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.
The Adamantoise, which was originally translated as the Turtle, appears as an enemy in the Antlion's Den.
The Adamantoise guards a piece of Adamantite inside Galuf's meteor.
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.
Adamantoise are fought as rather powerful enemies that can nullify all attacks by hiding in their shells, unlike all previous incarnations of the creature.
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.
- Citadel Chelonian
- Millenary Mossback
- Tartaruga Gigante
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Adamantoise makes its appearance as an enemy monster.
Appearing as large, turtle-like creatures, Adamantoise have high HP and guard themselves by withdrawing in their shell.
The Adamant Turtle can be found in the Lava Dome.
The Adamant is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.
The Adamant is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party can transform into.
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.
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.
The Adamantoise appears in this rhythm game with its Final Fantasy XIII appearance.
Adamantoise from Final Fantasy V appears as an enemy.
If turtles truly are the longest-lived animals, then this guy deserves his own holiday.
Adamantoise from Final Fantasy II appears as an enemy.
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.
Deal 4 damage if opponent's card is gray.
|Crystal Ability (**)
Deal 3 damage.
|Crystal Ability (**)
Deals 2 damage and causes Poison.
|Deals 3 damage and causes Slow.|
|Crystal Ability (**)
Adamantoise from Theatrhythm Final Fantasy appears with a water-elemental card.
Adamantoises from the series appear on Triple Triad cards.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
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.