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* ''VideoGame/LuxPain'' zigzags between this and SkippableBoss. Most bosses have to be fought as part of the game, but some can only be encountered by following the right event (or even sequence of events) that only become available at certain points and lock again afterwards (hence the zigzag - there is no 'default' way through most of these sections, so whether you encounter them or not is just down to where you looked when you had the chance). This includes battles with the SILENT in the minds of Honoka, Sakai and even Mint the ghost cat.
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17th Feb '17 4:25:26 AM TvTroper20152014
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has the [[spoiler:Looker sidequests,]] which has you catch all five Ultra Beasts, some of which are different depending on your version. This part of the postgame also has you fighting [[spoiler:Anabel, Mina, and Nanu]]. Various trainers encountered throughout the game can also challenge you as the champion. The Battle Tree also has various trainers from previous generations and those encountered throughout the game. You can also catch all four of the Guardian Deities. Once you complete the [[spoiler:Looker sidequests, you can also catch Necrozma in Ten Carat Hill.]] Rematches with several trainers are possible in some locations, such as [[spoiler:Guzma]] in Hau'oli City, [[spoiler:Faba]] in Aether Paradise, and [[spoiler:Principal Asuka]] in the Trainer's School.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has the [[spoiler:Looker sidequests,]] which has you catch all five Ultra Beasts, some of which are different depending on your version. This part of the postgame also has you fighting [[spoiler:Anabel, Mina, and Nanu]]. Various trainers encountered throughout the game can also challenge you as the champion. The Battle Tree also has various trainers from previous generations and those encountered throughout the game. You can also catch all four of the Guardian Deities. Once you complete the [[spoiler:Looker sidequests, you can also catch Necrozma in Ten Carat Hill.]] Rematches with several trainers Some new battles are possible in some locations, such as [[spoiler:Guzma]] in Hau'oli City, [[spoiler:Faba]] in Aether Paradise, and [[spoiler:Principal Asuka]] in the Trainer's School.School. After you beat all of the [[spoiler:Eevee Users, you can fight Eevee User Kagetora.]]
17th Feb '17 4:22:23 AM TvTroper20152014
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has the [[spoiler:Looker sidequests,]] which has you catch all five Ultra Beasts, some of which are different depending on your version. This part of the postgame also has you fighting [[spoiler:Anabel, Mina, and Nanu]]. Various trainers encountered throughout the game can also challenge you as the champion. The Battle Tree also has various trainers from previous generations and those encountered throughout the game. You can also catch all four of the Guardian Deities. Once you complete the [[spoiler:Looker sidequests, you can also catch Necrozma in Ten Carat Hill.]] In Hau'oli City, you can even have a rematch with [[spoiler:Guzma]].

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has the [[spoiler:Looker sidequests,]] which has you catch all five Ultra Beasts, some of which are different depending on your version. This part of the postgame also has you fighting [[spoiler:Anabel, Mina, and Nanu]]. Various trainers encountered throughout the game can also challenge you as the champion. The Battle Tree also has various trainers from previous generations and those encountered throughout the game. You can also catch all four of the Guardian Deities. Once you complete the [[spoiler:Looker sidequests, you can also catch Necrozma in Ten Carat Hill.]] In Rematches with several trainers are possible in some locations, such as [[spoiler:Guzma]] in Hau'oli City, you can even have a rematch with [[spoiler:Guzma]].[[spoiler:Faba]] in Aether Paradise, and [[spoiler:Principal Asuka]] in the Trainer's School.
17th Feb '17 4:17:16 AM TvTroper20152014
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has the [[spoiler:Looker sidequests,]] which has you catch all five Ultra Beasts, some of which are different depending on your version. This part of the postgame also has you fighting [[spoiler:Anabel, Mina, and Nanu]]. Various trainers encountered throughout the game can also challenge you as the champion. The Battle Tree also has various trainers from previous generations and those encountered throughout the game. You can also catch all four of the Guardian Deities. Once you complete the [[spoiler:Looker sidequests, you can also catch Necrozma in Ten Carat Hill.]]

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has the [[spoiler:Looker sidequests,]] which has you catch all five Ultra Beasts, some of which are different depending on your version. This part of the postgame also has you fighting [[spoiler:Anabel, Mina, and Nanu]]. Various trainers encountered throughout the game can also challenge you as the champion. The Battle Tree also has various trainers from previous generations and those encountered throughout the game. You can also catch all four of the Guardian Deities. Once you complete the [[spoiler:Looker sidequests, you can also catch Necrozma in Ten Carat Hill.]]]] In Hau'oli City, you can even have a rematch with [[spoiler:Guzma]].
9th Feb '17 2:42:59 AM bt8257
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Their difficulty is usually much beyond that of the "story line" final boss. Occasionally, games may have more than one Bonus Boss. The key point here is that they make up the most difficult enemies in the game, and that includes the actual last boss of the game. Sometimes, the player may acquire an InfinityPlusOneSword or ability once they beat this extraordinarily difficult enemy, but it's usually a BraggingRightsReward. Anyone who can beat the Bonus Boss has proved they don't need them, unless it's to fight another Bonus Boss even harder than the previous one.

