Crisis Core Reunion: How To Defeat The Sea Hulk?

Learn the best battle strategy for the Sea Hulk in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion.

The combat mode can get quite challenging, especially when you’re facing enemies like the Sea Hulk in Crisis Core Reunion. It is one of the toughest enemies players get to face while completing the missions in the game. Its appearance and most of its moves are quite similar to the Behemoth, who appears as a boss in the game. Nonetheless, defeating the Sea Hulk can be made easier with the right strategy.

Key Highlights

  • The Sea Hulk is an enemy that the player faces in the Crisis Core FFVII Reunion.
  • Players can find the Sea Hulk in M10-4-3 “Is it a Vacation Yet?”.
  • In addition, to having the ability to Self-heal, the Sea Hulk is a fast enemy with special moves like Heave, Gyro Tail, and Meteorite.
  • Players can outpace the Sea Hulk’s ability to heal by using the Hell Thundaga Materia in the game.
  • Sea Hulk has the chance to drop Hi-Potion and Iron Bangle. Players can also try stealing items from the it, such as Iron Bangle and Titanium Bangle

About Sea Hulk

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Sea Hulk: Overview [Screengrab by eXputer]
As we mentioned earlier, the Sea Hulk is an enemy which the player faces during the missions of Crisis Core Reunion. Sea Hulk puts up a tough fight and is devastatingly strong. For a lot of players, it is one of the strongest fights in the whole game. The Sea Hulk has quick and rapid attacks, and it is quite nimble despite having a huge body, unlike the Wyerd. Hence, to defeat the enemy, players need to be constantly on their toes!

When it comes to its appearance, the Sea Hulk is almost Identical to the Behemoth (first boss) and the Behemoth King (Optional boss). Although the Behemoth King has a gold coat, the other two don a charcoal-colored coat in Crisis Core Reunion. Despite having the same appearance, the Sea Hulk does a lot more damage than the Behemoth and also has the ability to Self-heal.

Now that you’re briefly introduced to the Sea Hulk, it’s time to check out its Stats.


Of course, every gamer knows that once you’re aware of the enemy’s stats, you automatically get the upper hand. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the Sea Hulk will allow you to consider or eliminate certain moves and strategies. It will eventually push you toward the most effective battle plan. After going through its stats, you can get a brief idea of which Materia you should or should not use.

Let us now have a quick look at some of the standout Stats of the Sea Hulk in the new Final Fantasy game.

  • Level: 36
  • HP: 52,800
  • MP: 187
  • ATK: 44
  • MAG: 31
  • VIT: 22
  • SPR: 23
  • LCK: 33
  • EXP: 1,052
  • SP: 220
  • Gil: 78

Many of the Best Materias are great at causing Elemental damage. However, not all of these might perform well against certain enemies. Hence, let us quickly review how the Sea Hulk stands against some of the Elemental damages in the game. Luckily, it doesn’t have any damage reductions against the Elemental attacks in Crisis Core Reunion.

  • Fire: Full Damage (100%)
  • Ice: Full Damage (100%)
  • Thunder: Full Damage (100%)
  • Gravity: Full Damage (100%)


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Sea Hulk’s Mission in the game [Image Credit: eXputer]
The Sea Hulk appears during a 6-star mission in Crisis Core Reunion. In order to face the Sea Hulk, you will need to put in a good amount of hours into the game before unlocking the relevant mission.

Players can face the Sea Hulk during the M10-4-3 “Is it a Vacation Yet?” mission. To access the quest, simply open up the Missions menu and head to M10: Mysteries of the World. After that, choose M10-4: More Fun in the Sun!, finally choose the mission that reads, “Is It a Vacation Yet?”. Of course, you will need to complete prior quests to unlock M10-4-3.

To unlock the mission, you need to first complete M10-4-2: We Hope it’s a Vacation. During M10-4-3, players will only face the Sea Hulk as an enemy. After completing the quest, the players will get the Adamantite as a reward.


