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Catoblepas, also known as Shoat, is an optional boss in Final Fantasy V found at a large island forest covered in mountains in the northwest only accessible by submarine in Galuf's World. It appears as a random encounter, just like Ramuh in Bartz's 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.

StatsEdit

Final Fantasy V enemy stats
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Names Location Type Auto-hit Other information
PS: Shoat
GBA: Catoblepas
Mobile/PC: Catoblepas
Overworld (World 2) (Second World - Around Chocobo Forest(in PS)) Magic Beast, Dragon, Heavy None None
Stats
LV HP MP Strength Defense
38 5,000 500 55 20
Evasion Magic Magic Defense Magic Evasion Agility
0 50 10 0 45
Attack multiplier Magic multiplier Gil EXP ABP
10 11 0 0 3
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Poison Holy Earth Wind Water Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Death Petrify Toad Mini Float Poison Zombie Darkness
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - - Immune
Aging Sleep Paralyze Confuse Berserk Silence*(Mute) Image Reflect
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune
Protect Shell Stop Haste Slow Invincible Regen Doom*(Countdown)
Immune Immune - Immune Immune Immune Immune -
Eject Catch Control*(Tame) Calm Scan Fractional damage HP to critical status Revive kill
Immune Immune Immune - - Immune Immune Immune
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Phoenix Down (3.91%) Catoblepas (100%)
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Rush (Inflicts Paralyze) Chain Detonation, Drain, Re-Form, Evil Eye Attack, Evil Eye, Flame Thrower None None
Items (PS)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Phoenix Down (3.91%) Shoat (100%)
Abilities (PS)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Charge (Inflicts Paralyz) Reploder, Drain, Regeneration, Evil Eye Fight, Evil Eye, Burn Ray None None

Battle Edit

Catoblepas' main arsenal is the Evil Eye, a counter-attack that will Petrify a character. It may also use Drain and a normal attack.

Strategy Edit

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 damage that will kill the Catoblepas instantly.

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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.

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