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Cerberus (Creature)

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Cerberus (ケルベロス, Keruberosu?) is a recurring creature in the Final Fantasy series. As with the Cerberus of myth, it appears as a monstrous three-headed dog. It first appeared in Final Fantasy III as a late-game boss.


Final FantasyEdit

Cerberus PSP
Main article: Cerberus (Final Fantasy)

Cerberus appears as a boss in the Earthgift Shrine, a dungeon exclusive to the Dawn of Souls and Anniversary releases. As with the other three bosses in the shrine, it is based on its Final Fantasy III appearance. It drops the Kotetsu when defeated.

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

Main article: Cerberus (Final Fantasy III)

Cerberus' first appearance in the series, it is one of four bosses fought in the World of Darkness to release the Warriors of the Dark.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Main article: Cerberus (The After Years)

Once again, Cerberus appears as a boss based on its Final Fantasy III form. It is fought in the Depths of the True Moon.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

Main article: Cerberus (Crisis Core)

Cerberus is the strongest of the dog-type enemies encountered.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

FF8 Cerberus
For the battle information, see: Cerberus (Final Fantasy VIII Boss)

Cerberus can be found during the event referred to as the Battle of the Gardens where the two Gardens, Balamb and Galbadia, clash with each other. Cerberus is found within Galbadia Garden, where he appears as an optional boss in the atrium during the raid. Approaching him will initiate a battle, and after defeating him he becomes a GF. If the player misses Cerberus, it can be obtained from Ultimecia Castle by drawing it from Gargantua. Obtaining Cerberus in the Steam version earns the player the achievement Cerberus.

When Cerberus is summoned in battle using the GF command, it uses a move called Counter Rockets (反撃の狼煙, Hangeki no Noroshi?), which casts Double and Triple on the party.


Compatibility Chart
Summon Effect Cerberus +20, Every other GF -1.6
Compatibility Items Dragon Fin +3.2 (-1.6 for others), LuvLuv G +20.2
Casting Magic Triple +2, Double +0.8, Haste +0.6, Apocalypse +0.2, Aura +0.2, Dispel +0.2, Esuna +0.2, Protect +0.2, Reflect +0.2, Shell +0.2, Ultima +0.2, Berserk -0.2, Break -0.2, Blind -0.2, Confuse -0.2, Pain -0.2, Sleep -0.2, Silence -0.4, Slow -0.8, Stop -0.8


The following table represents the base stats:

Level HP
23 1,490
30 1,876
40 2,434
50 3,000
60 3,574
70 4,156
80 4,746
90 5,344
100 5,950


Abilities learned naturally by Cerberus are listed below:

Ability AP Prerequisite Ability AP Prerequisite
FFVIII Junction ability icon Str-J (Already learned) FFVIII Command ability icon GF (Already learned)
FFVIII Junction ability icon Mag-J 50 None FFVIII Command ability icon Draw (Already learned)
FFVIII Junction ability icon Spr-J 50 None FFVIII Command ability icon Item (Already learned)
FFVIII Junction ability icon Spd-J 120 None FFVIII Character ability icon Spd+20% 150 Spd-J
FFVIII Junction ability icon Hit-J (Already learned) FFVIII Character ability icon Spd+40% 200 Spd+20%
FFVIII Junction ability icon ST-Atk-J 160 Mag-J FFVIII Character ability icon Auto-Haste 150 Spd+40%
FFVIII Junction ability icon ST-Def-J 100 Spr-J FFVIII Character ability icon Expendx2-1 250 Cerberus Lv30
FFVIII Junction ability icon ST-Def-Jx2 130 ST-Def-J FFVIII Party ability icon Alert 200 None
FFVIII Junction ability icon ST-Def-Jx4 180 ST-Def-Jx2 FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+10% 40 None
FFVIII Junction ability icon Abilityx3 (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+20% 70 GFHP+10%
FFVIII Command ability icon Magic (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+30% 140 GFHP+20%

Triple TriadEdit

Cerberus Card
TTCerberus Element None
Refine 1 refines into 100 Lightweights
Drop Cerberus
Card N/A
Level 9 (GF Card) Win N/A

Final Fantasy IXEdit

Main article: Cerberus (Final Fantasy IX)

Cerberus is encountered as a normal enemy in Ipsen's Castle.

