A challenging early-game boss by any standard, Saturos will battle Isaac's party atop the Mercury Lighthouse.

A Boss in the Golden Sun series is no different than a boss in any other series. They are stronger than any other enemy in their immediate area, boasting high HP, Attack, and Defense ratings as well as powerful Psynergies and monster skills, and can only be fought once per game. One notable exception would be the Tempest Lizard, which can be fought any number of times. They are often obstacles keeping you from reaching the next required area of the game, accessible only by defeating the boss (the Tempest Lizard's cousin, the Storm Lizard, being an exception as non-mandatory; it can be "outrun"). But some reside at the end of seemingly irrelevant caves guarding a treasure or powerful tool, as the "Super-Bosses" do: Deadbeard in Golden Sun, and the Star Magician, Sentinel, Valukar, and the dreaded Dullahan in Golden Sun: The Lost Age.

Boss Strategies[edit | edit source]

Perhaps the most common strategy employed to defeat bosses is the "Summon rush", wherein just before the player encounters the boss, they put all their Djinni on Standby. This allows them to cast many summons in a short period, and, as summons do damage based on a percentage of the opponent's health, their offensive value against bosses is much higher than most other attack options. The biggest drawback to this is that before and after summoning, the player's Adepts will be forced into weaker classes, limiting their offensive and defensive capabilities. Hence the "rush", the player is faced with using up as many summons as possible while their HP is still high, so that they can survive long enough for the Djinni to return to set and finish off the boss. Of course, against specific bosses this strategy is nigh on useless (such as Star Magician, Valukar and the Doom Dragon), but it serves as an effective staple from which the player can add to.

Bosses in Golden Sun[edit | edit source]

The following table lists the details of all bosses fought in Golden Sun, sorted by order of appearance (in the cases where order of appearance is optional or unclear, they are listed in ascending order of HP).

IconNameLocationHP PP Attack Defense Agility Luck Elemental Power Resistance RewardsNotes
Mystery Woman.pngMystery Woman Vale 260030050201340Star mars.gif105
Star venus.gif100
Star mars.gif175
Star jupiter.gif127
Star venus.gif100
Star mercury.gif72
N/AThis battle is unwinnable.
Fights alongside Mystery Man
Mystery Man.pngMystery Man Vale 30002606322940Star mars.gif110Star mars.gif175
Star jupiter.gif127
Star venus.gif100
Star mercury.gif72
N/AThis battle is unwinnable.
Fights alongside Mystery Woman
Bandit.pngBandit Vault 244N/A468203Star jupiter.gif80Star mercury.gif72
Star jupiter.gif72
Star venus.gif72
Star mars.gif72
36 Exp
46 coins
Bandit’s Sword
Fights alongside two “Thief” enemies
Tret.pngTret Kolima Forest 7103689273028Star venus.gif105Star mercury.gif175
Star jupiter.gif100
Star venus.gif72
Star mars.gif25
226 Exp
700 coins
Potion
Saturos Mercury Lighthouse.pngSaturos Mercury Lighthouse 1200160113355140Star mars.gif110Star mars.gif175
Star jupiter.gif127
Star venus.gif100
Star mercury.gif72
331 Exp
800 coins
Psy Crystal
Mia will regenerate 4 pp per turn during this battle
Killer Ape.pngKiller Ape Mogall Forest 100045156499426Star venus.gif100
Star jupiter.gif80
Star mercury.gif80
Star jupiter.gif127
Star venus.gif72
Star mercury.gif72
Star mars.gif25
460 Exp
1500 coins
Douse Drop
Hydros Statue.pngHydros Statue Altin Peak 130080156536230Star mercury.gif125Star mercury.gif193
Star venus.gif100
Star jupiter.gif100
Star mars.gif25
496 Exp
2400 coins
Lucky Medal
Grants access to the Lifting Gem
Manticore.pngManticore Lamakan Desert 170083168486136Star mars.gif115
Star venus.gif95
Star mars.gif175
Star venus.gif100
Star jupiter.gif100
Star mercury.gif25
590 Exp
3400 coins
Psy Crystal
Acts twice per turn
Kraken.pngKraken Tolbi-bound Ship 240046216608021Star mercury.gif115
Star venus.gif95
Star mercury.gif175
Star venus.gif100
Star jupiter.gif100
Star mars.gif25
711 Exp
5200 coins
Water of Life
Acts twice per turn
Toadonpa.pngToadonpa Lunpa Fortress 2800N/A266528218Star mercury.gif115
Star mars.gif85
Star mercury.gif175
Star venus.gif100
Star jupiter.gif100
Star mars.gif25
999 Exp
3200 coins
Psy Crystal
Regenerates 80 HP per turn
Storm Lizard.pngStorm Lizard Suhalla Desert 2900422918611222Star jupiter.gif110Star jupiter.gif152
Star mars.gif100
Star mercury.gif100
Star venus.gif48
1300 Exp
6100 coins
Psy Crystal
Acts twice per turn
Tempest Lizard.pngTempest Lizard Suhalla Desert 3000452959411426Star jupiter.gif110Star jupiter.gif152
Star mars.gif100
Star mercury.gif100
Star venus.gif48
1360 Exp
6400 coins
Potion
Acts twice per turn
Menardi Venus Lighthouse.pngMenardi Venus Lighthouse 260030038913422050Star mars.gif105
Star venus.gif100
Star mercury.gif95
Star mars.gif175
Star jupiter.gif127
Star venus.gif100
Star mercury.gif72
3000 Exp
3600 coins
Fights alongside Saturos; Isaac will regenerate 4 pp per turn during this battle
Saturos Venus Lighthouse.pngSaturos Venus Lighthouse 300026040914016050Star mars.gif110Star mars.gif175
Star jupiter.gif127
Star venus.gif100
Star mercury.gif72
3000 Exp
3600 coins
Fights alongside Menardi; Isaac will regenerate 4 pp per turn during this battle
Question-mark.pngFinal Boss Venus Lighthouse 500050043915019050Star mars.gif110
Star venus.gif100
Star mars.gif175
Star venus.gif127
Star jupiter.gif127
Star mercury.gif72
N/AActs twice per turn; Isaac will regenerate 4 pp per turn during this battle
Deadbeard.pngDeadbeard Crossbone Isle 600060046817818060Star mercury.gif130
Star mars.gif120
Star jupiter.gif110
Star mercury.gif193
Star jupiter.gif152
Star mars.gif127
Star venus.gif72
8000 Exp
9000 coins
Water of life
Access to Demon Mail
Acts twice per turn