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Sea Hulk Drops [Screengrab by eXputer]
Talking about rewards, let us quickly have a look at all the potential loot from the Sea Hulk before going through its battle strategy. Defeating a tough opponent in any game guarantees some high-tier loot for the player. The same can be said for the Sea Hulk as well. However, there are two methods through which the players can earn items.

First off, you have the basic Dropped Loot, which you will get after defeating the Sea Hulk. Dropped Loot is guaranteed. However, the contents may vary according to their rarity. The players can either get the Hi-Potion (common drop) or the Iron Bangle (rare drop) after beating the Sea Hulk. Hi-Potion is a recovery item and can heal a moderate amount of HP for Zack. The Iron Bangle is an Accessory that increases Zack’s HP by 20%.

Apart from the Dropped Loot, players can also snatch items from the Sea Hulk by using the “Mug” or “Steal” move. The Steal move will simply try snatching a certain item from the beast, whereas the Mug move will do the same in addition to causing some damage as well. There is a 50% chance of acquiring an item while using these moves. So if you use them a couple of times during the battle, you will eventually get an item.

When it comes to stealing, players can get the Iron Bangle (common steal) or the Titanium Bangle (rare steal). The Titanium Bangle is an accessory that increases the player’s HP by 30%.

How To Beat Sea Hulk In Crisis Core Reunion?

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How To Defeat the Sea Hulk? [Screenshot by eXputer]
It is now time to get into the juicy bit of our guide. By now, you must know every relevant detail about the Sea Hulk. Which allows you to have a good overview of the battle’s rewards and challenges. You also know that the Sea Hulk does not have any resistance against elemental damage, which means you can quite easily use all kinds of Materias on it. 

However, there are still a few things you need to keep your focus on before heading into battle. The Sea Hulk has a variety of moves under its belt. Similarly, it is quite weak against some Materias. Whereas on the other hand, its Self-healing ability means that players can not hold back during any part of the battle.

Before getting into the battle plan, it is best to familiarize yourself with all the moves the Sea Hulk uses.


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Meteorite Move by the Sea Hulk [Screengrab by eXputer]
Apart from Sea Hulk’s self-healing ability, it is important to get familiar with its moves. The Sea Hulk has access to a wide range of attacks, and they are capable of dealing with Zack quickly. On top of that, despite its massive size, the Sea Hulk is very quick on its feet and can switch positions on the battlefield in an instant. 

Nonetheless, here are all the moves the Sea Hulk can use during combat in the new Final Fantasy game.

  • Double Claw Swipe: One of the most common moves the Sea Hulk uses. It’s a quick move and does not do as much damage as some of the other moves below. The Sea Hulk simply swipes its claws twice in front of it; the player can dodge it easily by moving to the sides.
  • Double Tail Swipe: Similar to the Claw Swipes, the Double Tail Swipe is a similar move where the Sea Hulk lashes its tail within its vicinity. It is less damaging than the Gyro Tail but has a lot more range than the Double Claw Swipe.
  • Gyro Tail: The Sea Hulk’s tail is one of its biggest fortes, and it makes sure it utilizes it again while using the Gyro Tail move. During the move, the Sea Hulk will spin its tail in a complete 360 circle. Hence, keeping your distancing or rolling away is your best bet against the move.
  • Heave: The Heave is a devastating attack that resembles a tackle, but it launches the player in the air and deals great damage. Players can roll away from the Sea Hulk to dodge the attack.
  • Meteorite: The Meteorite is the Sea Hulk’s special move. During the move, a cutscene will get initiated where the beast will summon meteors from Space and bombard them on the player causing huge amounts of damage.
  • Ten Million Volts: The Ten Million Volts is the final attack in the Sea Hulk’s pocket. It will call upon multiple lightning strikes on the battlefield. Upon contact, Zack will receive some damage and can also get stunned. To avoid the attack, move away from the AoE.

