Basilisks (バシリスク, Bashirisuku, or バジリスク, Bajirisuku?) are recurring enemies from the series. They appear as giant horned lizards with bulging eyes, although in several recent installments they have become more Anacondaur-like in their appearances. Their common threat is their ability to Petrify characters using their stare, although there are often times when this status is their biggest weakness. The petrification usually is gradual (similar to Condemned when compared with Death), but in some games it happens instantly.
The Basilisk, also known as the Sauria in the NES version, is an enemy in the original Final Fantasy. They only appear later in the game, as a random encounter on an island in the dragon chain. Later, they appear in Chaos Shrine, where they are easy to defeat. The name "Sauria" means "Reptile" in Greek.
The Basilisk is an enemy that can use the Gaze V move, which inflicts Petrify on one target.
The Basilisk is fought on the small desert to the west of Kazus. Unlike the Basilisks encountered in other games, the one in Final Fantasy III does not cause Stone status with its Stare attack. Instead, it causes a character to Sleep.
The Basilisk in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years does, unlike the Basilisk in Final Fantasy IV, inflict Petrify with its Stone Gaze.
The Basilisk has high HP and can inflict Petrify with its Stone Gaze ability. It can be fought on various islands in the World of Ruin. The Lizard, more cyan in color, is a palette swap fought at Serpent Trench in the World of Ruin.
Basilisks have attacks that can deliver Petrify status to the player. They appear in groups in Burmecia.
The Kukulcan is nearly identical to the Basilisk in Final Fantasy X and can use the Stony Glare attack.
Again, Basilisks have an Anacondaur-like appearance. They can be found in the southwestern parts of the Feywood and have the abilities Gnaw and Tail Spear.
In Final Fantasy XIV, the Basilisks bear resemblance to the Peiste-type enemies from Final Fantasy XI.
The Basilisk from Final Fantasy Mystic Quest can be found at Bone Dungeon and has the abilities Claw and Fang. They are lizard-like in appearance and use two simple physical attacks. They are no danger to the player.
The Basilisk is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.
- Main article: Basilisk (The 4 Heroes of Light)
The Basilisk is an enemy encountered outside of Guera and inside the Moonlight Tower during the early stages of the game. After darkness floods the world, the enemy can only be encountered inside the Trial Tower. The monster can only use the the Poison spell.
- Main article: Basilisk (Dimensions)
Basilisk appears as a regular enemy in Final Fantasy Dimensions.
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- "This beast's gaze turns the living to stone. You don't want to get stoned, do you?"
- —In-game description.