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Grendel (Final Fantasy X)

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Grendel is an enemy in Final Fantasy X found in the caverns in Mt. Gagazet and in the Zanarkand Ruins (not the Dome).

Grendel is an armored fiend, meaning weapons without the Piercing ability will do little damage. It uses an attack called Flame Ball that hits all party members for Fire damage, but it needs to charge for a turn before using it.


Final Fantasy X enemy stats
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Location Monster Arena Species Other information
Mt. Gagazet, Zanarkand Ruins Mt. Gagazet Ruminant N/A
Sensor description Scan description
Inflict darkness to evade its attacks. Piercing weapons are the way to go. Inflict darkness to hinder its attacks. Its Flame Ball is a powerful fire attack that hits all, but it needs to Charge before it's released. Use poison and piercing weapons. Kimahri can learn Fire Breath.
HP MP Strength Magic Defense Magic Defense
9,500 (6,972) 62 41 23 50 1
Accuracy Accuracy Evasion Luck AP (Overkill) Gil
31 0 0 15 2,600 (3,900) 730
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water Holy
50% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Statuses and immunities
Silence Sleep Darkness Poison (25%Percentage of maximum HP removed each turn) Petrify Slow Zombie Power Break
0 80 95 25 25 Immune 25 0
Magic Break Armor Break Mental Break Threaten Death Provoke Doom (1Turns taken for target to die) Nul
0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0
Shell Protect Reflect Haste Demi Regen Distill Sensor
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scan Bribe Delay Zanmato Berserk Capture Physical Magical
0 Mega Potion 0 Lv. 1 0 0 0 0
Common steal (75%) Rare steal (25%) Common drop (87.5%) Rare drop (12.5%)
Hi-Potion Mega Potion x2 Ability Sphere x1Overkill: x2 Ability Sphere x2Overkill: x4
Equipment drop (50%) Weapon abilities Armor abilities
2-4 slots, 1-3 abilities Piercing, Firestrike, Silencetouch, Distill Ability HP +10% Mega Potion x1 (190,000 gil)
Abilities Ronso Rage
Physical attack, Flame Ball, Gore Fire Breath

Attack PatternEdit

Basic patternEdit

For the first four turns, it will use Charge, followed by Flame Ball, and again Charge then Flame Ball.

After that, it will act according to this pattern (same as Valaha):

  • Physical attack (67% chance).
  • Gore followed by Charge then Flame Ball the next two turns (33% chance).

Special patternEdit

  • Facing Valefor, it will only use the Charge then Flame Ball pattern.
  • Facing any other aeon, it will always use physical attacks.
  • While subjected to Provoke, it will use Flame Ball.



Grendel is one of the three antagonists in the epic poem Beowulf. He terrorizes the mead hall, Heorot, until Beowulf comes to slay him. Said to be the decedent of Cain, he is usually depicted as a foul monster or beast.

Related enemiesEdit

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Final Fantasy X-2: Last MissionEdit

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