Psychonauts 2 Boss Guide – Maligula

Stuck on the Maligula boss fight in Psychonauts 2? Here’s how you can beat the final boss of the game and save the Psychonauts.

Psychonauts 2 Boss Guides

Welcome to Into Indie Games’ Psychonauts 2 Boss Guide! We’ll show you how each boss battle in the game works and how to beat it. For more information on Psychonauts 2, check out the official website here!


Maligula is the final boss of the game, and her boss fight takes place on a floating town square with Maligula herself alternating between a whirlpool-tornado and her regular self.

Phase 1

Maligula begins as a tornado of water and she will attack you personally by moving towards you. Needless to say, you want to avoid her. Use your Levitation ball to keep a good distance from her and get out of her way when she approaches.

Apart from this, Maligula will also send her babies, i.e. water snakes to attack you. These will home in on you and jump to attack. These must also be dodged, and the Levitation ball is great for this as well. Keep moving in one direction and the snakes won’t be able to get you.


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As for your own offense, keep shooting Psi-Blast at Maligula to lower her health.

Phase 2

Maligula now reveals her regular form. She will still launch her water snakes at you, but instead of the whirling tornado, she will now lunge straight at you. The best way to deal with her is to keep your distance, again, and keep launching Psi-Blasts at her.

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You will also have to fend off regular enemies that will pop up in the boss arena, but these are less dangerous, so they should be easy pickings.

Phases 3, 4, and 5

These phases really mirror the first two phases, with Phases 3 and 5 mirroring Phase 1 and Phase 4 mirroring Phase 2.

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Just follow the same directions as before – keep away with your Levitation ball, avoid the water snakes, take down the enemies, and keep attacking Maligula with the Psi-Blast.

Phase 6

Finally, you’ll enter a giant kaiju battle phase where you and Maligula are both gigantic. By this point you’ve already won the boss fight, you just need to finish it now.

Keep using your two attacks (punch and fire breath) on Maligula to drive her off the cliff at the very left, and she’ll be dealt with.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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