- The Hermie fight is actually kind of tedious if you're not glass-cannoning it? Basically, the move you didn't see was him hiding in his shell after his claws are bandaged. There, he heals for a stupid amount of health, sometimes for multiple turns, before reappearing with healed claws. It's really annoying.
If I remember, you can
set Hermie on fire
to get Hermie out of his shell early, I think he still heals a bit though.
Looking up Hermie's stats, they're (in general) a bit lower in the Japanese version, his claws have their health and defense halved. Despite this he gives more experience and coins.
Hermie is a reference to an enemy type from Tomato Quest, and earlier game by AlphaDream
Although this really is not useful for raocow, my first time through the game ,I loved thunder bros because it
lowers enemy defense
I used it in all possible boss battles.