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One ugly Esper. Those that meet its magic glare turn to stone.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation esper section

Catoblepas, known as Shoat in the SNES release, is an esper in Final Fantasy VI who can be acquired as a magicite.

ProfileEdit

Catoblepas is a dark green, quadrupedal creature with a single red eye and several tusks.

ObtainedEdit

Catoblepas is obtained automatically upon completion of the Magitek Research Facility.

BattleEdit

FFVI Demon Eye

Catoblepas in Final Fantasy VI.

Catoblepas casts Demon Eye when summoned for 45 MP. This inflicts Petrify on all enemies, has a Hit Rate of 96 and will fail on enemies immune to Death.

MagiciteEdit

Catoblepas is equippable as a magicite, and teaches:

At Level Up, it gives a +10% boost to HP.

EtymologyEdit

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.