- See also: Boss
The Mechanical Bosses are three Hardmode bosses that can be summoned by "mechanical" items, and are themselves metallic and robotic in appearance. They generally become available after the Wall of Flesh is defeated for the first time in a world. Defeating all three triggers the status message "The jungle grows restless", and Plantera's Bulbs begin spawning in the Underground Jungle, which are required to summon Plantera.
The Mechanical Bosses' summoning items can be crafted at a Hardmode Anvil. Each can also drop from any Hardmode enemy (except statue-spawned enemies and Meteor Heads), with a 1/2500 chance, until their respective boss is defeated.
In addition to being summoned manually, there is a 10% chance that one will spawn each night after the first Demon/Crimson Altar is destroyed in a world. Each will continue to spawn randomly until it is defeated at least once.
Once any single Mechanical Boss has been defeated for the first time:
|| Buckets of Bolts • "Defeat the three nocturnal mechanical menaces: the Twins, the Destroyer, and Skeletron Prime."
| Defeat all three Mechanical Bosses.
|| Mecha Mayhem • "Do battle against the Twins, the Destroyer, and Skeletron Prime simultaneously and emerge victorious."
| Defeat all three Mechanical Bosses simultaneously in a single battle.
- In the Desktop version, bringing their summoning items to a pre-Hardmode world makes it possible to defeat the Mechanical Bosses prior to defeating the Wall of Flesh. However, the Wall must still be defeated in order to unlock Plantera.
- Players who aren't confident in their ability to defeat the bosses, but who want access to the Hardmode ores, can refrain from destroying any Altars until they are ready and instead fish for crates, which offer those ores and their bars as random rewards during Hardmode. Crates acquired pre-Hardmode can also be saved until Hardmode, and will still offer Hardmode rewards.
- Once one of the spawning messages appears at random, fleeing underground, or logging out and back in again, can prevent the Mechanical Bosses from spawning.
- In the Mobile Version, the player can find a Drax in a Shadow Chest in the Underworld, allowing the player to get to the Turtle Armor before defeating any of the Mechanical Bosses, making it much easier to defeat them on the first try.
- See the individual mechanical boss articles for more specific changes.
- 220.127.116.11: Life Fruit now only spawns after defeating a Mechanical Boss.
- 1.2.4: Fixed bug where "The jungle grows restless" message would appear before you have beaten all 3 Mech Bosses.
- 18.104.22.168: Mech bosses no longer spawn randomly if another boss is alive. You can still summon multiple bosses manually.
- 1.2.3: Mech bosses are now slightly more difficult.
- 22.214.171.124: Mechanical Bosses will no longer spawn during Pumpkin Moons.
- 1.2.1: Reduced the chance for a mechanical boss summon to drop during hardmode.
- Hardmode Crimson, Corruption, and Hallow spread is now slowed after killing Plantera instead of any Mechanical Boss.
- Slightly increased the chance for an Eclipse to happen, but they will now only happen after killing a Mechanical Boss.
- 1.1: Introduced.