The Ankheg, also known as Centipede, or simply PEDE, is an enemy in the original Final Fantasy. Its attacks cause Poison. As they do not have any elemental weaknesses, physical blows are recommended. They have only 222 HP, so it's easier to attack with your entire party rather than healing or using magic. They are found commonly around Crescent Lake, as well as the second basement of the Gurgu Volcano. As with many of the same type of enemy, they appear in groups of one to four. The player is advised to watch their party's HP, as it may dwindle quickly due to the magnitude of the Ankheg's attacks and its tendency to appear in swarms. This is quite rare, however; it does not appear as often as other monsters.