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Final Fantasy XII Rare Game
グリマルキン (Gurimarukin)
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Grimalkin FFXII
#328#329 #330
Minimum Stats Maximum Stats
Level Level
38 39
23,101 999 23,421 999
Strength Magic Strength Magic
34 24 37 24
Defense Mag Def Defense Mag Def
23 27 24 29
Vitality Speed Vitality Speed
74 21 75 23
Attack Evade% Attack Evade%
59 8 61 8
2,430 11 2,604 11
CP Gil CP Gil
1,570 0 1,797 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water
- Weak Absorb -
Wind Earth Dark Holy
- - - -
Bestiary Location Rare Game
Location Tchita Uplands (Uazcuff Hills)
Common Steal Coeurl Whisker
Uncommon Steal None
Rare Steal None
Common Drop Whiskered Trophy
Uncommon Drop None
Rare Drop None
Very Rare Drop None
Monograph Drop None
Canopic Jar Drop None
Common Poach None
Rare Poach None
Attacks 12-hit max; may inflict Sap, Rake
Abilities Thundaga, Stone Gaze, Hawk Glare, Hell Blaster, Blaster
Innate abilities Safety, Attack+, HP Attack, Counter, Magic CT 0
Immune to Death, Petrify, Doom, Disable, Immobilize, Blind, Poison, Sap, Lure, Berserk, Warp, Poach, Fractional Damage, Sight Unseeing, Syphon, Numerology, Charm, Achilles, Wither, Addle
Other Information Has Shell, Faith, and 50% Bravery.

The Grimalkin is a Trophy Rare Game enemy found in the Tchita Uplands in Final Fantasy XII. It carries a rare item, Coeurl Whisker, needed for Orochi, the second strongest ninja sword in the game. If the player wants to farm the Whiskers, they must not kill the Grimalkin, only steal and then exit, as once killed, Grimalkin, as all trophy monsters, will never spawn again. A Coeurl Whisker can also be obtained from the Ose.

Bestiary Entry Edit

Derivation: Coeurl

Coeurl given to frenzied bursts of strength. Hunted in the Tchita Uplands.

Requirements Edit

FF12 Map - Tchita Uplands
Map of Grimalkin's spawn point.

In order to find the Grimalkin the player must have spoken to the "Huntmaster" in Phon Coast and defeated Thalassinon, which will trigger the start of the Rare Game quest. Grimalkin then has a 10% chance of replacing one of the Coeurls in the Uazcuff Hills area of the Tchita Uplands. Zoning out two areas (most easily done by going east to the Cerobi Steppe) and checking each Coeurl for the spawn is necessary every trip.

Etymology Edit

[view  · edit  · purge]A grimalkin is an old or evil-looking female cat. The term stems from "grey" (the color) plus "malkin", an archaic term with several meanings (a cat, a low class woman, a weakling, a mop) derived from a hypocoristic form of the female name Maud. Scottish legend refers to the grimalkin as a faery cat that dwells in the highlands. The term may derive from Beware the Cat (published 1570) by William Baldwin.

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