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Note: this boss is part of a multiform boss fight. The other two forms are Stinger Kid and Hunter Fang.

That does not hurt!
~ Giga's Rose

Giga's Rose (ギガスローズ Gigasu Rōzu?) is the final form of the stage 6 boss in Gradius Gaiden.


It fights like a combination of Choking Weed and Crystal Core. It's a giant mutated rose. It also has a blue bulb resembling a core.

Attack patterns

This pretty flower is not a thing to mess with. Giga's Rose opens up, firing small bolts from it's tentacles and sucking you in. After this, it will close, and fire two streams of lasers while firing large seeds. These seeds then burst open to fire a three way shot at you. This pattern repeats until it dies, upon death, it withers, shrinks, and falls off the wall.


Gradius Gaiden
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Bosses Blizzard CrawlerGraveNobilShining CoreMoai DimensionMad SkinStinger KidHunter FangGiga's RoseKrakenLaser TetranDeathDoubleParasite CoreTriple CoreDeltatryJuggler CoreNeo Big CoreHeaven's GateBoost CoreGunner WallHeavy DuckerSolO.V.U.M.
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