Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Monster of the Valley (Kurama Tengu) Mini-Boss Guide

Boss guide for Monster of the Valley or Kurama Tengu in Persona 5 Royal. This includes the mini-boss enemy's strengths and weaknesses, stats and skills, and recommended battle strategies.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Monster of the Valley (Kurama Tengu) Mini-Boss Guide

Guide on How to Defeat Monster of the Valley (Kurama Tengu)

The Monster of the Valley is a mini-boss faced by the Phantom Thieves exclusively in Persona 5 Royal. The mini-boss wields a Kurama Tengu persona form and is encountered during their mission at Madarame’s Palace.

Monster of the Valley (Kurama Tengu) Mini-Boss Guide

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Boss Information

Here is a breakdown of the mini-boss’ strengths and weaknesses, stats, and skills.

Mini-Boss Strengths and Weakness

Monster of the Valley (Kurama Tengu)

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Null
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Yes

Foolish Monk (Koppa Tengu)

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Weak Strong
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Weak No

Mini-Boss Stats

Monster of the Valley (Kurama Tengu)

Level ?
HP Around 500
SP ?
Strength ?
Magic ?
Endurance ?
Agility ?
Luck ?
EXP Rewards ?
Yen Rewards ?

Foolish Monk (Koppa Tengu)

Level 11
HP 168
SP 87
Strength 11
Magic 8
Endurance 9
Agility 13
Luck 9
EXP Rewards 392
Yen Rewards 5,268

Mini-Boss Skills

Monster of the Valley (Kurama Tengu)

Skill Name Skill Effect
Magarula Medium Wind damage to all foes.
Sukukaja Buff agility of 1 ally for 3 turns.

Foolish Monk (Koppa Tengu)

Skill Name Skill Effect
Sukukaja Buff agility of 1 ally for 3 turns.
Taunt High chance of inflicting Rage to 1 foe.

Boss Strategies

Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against the mini-boss. This applies to Persona 5 Royal only.

Use Ice Spells Against Koppa Tengus

Monster of the Valley (Kurama Tengu) Mini-Boss Guide

Same with the Ippon-Data, Kurama Tengu also has Koppa Tengu allies around him. Again, command Fox to down the two Koppa Tengus using Bufu skills. Then, finish them off with multi-target physical skills.

Inflict Status Ailments

Monster of the Valley (Kurama Tengu) Mini-Boss Guide

Fortunately, the mini-boss is susceptible to status ailments. Make use of Panther’s Dormina (Sleep) or Morgana’s Pulinpa (Confuse) to prevent it from attacking. Joker can also use status ailments if its available from his personas.

Aim for Critical Hits

Monster of the Valley (Kurama Tengu) Mini-Boss Guide

Capitalize on the status ailment and inflict either technical or critical hits. Among all the party members, Fox, Skull, and Mona can deliver technical or critical hits against the mini-boss. To increase critical chance, command Joker to use Rebellion (if available) and cast it to the next party member. Mona’s Lucky Punch physical will definitely benefit from the boost.

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