Battling the Imprisoned is similar to the last time around. As before, you want to kill it by repeatedly shoving the stone spike into its head three times (nine hits) before it reaches the temple. How do you shove the spike in?
Well, let’s go in order. For the first third of the battle, you’ll have to do one of two things. One: cut off all of its toes. This is quite the feat, seeing as it is moving very fast and releasing shockwaves with each step. I recommend hitting it with one of Groose’s Bombs to stun it. Take off the toes on the stunned boss, one foot at a time, then shove in the spike with down-up vertical slices. Alternatively, use the above ledges or the central whirlwind to land on the boss’s head, atop which you can use | | up-down vertical slices if you don’t get shoved off.
The boss will then get up – way up – for round two. It now is flying. You cannot get to it whatsoever until Groose hits it with a Bomb. Once he does, you need to go to the center of pit and do some more down-up vertical slices.
The Imprisoned will then start flying again. Groose has also lost his Bomb supply, so you need to get up there. Use the whirlwinds around the pit to get up there. Speak with Groose, then get into the catapult. Aim for the boss’s head (slowly adjust your aim at the head to go further back, then, when the big blue circle suddenly goes away, fire). Atop its head, do three up-down vertical slices to finish off the boss.