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Earth Eater
アースイーター (Āsu Ītā?)
Earth Eater (FFX)
Eater
Statistics
HP Overkill MP
1,300,000 99,999 30
Strength Magic Defense
117 186 200
Mag. Def.Magic Defense Agility Accuracy
210 47 120
Evasion Luck
0 15
AP (Overkill) Gil
50,000 (50,000) 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water Holy
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Statuses and immunities
Silence Sleep Darkness Poison
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Petrify Slow Zombie Pwr. Brk.Power Break Mag. Brk.Magic Break
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Arm. Brk.Armor Break Mntl. Brk.Mental Break Threaten Death Provoke
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Doom (255Turns taken for target to die) Nul Shell Protect Reflect
0 0 0 0 Auto
Haste Demi Regen Distill Sensor
0 Immune 0 0 Immune
Scan Bribe Delay Eject Zanmato
Immune Immune Immune Immune Lv. 5
Berserk Capture PhysicalPhysical damage type MagicalMagical damage type
Immune Immune 0 0
Sensor Immune to sensors
Scan Immune to scan
Location Monster Arena
Monster Arena Original
Common Steal (75%) Gambler's Spirit
Rare Steal (25%) Lv. 1 Key Sphere
Common Drop (87.5%) Fortune Sphere x1Overkill: x2
Rare Drop (12.5%) Dark Matter x1Overkill: x2
Equipment Drop (100%) 3-4 slots, 1 ability
Weapon Abilities Triple Overdrive
Armor Abilities Auto-Potion
Bribe Cannot Bribe
Abilities Physical attack, Flare, Megaton Punch, Fall Back, Stand Up
Ronso Rage None

The Earth Eater is a special fiend in Final Fantasy X bred as part of the Original Species of monsters in the Monster Arena. It physically resembles the Chocobo Eater fought at the Mi'ihen Highroad earlier, but is much tougher. To unlock the Earth Eater, at least two Area Conquest monsters have to be bred, though not necessarily defeated.

BattleEdit

It has Auto-Reflect. The Earth Eater can instantly kill characters with its Megaton Punch attack/counterattack, although characters equipped with Deathproof and/or Auto-Phoenix can help negate this. Like the Chocobo Eater, Earth Eater can be knocked onto its back when it suffers over 100,000 damage. It will still counterattack, but switches to reflecting Flare off itself. Like all Original Creation monsters, Earth Eater has no trouble attacking characters regardless of their evasion.

Earth Eater will drop weapons with Triple Overdrive, armor with Auto-Potion, and a Fortune Sphere. Its equipment drops provide a 6% critical hit chance bonus instead of the usual 3% (this is relevant to weapons and armor, but only to attacks that deal physical damage).

StrategyEdit

When farming Earth Eater for Fortune Spheres, the player will want to kill it as fast as possible. The party should have two backup characters to have low life (9999 and below) and the Entrust ability. The party should equip their Celestial Weapons (if available) as piercing weapons inflict minor damage compared to the Celestial Weapons at full power. Wakka should have high Strength and Agility, preferably close to maximum.

A fast strategy is to expend all of the party members' Overdrives with 12-hit Attack Reels. Every instant party member death will fill two Overdrive gauges by ~95%. Characters should Entrust them to Wakka. To farm the Fortune Spheres it is best not to hit the save sphere between battles because the party should have the lowest life possible to die instantly from Flares to fill the Overdrive gauge.

The fastest strategy is to use the Loner Overdrive Mode with Wakka and simply knock down the Earth Eater with two hits of 99999 damage, then have the other two characters escape (or KO). All party members must be equipped with Auto-Haste armor and Wakka with Deathproof armor, then keep pressing Triangle-button until the Overdrive gauge is full and attack with 12-hit Attack Reels, then do it one more time for defeat it. The sequence must be completed quickly to inflict maximum damage.

Shell can be used on Wakka to protect from the Flare counter attacks if his Magic Defense isn't high enough. Tidus's Slice & Dice can also be used if Wakka's stats aren't high enough. When Earth Eater stands up before the player finishes him off, casting Auto-Life protects against his instant kill counter.

Related EnemiesEdit

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

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