The FF8 Enemy Scan Guide
- By Justin Butler

Introduction

Hey, welcome to my guide. I wrote this guide so that curiosities about what the descriptions of the enemies are when you cast Scan on them. You know, when you cast Scan, a description comes up about the target. Well, here is a compilation of the Scanned descriptions for every single enemy in the game, including the last bosses. Well, I hope this guide satisfies your curiosities!

Legalities

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What's New

v0.16

-Correction to description of Wendigo, "strenght" is changed to "strength."M
-Correction to under "C" enemies, extra unnecessary line removed.
-Allied descriptions now added to guide! This guide now has every scannable target!

First Version

-Just came out!

The Guide Itself

You can click on the first letter of the enemy you want to look at, then click on that enemy to quickly go to it. While there, you can click on "^ Top" to go back to the letter list and to repeat the process.

[Allies] [A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [X]


Allies

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Main Characters:
Irvine Kinneas
Quistis Trepe
Rinoa Heartilly
Selphie Tilmitt
Squall Leonhart
Zell Dincht

Temporary Characters:
Edea Kramer
Seifer Almasy

"Dream World" Characters:
Kiros Seagill
Laguna Loire
Ward Zabac


Irvine Kinneas

An expert marksmen. Can use specialized bullets to attack enemies. Doesn't perform very well under pressure.

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Quistis Trepe

Uses a whip. When in danger, uses monster skills she has learned. Her admirers in the Garden have formed a fan club.

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Rinoa Heartilly

A member of the Timber resistance group, "Forest Owls." Uses her dog to make special attacks.

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Selphie Tilmitt

A transfer student to Balamb Garden. Uses giant nunchaku, and special magic.

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Squall Leonhart

Uses a sword called a gunblade. Sepcial skill is Renzokuken, using the gunblade. Silent, and a bit cold.

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Zell Dincht

Loves the hot dogs sold in the Garden cafeteria. Uses close combat fighting skills to defeat enemies with punches and kicks.

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Edea Kramer

A sorceress. As a sorceress, she is well-versed in magic. Uses a special magic attack called Sorcery.

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Seifer Almasy

One of the top fighters of the Garden. His temperament kept him from becoming a SeeD member. Uses a gunblade.

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Kiros Seagill

Wears sharp blade called Katal on both arms. His fighting style is also unique, like his weapon.

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Laguna Loire

An energetic man with a big heart. Uses a machine gun. Fires bursts at enemies to help party members in danger.

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Ward Zabac

A big, powerful man. Uses the Harpoon, an unusually heavy weapon, and attacks by throwing it at the enemy.

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"A" Enemies

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Abadon
Abyss Worm
Adamantoise
Adel
Anacondaur
Armadodo

Abadon

A monster born of ancient bones deep in Great Salt Lake. It's assumed that it came to life after the Great Salt Lake dried up.

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Abyss Worm

A head protruding from the earth. Only a part of the body is exposed. Uses Earthquake when attacked by enemies.

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Adamantoise

Its high defense ability makes it difficult to defeat. Owns rare items that make it worth the effort.

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Adel

Esthar's ruler before Laguna and company confined her. Released by Ultimecia, and regaining strength.

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Anacondaur

A large venomous snake that uses squeeze attacks. Use caution when its HP are low; it spits poisonous fluid.

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Armadodo

Its hard shell is difficult to damage physically. The legs are small compared to the body and it falls easily when attacked with force.

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"B" Enemies

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Bahamut
Behemoth
Behelmel
BGH251F2 (1st Fight)
BGH251F2 (Final Fight)
Biggs (1st Fight)
Biggs (Final Fight)
Bite Bug
Blitz
Blobra
Blood Soul
Blue Dragon
Bomb
Buel

Bahamut

Called the King of GF; it's Mega Flare ignores all defense. Gives assistance freely to those who show their power.

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Behemoth

Uses powerful magic, such as Meteor. A strong enemy that's hard to defeat.

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Belhelmel

Has a rotating blade around its face. It's battle tactics change when its face changes.

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BGH251F2 (1st Fight)

Named Iron Clad for its defense capability. The main cannon is more powerful than X-ATMO92's Rail Gun.

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BGH251F2 (Final Fight)

Out of control after being destroyed at the Missile Base. Can only fight for a short amount of time.

