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This giant bird attacks with Shimsham and Flap.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Galypdes, also known as Aquila, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.


Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#166#167 (GBA) #168
#245 #246 (iOS) #247
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Aquila
PS: Aquila
GBA: Galypdes
iOS: Galypdes
Phoenix Cave (GBA)
Phoenix Cave (SNES)
None N/A
Level HP MP Attack Magic
49 6,013 820 13 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 145 0 40 100
Evasion EXP Gil
30 2,781 906
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
-100%Absorbs 200% 100% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
- - - - - Immune Immune Immune Immune -
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- - - - - Immune Auto - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - - - Immune - - - Immune -
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 57.1%)
[87.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Phoenix Down
[12.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Celestriad
None [Slot 1 (25%)]Potion
[Slot 2 (25%)]Potion
[Slot 3 (25%)]Potion
[Slot 4 (25%)]Growth Egg
Morph ID: 18
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse
Normal Attack: List of Final Fantasy VI weapons#Ice RodIce Rod
Special Attack: Flap (Level 8 = Attack x 5)
Cyclonic, Shamshir Attack, Cyclonic Flap, Cyclonic Attack, Flap, Cyclonic, Shamshir


It uses Cyclonic to put the entire party in HP Critical, and its special attack Flap is a powerful physical blow. They are a useful enemy to meet, as Locke can steal valuable Celestriads from them, and they can be morphed into Growth Eggs. Both of these relics are among the rarest and most useful items in the game.

Coliseum setupEdit

Bet Murakumo for Holy Lance

Equipping a relic that protects from Death, such as the Safety Bit or Memento Ring, will make the wearer immune to Cyclonic and Shamshir.

AI scriptsEdit

Normal scriptEdit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Flap (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (66%) or Cyclonic (33%)
4th Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)

If attacked by anything: Shamshir (33%)

Coliseum scriptEdit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Flap (25%) or Cyclonic (25%) or Shamshir (25%)

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Galypdes FFVI
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It has also been known as Aquila. Aquila is the Italian and Latin word for "eagle", as well as the name of a constellation.

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