Puuyan is the boss of Stage 8 in Parodius Da! Arcade and SNES, and the Stage 6 boss of the NES version. He is not in the GameBoy or PC-Engine versions of Parodius Da!.

He is a giant puffer fish who can be larger the longer you fight him.

Attack pattern

Puuyan moves around trying to ram you at first, but after you shoot him he backs up. He shoots a LOT of spikes that come out around his body.

After shooting Puuyan a few times, he'll grow larger. And larger. And larger. Soon he starts taking up huge portions of the screen. The spikes grow too, but don't worry about that. When he has one hit left, he takes up 90% of the screen, then explodes. His weakpoint is the mouth.

On the Famicom version, he doesn't take up much of the screen.


Move up and down so Puuyan doesn't ram you. When he releases the spikes, get in front of the mouth and shoot away. Back up when neccessary.

However, if a spike comes out of his mouth, hang near the back. More risky, but safe.

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