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Biggs (1st Fight)

A Galbadian Major. An officer who's not well versed in combat. In charge of activating the Dollet Communication Tower. Forgetful and short-tempered.

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Biggs (Final Fight)

He was a major during the Dollet Communication Tower Operation, but was demoted after the operation failed. Hates SeeD.

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Bite Bug

A bug monster that flies. Stay calm and attack precisely. It's not a very strong enemy.

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Blitz

Becomes electrified when attacked with Thunder. Attacking it while electrified causes Thunder damage.

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Blobra

A half-liquid creature resistant to physical attacks. Elemental weaknesses differ with each one that appears.

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Blood Soul

Floats with gas that fills its body. Looks weak, but its status-changing attacks may prove otherwise.

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Blue Dragon

A dragon that waks on 2 legs. Attacks with breath that causes status changes and drops a rare item called Fury Fragment.

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Bomb

A monster powered by fire. Usually calm, but still a dangerous monster that becomes gigantic or explodes when attacked.

Buel

Very strong against magic. Any magic attacks are almost completely ineffective. However, very weak against physical attacks.

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"C" Enemies

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Cactuar
Caterchipiller
Catoblepas
Cerberus
Chimera
Cockatrice
Command Leader
Command Soldier
Creeps

Cactuar

A speedy cactus of the desert. Damage always amounts to 1,000 with its special skill, 1,000 Needles.

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Caterchipiller

Moves fast to attack, despite its clumsy appearance. Also uses an attack called Ultra Waves that damages all enemies.

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Catoblepas

Uses magic as well as physical attacks. Its skill with Thunder magic allows it to increase damage.

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Cerberus

A 3-headed demon-dog of hell. In Triple, each of the 3 heads uses different magic. The tail is also powerful.

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Chimera

A monster with 4 heads that use magic, physical attacks, status changes, and their original skill, Aqua Breath.

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Cockatrice

Petrifies enemies with its stare. Uses thunder by flapping its wings. Uses Electrocute when fully grown.

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Command Leader

Galbadia Missile Base security leader. Stronger than regular Galbadian soldiers.

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Command Soldier

Galbadian Missile Base security soldiers. Paid a little better than regular Galbadian soldiers.

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Creeps

Has a flat black body like a shadow. Said to be a living creature. Kills its opponent when it dies.

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"D" Enemies

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Death Claw
Diablos
Droma

Death Claw

A monster with 4 sharp claws. Attacks with sheer power, but also uses gas attacks.

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Diablos

A mysterious GF living in another dimension. Uses gravity attack to take away all HP from enemies with one hit.

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Droma

Born from Trauma, a small support machine. Despite its small size, uses Pulse Cannon just like Trauma.

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"E" Enemies

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Edea (1st Fight)
Edea (Final Fight)
Elastoid
Elite Soldier
Elnoyle
Elvoret
Esthar Soldier (Cyborg)
Esthar Soldier (Human)

Edea (1st Fight)

A powerful sorceress and ruler of Galbadia. Her sorceress powers may be the most powerful in the world.

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Edea (Final Fight)

A sorceress bent on conquering the world. Hired Galbadia Garden forces to destroy SeeD, which stands in her way.

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Elastoid

Anti-personnel weapon made in Esthar. Floats with an anti-gravity engine. Attacks with its 4 pliable metallic legs.

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Elite Soldier

An officer acting together with Galbadian soldiers. Defeat him first, before he uses recovery magic on the other soldiers.

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Elnoyle

A powerful monster. Uses magic, but also uses Tail Needle, which causes heavy Flying Monster.

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Elvoret

A monster that lives in the abandoned Dollet Communication Tower. No one knows where it came from.

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Esthar Soldier (Cyborg)

A cyborg in the form of an Esthar soldier, but far stronger. It only uses physical attacks.

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Esthar Soldier (Human)

Esthar soldier who uses both gun and sword. Shotgun attack can cause major damage. Not a strong enemy.

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"F" Enemies

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Fake President
Fastitocalon
Fastitocalon-F
Forbidden
Fujin (1st Fight)
Fujin (Final Fight)
Funguar

Fake President

President Deling's double. Attacks in a strange way, but not very strong. However...

