As it has high defense, it is highly recommended of the player to attack the enemy with black magic. After Part II begins, the Aspidochelons on the world map and inside the Pirate Hideout are replaced with the Archelon enemy.
During the events of Part II the Aspidochelon can only be found inside the Moonsand Ruins bonus dungeon. When they are encountered inside the Moonsand Ruins, they appear in groups of two. The Aspidochelon can become a challenge, due to the fact its physical attacks deal heavy damage and they use Unbreakable more often.
When fighting Aspidochelon, it is highly advised of the player to have high defense and to attack with Quaga and Magic Might, while the other party members use healing items and Curaga to heal damaged allies.
[view·edit·purge]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.