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Grimalkin (Final Fantasy XII)

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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.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Tchita Uplands (Uazcuff Hills)
Condition: 10% chance of replacing a Coeurl.
Beast/Coeurl Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) Number: 19 of 80
Rank: ☆☆☆☆☆Rare Game rank
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
38 - 39 23,101 - 23,421 999 - 999 34 - 37 24 - 24
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
74 - 75 21 - 23 59 - 61 23 - 24 27 - 29
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
8 - 8 2,430 - 2,604 11 1,570 - 1,797 0 - 0
Elemental affinities
FFXII Fire Icon FFXII Ice Icon FFXII Thunder Icon FFXII Water Icon FFXII Wind Icon FFXII Earth Icon FFXII Dark Icon FFXII Holy Icon
100% 150% -100%Absorbs 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Statuses and immunities*% refers to chance to spawn under status
FFXII Stone Icon FFXII Stop Icon FFXII KO Icon FFXII Confuse Icon FFXII Reverse Icon FFXII Sleep Icon FFXII Blind Icon FFXII Poison Icon
Immune 0% Immune 0% 0% 0% Immune Immune
FFXII Silence Icon FFXII Oil Icon FFXII Disease Icon FFXII Disable Icon FFXII Immobilize Icon FFXII Sap Icon FFXII Slow Icon FFXII Lure Icon
0% 0% 0% Immune Immune Immune 0% Immune
FFXII Libra Icon FFXII Bravery Icon FFXII Faith Icon FFXII Protect Icon FFXII Shell Icon FFXII Haste Icon FFXII Regen Icon FFXII Invisible Icon
50% 100% 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy has innate Safety; additional immunity to Instant Death, Warp, Poach, Fractional Damage (Gravity, Graviga), "Fang" items, Sight Unseeing, Syphon, Charm, Achilles
Item dropped Steal Poach
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 12
Added status effect: Sap

Thundaga Rake, Stone Gaze, Hawk Glare, Hell Blaster, Blaster Safety, Attack+, HP Attack, Counter, Magick CT0 None

Requirements Edit

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

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

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.

Grimalkin was also the name of the witches' cat familiar in Macbeth by William Shakespeare. The term may derive from Beware the Cat (published 1570) by William Baldwin.

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