Underground Attack, Out of the Sand, Flying Attack
Fastitocalon-F is an enemy from Final Fantasy VIII. It's a fiery red fish that often appears in groups of three. The "F" signifies "fake".
Fastitocalon-F, a smaller version of Fastitocalon, is concealed by sand at the beginning of the battle allowing only its fin to show. During this stage, its Spirit and Vitality are greatly enhanced. After receiving damage it leaps into the air and is no longer reachable by Quake. Thunder remains useful. The Fastitocalon-F is the first significant source of AP in the beginning of the game.
When targeted, the enemy is known simply as the Fastitocalon. The name Fastitocalon-F is the name of its Triple Triad card to distinguish it from the larger version of Fastitocalon.
Fastitocalon is another name for Aspidochelone, a legendary sea monster whose back resembled an island that would lure sailors to their doom. Fastitocalon is also mentioned in an old-English poem called The Whale as a name for the Devil.
Its Japanese name, Focalor, is the name of one of the 72 demons said to have been sealed by Solomon.