Puppet Ganon is a Boss of Ganon's Tower, the last dungeon in The Wind Waker. It is fought just before the final clash against Ganondorf. This colossal marionette proves to be quite the challenge before the last boss is encountered in the game. When Link fights Puppet Ganon the battle shifts through three phases, each one with this monstrosity taking on a new form.
Before the battle begins, a scene will play where Link and Ganondorf discuss Zelda's dreams. Ganondorf comments about how what the King had said was all ridiculous, and instead that it was their gods who destroyed them. Ganondorf also states that he was waiting for Link to arrive, whom he tells to not betray his expectations. Ganondorf begins to deform until the curtains reveal that standing before Link now was none other than Puppet Ganon.
First Phase: Puppet FormBoomerang and use it to cut some of the puppet's strings. Most importantly, Link will want to cut the one holding up the puppet's tail. Each string takes a couple of hits to take down, so make sure to target each a couple of times in order to knock them down. The other strings attached to Puppet Ganon's arms may get in the way of aptly using the Boomerang, so be patient throughout this process. Once the tail is down, Link must target the crystal orb on the tail with a light arrow. After a successful shot to the orb, the puppet will fly upwards, and will be completely stringed once again. The process will need to be repeated a two more times before this phase is finished. After the Puppet Ganon fight is finished, the puppet will rise to the top of the room and then returns to the ground in the second phase as a spider.
Puppet Ganon has a few means of attacking Link. First, Puppet Ganon has a remarkable reach and can punch Link no matter the distance they are from each other. Puppet Ganon will also release some Keese to distract Link while he is trying to attack its tail. These Keese can be valuable, as they will often drop magic to refill Link's ability to shot Light Arrows. Midway through the fight, Puppet Ganon can also return to the top of the room and reattach the currently severed threads, restarting some of the fight over.
Second Phase: Spider Form
There are only two ways that the Spider Form chooses to attack Link. The first is obvious, which is by hitting Link when the spider falls from the top of the room. This can be dodged by using the spider's reflection in the water to see where it will fall before it does, and then run to an empty space between legs to avoid contact. The second is an attack the first form uses, which is sending down a few Keese to distract Link. They can easily be taken care of with a few hits from the Master Sword before returning to Puppet Ganon.
Third Phase: Moldorm Form
There are a few ways to tackle this fight. Link can either use the sword or bombs, or another valid weapon, to hit the head of Puppet Ganon. This will momentarily stop it, which might give enough time to shoot a Light Arrow at the tail in order to do some damage.