Bosses in The Lost Age[edit | edit source]

The following table lists the details of all bosses fought in The Lost Age, sorted by order of appearance (in the cases where order of appearance is optional or unclear, they are listed in ascending order of HP).

IconNameLocationHPPPAttackDefenseAgilityLuckElemental PowerResistanceRewardsNotes
Chestbeater.pngChestbeaterKandorean Temple 155N/A44112024 N/A Star jupiter.gif72
Star mercury.gif48
Star venus.gif48
Star mars.gif25
40 Exp
28 coins
Nut (one only)
Three are fought at once
King Scorpion.pngKing ScorpionYampi Desert 1064N/A101323940 Star venus.gif95 Star jupiter.gif100
Star mercury.gif72
Star venus.gif72
Star mars.gif48
440 Exp
228 coins
Vial

Briggs.png BriggsAlhafra 984N/A129297642 Star mars.gif100 Star jupiter.gif100
Star mercury.gif100
Star venus.gif100
Star mars.gif100
333 Exp
891 coins
Vial
Fights alongside (and can summon) Sea Fighter monsters
Aqua Hydra.pngAqua HydraLemurian Ship 277670173386344 Star mercury.gif115 Star mercury.gif175
Star venus.gif100
Star jupiter.gif100
Star mars.gif25
963 Exp
1612 coins
Vial

