Fear of Flying (Merciless) is a secret stage in Growing Strange. It can be accessed randomly after completing An Elder Secret (Merciless). Completing this stage yields an Elder Catfruit Seed, with a very small chance of an Elder Catfruit.
- The battle begins with 4 Pigeon de Sables.
- After 13 seconds, a Brollow will appear.
- When the enemy base is attacked, more Brollows and Pigeon de Sables spawn alongside The Face and three Li'l Bun Buns.
- Brollows and Li'l Bun Buns continue spawning every 20 and 40 seconds, respectively, but eventually stop.
- Pigeon de Sable spawns every 16 - 14 seconds and does not stop.
This stage is recommended to start grinding Elder Catfruit on, due to the Floating type's many exploitable weaknesses. The Pigeon de Sables are manageable, despite their shockwaves, as they're weak, as well as The Face, due to its horrible movement speed. However, you must be wary of Li'l Bun Bun and Brollow, as when a combination of the two pile up, they can smash through your ranks with ease. Cameraman Cat should do very well in this stage. Octopus Cat is very good for starting cash and you will need Octo for An Elder Secret anyway (to defend against the Berserkory.) A slow anti-floating such as Sanzo or Miko Mitama will destroy this stage. Delinquent and his evolutions shine here, too, as they can freeze most of the foes in this stage.