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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]].
9th Dec '15 8:00:39 PM Exusia
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** There's also Castform, with its ability to change its type, as well as the effects of its signature move, Weather Ball, depending on the weather, becoming Fire-type in strong sunlight, Water-type in rain, and Ice-type in hail (though strangly, there's no alternate form for a sandstorm).

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** There's also Castform, with its ability to change its type, as well as the effects of its signature move, Weather Ball, depending on the weather, becoming Fire-type in strong sunlight, Water-type in rain, and Ice-type in hail (though strangly, strangely, there's no alternate form for a sandstorm).sandstorm).
** The final boss of ''VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon'' does this. It starts off [[NonElemental with no type]], and changes to three other types as the fight progresses.
9th Oct '15 12:03:15 PM 4maskwolf
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** As does [[spoiler:Isamu/Noah]] in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne''. What makes him ''particularly'' annoying is that he shifts barriers and ''only one element can hurt him''. Anything else will be reflected. Pretty much every BarrierChangeBoss in the SMT games can be bypassed with Almighty skills. But [[spoiler:Noah]]? [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything He takes only 10% damage from Almighty skills]], so you ''will'' have to pay atention to his pattern. That is, [[spoiler:unless you get Pierce and Freikugel on the Main Character (which means being locked into the True Demon Ending), then you can just nuke Noah with Focused Freikugels.]]

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** As does [[spoiler:Isamu/Noah]] in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne''. What makes him ''particularly'' annoying is that he shifts barriers and ''only one element can hurt him''. Anything else will be reflected. Pretty much every BarrierChangeBoss in the SMT games can be bypassed with Almighty skills. But [[spoiler:Noah]]? [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything He takes only 10% damage from Almighty skills]], skills, so you ''will'' have to pay atention to his pattern. That is, [[spoiler:unless you get Pierce and Freikugel on the Main Character (which means being locked into the True Demon Ending), then you can just nuke Noah with Focused Freikugels.]]
22nd Aug '15 9:27:00 AM CybranGeneralSturm
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*** Abaddon and Meganada in the sequel count as well. Abaddon basically has three forms that are reminiscent of three previous bosses and thus also has their elemental properties and attacks. One form uses Physical skills, another form uses magic, and the last form buffs, debuffs, and poisons. He always starts out in the Physical form, and once he's been in all three forms, he will randomly shift them around. Abaddon also possesses a nasty trick: he can swallow a party member, leaving you with only two damage dealers. [[spoiler:Pray that this hits Cielo because he actually forces himself into the active party for this battle.]] As for Meganada, he can render himself immune to either Physical or magic attacks depending on what aspect the boss is using. He starts out immune to Physical and what is common with both of these aspects is that Meganada absorbs [[ShockAndAwe Electricity]] and has [[ContractualBossImmunity standard boss immunities]].

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*** Abaddon and Meganada in the sequel count as well. Abaddon basically has three forms that are reminiscent of three previous bosses and thus also has their elemental properties and attacks. One form uses Physical skills, another form uses magic, and the last form buffs, debuffs, and poisons. He always starts out in the Physical form, and once he's been in all three forms, he will randomly shift them around. Abaddon also possesses a nasty trick: he can swallow a party member, leaving you with only two damage dealers. [[spoiler:Pray that this hits Cielo because he actually forces himself into the active party for this battle.]] As for Meganada, he can render himself immune to either Physical or elemental magic attacks depending on what aspect the boss is using. He starts out immune to Physical and what is common with both of these aspects is that Meganada absorbs [[HealingShiv absorbs]] [[ShockAndAwe Electricity]] and has [[ContractualBossImmunity standard boss immunities]].immunities]].
*** Vishnu and Shiva, both of them being [[BonusBoss tough Bonus Bosses]] in Digital Devil Saga 2, also change barriers. Shiva can only be hit by certain elements and what hits him is consistent depending on the turn order (on the first turn, only Fire and Ice will hurt him; everything else except [[NonElemental Almighty]] will be [[AttackReflector reflected back in your face]].) Vishnu however changes his resistances based on what you used against him.
6th Aug '15 7:42:54 AM Prfnoff
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* [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Mermaid]], a guardian of Treasure Tower in ''{{Dubloon}}'' does this. Sometimes she can change the weakness ''twice in a row'', [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard and sometimes right before you attack]].

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* [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Mermaid]], a guardian of Treasure Tower in ''{{Dubloon}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Dubloon}}'' does this. Sometimes she can change the weakness ''twice in a row'', [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard and sometimes right before you attack]].
15th Jul '15 10:12:37 PM Vios
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* The Chromatic Fiend in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 2'': Throne of Bhaal does this.

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* The Chromatic Fiend in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 2'': Throne of Bhaal ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal'' does this. this.
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