The Aspidochelon is a Trophy Rare Game enemy found in Cerobi Steppe in Final Fantasy XII. It is an easy source of Scarletite, one of the ingredients needed in making the Tournesol. Scarletite was made harder to steal in the Zodiac versions.

Bestiary entry Edit

Derivation: Adamantitan

Rare adamantitan possessing a far harder shell than the common stock. Hunted on the Cerobi Steppe.


Requirements Edit

FF12 Map - Cerobi Steppe
Map of Aspidochelon's approximate spawn point.

The player must have spoken to the "Huntmaster" in Phon Coast and defeated Thalassinon and spoken to one of the three bangaa outfitters, which will trigger the start of the Rare Game quest. It then has a 40% chance of spawning among the Adamantitans in the Feddik River (three-way split area) area of the Cerobi Steppe.

The best idea is to steal Scarletite from it, then leave the area without killing it, as once killed, Aspidochelon will never respawn. That way the player can get more than one Scarletite from the rare game. Scarletite is an essential loot item in the making of the Tournesol. It is significantly harder to steal in the Zodiac versions, however.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

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.

Related enemies Edit