Serpent.pngSerpentGaia Rock 35361602497613546 Star venus.gif110 Star venus.gif152
Star mercury.gif100
Star mars.gif100
Star jupiter.gif48
1995 Exp
2898 coins
Access to Cloud Brand
Regenerates HP at one of the following amounts per turn; 2430, 810, 270, 90, 30
Can act two or three times per turn
Avimander.pngAvimanderChampa 379287281899441 Star mars.gif115 Star mars.gif175
Star jupiter.gif100
Star venus.gif100
Star mercury.gif25
2176 Exp
1330 coins
Acts twice per turn
Poseidon.pngPoseidonSea of Time 490516230210018547 Star mercury.gif115 Star mercury.gif175
Star jupiter.gif100
Star venus.gif100
Star mars.gif25
2930 Exp
3762 coins
Psy Crystal
Is invulnerable until the Trident is used
Acts twice per turn
Moapa.png MoapaTrial Road 3042N/A354219/174/12018140 Star mercury.gif100 Star mercury.gif100
Star jupiter.gif100
Star venus.gif100
Star mars.gif100
1670 Exp
2460 coins
Fights alongside two Knight monster
Karst.pngKarstJupiter Lighthouse 318632035410723550 Star mars.gif105
Star venus.gif100
Star mars.gif175
Star venus.gif127
Star jupiter.gif100
Star mercury.gif72
2813 Exp
5280 coins
Dark Matter
Fights alongside Agatio
Player uses a vary number of Adepts
Winning the battle is non-mandatory
Agatio Battle.pngAgatioJupiter Lighthouse 424828037711417846 Star mars.gif110
Star mars.gif175
Star venus.gif127
Star jupiter.gif100
Star mercury.gif72
3000 Exp
3740 coins
Fights alongside Karst
Player uses a vary number of Adepts
Winning the battle is non-mandatory
Flame Dragon Small.pngFlame DragonMars Lighthouse 534832038913421555 Star mars.gif115
Star mars.gif175
Star venus.gif100
Star jupiter.gif100
Star mercury.gif25
2502 Exp
1872 coins
Psy Crystal (one only)
Fights alongside another (different) Flame Dragon
Regenerates 4 PP per turn
Flame Dragon Big.pngFlame DragonMars Lighthouse 572425040013715848 Star mars.gif115
Star mars.gif175
Star venus.gif100
Star jupiter.gif100
Star mercury.gif25
2502 Exp
1521 coins
Psy Crystal (one only)
Fights alongside another (different) Flame Dragon
Regenerates 4 PP per turn
Star Magician.pngStar MagicianTreasure Isle 748656046013926852 Star mercury.gif105
Star jupiter.gif95
Star mercury.gif180
Star jupiter.gif150
Star venus.gif130
Star mars.gif72
7866 Exp
5566 coins
Access to the Azul Summon Tablet
Fights alongside (and can summon) four Ball monsters
Acts twice per turn
Sentinel.pngSentinelIslet Cave 873678060821617154 Star mars.gif120
Star jupiter.gif110
Star mercury.gif193
Star jupiter.gif152
Star mars.gif127
Star venus.gif72
10538 Exp
6144 coins
Access to the Catastrophe Summon Tablet
Regenerates 200 HP per turn
Regenerates 30 PP per turn
Acts three times per turn
Is immune to Psynergy
Valukar.pngValukarYampi Desert Cave 12960N/A550 17520646 Star mars.gif105
Star venus.gif95
Star jupiter.gif95
Star mercury.gif85
Star mars.gif175
Star jupiter.gif100
Star venus.gif100
Star mercury.gif60
8702 Exp
4980 coins
Access to the Daedalus Summon Tablet
Acts twice per turn
Can summon using the player’s standby Djinn
Question-mark.pngFinal BossMars Lighthouse 13200 (5000+4200+4000)500470 15520050 Star venus.gif110
Star mars.gif105
Star venus.gif195
Star mars.gif175
Star mercury.gif130
Star jupiter.gif98
N/A Abilities and statistics change over the course of the battle
Dullahan.pngDullahanAnemos Inner Sanctum 1600030067626924159 Star venus.gif110
Star mars.gif100
Star mercury.gif100
Star jupiter.gif100
Star mercury.gif190
Star venus.gif150
Star mars.gif130
Star jupiter.gif110
15600 Exp
6775 coins
Access to the Iris Summon Tablet
Regenerates 200 HP per turn
Regenerates 100 PP per turn
Acts three times per turn


Bosses in Golden Sun
Vault BanditsTretSaturosKiller ApeHydros StatueManticoreKrakenToadonpaStorm LizardTempest LizardSaturos and MenardiFinal bossDeadbeard
Bosses in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
ChestbeatersKing ScorpionBriggs and Sea FightersAqua HydraSerpentAvimanderPoseidonMoapa and KnightsKarst and AgatioFlame DragonsFinal bossValukarSentinelStar MagicianDullahan
Bosses in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Tangle BloomDim DragonDim Dragon PlusStealthy ScoutSand PrinceKu-Tsung and Ku-EmbraIce QueenSludgeMountain RocBlados and ChalisBlados, Chaos Hound, and ChalisFinal bossOgre TitansAncient DevilStar MagicianDullahan
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