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.
Adamantoise is a portmanteau of "adamantite" and "tortoise".
[view·edit·purge]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.