- “One ugly Esper. Those that meet its magic glare turn to stone.”
- —Final Fantasy VI PlayStation esper section
- For the battle information, see: Catoblepas (Final Fantasy V Boss)
Catoblepas is obtained on the northwest island in the Galuf's World (accessible by submarine). It is fought on the world map as a boss that appears as a random encounter and then joins as a Level 3 Summon. It takes 33 MP to summon. Its summon magic is called "Demon Eye", and it can petrify all enemies.
Catoblepas, which was called Shoat in the SNES version, is an esper obtained automatically in the Magitek Research Facility. Its attack, Demon Eye, has a Hit Rate of 96 and fails on opponents immune to instant death. It costs 45 MP to summon, and it teaches the following spells:
A Catoblepas (from Greek katablepein, "to look downwards") is a mythical creature that can petrify or kill with a glance. It is said that his head is so heavy that he cannot lift it from the ground.