Paper Mario: The Origami King introduces an all-new combat system with the goal of lining up enemies in the right places around you so you can attack them as a group. There are also a number of classic staples that are baked into the gameplay as well, such as the ability to deal extra damage to enemies in combat. While the ultimate goal is to avoid getting hit at all, there's no doubt that you'll end up getting hit if you don't line up the enemies in time. As a result, knowing how to reduce the amount of damage you take from their attacks is very important and this guide will tell you how you can do that.
How to Reduce Damage Taken in Battle
The goal of Paper Mario: The Origami King is to try to take out our enemies before they even attack. However, they will most definitely attack at some point, which is when you have to try to protect your health.
Paper Mario: The Origami King uses HP for your health, which you really need to protect as much as you can. Every little bit helps, so it's important to find a way to avoid some damage.
To do this, you obviously have to wait until the enemy is in its attack phase. Then wait for the enemy to actually start their attack and what you want to do is press A just as they are about to hit you. If you time this correctly, the word “Block” should appear on screen and you will reduce the amount of damage taken from this single attack. Because when you are attacked by multiple enemies in a single phase, keep pressing A for each attack they make for the same to happen as well.