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Gilgamesh
ギルガメ (Girugame?)
Gilgamesh-ffiv
Statistics
Level HP MP
? 30,710 30,710
Strength Magic
175 101
Defense Mag. Def.Magic Defense Mag. Eva.Magic Evasion
6 254 0
Agility Precision Evasion
? ? ?
EXP Gil
63,000 62,500
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
100% 200% 100% 100%
Holy Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
100% 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Poison Blind Silence Pig Mini
- - - - -
Toad Stone Death Petrify (gradual)Gradual Petrify Berserk
- - - - -
Confuse Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
- - - - -
Scan / Study Tornado
- -
Location Lunar Ruins
Type Reptile
Steal X-Potion
Item dropped (5%) [100%]X-Potion
[37.5%]Bestiary
[12.5%]Lunar Curtain
[0.39%]Maximilian
Abilities Protect
Other Information Takes 4× damage from Ice Rod. Deals 1/4 damage to Ice Shield.
Gil Snapper
ギルガメ (Girugame?)
FF4PSP Gil Snapper
Statistics
Level HP MP
? 30,710 30,710
Strength Magic
175 101
Defense Mag. Def.Magic Defense Mag. Eva.Magic Evasion
6 254 0
Speed Accuracy Evasion
? ? ?
EXP Gil
63,000 62,500
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
100% 200% 100% 100%
Holy Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
100% 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Poison Blind Silence Pig Mini
- - - - -
Toad Petrify Death Grd. Ptrfy.Gradual Petrify Berserk
- - - - -
Confuse Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
- - - - -
Libra / Analyze Tornado
- -
Location Lunar Ruins
Type Reptile
Steal X-Potion
Item dropped (5%) [100%]X-Potion
[37.5%]Bestiary
[12.5%]Lunar Curtain
[0.39%]Maximilian
Abilities Protect
Other Information Takes 4× damage from Ice Rod. Deals 1/4 damage to Ice Shield.

Gil Snapper, also known as Gilgamesh or Gil Turtle, is an enemy from the Advance and the The Complete Collection releases of Final Fantasy IV.

BattleEdit

Gil Snappers can cast Protect to raise their defense, but otherwise only use physical attacks. It has a large amount of HP, and Rydia's or Palom's Blizzaga deals little damage because, despite being weak to Ice, the Gil Snapper has 254 Magic Defense. Therefore, the player must rely on physical attacks to slowly whittle down its HP.

AI scriptEdit

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EtymologyEdit

"Gil Turtle" (ギルガメ, Giru-game?) is a spoof of zeni-game which literally means "money turtle," usually refers to the cub of pond turtle. Gil replaces the "zeni" in the name of the animal because it is the currency in the Final Fantasy series.

The Gil Snapper's name was originally translated as Gilgamesh for the Advance release, a mistranslation of the Japanese name. The name was corrected to the more appropriate "Gil Turtle" for the European releases of the game, and later changed to its current name for the The Complete Collection version. Gilgamesh is the main character of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an Akkadian poem considered the first great work of literature. He is a demigod with superhuman strength who builds the walls of Uruk to defend his people and travels to meet the sage Utnapishtim, a survivor of the Great Flood.

Gilgamesh is believed to have actually existed by many scholars. It is estimated he lived sometime between 2800 and 2500 BC. The Sumerian King List claims Gilgamesh ruled the city of Uruk for 126 years.

Gilgamesh in Final Fantasy is also based on Benkei, a character in Japanese mythology who sets out to collect 100 swords, and protect his companion Ushiwaka.

Related enemiesEdit

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

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