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High on Life Nipulon Boss Fight Guide

You'll never guess what this bounty's reward is.

Nipulon is the penultimate bounty you need to acquire in Squanch Games' High on Life. He is an alien that looks related to both 9-Torg and 5-Torg. As the penultimate bounty, he is a little more difficult to fight against than the bounties you acquired before him. After speaking with Helen, the Moplet receptionist you need to speak with to obtain the Gunning for Your Job achievement, you'll need to wait until Nipulon is free to see you in his office. After entering, you will immediately engage in combat with him. It's important to note that this battle is in four phases, so we wrote out all the details you need to defeat Nipulon in High on Life.

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How to defeat Nipulon in High on Life

Nipulon is a tough customer, but if you know how to fight him, it's a breeze. We outlined every phase in your fight with him as well as how to defeat them below.

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  • Phase 1
    • The first phase is the easiest. Once you're let into his office, your fight with him will immediately begin. You can attack him with any of your Gatlians because once he reaches 60% health, he will immediately release a hallucinogenic drug that will change the fight.
  • Phase 2
    • After inhaling the drug, you'll be met with a strange landscape filled with things you've encountered in your adventures. Of these many things is Gene, who you'll need to talk with to proceed. After your conversation with him, he will point you toward a hole with a white beam of light going through it. Walk towards this hole both to proceed and enjoy a rather trippy experience. After falling through the hole, you'll fight Nipulon a second time, but this time, he will separate himself into different clones. You'll need to seek out the original Nipulon (the one with orange skin) and deplete his health to 30% if you want to get to the next phase.
  • Phase 3
    • In this phase, you'll need to speak with Lizzie, who will also point you toward another hole with a beam of light in it. Falling into the hole will trigger a similar fight to the second phase, but this time, Nipulon and his clones will be shooting lasers at you. You'll need to dodge these lasers, seek out the original Nipulon among his clones, and deplete his energy to 10%. After this, you'll be sent into another landscape where your goal will be to find the Gatlians in different locations in your immediate area. After finding all four, Gus, Sweezy, Kenny, and Creature, another hole will appear with a beam of light going through it.
  • Phase 4
    • In the final phase, you'll be dropped into an elongated version of the hallway directly in front of Nipulon's office. You will also have all four Gatlian's equipped, so you'll just need to move across the hall while shooting at all of the clones that come your way until you reach the real Nipulon at the very end. Once you've reached him, you'll stab him to death with Knifey, take his bounty, and get the Self-Actualization achievement.

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Nat Collazo is a writer with a little over a decade of experience in the gaming industry after having started as a sign flipper for Play N' Trade stores while dressed as Mario. Now they spend all of their time writing, forgetting to drink their coffee, and switching between Pokemon Masters, Lost Ark, and whatever else currently has their interest.

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