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FF2 Adamantoise Artwork

Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano for Final Fantasy II.

The Adamantoise (アダマンタイマイ, Adamantaimai?) is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series. It is a large turtle with high defense and strength, but sometimes with low magical defense. Later entries in the series include larger Adamantoises that utterly dwarf the party that are fought as superbosses. The Adamantoise's debut appearance was in Final Fantasy II, as the boss of the Snow Cave. It is often related to the powerful material Adamantite, which it commonly yields as an item drop.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IIEdit

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An Adamantoise is 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

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

Final Fantasy IVEdit

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The Adamantoise (originally translated as the Turtle) is an enemy in the Antlion's Den.

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The Adamantoise is an enemy in the Antlion's Den. It is easy enough to defeat but can be made easier with Blizzard spells.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

The Adamantoise enemy 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

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The Adamantoise guards a piece of Adamantite inside Tycoon Meteorite.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

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The Adamantaimai appears in the Wutai beach areas. It also sometimes appears in the Gold Saucer's Battle Square. It possesses the Enemy Skill Death Force, which can be learned by manipulating it. Adamantaimai is known for the Adamantaimai Cure glitch.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

Adamantoise are fought as powerful enemies that can nullify attacks by hiding in their shells.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

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The Adamantoise appears on Long Horn Island north of Dollet, on the beach on Hasberry Plains and in the fountain area of the Ultimecia Castle. They are known for their good item drops, but can be annoying to defeat due to their high defenses and ability to heal.

Final Fantasy IXEdit

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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

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

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

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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

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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

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Adamantoise on Archylte Steppe.

Adamantoise and the other oretoises are the largest animals in the land of Gran Pulse. They can be fought in the Archylte Steppe along with a weaker version called Adamantortoise. They look powerful, but 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, the toughest enemies. One Adamantoise can also be fought in Eden.

Adamantoise appear in several cutscenes and at one point the party must save a PSICOM soldier who is being menaced by an Adamanchelid.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

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An adamantoise.

Adamantoise is a family of enemies based visually on the Final Fantasy XI, version of the enemy with significant model and texture updates. The Adamantoise itself is a level 30–33 enemy found in the Rootslake area of the South Shroud. Variant adamantoises also appear in other parts of Eorzea, most commonly in Thanalan.

Final Fantasy XVEdit

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Adamantoise in the TGS 2014 trailer.

Adamantoise is an enormous enemy fought during the Lonely Rumblings in Longwythe hunt. It has 5,624,000 HP, meaning it can take a long time to kill it. Director Hajime Tabata had mentioned it would take 30 in-game days, which would be close to 15 hours in real time.[1] This was changed in the 1.02 update, and the hunt can be completed under 10 minutes with the combination of buffs and weapon setup. In a later patch, Adamantoise was made vulnerable to Alterna. Felling it yields some of the best drops and hunt rewards.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

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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

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The Adamantitan is an enemy of the Shelling species.

Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

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The Adamantoise is an enemy first be encountered in Innsmouth Coast in chapter 5. It is large and protected by its shell everywhere but its very front, making it invulnerable to back or side attacks.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of TimeEdit

A large, turtle-like creature, Adamantoise has high HP and guards by withdrawing in its shell.

Final Fantasy Mystic QuestEdit

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The Adamant Turtle can be found in the Lava Dome.

Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit

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

Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

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

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

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The Adamantoise is 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.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera OmniaEdit

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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 is an enemy with its Final Fantasy XIII appearance.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

Adamantoise appear as enemies in Battle Music Sequences.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

Adamantoise from Final Fantasy V and World of Final Fantasy appear 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.
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The Adamantoise is an enemy fought on the Palamecia Desert. It uses Crush and drops the Coral Sword.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

Adamantoises from Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy XV appear as enemies.


Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

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Mobius Final FantasyEdit

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World of Final FantasyEdit

WoFF Adamantoise

Who's WhoEdit

Addy the AdamantoiseEdit
CV: William Knight / Hiroshi Iwasaki
Notes: Laid-back and grandfatherly / Cares for his friends / Fearsome when angry / Commands respect
A Series Regular
Having first floated onto the scene in FINAL FANTASY's early days and stayed in fans' hearts since, the adamantoise is the very meaning of longevity. He's huge and he's tough, and it's hard to forget a monster like that.
Hard Workers
Most Grymoirian adamantoises are quite meek and mellow when compared to those found in other worlds. This makes them a regular target of bullying, and the situation that Lann and Reynn found the minimantoise in was unfortunately not an isolated incident.
When a little minimantoise finally transfigs into the massive adamantoise, they gain significant strength. But big and strong though they are, their gentle nature gives them an inherent disadvantage in the dangerous waters of the Low Seas. Sadly, not many survive for very long.
Addy, the adamantoise the twins met, has managed to fend off these dangers long enough to grow to a truly gargantuan size. This he must use, day and night, to defend those he cares about from the Low Seas' many threats.
First World of Origin:
FINAL FANTASY II: As the adamantoise monster
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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.

CardsEdit

Adamantoise
TurtlePower
#025 Green
Defend Defend Defend Defend
Turtle Power
None
Adamantoise
Turtle Power Plus (Card)
#026 ★★★ Green
Defend Defend Defend Defend
Turtle Power+
Color Boost

Deal 4 damage if opponent's card is gray.

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

Deal 3 damage.

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

Deals 2 damage and causes Poison.

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

Casts Protect.


Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

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

Triple TriadEdit

Adamantoises from the series appear on Triple Triad cards in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.

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.

EtymologyEdit

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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