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Adamantoise (Final Fantasy IX)

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The Adamantoise is an enemy from Final Fantasy IX. It can use Limit Glove to destroy its opponent in one blow. It is recommended to strike its weakness to Lightning-elemental attacks by using Vivi's Thundara spell, as well as keeping the party's HP up at all times to avoid its Earth Shake attack, which Quina can learn by eating the enemy.

This spell can also be avoided by equipping equipment that absorbs Earth-elemental attacks, or by simply having Float or Auto-Float on at all times. It can be defeated in one blow of Steiner's Iai Strike if it connects, or through the use of Mustard Bomb or Freeze. Overall, while being a powerful enemy, it is not difficult to defeat.


Final Fantasy IX enemy stats
#104 #105
Location Class Eat Other information
- None Earth Shake None
Level HP MP Strength Defense
31 3,587 1,043 15 17
Evade Magic Magic Def Magic Eva Attack
4 15 8 5 43
Spirit Speed EXP Gil AP
25 25 5,096 4,433 3
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
100% 100% 150% Half
Wind Earth Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Petrify Venom Virus Silence Darkness Trouble Zombie Death Confuse Berserk
- - Immune - - - - - Immune -
Stop Auto-Life Poison Sleep Regen Haste Slow Float Shell Protect
- Immune - - - - - - - -
Heat Freeze Vanish Doom Mini Reflect Gradual Petrify Eat Scan Gravity
- - Immune - - - - - Immune Immune
Steal Item dropped Card dropped [12.5%]
[100%] Tent
[25%] Hi-Potion
[6.25%] Phoenix Down
[0.39%] Nothing
[100%] Potion
[37.5%] Hi-Potion
[12.5%] Echo Screen
[0.39%] Ether
Abilities Eat
Heave, Thundara, Earth Shake, Limit Glove Earth Shake

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Etymology Edit

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.