The Aspidochelon is a Trophy Rare Game enemy found in Cerobi Steppe in the game Final Fantasy XII. It is an easy source of Scarletite, one of the ingredients needed in making the Tournesol.

Bestiary entry Edit

Derivation: Adamantitan

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


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Cerobi Steppe (Feddik River)
Condition: 40% chance
Beast/Tortoise Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) Number: 1 of 80
Rank: ☆☆☆☆☆Rare Game rank
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
42 - 43 63,226 - 63,546 999 - 999 36 - 39 24 - 24
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
79 - 80 15 - 17 60 - 62 27 - 28 26 - 28
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
0 - 0 5,364 - 5,538 11 2,425 - 2,652 0 - 0
Elemental affinities
FFXII Fire Icon FFXII Ice Icon FFXII Thunder Icon FFXII Water Icon FFXII Wind Icon FFXII Earth Icon FFXII Dark Icon FFXII Holy Icon
100% 100% 100% 100% 150% -100%Absorbs 100% 100%
Statuses and immunities*% refers to chance to spawn under status
FFXII Stone Icon FFXII Stop Icon FFXII KO Icon FFXII Confuse Icon FFXII Reverse Icon FFXII Sleep Icon FFXII Blind Icon FFXII Poison Icon
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune 0% 0% Immune
FFXII Silence Icon FFXII Oil Icon FFXII Disease Icon FFXII Disable Icon FFXII Immobilize Icon FFXII Sap Icon FFXII Slow Icon FFXII Lure Icon
0% 0% 0% Immune Immune Immune 0% Immune
FFXII Libra Icon FFXII Bravery Icon FFXII Faith Icon FFXII Protect Icon FFXII Shell Icon FFXII Haste Icon FFXII Regen Icon FFXII Invisible Icon
0% 0% 100% 100% 0% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy has innate Safety; additional immunity to Instant Death, Warp, Poach, Fractional Damage (Gravity, Graviga), "Fang" items, Sight Unseeing, Syphon, Charm, Achilles
Item dropped Steal Poach
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 12
Added status effect: Slow

Firaga, Blizzaga, Thundaga, Waterga, Aeroga, Protect, Shell Flatten, Restore, Stone Gaze, Purify, Meditate Safety, No Knockback, Ignore Vitality, Ignore Reflect, Ignore Evade, Low-HP ATK+, Low-HP Def+, Counter, Counter+, Reduce Damage None

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.

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