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Guide on How to Defeat Killer Teddy Bear Bugbear in Persona 5 Strikers
Killer Teddy Bear Bugbear is the first Dire Shadow mini-boss enemy the Phantom Thieves must defeat in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). The mini-boss is encountered at Shibuya’s Jail, a Metaverse version of Shibuya, Tokyo.
|All Dire Shadows||Shibuya Jail|
Clear All Dire Shadows
Below is a list of all Dire Shadows in the game. The Archangel Dire Shadow is locked in the Post-Game so you need to clear the main story first. We recommended defeating Dire Shadows when you already unlocked Wolf as a party member in the game.
|Killer Teddy Bear||Bugbear||Bunkamachi West, Shibuya Jail||Main Story|
|Snake King||Raja Naga||West Garden, Sendai Jail||Main Story|
|Harlot of Desire||Lilith||Clocktower Northwest, Sapporo Jail||Main Story|
|Wandering Reviver||Nebiros||Lab North, Okinawa Jail||Main Story|
|Sun’s Emissary||Yatagarasu||Enter Path of Fortune, Kyoto Jail||Main Story|
|War-Hungry Horseman||Eligor||Mt. Chasiro, Osaka Jail||Main Story|
|Dark Sun||Mithras||Near the entrance, Jail of the Abyss||Main Story|
|Heavenly Punisher||Archangel||Path of Yearning, Tree of Knowledge||Post-Game|
|Post-Game Guide||Post-Game Walkthrough|
|Trophy||How to Unlock|
|Who Dares Wins||Defeat a Dire Shadow.|
|The Most Daring of All||Defeat all Dire Shadows.|
Killer Teddy Bear Bugbear Information
Here is a breakdown of the mini-boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and skills:
Killer Teddy Bear Bugbear Stats
|Target Date||August 24th (8/24)|
|Recommended Level||Level 40 or higher|
|Recommended Party Members||Joker, Skull, Mona, and Wolf|
|EXP Rewards||8,820 Exp (Main Story)|
|Yen Rewards||15,960 Yen or 22,800 Yen (Main Story)|
|Other Rewards||Tyche Charm x1 (Lu +10), Skill Card x1|
Killer Teddy Bear Bugbear Strengths and Weaknesses
Killer Teddy Bear Bugbear Skills
|Bloodbath||Medium Physical damage to a wide range. Low chance of Fear.|
|God’s Hand||Colossal Physical damage to a narrow range with high chance of Critical hit.|
|Mapsio||Medium Psy damage to a wide range. Technical Damage: Mental ailment.|
|Freidyne||Heavy Nuclear damage to a narrow range. Technical Damage: Burn/Freeze/Shock.|
Killer Teddy Bear Bugbear Setup
Here is our recommended party member setup against the boss. You can choose other party members except for Queen and Noir.
|Joker||Arsene||Damage: Eiga/Eigaon or Maeiga/Maeigaon (Curse), Zionga/Ziodyne or Mazionga/Maziodyne (Elec), Garula/Garudyne or Magarula/Magarudyne (Wind)||Has access to Curse from Arsene, Electricity, and Wind skills from other Personas obtained or fused. Can also play the role of healer, buff caster, and debuff caster. Can use Amrita Drop to cure allies when inflicted with status and Mental Ailments.|
|Recovery: Diarama/Diarahan or Mediarama/Mediarahan, Recarm or Samercarm, Amrita Drop or Amrita Shower|
|Buff: Matarukaja, Marakukaja, Masukukaja, Heat Riser, Charge, Concentrate|
|Debuff: Tarunda, Rakunda, Sukunda, Dekunda, Debilitate|
|Skull||Captain Kidd||Damage: Megaton Raid or Deathbound (Phys), Zionga/Ziodyne or Mazionga/Maziodyne (Elec)||Has access to Electricity skills that Bugbear is weak against. Has access to Physical skills that Bugbear does not have resistances against. Inflicts Shock Status Ailment on Bugbear that causes it to take increased damage from Physical and Gun attacks. Can use a buff skill like Matarukaja to boost allies attack power in battle.|
|Buff: Tarukaja or Matarukaja, Charge|
|Mona||Zorro||Damage: Dormin Rush (Phys), Garula/Garudyne or Magarula/Magarudyne (Wind)||Has access to Wind skills that Bugbear is weak against. Has access to Physical skills that Bugbear does not have resistances against. Also, Physical attacks from Mona can deal Technical Damage to Bugbear when afflicted with Shock Status Ailment. Can use a debuff skill like Masukunda to reduce the enemy evasion/critical evasion. Can also use healing skills.|
|Recovery: Diarama/Diarahan or Mediarama/Mediarahan, Recarm or Samercarm|
|Wolf||Valjean||Damage: Deathbound (Phys), Triple Down or One-shot Kill (Gun), Megido/Megidola (Almighty)||Has access to Physical, Gun, and Almighty skills that Bugbear does not have resistances against. Also, Physical and Gun attacks from Wolf can deal Technical Damage to Bugbear when afflicted with Shock Status Ailment. Can use an all-in-one buff skill like Heat Riser to boost an ally in battle. Similarly, Wolf can cast an all-in-one debuff skill like Debilitate to decrease enemy attack power, defense power, and evasion/critical evasion in battle.|
|Buff: Tarukaja, Rakukaja, Sukukaja, Heat Riser|
|Debuff: Dekaja, Debilitate|
|Persona Compendium||Phantom Thieves Battle Ratings|
Here is our recommended equipment against the boss. These armors and accessories can be bought through Sophia’s Shop. Feel free to pick which Armor or Accessory you want to use for your party.