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Fastitocalon

A fish that swims in the ground. Only the fin can be seen. One theory says that it may be a shark.

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Fastitocalon-F

A fish that swims in the ground. Only the fin can be seen. One theory says that it may be a shark.

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Forbidden

Undead soldier. Not afraid of death. Its death blow kills enemies with one hit.

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Fujin (1st Fight)

Looking for Ellone under Seifer's command. Uses wind magic through the help of another being with wind power. Also attacks with Pinwheel.

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Fujin (Final Fight)

Assisting Seifer inside Lunatic Pandora. Uses support magic, as well as attack magic.

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Funguar

A giant walking mushroom. Uses status change attacks with damage attacks. Use caution when fighting this monster.

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"G" Enemies

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Galbadian Soldier
Gargantua
Gayla
Geezard
Gerogero
Gesper
GIM47N
GIM52A
Glacial Eye
Granaldo
Grand Mantis
Grat
Grendel
Griever
Guard

Galbadian Soldier

Galbadian Soldier that uses magic with a sword. Strong enough, but nowhere near as strong as any SeeD member.

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Gargantua

A large monster, but it mainly uses magic to attack. Physical attacks anger it, and it may counterattack.

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Gayla

Makes enemies fall asleep, then attacks. Sometimes spits fluid which removes an enemy's strength while asleep.

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Geezard

Lives in humid places. It sneak-attacks humans that pass by. Uses status attack when fully grown.

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Gerogero

A monster that posed as President Deling. Attacks with its deformed arms and status attacks.

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Gesper

Esthar's defective anti-personnel weapon. Attacks enemies and allies alike. Degenerator destroys opponents.

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GIM47N

An older type of Galbadian weapon. Has a laser cannon, but mostly punches using the steel orbs on both hands.

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GIM52A

A machine made by Galbadia to support soldiers. Attacks with magic and missiles. The most advanced models used.

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Glacial Eye

A floating monster that uses Ice magic. When running low on HP, uses Vampire to suck HP from opponents.

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Granaldo

A large, insect-type monster that is a survivor of some ancient race. Uses its large spikes and tail to attack.

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Grand Mantis

Used to live in water, but now lives above ground. Skewers enemies with its large claw and causes major damage.

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Grat

Its body is mostly a digestive bag. Digests enemies by catching them in its vine. Uses a gas attack that causes Sleep.

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Grendel

A smaller type of dragon, sometimes appears in groups of 2. May be more dangerous than other dragons.

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Griever

In Squall's mind, the strongest GF. Through Ultimecia's power, continues fighting without vanishing.

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Guard

Prison security guard. A Galbadian soldier trained in sleep magic to capture escapees.

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"H" Enemies

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Helix
Hexadragon

Helix

Ultimecia's magic power amplifier. By combining the 2 amplifiers, her power can be amplified greatly.

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Hexadragon

A type of mutated dragon born with six eyes. Uses fire magic and special breath attacks.

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"I" Enemies

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Ifrit
Iguion
Imp
Iron Giant

Ifrit

Fire GF; uses fire magic. It's a strong opponent but, as it is a part of Garden's exam, not impossible to defeat.

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Iguion

A mutation of a gateway decoration. Uses Petrify attacks. Someone has given it the Reflect power.

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Imp

A devilish looking monster with wings. Uses powerful magic despite its small size.

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Iron Giant

Hard to damage due to the steel armor. Doesn't use magic, but its sword causes significant damage.

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"J" Enemies

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Jelleye
Jumbo Cactuar

Jelleye

Changes tactics as the battle progresses. Its magic also changes from fire to ice, to thunder, etc.

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Jumbo Cactuar

Some Cactuars live long lives and grow huge. This Jumbo Cactuar is one of those.

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"K" Enemy

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Krysta

Krysta

Born of a jewel in Ultimecia's Castle. Responds quickly to attacks. Counter-attacks immediately.

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"L" Enemy

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Lefty

Lefty

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A large left hand protruding from the earth. At higher levels, sometimes cures party members with status abnormalities.


"M" Enemies

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Malboro
Mesmerize
Minotaur
Mobile Type 8
Mobile Type 8 - Left Probe
Mobile Type 8 - Right Probe

Malboro

Uses Bad Breath, which causes all status abnormalities. Be ready with status defenses before fighting.

