The Monster Toad (also known as Armored Toad King) is the first boss of Phoenotopia and an optional boss in Phoenotopia Awakening. As his name implies, he is a gigantic, monstrous toad. His body is almost entirely covered in stony armor and can only be attacked on his butt, the one area that isn't covered. He is encountered in Anuri Temple.
The Monster Toad is the first boss of this game. His battle is simple and easy, as he remains stationary for most of the battle and has simple attack patterns. The first thing he does is stomp the ground to trigger an earthquake that causes Duri Fruits (and sometimes Slimes) to fall from the ceiling. After that, he'll inhale all Duri Fruits on the ground and spit their seeds at Gale. To attack the Monster Toad, the player needs to use the Slingshot to launch a stone at the bunch of Duri Fruits hanging over him. This will cause a fruit to fall on the Monster Toad, prompting him to turn around. As long as he's turned around, Gale can attack his unarmored weak point. Eventually, the Monster Toad will recover and jump to the other side of the arena, resetting the cycle.
The Monster Toad is returning in this game, completely remodeled both visually and in terms of attacks. His battle is more difficult this time around, as such he is now a secret optional boss in Anuri Temple. Gale can hit his weak spot at any time without having to hit him with a Duri Fruit.
He follows a pattern of attacks, much like the Computer Guardian, that goes as follows:
- He'll try to jump on Gale up to four times. If Gale is close to the Monster Toad when he lands, she'll get knocked back by the impact of him hitting the ground.
- Then he'll jump up into the sky and lands in the middle of the screen, causing debris, Duri Fruits, and Gummies to fall from the ceiling.
- Next he'll try to inhale Gale. If he manages to suck her in, she'll be stuck in his mouth and take damage over time until she attacks enough to make the Monster Toad spit her out. If he inhales any Gummies, they'll give him a small amount of health. The pattern restarts after this attack.
In addition to this, the Monster Toad also uses one last attack when defeated, which scatters debris all over the room as he flees the room.