|Equipment||Type||Equipment Stat||Equipment Effect|
|Green Band||Accessory||None||+Wind attacks|
|Yellow Band||Accessory||None||+Elec attacks|
|Black Band||Accessory||None||+Curse attacks|
|Alluring Sticker||Accessory||None||+ST gauge rate up (low)|
|Equipment||Type||Equipment Stat||Equipment Effect|
|Reckless Vest||Protector||68 Defense||+Null Fear|
|Plate Vest||Protector||86 Defense||+Reduce Nuke dmg (low)|
|Brave Waistcoast||Protector||178 Defense||+Null Fear|
|Ghillie Vest||Protector||150 Defense||+Reduce Phys dmg (low)|
|Camo Collar||Protector||100 Defense||+Reduce Phys dmg (low)|
|Atom Ring||Accessory||None||+Reduce Nuke dmg (low)|
|Psychic Ring||Accessory||None||+Reduce Psy dmg (low)|
|Wooden Clogs||Accessory||None||+Null Fear|
Killer Teddy Bear Bugbear Strategies
Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against the mini-boss:
Carry HP and SP Recovery Items
Before engaging the boss, bring a stock of HP and SP recovery items. These items can be bought from accessible vending machines, food stands, stores, and restaurants. You can also buy ingredients from Sophia’s Shop and other real-world stores. Then, cook these ingredients for additional HP and SP items through Joker’s Kitchen.
Start the battle by landing multiple debuffs on Bugbear. Debuffs can be in the form of attack power decrease (Tarunda), defense power decrease (Rakunda), and evasion/critical evasion power decrease (Sukunda). These debuffs can be accessed by Joker (from Arsene and other Personas) and Mona. Another option is by using Debilitate for an all-in-one debuff. This special debuff can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas) and Wolf.
Follow-up the debuffs with party members buffs. Buffs can be in the form of attack power increase (Tarukaja or Matarukaja), defense power increase (Rakukaja or Marakukaja), and evasion/critical evasion increase (Sukukaja or Masukukaja). These buffs can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas) and Skull. Another option is by using Heat Riser for an all-in-one buff. This special buff can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas) and Wolf.
Alternatively, your party can consume kitchen dishes with bonus party buff effects. This is helpful when your party members run out of SP during battle. These dishes include Miso Ramen, Seafood Bowl, Goat Soup, Goya Chanpuru, Kushikatsu, and Osaka Sushi.
Use Elec, Wind, and Curse Attacks
Bugbear struggles handling Electricity, Wind, Curse attacks which are Skull, Mona and Joker’s specialty. Continue on using elemental attacks in order to break the shields and stagger the boss. Make use of narrow range elemental skills if you’re close and wide range elemental skills if you’re far from the boss.
Deal Technical Damage using Phys and Gun attacks
When the boss is inflicted with a Status Ailment such as Shock, deal Technical Damage by using Physical and Gun attacks. Switch between Joker, Skull, Mona, and Wolf to avoid running out of HP.
Unleash Showtime Attacks
While engaging Bugbear, you may build up your Showtime gauge. When it’s available, unleash the Showtime attack against the boss. If Joker’s Showtime attack is available, make sure he has the right Persona that can capitalize on the weakness of the boss. Also, there is a consumable item that will quickly boost your Showtime gauge build up so feel free to use it against the boss.
Killer Teddy Bear Bugbear Boss Video
Here is a boss fight video against Bugbear. The battle is already timestamped so you no longer need to browse through the whole video:
|← All Dire Shadows||Snake King Raja Naga →|
All Jail Monarchs
|Shibuya Jail Monarch||Sendai Jail Monarch||Sapporo Jail Monarch|
|Kyoto Jail Monarch||Osaka Jail Monarch||Jail of the Abyss Accomplice|
|False God Demiurge||-||-|
|Shibuya Jail Lock Keeper||Sendai Jail Lock Keeper||Sapporo Jail Lock Keeper|
|Okinawa Jail Lock Keeper||Osaka Jail Lock Keeper||-|
|Fratricidal Destroyer Seth||Guard Dog of Hades Cerberus||Monarch of Snow King Frost|
|Fallen Snowman Black Frost||Brilliant Dragonslayer Siegfried||Throbbing King of Desire Mara|
|Shadow of God Metatron||Reaper Secret Boss||-|
|Killer Teddy Bear Bugbear||Snake King Raja Naga||Harlot of Desire Lilith|
|Wandering Reviver Nebiros||Sun's Emissary Yatagarasu||War-Hungry Horseman Eligor|
|Dark Sun Mithras||Heavenly Punisher Archangel||-|