. [=PorygonZ=], not so much.), though it's still not recommended.
5th Sep '16 6:50:10 AM VPhantom
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** Another Pokémon does this as well -- the Porygon family's Conversion (changes type to that of one of its own attacks) and Conversion2 (changes type to what resists the last attack that hit) attacks. The latter is a bit more useful in Double Battles (Porygon2 are sturdy enough that it can Recover the damage dealt by its partner. [=PorygonZ=], not so much.), though it's still not recommended.

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** Another Pokémon does this as well -- the Porygon family's Conversion (changes type to that of one of its own attacks) and Conversion2 (changes type to what resists the last attack that hit) attacks. The latter is a bit more useful in Double Battles (Porygon2 ([=Porygon2=] are sturdy enough that it can Recover the damage dealt by its partner. [=PorygonZ=], not so much.), though it's still not recommended.
4th Aug '16 6:42:56 AM CybranGeneralSturm
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** One of the secret bosses ([[spoiler:Phantom]]) shuffles weak points as well, including physical hits. It's also annoying because Phantom's also a TimeLimitBoss because of a curse on the Big Ben.

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** One of the secret bosses ([[spoiler:Phantom]]) shuffles weak points as well, including physical hits. It's also annoying because Phantom's [[spoiler:Phantom]] is also a TimeLimitBoss because of a curse on the Big Ben.
4th Aug '16 6:42:10 AM CybranGeneralSturm
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** One of the secret bosses ([[spoiler:Phantom]]) shuffles weak points as well, including physical hits.

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** One of the secret bosses ([[spoiler:Phantom]]) shuffles weak points as well, including physical hits. It's also annoying because Phantom's also a TimeLimitBoss because of a curse on the Big Ben.
4th Apr '16 3:37:15 PM finalsurvivor1
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* The FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/TheHalloweenHack'', [[spoiler:Dr. Andonuts]], becomes one in his second form. He starts out weak to Timestop, then, when he starts using Fire, he becomes weak to Freeze. The third phase inverts his strength and weakness, while his fourth phase can easily be taken out by reflecting his ultimate attack. His final phase is a straight out fight to see who kills who first.

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* The FinalBoss of the infamous ''Mother/Earthbound'' hack ''VideoGame/TheHalloweenHack'', [[spoiler:Dr. Andonuts]], becomes one in his second form. He starts out weak to Timestop, then, when he starts using Fire, he becomes weak to Freeze. The third phase inverts his strength and weakness, while his fourth phase can easily be taken out by reflecting his ultimate attack. His final phase is a straight out fight to see who kills who first.
4th Apr '16 3:36:06 PM finalsurvivor1
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* The FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/TheHalloweenHack'', [[spoiler:Dr. Andonuts]], becomes one in his second form. He starts out weak to Timestop, then, when he starts using Fire, he becomes weak to Freeze. The third phase inverts his strength and weakness, while his fourth phase can easily be taken out by reflecting his ultimate attack. His final phase is a straight out fight to see who kills who first.
17th Mar '16 11:28:59 PM SubjectRomeo
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* ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'': The Court of Oryx Boss Vorlog will change his shields element type as they are depleted.
29th Jan '16 2:37:39 PM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': As part of its MoveRoulette, the Dullahan BonusBoss will occasionally use something called Element Swap. This doesn't actually affect its weaknesses, but it does serve as a warning that he's going to use an earth element move next, which includes Charon (the single most powerful Venus element SummonMagic, which only the player has normally). And while it certainly counts as ThatOneAttack, [[ThatOneBoss it's not his most aggravating one.]]
28th Dec '15 1:58:47 PM finalsurvivor1
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*** The last BonusBoss, [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII Satan]], also changes resistances every turn. Put this on top of [[SequentialBoss the other type of phase change]] and the fact that he can fully heal himself towards the end of the fight, and you get [[SNKBoss one very difficult opponent]].
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