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Gil Turtle (ギルガメ, Girugame?, lit. Gilgame), also known as Gil Snapper and Gilgamesh, is a recurring enemy in the series. It made its debut in Final Fantasy V but has also appeared in remakes of earlier games.
Gil Snapper is an enemy fought in the GBA and later releases at Raqia. It is of very little threat, only having moderately strong physical attacks. It is weak to Ice-elemental attacks and resists Lightning-elemental and Poison-elemental attacks.
Gil Snapper is fought in the GBA and later releases at Lunar Ruins. It is the strongest of the Adamantoise line of enemies, having high HP and such high Magic Defense no magic attacks, including its elemental weakness, do much damage. It mostly attacks with regular attacks, but can also use Protect. Its a valuable as it drops X-Potions, Lunar Curtains, and the powerful Maximillian.
Gil Turtle is a boss fought at Gil Cave as an optional boss and Sealed Temple at the River of Souls. It is a dangerous enemy when first encountered due to its powerful physical attack, Turtle, which it uses twice in one turn, and its final attack, Earthquake, which can kill any party member not under Float. Despite being an undead, it is immune to life revival items and abilities. It is weak to Ice-elemental attacks, immune to Holy-elemental attacks, and absorbs all other elements.
Gil Snapper is a Rank III Elite Mark fought at Giza Plains - The Rains at Tracks of the Beast. It is a powerful foe, having access to the strong physical attack Flatten along with magicks such as Blizzara, Blizzaga, and Disablega and Technicks such as Flash, Purify, and Meditate. It is weak to Lightning-elemental attacks, absorbs Ice-elemental attacks, and halves all other elements.
The Gil Turtle is the focus of the guildhest "Hero on the Halfshell", in which players have to rescue Teledji Adeledji's pet Gil Turtle from bandits. The turtle must be brought down to 50% health and lured to special herbs that, when ignited, cause it to fall asleep. Killing the Gil Turtle fails the guildhest.
The shells of these turtles are said to be full of gil. Crack one open and see.
(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."Gil Turtle"