The Catoblepas is a beast type enemy from Final Fantasy IX, found as a regular enemy on the Forgotten Continent in the Seaways Canyon. Catoblepas is encountered in Treno weapon shop with the same stats, and the player wins 15,000 gil after defeating it.


Final Fantasy IX enemy stats
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Location Class Eat Other information
Treno, Seaways Canyon, Blairsurpass Plains Beast Limit Glove Treno: Can't escape. Defeat does not result in Game Over. No rewards given.
Level HP MP Strength Defense
32 3,727 1,069 15 10
Evade Magic Magic Def Magic Eva Attack
4 15 10 5 44
Spirit Speed EXP Gil AP
25 25 6,609 1,421 2
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
100% 100% 100% 100%
Wind Earth Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Petrify Venom Virus Silence Darkness Trouble Zombie Death Confuse Berserk
- - Immune - - - - - - -
Stop Auto-Life Poison Sleep Regen Haste Slow Float Shell Protect
- Immune - - - - - - - -
Heat Freeze Vanish Doom Mini Reflect Gradual Petrify Eat Scan Gravity
- - Immune - - - - - Immune Immune
Steal Item dropped Card dropped [12.5%]
[100%] Soft
[25%] Hi-Potion
[6.25%] Phoenix Pinion
[0.39%] Ether
[100%] Nothing
[37.5%] Soft
[12.5%] Hi-Potion
[0.39%] Hi-Potion
Abilities Eat
Heave, Thundara, Earthquake, Devil’s Bell, Limit Glove Limit Glove

Battle Edit

Catoblepas can inflict Petrify through the use of Devil's Bell attack. It uses Earthquake to deal Earth damage to all party members. Its Heave attack deals strong physical damage to one opponent, uses the Thundara spell and will also use regular physical attacks, which are fairly powerful. Catoblepas uses Limit Glove on 1 HP. If its HP is reduced to one (either from really bad luck or through use of Matra Magic) it will counter with Limit Glove and deal 9999 damage to whomever attacked it last.

Strategy Edit

It is recommended to equip the Jelly ability to prevent Petrify, as as well as to have either Earth-resistant abilities or Auto-Float to avoid its Earthquake attack. Having Protect on everyone reduces the amount of damage Catoblepas can do with its powerful physical attacks.

To defeat the Catoblepas easily, one can use skills that inflict Instant Death, Heat, or Freeze.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Catoblepas (from the Greek expression καταβλέπω katablépō meaning "to look downwards") is a legendary creature from Ethiopia, described first by Pliny the Elder and later by Claudius Aelianus. It is said to have the body of a buffalo and the head of a wild boar. Its back has scales that protect the beast, and its head is always pointing downwards due to its head being heavy. Its stare or breath could either turn people into stone, or kill them.