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The Adamantoise (アダマンタイマイ, Adamantaimai?) is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series. It usually appears as a large turtle with high defense and strength, however sometimes with low magical defense. The Adamantoise's debut appearance was in Final Fantasy II, as the boss of the Snow Cave.


Final Fantasy IIEdit

Ffiiadamantoise psp

An Adamantoise first appears as a boss in the Snow Cave, guarding the Goddess's Bell. They later appear as a regular enemy. They can easily be eliminated with a fair-leveled Blizzard spell.

Final Fantasy IIIEdit


The Adamantoise appears as an enemy in the Molten Cave, and is a recolor of the boss, Land Turtle.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

FF4PSP Adamantoise

The Adamantoise, which was originally translated as the Turtle, appears as an enemy in the Antlion's Den.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

The Adamantoise appears as an enemy. It is not powerful, but can drop the Bronze Tail as a very rare drop. It is a boss in Yang's Tale, and appears as a random encounter during Edward's Tale.

Final Fantasy VEdit


The Adamantoise guards a piece of Adamantite inside Galuf's meteor.

Final Fantasy VIEdit


The Adamankary appears in the Espers' Gathering Place in caves.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Adamantaimai FF7

The Adamantaimai appears in the beach area near Wutai. It also sometimes appears in the Gold Saucer's Battle Square. It possesses the Enemy Skill Death Force, which can only be learned by manipulating it. Adamantaimai is also known for a glitch that can occur when battling it.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

Adamantoise are fought as rather powerful enemies that can nullify all attacks by hiding in their shells, unlike all previous incarnations of the creature.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

Adamantoise 2 ffviii

The Adamantoise appears on Long Horn Island north of Dollet, on the beach on Hasberry Plains and Ultimecia Castle. They are known for their good item drops.

Final Fantasy IXEdit


The Adamantoise appears on the Forgotten Continent as a regular enemy. The Shell Dragon is its larger cousin with a unique character model, and acts as a boss later in the game.

Final Fantasy XEdit


The Adamantoise is a fiend that appears inside Sin and the Omega Ruins.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Adamantoise ffx-2

The Adamantoise appears in the Calm Lands, the Floating Ruins, and Via Infinito, while the stronger Adamantortoise appears in the Farplane.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

Adamantoise 1 (FFXI)

Adamantoise is a family of creatures that includes, almost exclusively, only Notorious Monsters. They are uniformly incredibly high level, have high HP totals, and massive defense.

  • Adamantoise
  • Aspidochelone
  • Citadel Chelonian
  • Skahnowa
  • Genbu
  • Millenary Mossback
  • Tartaruga Gigante

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

XII adamantitan render

An enemy called the Adamantitan appears in the secret part of the Barheim Passage and on the Cerobi Steppe in the Feddik River area.

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit


Adamantoise on Archylte Steppe.

Adamantoise appear as a regular enemy on Gran Pulse and are one of the largest animals in the land. They can be fought in the Archylte Steppe along with a weaker version called Adamantortoise. They look powerful, but they are actually quite easy to beat once their left and right forelegs are destroyed.

After completing a certain set of missions, the Adamantoise of Gran Pulse are replaced by the significantly more powerful Long Gui, easily the toughest regular enemies in the game. One Adamantoise can also be fought in Eden.

Adamantoise appear in several of this title's cutscenes and at one point the party must save a PSICOM soldier that is being menaced by an Adamanchelid.

Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

FFXIII enemy Long Gui

The Long Gui reappears as an optional opponent on the Archylte Steppe. When first encountered, it must be moved in order to reach and defeat the Faeryl needed to complete the area's storyline events. Later, once the party has been sufficiently developed in the Crystarium, the Long Gui may be battled, though it is somewhat less fierce than its XIII counterpart.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Adamantoise XIV

An adamantoise.