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Mesmerize

Has a large blade for a horn. This blade has a healing effect when used as an item or to make magic.

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Minotaur

Sacred's older brother. This Earth GF has healing ability, as long as his feet are on the ground.

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Mobile Type 8

Its beam and laser attacks go far beyond the damage of any modern weapons.

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Mobile Type 8 - Left Probe

Its beam and laser attacks go far beyond the damage of any modern weapons.

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Mobile Type 8 - Right Probe

Its beam and laser attacks go far beyond the damage of any modern weapons.

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"N" Enemies

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Norg
Norg - Left Pod
Norg - Right Pod
NORG POD

Norg

Master of Balamb Garden. Opposes Headmaster Cid in trying to control Balamb Garden.

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Norg - Left Pod

Norg's support system with auto-recover functions that restore any damage. Uses attack Magics. Immune to Fire, Ice, Thunder, Earth, Poison, Wind, Water, and Holy.

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Norg - Right Pod

Norg's support system with auto-recover functions that restore any damage. Uses attack Magics. Immune to Fire, Ice, Thunder, Earth, Poison, Wind, Water, and Holy.

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NORG POD

A defense shelter protecting master NORG. The shelter must be destroyed in order to attack NORG, who is inside the shelter.

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"O" Enemies

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Ochu
Odin
Oilboyle
Omega Weapon

Ochu

Likes to live in forests. Attacks not only with its tentacles, but also status-change attacks.

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Odin

A legendary GF that sleeps in a dungeon. Zantetsuken cuts anything that stands in its way.

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Oilboyle

This creature lives underground. Its slimy body is full of oil. Attacks by spitting oil.

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Omega Weapon

Stronger than Ultima Weapon, Omega Weapon is the strongest monster. It is bad luck to run into this monster.

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"P" Enemies

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Paratrooper
Propagator
PuPu

Paratrooper

Soldier assigned to Galbadia Garden. Specializes in sneak attacks. Much stronger than regular Galbadian soldiers.

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Propagator

A monster living in the Spaceship Ragnarok. Very violent in nature, it attacks anything that moves within the ship.

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PuPu

An alien from another planet. Someone destroyed its UFO, and the alien is in need of help.

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"R" Enemies

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Raijin (1st Fight)
Raijin (Final Fight)
Raldo
Red Bat
Red Giant
Righty
Rinoa
Ruby Dragon

Raijin (1st Fight)

Looking for Ellone with Fujin. Good at physical attacks. Tries to act cool around other people.

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Raijin (Final Fight)

Works with Fujin and Seifer. Still relies on his strength, but can now use support magic as well.

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Raldo

May look slow due to its stone-like body, but it is actually quite fast. May appear in numbers.

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Red Bat

A type of bat with a huge mouth. Lurks in dark places. Dives quickly from the air to bite its target.

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Red Giant

A giant machine powered by magic. Its high defensive power makes it difficult to damge, except with magic or GF.

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Righty

A large right hand protruding from the earth. Can't use magic. Uses its strength to attack with force.

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Rinoa

Rinoa being Junctioned by Adel. Immobile, because Adel is absorbing her powers. Can be released by defeating Adel.

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Ruby Dragon

Strong and smart dragon. If enemies are using Reflect, it casts Reflect on itself to mirror the attack.

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"S" Enemies

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Sacred
SAM08G
Seifer (1st Fight)
Seifer (2nd Fight)
Seifer (3rd Fight)
Seifer (Final Fight)
Slapper
Snow Lion
"Sorceress" (A)
"Sorceress" (B)
"Sorceress" (C)
Sphinxaur/Sphinxara

Sacred

Earth GF in Tomb of the Unknown King. Recovers by power of the earth. Attacks with large steel orb.

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SAM08G

A living weapon made by Galbadia. Carries a 155mm cannon on both shoulders and a 60mm Vulcan body is a weapon.

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Seifer (1st Fight)

After leaving the Garden, he decided to become a Sorceress Knight under Edea. Uses fire magic in conjunction with sword attacks.

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Seifer (2nd Fight)

Attacks with Edea to destroy SeeD. His sword skills have been refined, and he has gained more skills.

