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.
[view·edit·purge]"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.