The Feral Behemoth is very dangerous when first encountered, and can be avoided by making use of the lampposts and searchlights that dot the area, as the Behemoths dislike the lights. Should the player wish to fight, the Behemoth should not be taken lightly. The party should begin with Relentless Assault to stabilize the chain gauge, switching to Tri-Disaster in order to stagger the foe as quickly as possible. Should a character fall into yellow hit points, switch to a defensive Paradigm and heal the party member. Its Heave ability is devastating, and can instantly eliminate a low-level party member who is not a Sentinel or is not protected by one. Switching between offensive paradigms to keep the chain gauge steady and defensive paradigms to heal should stagger the Behemoth before long. Once it has been staggered, switch to Relentless Assault or Cerberus and keep the Behemoth in the air with Launch. It should be defeated before the stagger gauge is depleted.
When tamed, the Feral Behemoth's name is shortened to Behemoth. It possesses extraordinarily high strength and its HP is also high. Its relatively linear stat growth allows the player to make use of the Behemoth at early stages of its development. Unfortunately its large body makes it vulnerable to enemy area-of-effect attacks, and also makes it rather sluggish when targeting a quick enemy, causing some of its attacks to miss.