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Seifer (3rd Fight)

Defeated once, and still trying to fight to save his pride. HP is lower due to the defeat, but skills are higher.

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Seifer (Final Fight)

To retain his pride as Sorceress' Knight, he is determined to win. His skills are even more deadly.

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Slapper

A member of Galbadia Garden's demi-human ice-hockey club. Attacks with speed and team work.

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Snow Lion

A large monster living in the northern snow fields. Takes time to defeat because of its high HP. Uses Ice Breath when angry.

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"Sorceress" (A)

Sorceress from beyond time who appeared due to Time Compression. Uses magic, but it is not very powerful.

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"Sorceress" (B)

Sorceress from beyond time who appeared due to Time Compression. Uses magic, but it is not very powerful.

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"Sorceress" (C)

Sorceress from beyond time who appeared due to Time Compression. Uses magic, but it is not very powerful.

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Sphinxaur/Sphinxara

Sphinxaur: Protects the hall of Ultimecia Castle. Defeated many enemies whose abilities were sealed.

Sphinxara: Sphinx's true form. Attack tactics change completely in this form. Summons other monsters and uses Doom.

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"T" Enemies

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Thrustaevis
Tiamat
Tonberry
Tonberry King
Torama
Trauma
T-Rexaur
Tri-Face
Tri-Point
Turtapod

Thrustaevis

A flying monster found on the Galbadia continent. Usually swoops down to attack enemies, but also bites and causes wind gusts when in danger.

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Tiamat

Used to be a GF. Became a monster under Ultimecia's power. Its Dark Flare destroys all enemies.

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Tonberry

Mysterious being living in dungeons. Walks slowly toward the enemy and kills that enemy with the Chef's Knife.

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Tonberry King

The king of the Tonberries. Appears to seek revenge for all defeated Tonberries.

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Torama

Uses multiple magic attacks while sitting down. Even more powerful when it stands up to use its blaster attacks.

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Trauma

Ultimecia gave partial life to this weapon of the future. Pulse Cannon destroys any enemies in its way.

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T-Rexaur

Alive since the beginning of time, its power and HP are high. It's better to run if you encounter one.

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Tri-Face

A monster with 3 heads. The 2 heads on the side are not real, but they bite and spit poison as if they were.

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Tri-Point

A living weapon Ultimecia made out of a dragon. Fire or ice are its weak points, but they change when attacked.

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Turtapod

Attacks with magic and sharp claws. When attacked it may change to defense mode in order to protect itself from damage.

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"U" Enemies

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UFO
Ultima Weapon
Ultimecia (1st Fight)
Ultimecia (2nd Fight)
Ultimecia (Final Fight)
Ultimecia (Generator)

UFO

Unidentified flying object from outer space.

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Ultima Weapon

The strongest ultimate monster. It's said to be impossible to defeat.

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Ultimecia (1st Fight)

A sorceress trying to change the world by compressing time and taking power from all sorceresses.

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Ultimecia (2nd Fight)

Ultimecia junctioned to Griever. A powerful monster that combines Ultimecia's and Griever's forces.

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Ultimecia (Final Fight)

Ultimecia. Transformed to absorb all time and space. Absorbing all existence as we speak.

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Ultimecia (Generator)

The point from which Ultimecia's magic power generates. Casts the ultimate magic through power generated here.

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"V" Enemy

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Vysage

Vysage

A monster shaped like a face. Uses support magic and special attacks when attacking with Righty and Lefty together.

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"W" Enemies

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Wedge (1st Fight)
Wedge (Final Fight)
Wendigo

Wedge (1st Fight)

A Galbadian soldier assigned to the Dollet Communication Tower. Always picked on by his superior, Major Biggs.

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Wedge (Final Fight)

Demoted along with Biggs for his part in the failure of the Dollet Communication Tower Operation. Unfortunately, still works under Biggs.

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Wendigo

A strong monster, but not good at using magic. Uses powerful physical attacks relying on its strength instead.

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"X" Enemy

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X-ATM092

X-ATM092

Galbadia's unmanned mobile attack weapon AKA "Black Widow." Doesn't stop until it kills all enemies in its path.

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Copyright 2001 Justin Butler.
Suggestions, comments, corrections? You can e-mail Justin Butler at dubae524@yahoo.com.