Catoblepas, also known as Shoat, is a boss in Final Fantasy V. It can be found at a large island forest covered in mountains only accessible by submarine in Galuf's World. It appears as a random encounter just like Ramuh in the First World. Defeating it in battle grants the player the Catoblepas summon. The player obtains the spell in the inventory as an item, and needs to use it for it to be listed in summon section.
Catoblepas' main arsenal is the Evil Eye, a counter-attack that will surely Petrify a character. It may also use Drain and a normal attack. One of the strategies to defeat Catoblepas quickly is by Catching an Ironback near or in the cave at the Northern Lake and then Releasing it - dealing over 5,000 HP in damage that will kill the Catoblepas instantly.