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The Catoblepas (カトブレパス, Katoburepasu?) is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series. It first appeared in Final Fantasy III as a mammal resembling a buffalo, and later, a variety of a Behemoth; though the Finest Fantasy for Advance series renders them as Basilisk recolors. Catoblepas had their debut appearance in Final Fantasy III as a random encounter around Saronia.


Final FantasyEdit


Catoblepas can be found in the Dawn of Souls dungeons also found in the PSP/iOS versions. It can Petrify foes with his Gaze attack.

There are three other enemies related to Catoblepas:

Final Fantasy IIEdit


Catoblepas can be found at the Unknown Palace on the Soul of Rebirth dungeons of the GBA/PSP/iOS versions.

There are three other enemies related to Catoblepas:

Final Fantasy IIIEdit


An enemy found on the world map and inside the Dragon Spire in southeastern Saronia.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

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Catoblepas appears as an enemy.

Related enemies:

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Catoblepas are powerful enemies that can inflict Petrify on a party member, and are also one of the few enemies to drop the very rare Aegis Shield and Stoneblade. They are only fought in the Depths.

Final Fantasy VEdit


The Catoblepas is also known as Shoat. It is a hidden enemy found around the areas of Moore and has the ability Evil Eye, an attack that will petrify a character. After besting it in battle it is acquired as a summon.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

FF8 Catoblepas

The Catoblepas is one of the eight minions fought in Ultimecia Castle and can cast Thunder. It has very high Strength and gives a powerful blow to the party with its Deadly Horn attack.

Final Fantasy IXEdit


Catoblepas can be found in the Forgotten Continent in the Seaways Canyon and can be fought in the basement of Treno's Knight's House. The player will receive 15,000 gil from the owner upon defeating it.

Final Fantasy XEdit

Catoblebas (FFX)


Catoblepas is a fiend that can be unlocked in the Monster Arena. It is nearly identical in looks to the Behemoth but is a much stronger opponent.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

Catoblepas is a species of Dhalmel native to Bibiki Bay, valued for its hide.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit



Catoblepas is a Mark petitioned by War-chief Supinelu in Jahara. It is found in the Zertinan Caverns and is stronger than most of the other Behemoth-class monsters. There is also a scene where a Catoblepas is defeated by Fury in the Necrohol of Nabudis.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Catoblepas appears as the second boss of Halatali (Hard Mode). Its appearance is based on the Catoblepas from Final Fantasy V.

A larger and stronger version called Nandi appears as an S-rank hunt mark in Upper La Noscea area.

Final Fantasy XVEdit



Colossal Catoblepases reside on the pond in the Duscae region. To help get a balanced mix between a classic form and modern form, the artists used Catoblepas's Final Fantasy V design as a starting point and reference, but wanted to make it more realistic to fit with the game's setting. Its long neck was seen as a way for it to grasp things underwater, using its tusks to rustle plants. The team even mapped out its bone and muscle structure, examining its movement and shape. The inspiration came from giraffes, elephants, and rhinoceroses. To support its long neck while searching for food, Catoblepas uses its front leg muscles, long backbone, and low center of gravity to balance its neck like a suspension bridge while walking, and it has several large ears it can flap to control its body temperature. After the team settled on the final design, they changed its coloring depending on each region so it would blend into its natural environment; in desert regions, Catoblepas will have a sandy color, while cold regions will use bluer hues.[1]

In the updated Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae demo Catoblepas can be fought.[2] At first they are in the water and thus unreachable, but after doing the tour with Prompto Argentum one settles on land where it can be approached and fought. It is docile unless provoked and likely to wipe out the party's HP in one hit unless on a high level.

Final Fantasy Artniks DiveEdit

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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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