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Aspidochelon (Final Fantasy VI)

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Attacks the party with Wind Slash. This opponent's HP mysteriously decreases over time.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Aspidochelon, also known as the Opinicus, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. It can be found at the Ebot's Rock.


Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#236#237 (GBA) #238
#213 #214 (iOS) #215
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Opinicus
PS: Opinicus
GBA: Aspidochelon
iOS: Aspidochelon
Ebot's Rock (GBA)
Ebot's Rock (SNES)
Undead Delivers Critical Hits when in Imp status. Harder to run from.
Level HP MP Attack Magic
38 3,210 514 22 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 150 20 38 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 1,270 519
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
200% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs 200%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 100% 100%Damages -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
Immune Immune Immune - - Immune Immune - - -
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- Immune Immune - Auto - - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - - - - - - - - -
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 42.9%)
[12.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Teleport Stone
[87.5%] Teleport Stone
[Slot 1 (25%)]Tent
[Slot 2 (25%)]Phoenix Down
[Slot 3 (25%)]Teleport Stone
[Slot 4 (25%)]Holy Water
Morph ID: 1
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Rage (Level 1 = Attack x 1.5)
Wind Slash Attack, Landslide Landslide, Rage Attack, Rage, Landslide, Avalanche


It is considered rather weak at this point of the game, but if it gets to its fifth turn, it will attack with Rage, and then two normal attacks. It can also counter magic with Wind Slash. A few normal attacks should be enough to kill it before it gets to the fifth turn.

Coliseum setupEdit

Bet Death Tarot for Bone Club
Bet Nutkin Suit for Genji Armor
Bet Pinwheel for Rising Sun
Bet Punisher for Gravity Rod
Bet Royal Crown for Genji Helm
Bet Soul Sabre for Falchion
Bet Thornlet for Mirage Vest

Paladin Shield and Minerva Bustier will work wonders against Aspidochelon's elemental abilities; alternatively, Gaia Gear and Angel Wings are good against Landslide, and Ice Shield/Flame Shield/Snow Scarf help against Avalanche. Umaro is a good choice when equipped with the Master's Scroll and Angel Wings.

AI scriptsEdit

Normal scriptEdit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (100%)
2nd Turn: Attack (100%)
3rd Turn: Attack (100%)
4th Turn: Attack (100%)
5th Turn: Rage (100%)

Attack (100%)
Attack (100%)

If attacked by "Magic": Wind Slash (33%)

Coliseum scriptEdit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Rage (25%) or Landslide (25%) or Avalanche (25%)

If attacked by "Magic": Wind Slash (33%)

Other appearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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The Opinicus is a heraldic beast that differs from the griffin principally in that all four of its legs are those of a lion. It is typically shown with the short tail of a camel and sometimes with a longer neck like a camel's (but still feathered). An heraldic opinicus is shown as a male creature, whereas the winged griffin is female.

According to the tradition of the Physiologus and medieval bestiaries, the aspidochelone is a fabled sea creature, variously described as a large whale or vast sea turtle, and a giant sea monster with huge spines on the ridge of its back.


Bahamut Lagoon - White Warrior

White Warrior in Bahamut Lagoon.

  • The sprite that is shared between Aspidochelon and Devoahan was used and modified for some of the Salmando-class dragons in Bahamut's Lagoon. Namely, the White Warrior and Poison Warrior, the Earth Slayer, Green Slayer, Pontilac, Giygas, General, and Iron Eagle are all heavy modification of the original.

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