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.
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.
Once again, Cerberus appears as a boss based on its Final Fantasy III form. It is fought in the Depths of the True Moon.
Cerberus is the strongest of the dog-type enemies encountered.
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.
|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:
Abilities learned naturally by Cerberus are listed below:
|Str-J||(Already learned)||GF||(Already learned)|
|Refine||1 refines into 100 Lightweights|
|Level 9 (GF Card)||Win||N/A|
Cerberus is encountered as a normal enemy in Ipsen's Castle.
- Card 022
- Location: Lindblum, Business District
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.
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.
Cerberus is the name of a paradigm consisting of three Commandos.
Cerberus is a boss encountered in the World of Darkness.
Cerberus is a beast-type enemy that appears in the Vampire Castle.
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:
|Rank||Maximum Level||Phantom Stone Cost||Max HP||Max MP||Max Attack||Max Magic||Max Speed||Components Needed|
|☆ 4||40||10||677||38||61||58||42||Rank Jewel III x1|
Fire Topz x3
Cerberus from Final Fantasy III appears with a wind-elemental card.
Cerberus from Final Fantasy VIII appears on a Triple Triad card.
A terror in the Near East, this fire-breathing canine is the bane of trolls.
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.