Tetra MasterEdit



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Final Fantasy XIEdit

Cerberus 1 (FFXI)
Main article: Cerberus (Final Fantasy XI)

The Cerberus family are members of the Beast Type introduced in the Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion pack. They are encountered exclusively as Notorious Monsters. In particular, an enemy named Cerberus can be encountered at Mount Zhayolm once every three to five days.

Cerberus was discovered buried in igneous rock during a construction project inside the tunnels of Halvung. He went on a rampage until the mercenary chief managed to tame him. Although Cerberus is faithful to his master, one of his heads is continually afflicted with a craving, which puts the beast in a constant foul mood. In his endless rage, Cerberus spews toxic flames without cease or concern for surroundings, resulting in many hapless tragedies. It is for this reason that even the menacing Troll Mercenaries are said to cover their ears and shiver in fear when the jarring roar of Cerberus echoes through the tunnels.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

XII cerberus render
Main article: Cerberus (Final Fantasy XII)

Cerberus is fought as a normal enemy in the Feywood. Unlike previous incarnations of the Cerberi, these take upon the shape of hyena-like creatures, with a flame burning at the tip of their horns.

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

Cerberus is the name of a paradigm consisting of three Commandos.

Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

Cerberus is the name of a paradigm consisting of three Commandos.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Cerberus FFXIV Art
Main article: Cerberus (Final Fantasy XIV)

Cerberus is a boss encountered in the World of Darkness

Final Fantasy Mystic QuestEdit

FFMQ Cerberus
Main article: Cerberus (Mystic Quest)

Cerberus is one of the strongest normal enemies in the game. It is fought aboard Mac's Ship and inside Doom Castle.

Final Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesEdit


Cerberus in Crystal Chronicles.

Main article: Cerberus (Crystal Chronicles)

Cerberus appears at the Goblin Wall for Cycles Two and Three, and at Rebena Te Ra in all Cycles.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a KingEdit

Main article: Cerberus (My Life as a King)

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Bravely DefaultEdit

Main article: Cerberus (Bravely Default)

Cerberus is a beast-type enemy that appears in the Vampire Castle.

Bravely Archive: D's ReportEdit

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Final Fantasy Legends: Toki no SuishōEdit

FFLTnS Cerberus Artwork

Artwork of Cerberus by Matrix.

Cerberus appears as a fire-elemental summon for the player to use. The summon's special ability is Counter Skyrocket when summoned into battle, which increases the attack power and speed of the party for three turns. Summoning Cerberus costs 1 points from the Consumption Gauge.

Depending on Cerberus' type and rank, they can teach the user abilities that support the party and deal damage in battle. The summon can allow the wielder to use the following abilities:

Upgrading StatsEdit
Rank Maximum Level Phantom Stone Cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components Needed
☆ 3 30 10 472 26 43 41 29 None
☆ 4 40 10 677 38 61 58 42 Rank Jewel III x1
Fire Topz x3
☆ 5 50 10 883 49 79 76 54 ?

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Cerberus2 TCG

Cerberus from Final Fantasy III appears with a wind-elemental card.

Other AppearancesEdit

Guardian CrossEdit

A terror in the Near East, this fire-breathing canine is the bane of trolls.

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[view  · edit  · purge]Cerberus appears in Greek Mythology as the three-headed dog that guards the gates to the Underworld at the end of the River Styx. Its original appearance is as a monstrous dog with three heads, a snake for a tail, and snakes going down his back as a mane. Although being ferocious and eating anyone who tries to enter the Underworld uninvited, it has been known to be subdued several times through different means.

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