this will just cover the basics of using bamboo to trap enemies
please keep in mind that things might not always work the way you want it to
anything can happen
the basic setup of a bamboo trap is this:
the enemy is attracted to the bamboo
and is blocked by a barrier
the barrier can be a wall, vines, even you or party members
the enemy is bapho
the barrier is the vines
the enemies are illusion wolves
the barrier is the water
the enemy is Mor
the barrier is the pillar
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN TRAPPING
Who is the enemy?
what are you trying to trap?
Does it have any long-range attacks that can kill bamboo?
Will it still use attacks when it's against the barrier?
How does it attack?
Will it try to run away from the barrier?
in the case of bapho, it moves alot so you should surround it when it is trapped
What is the barrier?
What will block the enemy from the bamboo?
Can the barrier be destroyed?
How big is the barrier?
Does it have any openings?
walls and things that can't be destroyed are reliable barriers
characters can be killed, knocked down, etc. so meatshielding is risky
How do I get the enemy to the barrier?
Are people going to lure?
Will the enemy attack me as i'm luring?
Will I use a puppet to lure?
Where should i go when luring?
in the case of Efreet, if you are standing in front of bamboo and it uses falcon punch, the attack will travel past you killing the bamboo behind you
so be careful how you lure
make sure you don't get the bamboo destroyed while you are luring
Where will I summon panda?
is it safe to put it close?
How far is too far?
Where can the enemy not reach or attack the bamboo?
Will panda be able to make more bamboo in case the first ones are destroyed?
some enemies can only attack in certain directions, so that leaves some small, safe areas to put bamboo
Using bamboo to trap is not limited to just Lir, Efreet, etc.
it is applicable to many situations in the game if you think about what you're doing
and plan/experiment how you're going to trap
good luck and have fun