Cockatrices often possess the ability to Petrify the player characters, making them a potential danger at lower levels. Cockatrices are sometimes attuned to the Lightning element. The Cockatrice has appeared since the original Final Fantasy.
Its appearance in the original Final Fantasy marks the start of the enemy's recurring appearance throughout the Final Fantasy series.
The Cockatrice is an enemy from Final Fantasy III. It is fought in the Cave of Tides. A good way of defeating it is to open the fight with the Geomancer ability Whirlpool. Another easy way to weaken or neutralize this creature is to cast Blind, as its attacks will frequently inflict the Petrify status.
In Final Fantasy III, Cockatrices are lizards instead of birds.
The Cockatrice is a rather weak enemy, but may inflict the Petrify status with its physical attacks.
The Cockatrice also appears as a summon monster or Eidolon which can be obtained by the Cockatrice enemy, which has a small chance of dropping an item that teaches Rydia this summon. When summoned into battle, the Cockatrice is a 100% accurate instant death attack to a single foe that is not immune to the Petrify status. It has a casting time of 2 and costs 15 MP to summon.
In the original SNES English release, the Cockatrice summon was dummied out of the game for reasons unknown. Its name, like many other dummied out items within the game, was Dummy in both the item learned from and the summon spell. In the DS version, Cockatrice deals earth damage to enemies that are immune to Stone. In Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, the Cockatrice summon functions the same as in the original version of Final Fantasy IV.
Cockatrice is not a very powerful enemy, but can inflict Petrify if not dealt with quickly. It and its palette-swap, Helldiver, both drop the item Cockatrice, which, again, can be given to Rydia to obtain the Cockatrice summon.
Cockatrices can be found on the North Mountain and are able to petrify enemies with normal attacks, but other than that, they are very rare and not much of a threat.
Cockatrice (Cokatrice in the SNES version) is an ability used by Mog during his Wind Rhapsody Dance. Cockatrice deals non-elemental magic damage and inflicts Petrify on one opponent. It has a spell power of 50 and its Hit Rate is 96. It fails on targets immune to instant death.
The closest enemy to a Cockatrice in Final Fantasy VI is Cirpius, which is found on Mt. Kolts. If they are left alive for three turns, they might use their special attack Beak, which inflicts petrification.
- Main article: Cockatrice (Final Fantasy VIII)
The Cockatrice uses Electric Discharge as a Final Attack, but is more known for its ability to petrify.
- Main article: Cockatrice (Final Fantasy XI)
The Cockatrice is a flightless bird native to arid deserts. Their meat is highly prized.
The Cockatrice is found in various areas throughout the Dalmasca Estersand and in the northern Dalmasca Westersand, where it is much stronger. It is more difficult to defeat than the Wolves and Cactites, which inhabit the same areas. In Giza Plains, there is a small Cockatrice farm, with Cockatrices in a variety of sizes. Although they are often fought as enemies, a lady in the pen mentions that Cockatrices are tame and gentle creatures, and wonders if they are intelligent. One of the Elite Marks is a type of Cockatrice.
- Cockatrice (found in the Dalmascan Sands)
- Sprinter (found in the Salikawood)
- Axebeak (found in the Urutan-Yensa Sandsea; namely, the Nam-Yensa Sandsea
- Nekhbet (Rare)
- Chickatrice (Elite Mark) (Hunted in the Giza Plains - Dry Season)
- Cluckatrice (Elite Mark) (Hunted with Chickatrices in the Dry Season of Giza Plains) (Comes out only when one of the four Chickatrices are approached, attacked, or provoked)
There are many more types of cockatrice-esque creatures, such as:
- Lesser Chimera (found in the Tomb Of Raithwall)
- Chimera Brain (found in the Pharos at Ridorana)
- Gorgimera (found in the Sochen Cave Palace and Zertinan Caverns.
- Main article: Cockatrice (Final Fantasy XIV)
The Cockatrice is a bird monster found in Thanalan area.
- Main article: Aevis (Tactics)
- “Bird monster with sharp beak and huge wings. Flying ability is quite high, but it usually walks.”
The Cockatrice is a variant of the Aevis enemy. Its special attack, Beak, can cause petrification.
- Main article: Cockatrice (Tactics A2)
The Cockatrice is both a species of monster and specific member of that species in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. They are portly, flightless birds, and some variants have the ability to inflict the Petrify debuff. Cockatrices are the very first enemies fought in Tactics A2. In addition to the Cockatrice, there are variations in its class, called Axebeak and Cluckatrice. The Cockatrice has a large and much more dangerous relative called Crushatrice.
- Main article: Cockatrice (Crystal Defenders)
- Main article: Cockatrice (Crystal Chronicles)
The Cockatrice is an enemy that appears as a cock-like bird with reptilian scales, and can inflict petrification with its breath attack. Its name stems from the mythical creature with similar traits. Is very inquisitive, but is easy to destroy this enemy. The Cockatrice appears as a regular enemy in the Selepation Cave in all cycles.
- Main article: Cockatrice (Echoes of Time)
The Cockatrice is an enemy that appears as a sort of rooster with reptilian scales, and large appendages protruding from its head. Cockatrices attack by pecking and firing pin missiles from the lobes on their head, and favor Lightning magic. They are rather fragile enemies and will be knocked down after losing about half of their HP.
The Cockatrice first appears as an enemy in the Ruins.
- Main article: Stoney Roost
The "Stoney Roost" is known as "Cockatrice" in the Japanese release. They are found in the Ice Pyramid and can petrify party members with Stone Beak.
The Cocatris is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.
- Main article: Cocatrice
These enemies can be fought earliest at Mount Lux with Nacht as party leader at the start of Chapter 1, with their standard Beak ability inflicting petrification on the party member it is used, however unlike in other Final Fantasy games where the result is immediate, characters can still use actions even after being hit with the attack and damage and kill the enemy, therefore receiving EXP.
- “Rarely does evolution enable birds' beaks to petrify their foes--but it does happen.”
- —In-game description.
Cockatrice appears in the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with its Final Fantasy IV DS version artwork.
The Cockatrice is a creature from mythology. It is similar to the basilisk in appearance and ability, but also possesses flight. A cockatrice is born from an egg hatched by a rooster and incubated by a toad, and its gaze causes instant petrification.