Dettankarmen P3

Boss Type

Great Evil Mask/Demon



Damage Resistance




Signature Moves

  • Sleepy Breath
  • Toasted Meal

Other Monster in Relation


Dettankarmen is the final storyline boss in Patapon 2. This boss is fought after defeating Ormen Karmen in Pata-Pole Palace. He is supposedly summoned by the Karmen tribe, taking into affect his name. He has 2 forms used in combat (like Goruru, Patapon's last boss). These two forms are Beast Form and Cyclops Form. Beware, because Dettankarmen shape shifts far more quickly than Goruru or Garuru. This powerful demon is significantly more challenging and dangerous than the demon Goruru. After defeating this mighty demon three times, he drops the Grey Rainbow, which leads to Zuttankarmen, which grants lots of Ka-ching and usually drops a piece of Heaven Equipment, Ancient Equipment, or Giant Equipment.

Dettankarmen and it's more powerful cousin Zuttankarmen are known for being one of the only Patapon bosses with an exclusive theme: the Hey Whazzat Theme.


Patapon 2Edit

Patapon 3Edit

Beast Form AttacksEdit

Sleepy BreathEdit


Dettankarmen releasing it's sleepy breath attack

Do not use PonPata or DonDon bounce, as the gas has long range and duration. Use DonChaka right when he's going to breathe the gas and your Patapons will be unaffected. If accidentally affected, defend right away because he is most likely going to follow up with Claw Swipe. If not Claw Swipe he might transform to his Cyclops form. 

You can tell if Dettankarmen is going to use Claw Swipe next or Cyclops form by the way he places himself away from your army. If he jumps right next to your army to use the attack, he is likely going to follow-up with claw swipe. If he jumps next to your army, then takes a step back, he will likely follow up with cyclops form.

However, if using a sleep-imune unit like Babassa or Mashuriro, you do not have to worry about this attack, just prepare for the next possible attack, Claw Swipe.

Claw SwipeEdit

Dettankarmen 2

Dettankarmen uses Claw Swipe.

He will jump back very far and launch forward, and then stand on his hind legs to deliver a powerful swipe that can kill many Patapons if the attack connects. Use PonPon until he is about to charge or swipe, then use PonPata. Don't use DonDon bounce because its claws are higher than your jumps. Do time your PonPata properly, because the 2nd time you PonPata, you won't travel the same distance, thus getting swiped by his lethal claws.

Patapon DevourEdit

After level 10, Dettankarmen will copy Zuttankarmen's Patapon Devour. Dettankarmen crouches, opening and closing its mouth for a few seconds, and then leans forward, devouring Patapons. While easier to dodge than its Claw Swipe, if failed to dodge this attack, Dettankarmen can eat any Patapon in its reach. To evade this attack, use the PonPata or DonDon Chaka command. Her

Dettankarmen tries to devour Patapons

oes can be in danger of this attack, for the reason that when performing an action in Hero mode they don't listen to most of the player's commands. So, if a Dekapon, Robopon, Tatepon or Kibapon hero is attacking (and in close range), he is most likely to be eaten. To prevent this, the Hero must be taken out of Hero mode when Dettankarmen is charging and, as stated above, use either the PonPata or DonDon commands to avoid being devoured.
Dettankarmen Cyclops Form

Dettankarmen in Cyclops form

Cyclops Form AttacksEdit

Toasted MealEdit


Dettankarmen trying to summon meteors


Dettankarmen toasts Patapon for meal

He will suddenly transform into the Cyclops Form right after he's done with Sleepy Breath and will prance near your Patapon. When he's going to catch one, he will stare at your army and capture a unit, burning it to a crisp with his torch and eating it. Use either the DonDon bounce or the PonPata retreat to avoid this. But, Dettankarmen is easy to stagger when in Cyclops form. To stagger it, you should do PonChaka when it transforms and then PonPon. It will drop Ka-Ching or a piece of rare equipment after that.

Meteor TimeEdit

He does a dance and then meteors fall out of the sky. The dance looks like "Caramelldansen" and the meteors are from Mahopon's special move, Hail Mary. However Dettankarmen will do this if it is Level 10 and above. Stagger him to stop him. The easiest way to stagger him is to use high stagger weapons with units like Dekapons/Hero Robopon, preferably Menyokki.


  • In Patapon 2, A Tatepon Hero is recommended for Dettankarmen, since his move Claw Swipe deals high damage or one-hit kills, and his Hero Mode deflects all damage. But be careful, Dettankarmen can devour the hero even if you are in hero mode!
  • When the battle begins, the monster's head (shaped like a boot) drifts down and attaches to a body that appears out of thin air. It then takes a dragon form that does nothing unless you attack.
  • Dettankarmen is very easy to stagger in cyclops form.
  • It is possible to freeze Dettankarmen, thus making him completely incapable of attacking.

    The Archfiend of Adamance possessing Dettankarmen.

  • When he is defeated at level 3, you can get past the Grey Rainbow, so you have to beat him again at level 4 to get it.
  • If he is staggered in Cyclops form, he will stop attacking and return to his dog form again.
  • For some reason if you stagger him in Cyclops form while he is eating a Patapon, that Patapon will be saved, but for some reason, he'll be teleported back to the beginning of the stage and will have to travel all the way back to the fight.
  • In Patapon 3, Dettankarmen and Zuttankarmen have slower Claw Swipes. However, when Dettankarmen and Zuttankarmen are in Rage Mode, their attacks will become even faster and more unpredictable than in Patapon 2.

    Dettankarmen's mask hovers down.

  • In Patapon 2, it is recommended that the you use a Toripon Hero since it cannot be affected by Dettankarmen's Sleepy Breath and Toasted Meal. However, the player should be careful since Dettankarmen's Claw Swipe can kill the Hero instantly and Meteor Time can make the Hero catch fire very easily.
  • Dettankarmen, along with Zuttankarmen, are the fastest bosses to change forms, while Gorl and Goruru are the slowest.
  • Dettankarmen and Zuttankarmen, alongside Arch Pandara, Gheek Dongora and The Other Vessel are the bosses that have a form that does absolutely nothing. And incidentally, all of the following bosses have these forms before you attack them.
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