Bowser Jr.’s Journey: Combat

You can’t spell “Bowser Jr.” without “OW”

Bowser Jr. is leading an army now, so you’d better go along with it. Create your own formations, support allies with an arsenal of moves, and conquer the chaos in every action-packed battle.

Units

Power Triangle

The Power Triangle shows you which minion type holds power over another. You can get more critical hits against enemy types that your troops are strong against.

Troop Types

Each minion in your squad has a color-based attack type.

Flying

Ranged

Melee

If you progress enough through the game, Bowser Jr. can be changed to any of the three types.

Assembling your minions

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Squad formation

You can deploy up to nine troops and arrange their position.

If you arrange your units in a certain position, you may get a formation bonus!

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Enemy formation

Take note of the enemy’s formation before battle. If the enemy has melee units in the front lines, put flying units in yours.

The battle begins!

First Officer

Set Kamek or one of the Koopalings in the First Officer slot next to Bowser Jr., and they’ll bestow extra bonuses during battle.

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First Officer Skills

Depending on the character, First Officers have different support skills you can activate to help during battle.

First Officer Skills

Depending on the character, First Officers have different support skills you can activate to help during battle.

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Captain Skills

Skills can have various effects, like blocking enemy attacks or healing your units. It costs CP to use Captain Skills.

Captain Skills

Skills can have various effects, like blocking enemy attacks or healing your units. It costs CP to use Captain Skills.

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Auto Battle

Your troops automatically take and inflict damage. Special attacks trigger intermittently. Press the A Button with the right timing to inflict even more damage.

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Win or Lose

To win, you only need to defeat the commander. If you defeat all enemy units, you get an EXP bonus for a perfect round! You lose if Bowser Jr. is defeated.