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Their difficulty is usually much beyond that of the "story line" final boss. Occasionally, games may have more than one Bonus Boss. The key point here is that they make up the most difficult enemies in the game, and that includes the actual last boss of the game. Sometimes, the player may acquire an InfinityPlusOneSword or ability once they beat this extraordinarily difficult enemy, but it's usually a BraggingRightsReward. Anyone who can beat the Bonus Boss has proved they don't need them, unless it's to fight another Bonus Boss even harder than the previous last one.
7th Feb '17 6:32:54 PM Galacton
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The Bonus Boss is a type of OptionalBoss that serves as an added challenge to the game. They typically exist outside the normal plot of the game, as their defeat isn't necessary to complete the story and they require quite a bit of conscious effort to get to. Usually bonus bosses are found at the end of a BonusDungeon or [[{{Sidequest}} optional sidequest]].

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The Bonus Boss is a type of OptionalBoss that serves as an added challenge to the game. They Like the SecretCharacter, they typically exist outside aren't strongly connected with the normal main plot of the game, as their defeat isn't necessary to complete the story and they require quite a bit of conscious effort to get to.find. Usually bonus bosses are found at the end of a BonusDungeon or [[{{Sidequest}} optional sidequest]].



Compare TrueFinalBoss, which is often (but not always) a Bonus Boss that, when found or unlocked, [[BaitAndSwitchBoss replaces]] or [[SequentialBoss appears right after]] the normal FinalBoss, requiring you to beat it in order to clear the game. However, a TrueFinalBoss is generally ''not'' optional once triggered, while a Bonus Boss almost always is. A TrueFinalBoss is also more likely to be integrated into the plot as TheManBehindTheMan (unless it turns out to be a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere), and besting it may be required for a GoldenEnding, while a Bonus Boss is just kinda... there (it might be the GreaterScopeVillain, but its direct involvement in the plot generally doesn't extend further than the heroes seeking it out to kick its ass because they can).

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Compare TrueFinalBoss, which is often (but not always) a Bonus Boss that, when found or unlocked, [[BaitAndSwitchBoss replaces]] or [[SequentialBoss appears right after]] the normal FinalBoss, requiring you to beat it in order to clear the game. However, a TrueFinalBoss is generally ''not'' optional once triggered, while a Bonus Boss almost always is. A TrueFinalBoss is also more likely to be integrated into the plot as TheManBehindTheMan (unless it turns out to be a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere), and besting it may be required for a GoldenEnding, while a Bonus Boss is just kinda... there (it might be hinted at in the GreaterScopeVillain, main story beforehand, but its not a mandatory fight at any point and it's direct involvement in the plot generally doesn't may not extend further than the heroes player seeking it out to kick its ass because they can).



A Bonus Boss that drops useful items may lead to UnstableEquilibrium. A Bonus Boss that is a boss from a previous game is a LegacyBossBattle.

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A Bonus Boss that drops useful items may lead to UnstableEquilibrium. A Bonus Boss that is a boss from a previous game is a LegacyBossBattle.
LegacyBossBattle. Compare SecretCharacter for hard to find PlayerCharacters.
27th Jan '17 3:48:33 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2Desperate Struggle'' has Kimmy, a school girl with an [[{{Yandere}} unhealthy obsession over Travis]]. You only fight her if you don't go back to the Motel between fights with Charlie and Matt, making her the only assassin in the series who truly fits this Trope.

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* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2Desperate Struggle'' ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'' has Kimmy, a school girl with an [[{{Yandere}} unhealthy obsession over Travis]]. You only fight her if you don't go back to the Motel between fights with Charlie and Matt, making her the only assassin in the series who truly fits this Trope.
27th Jan '17 11:04:40 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2Desperate Struggle'' has Kimmy, a school girl with an [[{{Yandere}} unhealthy obsession over Travis]]. You only fight her if you don't go back to the Motel between fights with Charlie and Matt, making her the only assassin in the series who truly fits this Trope.
27th Jan '17 10:57:36 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** The Cow King showed up in an event to commemorate ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'s 20th birthday. Getting to him, required killing a sneaky-looking goblin who appeared in some of the raids, which opened a portal to Cow Level in Darkshire.

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** [[VillainOfAnotherStory The Cow King King]] showed up in an event to commemorate ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'s ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'''s 20th birthday. Getting to him, required killing a sneaky-looking goblin who appeared in some of the raids, which opened a portal to Cow Level in Darkshire.
26th Jan '17 10:34:36 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' also has its share of bonus bosses. The first one was Nightbane in Karazhan, where the only way to access him was to complete a certain quest chain. ''Wrath of the Lich King'' also introduced bonus bosses in some of the regular dungeons that are only accessible on Heroic difficulty. However, the [=WotLK=] bonus bosses tend to be much easier than the the FinalBoss of their respective dungeons.

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' also has its share of bonus bosses.
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The first one was Nightbane in Karazhan, where the only way to access him was to complete a certain quest chain. ''Wrath of the Lich King'' also introduced bonus bosses in some of the regular dungeons that are only accessible on Heroic difficulty. However, the [=WotLK=] bonus bosses tend to be much easier than the the FinalBoss of their respective dungeons.


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** The Cow King showed up in an event to commemorate ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'s 20th birthday. Getting to him, required killing a sneaky-looking goblin who appeared in some of the raids, which opened a portal to Cow Level in Darkshire.
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