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"The only non-mechanical part is a portion of its face. It only eats raw meat soaked in machine oil."
Battle Memory

The Almost Mecha-Lion' is a boss in Mother 3s seventh chapter.


While Lucas, Boney, and maybe Duster are assigned to finding Salsa and Samba which are running amok about the Chimera Laboratory, they are ambushed by the Almost Mecha-Lion, a chimera that is mostly mechanical but has part of its face still intact. The fight against it does not need to be won to continue. After the battle, the Almost Mecha-Lion gets back up to challenge Lucas and friends again, but is knocked away by a Clayman.



Text Diplayed Power Effects
Scratch with Its Sharp Claws Low Damages one target
Stab with Its Poisonous Tail Low Can effect poison
Biting Attack Low Damages one target
Breath Fire Low Fire damages the whole party
Bellow a War Cry N/A Lowers offense

Its battle sound is Battle Sound 31 which falls under Code Numbers 852 for regular attack, 853 for Smaaaash! and 854 for Miss. It shares this battle sound with all other lion enemies in the game.



Attack Damage Effect Chance
Fire 30 Flammable 100
Freeze 100 Freezable 100
Thunder 120 Nubness 60
PK Love Effective - -
Hypnosis - Sleepyness 0
Brainshock - Strangeness 0
Flash - Crying 80


Attack Chance/Damage
Bomb 60
Wall Staple 30
Apologise 20%
Laugh 70%
DCMC Immune


  • The Almost Mecha lion is the only enemy in the game which losing doesn't lead to the game over screen.
  • Like many other bosses, the Almost Mecha-Lion has an unused back sprite.
  • The Almost Mecha-Lion is still under development when it is battled, as completed Mecha-Lions can be seen in the Laboratory Level of the Empire Porky Building in Chapter 8.
    • Strangely enough, the Almost Mecha-Lion is a stronger than the Mecha-Lions.