The leader of a hedgehog pie pack. This self-styled king wears a toy crown it picked up in the slums. It attacks by charging into foes with the spines on its back, and by casting spells.Enemy Intel
Hedgehog Pie King is an enemy in Final Fantasy VII Remake, fought by Cloud and Aerith in Chapter 8, "Budding Bodyguard", as part of the "Kids on Patrol" odd job. In battle, the king is joined by two hedgehog pies, and summons more when his minions are defeated, also bestowing its underlings with buffs. It is distinguishable from the regular hedgehog pies by its blue coloration, the crown it wears and the scars on its belly.
Hedgehog pie king can also be fought in the Corneo Colosseum, in the "vs. Team Payback" challenge.
- = Physical damage
- = Magical damage
|Bounce||Bounces on a target.|
|Slow||Casts Slow to inflict Slow for 40 seconds.|
|Sweet Dreams||Releases a fog that induces Sleep.|
|Protection||Bestows Barrier, Manaward, and Regen on all allies or on itself only.||-||-|
The king is the main target, though it summons regular hedgehog pies as minions and buffs them and itself with Barrier, Manaward, and Regen. Like the regular hedgehog pies, it bounces on the player characters dealing physical damage. It can also put the party to Sleep by releasing a cloud of sleeping gas.
Both Cloud and Aerith should equip Ice Materia, paired with Elemental Materia on Cloud. Aerith could pair hers with Magnify Materia. The pies' Bounce attacks must be avoided or guarded against to prevent stunning (countering in Punisher Mode does not work as well, as the bounce is a multi-hit attack and Cloud will only counter the initial bounce and then be left vulnerable), and the smaller minions can be dispatched first. Cloud can use Triple Slash. The party can lay into the hedgehog pie king with Blizzard or Blizzara to stagger it, then burst it down with Cloud, such as Punisher Mode and Braver. The player can cast Barrier on Aerith to give her some extra protection, though she is better off staying further away from the action whereas Cloud takes the pies head on. They player can focus on the enemies that don't have buffs to avoid wasting ATB and MP.
The enemies are more durable but the usual ice materia and elemental materia combo is still effective on Cloud, especially when used with Triple Slash. Subversion Materia can be useful to cast Breach and defeat the enemies quicker, and Aerith can use Arcane Ward with Blizzaga to defeat the hedgehog pie king, paired with HP Absorption Materia or MP Absorption Materia for sustainability.
Defeating the hedgehog pie king rewards Aerith the Telluric Scriptures Vol. VI.