Battle Strategy

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Battle Strategy to use against the Sea Hulk [Image Credit: eXputer]
First and foremost, before you begin the battle, it is important to know that there is nothing you can do to stop the Self-healing ability the Sea Hulk has. In order to nullify the healing of the beast, it is essential to deal damage at a faster rate. Hence, you can not lower your battle intensity while facing the Sea Hulk.

Another crucial thing to make sure of is the Level of Zack. The Sea Hulk appears in a 6-star mission and is quite tough to beat. Therefore, you should first focus on Leveling up Zack in Crisis Core Reunion. Make sure that he is around level 40 before you plan to take on the Sea Hulk. Now let’s focus on the main focal strength of the Sea Hulk.

The Sea Hulk can use some lethal attacks such as the Gyro Tail, Heave, Ten Million Volts, and Meteorite. These attacks can do massive damage but can also inflict statuses like Stun, Silence, and Poison. Getting these Status Effects can tip the battle greatly toward the Sea Hulk. Therefore, it is crucial to have your dodging skills on point and take the least damage during the fight. Not only that, but also try equipping certain accessories that decrease the influence of some of these Status effects in the game.

In addition to the Dodging, make sure to use the Wall Materia as much as you can. You can make the Wall Materia by fusing the Barrier and Octaslash Materia. The Wall Materia halves the physical damage conceded by Zack for a minute. Hence, if you constantly keep using the Wall Materia, you can fortify your defense against the Sea Hulk.

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Using Hell Thundaga against the Sea Hulk [Screenshot by eXputer]
Now that you’re sorted with the Defensive part, it’s time to focus on the aggressive side you need to take into battle. As we saw earlier, the Sea Hulk has no particular resistance against any elemental damage. Therefore, you can almost use any of the top-tier Materias against the Sea Hulk.

Although, among all the Materias, the best one to use has to be the Hell Thundaga. So make sure to equip the Hell Thundaga and use it as much as you can during the battle. Another great thing about this Materia is that it allows for maintaining a safe distance from the Sea Hulk. Therefore, you can easily anticipate its attacks and dodge them at the perfect time. Since the Hell Thundaga is a quick attack, you can also overtake the speed of Sea Hulk’s healing ability.

Additionally, keep an eye on the DMW and use the Limit Break moves as well. Lastly, make sure that you also you the Buster Sword melee attacks from time to time. Spamming the Hell Thundaga Materia can get quite repetitive and take the fun out of battle.

By implementing all of these tips and tricks, you will eventually bring down the Sea Hulk in Crisis Core FFVII Reunion.

Wrap Up

So there you have it! Our complete take on How to Beat the Sea Hulk in Crisis Core Reunion. After reading through our thorough guide, you will be well aware of all the tiny details about the Sea Hulk. Among all the foes in the game, the Sea Hulk is considered one of the toughest, mainly due to its ability to Self-heal and its highly damaging attacks.

Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion is a freshly released game by Square Enix. It is a remastered version of the game, which debuted in 2007 on the PSP. It’s crucial to be aware of a few things when going through the tale, such as the solutions to Hojo’s Questions, the Mako Recovery Unit puzzle, and the Squats mini-game. Players should also concentrate on obtaining the Magic Pot and Cactuar Summons for Zack Fair in addition to that.

While you’re playing through the game, make sure to go through all the Trophies that can be obtained in Crisis Core Reunion. Also, if you’re facing any errors, you can check out the Crisis Core Reunion Crashing Fix Guide

We thank you for reading through our extensive guide about the Sea Hulk battle. Stick around at eXputer for more informative articles about Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion.

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Sameer Tahir

When Sameer first acquired a Gameboy Advance nearly fifteen years ago, he instantly fell in love with video games. His passion for gaming hasn't wavered to date, and currently, he rejuvenates the experience by drafting video game guides at eXputer.

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