Adamantoise is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIV, based visually on the FFXI version of the enemy with significant model and texture updates. The enemy is a recurring respawn located in South Shroud just south of Gridania. Recommended level of defeating this enemy is 30. In a nearby FATE, the player will be asked to help these creatures, as they are not aggressive unless attacked. Variant Adamantoises also appear in other parts of Eorzea, especially Thanalan.

Final Fantasy XVEdit


Adamantoise in the TGS 2014 trailer.

A giant Adamantoise appears in the 2014 Tokyo Game Show trailer. They can be fought in the final game, but it is said to take a very long time to kill it. Tabata has mentioned 30 in-game days, which would be close to 15 hours in real time.[1]

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit


The Adamantoise is one of the "Foreign Fiends" introduced into Ivalice by Clan Borzoi. It is basically a high-level Blade Biter, and the party fights it at Baguba Port.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit


The Adamantitan is an enemy of the Shelling species.

Final Fantasy Type-0Edit


The Adamantoise makes its appearance as an enemy monster.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of TimeEdit

Appearing as large, turtle-like creatures, Adamantoise have high HP and guard themselves by withdrawing in their shell.

Final Fantasy Mystic QuestEdit

FFMQ Adamant Turtle

The Adamant Turtle can be found in the Lava Dome.

Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit

FFLII Adamant

The Adamant is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.

Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

FFLIII Turtle Monster

The Adamant is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party can transform into.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

FFD Adamantoise

The Adamantoise appears as an optional post-game superboss fought in Gladiators' Hall. Each time it is defeated, the party gets 1-3 pieces of Adamantite, and the boss and levels up every 2 times it is defeated, up to a maximum level of 6.

Adamantoise is a palette-swap of Despair.

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Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

Theatrhythm Adamantoise
Striding about as unchallenged masters of the Archylte Steppe, the mountain-sized adamantoise shake the earth with every step. You would be a fool to approach one of these intelligent beasts without the ready fortitude to defeat it.
—Adamantoise's CollectaCard

The Adamantoise appears as an enemy in this rhythm game with its Final Fantasy XIII appearance.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

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Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

PFF Adamantoise

Adamantoise from Final Fantasy V appears as an enemy.

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

If turtles truly are the longest-lived animals, then this guy deserves his own holiday.
—In-game description.
Adamantoise ATB

The Adamantoise appears as an enemy fought on the Palamecia Desert. It uses Crush and drops the Coral Sword.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Adamantoise FFII

Adamantoise from Final Fantasy II appears as an enemy.

Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

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Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales and Chocobo's DungeonEdit

The Adamantoise is a wood element, and has six cards under his name. Though he is a monster, not a summon like some of the other cards, his cards are superior for their defense.

#025 * Green
Defend Defend Defend Defend
Turtle Power
Turtle Power Plus (Card)
#026 *** Green
Defend Defend Defend Defend
Turtle Power+
Color Boost

Deal 4 damage if opponent's card is gray.

Miraculous Shell (Card)
#027 * Green
None Defend Defend Defend
Miraculous Shell
Crystal Ability (**)

Deal 3 damage.

MiraculousShell plus
#028 *** Green
None Defend Defend Defend
Miraculous Shell+
Crystal Ability (**)

Deals 2 damage and causes Poison.

Slowspell (Card)
#029 * Green
None Attack Defend Defend
Deals 3 damage and causes Slow.
Mighty Guard (Card)
#030 * Green
None Defend Defend Defend
Mighty Guard
Crystal Ability (**)

Casts Protect.

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Adamantoise TCG

Adamantoise from Theatrhythm Final Fantasy appears with a water-elemental card.

Triple Triad (Portal App)Edit

Adamantoises from the series appear on Triple Triad cards.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Itadaki StreetEdit

In Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, Adamantaimai is a chance card with the ability: Can purchase pearl with 10% less.


Adamantoise is a portmanteau of "adamantite" and "tortoise".

Adamantite and similar words including Adamant and Adamantine are used to refer to any especially hard substance, whether composed of diamond, some other gemstone, or some type of metal.


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