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Cockatrice (コカトリス, Kokatorisu?), also called Cocatris, is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series. Cockatrices are typically birds, though they have appeared in other forms.

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.


Final FantasyEdit


Its debut in the original Final Fantasy marks the start of the enemy's recurring appearance throughout the Final Fantasy series.

Final Fantasy IIEdit


The Cockatrice is a Rank 5 monster that can be found around Mysidia and inside the Cave of Mysidia. Its normal attack can petrify foes.

Final Fantasy IIIEdit


The Cockatrice appears more in reptile form, a stronger recolor of the Basilisk 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.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

FF4PSP Cockatrice

The Cockatrice is a rather weak enemy, but may inflict the Petrify status with its physical attacks.

Petrifying Beak (PSP)

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. On the Easy Type version, the casting time was reduced to 1.

In the original SNES English release and Easy Type version, the Cockatrice summon was dummied out of the game. Its name on the SNES, like many other dummied out items within the game, was Dummy in both the item learned from and the summon spell. For the Easy Type version, it still retained its name and icon even though it can't be obtained. In the 3D 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.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

Cockatrice returns as a Summon spell for imposter Rydia in the sequel of Final Fantasy IV. It attempts to inflict Petrify on one enemy and deals non-elemental damage at the cost of 15 MP.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

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.

Final Fantasy VEdit


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.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

FF6 Cockatrice

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 Death.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Cokatolis FF7

Cokatolis is an enemy that can petrify party members, but players can steal Softs from them to counter the status. Otherwise, they are not a threat.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

FF8 Cockatrice

The Cockatrice uses Electric Discharge as a Final Attack, but is more known for its ability to petrify.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

Cockatrice 1 (FFXI)

The Cockatrice is a flightless bird native to arid deserts. Their meat is highly prized.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit


Different types of Cockatrices.

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 Nam-Yensa Sandsea)
  • Nekhbet (Rare)
  • Chickatrice (Elite Mark) (hunted in the Giza Plains - Dry with the Cluckatrice)
  • Cluckatrice (Elite Mark) (hunted in the Giza Plains - Dry, comes out when one of the four Chickatrices are approached, attacked, or provoked)

There are many more types of cockatrice-esque creatures, such as:

Great cockatrice escape sidequest can be completed after finishing Draklor Laboratory. In this sidequest the player must find the cockatrices who have escaped from the nomads on the Giza Plains.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Cockatrice XIV

The Cockatrice is a bird monster found in Thanalan area.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

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.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

FFTA2 Cockatrice

The Cockatrice is both a species of monster and specific member of that species. They are portly, flightless birds, and some variants have the ability to inflict the Petrify debuff. Cockatrices are the very first enemies fought. 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.

Crystal DefendersEdit

CD Cockatrice

The Cockatrice appears as a very weak enemy that is usually one of the first waves in W1 and W2.

Final Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesEdit


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.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of TimeEdit

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.

Final Fantasy Mystic QuestEdit

The Stoney Roost (known as Cockatrice in the Japanese release) is found in the Ice Pyramid and can petrify party members with Stone Beak.

The Final Fantasy LegendEdit

FFL Albatros

The Cocatris is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into. It can be found on the nineteenth floor of the Tower.

Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit

FFLII Cocatris

The Cocatris is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

FFD Cocatrice

These enemies can be fought earliest at 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.

Note: There are three sprites unaccounted for, two of those belonging to known Cocatrice enemies of unknown colorations.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

Cockatrice from Final Fantasy IV appears as an enemy.

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Final Fantasy Artniks DiveEdit

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

Rarely does evolution enable birds' beaks to petrify their foes--but it does happen.
—In-game description.
Cockatrice ATB

The Cockatrice appears as an enemy encountered on the Cornelia's Tract. It uses Peck and drops the Mythril Rod.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

Randomly appears in Lake Filouz as a mini boss.

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Cockatrice TCG

Cockatrice appears with its Final Fantasy IV DS version artwork.

Triple TriadEdit

Cockatrice from Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VIII have Triple Triad cards in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Dice de ChocoboEdit

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Other appearancesEdit

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street PortableEdit

Cockatrice is a chance card, the card's ability: Get 1 free roll and don't need to pay rent for this turn.

Lord of VermilionEdit

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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.

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