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Hard Mode is a Medal in Bug Fables. It raises the difficulty of the game in exchange for additional EXP from battles and special medals from Artis for defeating bosses with it equipped.

It can be obtained by talking to Artis at the Explorers' Association after Maki's tutorial.

Defeating bosses in Hard Mode will have Artis reward you with a Special Medal, depending on what boss you defeat. However, this doesn't count for the refights, so if you miss it, you'll have to buy the medal from Caravan.

According to the developers, Hard Mode was originally designed as the default difficulty.


List of Changes in Hard ModeEdit

  • Most enemies have more HP, sometimes less.
  • Most enemies have more ATK.
  • Some enemies have more DEF.
  • Multi hit enemy attack hit more times.
  • Enemies' special abilities that don't use up their turn activate more often.
  • Some enemies get new attacks.
  • An enemy's resistance to a status increases by more every time it is inflicted.
  • Getting first hit by an enemy will cause each enemy to get a free attack instead of just the front one.
  • EXP from battles is increased by 1.12 times.
  • Item drops from battles are more often.
  • Kabbu's basic attack will only flip enemies upon a successful attack.

Medals Obtained From ArtisEdit

Medal After Defeating Description
data-sort-value="Quick Flea"|
Quick flea icon
Quick Flea
Spider A favorite for those who know when to retreat. Makes fleeing a bit easier.
data-sort-value="Break"|
Break icon
Break
Zasp and Mothiva (Chapter 2) Grants Leif the "Break" skill, which reduces an enemy's defense for 2 turns.
data-sort-value="Spiky Bod"|
Spiky bod icon
Spiky Bod
Venus' Guardian When blocking, Kabbu will damage enemies that touch him with his horn.
data-sort-value="Life Stealer"|
Life stealer icon
Life Stealer
Monsieur Scarlet Reduces an ally's attack by 1, but their attacks will steal life from enemies.
data-sort-value="Deep Taunt"|
Deep taunt icon
Deep Taunt
Ahoneynation Kabbu's taunt will now reduce enemies' defense by 1, but will boost their attack by 1.
data-sort-value="Empower"|
Empower icon
Empower
Heavy Drone B-33 Grant's Leif the "Empower" skill, which boosts an ally's attack for 2 turns.
data-sort-value="Miracle Matter"|
Miracle matter icon
Miracle Matter
Broodmother If the equipped ally falls in battle, they will revive in 2 turns.
data-sort-value="TP Core"|
Tp core icon
TP Core
Mother Chomper The party recovers 2 TP every 2 turns.
data-sort-value="Heavy Throw"|
Heavy throw icon
Heavy Throw
Kali Grants Vi the "Heavy Throw" skill, which can deal high damage to an enemy.
data-sort-value="Triumph Buzz"|
Triumph buzz icon
Triumph Buzz
Astotheles After a successful battle, the party recovers 2 HP.
data-sort-value="Hard Charge"|
Hard charge icon
Hard Charge
Dune Scorpion Allows the equipped bug to use the "Hard Charge" skill, which grants maximum charge in exchange for HP.
data-sort-value="Enfeeble"|
Enfeeble icon
Enfeeble
The Watcher Grants Leif the "Enfeeble" skill, which reduces an enemy's attack for 2 turns.
data-sort-value="Reverse Toxin"|
Reverse toxin icon
Reverse Toxin
The Beast Being poisoned heals the equipped ally instead. However, it reduces defense by 1 while poisoned.
data-sort-value="Berry Finder"|
Berry finder icon
Berry Finder
Riz Increases berries found after defeating enemies.
data-sort-value="TP Plus"|
Tp plus icon
TP Plus
Zasp and Mothiva (Chapter 6) Increases the party's TP by 3.
data-sort-value="Resist All"|
Resist all icon
Resist All
Primal Weevil Decreases an ally's chances of receiving bad status effects by 50%.
data-sort-value="HP Plus"|
Hp plus icon
HP Plus
Cenn and Pisci Increases an ally's HP by 2.
data-sort-value="Block Heal"|
Block heal icon
Block Heal
Zommoth If the equipped ally performs a Super Block, they heal 1 HP
data-sort-value="Antlion Jaws"|
Antlion jaws icon
Antlion Jaws
ULTIMAX Tank Boosts an ally's basic attack, making them ignore 1 point of enemy defense.
data-sort-value="Random Start"|
Random start icon
Random Start
Carmina The equipped ally starts the battle with a random status buff/condition.
Medals
A.d.b.p. enhancer icon A.D.B.P. Enhancer Antlion jaws icon Antlion Jaws Back support icon Back Support Berry finder icon Berry Finder Berserker icon Berserker
Block heal icon Block Heal Break icon Break Break+ icon Break+ Bug me not! icon Bug Me Not! Charge up icon Charge Up
Charge up+ icon Charge Up+ Crazy prepared icon Crazy Prepared Deep taunt icon Deep Taunt Defense exchange icon Defense Exchange Detector icon Detector
Electric needles icon Electric Needles Empower icon Empower Empower+ icon Empower+ Enfeeble icon Enfeeble Enfeeble+ icon Enfeeble+
Eternal venom icon Eternal Venom Exp booster icon EXP Booster Extra freeze icon Extra Freeze Favorite one icon Favorite One First plating icon First Plating
Fortify icon Fortify Fortify+ icon Fortify+ Freeze resistance icon Freeze Resistance Front support icon Front Support Frostbite icon Frostbite
Hard charge icon Hard Charge Hard hits icon Hard Hits Hard mode icon Hard Mode Heal plus icon Heal Plus Heavy sleeper icon Heavy Sleeper
Heavy throw icon Heavy Throw Hp core icon HP Core Hp plus icon HP Plus Last attack icon Last Attack Last stand icon Last Stand
Leaf cloak icon Leaf Cloak Life cast icon Life Cast Life stealer icon Life Stealer Luckier day icon Luckier Day Meditation icon Meditation
Mightier pebble icon Mightier Pebble Mighty pebble icon Mighty Pebble Miracle matter icon Miracle Matter Numb resistance icon Numb Resistance Poison attacker icon Poison Attacker
Poison defender icon Poison Defender Poison needles icon Poison Needles Poison resistance icon Poison Resistance Poison touch icon Poison Touch Power exchange icon Power Exchange
Prayer icon Prayer Quick flea icon Quick Flea Random start icon Random Start Reflection icon Reflection Resist all icon Resist All
Reverse toxin icon Reverse Toxin Secure pouch icon Secure Pouch Seedling affinity icon Seedling Affinity Shock trooper icon Shock Trooper Sleep resistance icon Sleep Resistance
Sleepy needles icon Sleepy Needles Spiky bod icon Spiky Bod Spy specs icon Spy Specs Status booster icon Status Booster Status mirror icon Status Mirror
Status relay icon Status Relay Strong start icon Strong Start Super block+ icon Super Block+ Tardigrade shield icon Tardigrade Shield Tp core icon TP Core
Tp plus icon TP Plus Tp saver icon TP Saver Triumph buzz icon Triumph Buzz Victory buzz icon Victory Buzz Weak stomach icon Weak Stomach
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