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VII

Master Tonberry is an enemy in Final Fantasy VII in the Northern Cave. Unlike the normal Tonberry, it is characterized by a star floating over its head, as well being blue instead of green.

FormationsEdit

# Formation
872 Master Tonberry
891 Master Tonberry
896 Master Tonberry

LocationsEdit

Northern Cave
Red Passage 872
Horizontal Fork 872
Vertical Fork 896
Water Crossing 891
Water Path 891
Light Cavity 896
Rocky Descent 896
Above Mako Stream 896
Mako Stream 896

BattleEdit

Master Tonberry will counterattack, from any range, with Everyone's Grudge when attacked twice consecutively by the player, which will cause damage equal to the number of kills a character has amassed, multiplied by 10. This attack inflicts fixed value and cannot be blocked or avoided.

It gradually moves forward until it is in front of a character and then uses Knife to instantly KO them.

It can be morphed into a Ribbon, one of the best and rarest accessories in the game. The player cannot use Sense on it.

StrategyEdit

Knife can be prevented by equipping the Safety Bit accessory, which protects the wearer against Sudden Death. The party can withstand one of any Tonberry Knife attacks via the spell Resist; the attack dealt by the Tonberry will dispel the effect. Alternatively, the player can utilize the Death Force Enemy Skill for resistance to the Knife attack for the battle's duration. Since the character the Tonberry attacks is random, one can wait until it is only one step away as Tonberries tends to attack whoever is in front of them prior to the last step taken before the "Knife" attack occurs.

One of the easiest strategies is to only attack it up to twice per turn to prevent it from countering with Everyone's Grudge until it has taken a step. At the start of the fight, using Bio spells (or even better, Bad Breath) will help as Poison will help dealing damage. Dazers inflict Paralysis on the target and Stop works. The player can link the Choco/Mog or Hades Materia to the Added Effect Materia on a weapon to allow for both damage and possible status effects.

As poison deals proportional damage to the victim's total HP, the player can cast Bad Breath on the Master Tonberry and cast Death Force on their characters, rendering the Master Tonberry harmless. Once poison has damaged the Master Tonberry 32 times, it will have 28 HP left. This will enable the player to morph on the Master Tonberry, which will administer the killing blow, turning it into the high valued Ribbon. However, as the player cannot sense the Master Tonberry, they have to manually count the number of times poison has damaged it.

AI scriptEdit

AI: Setup {

TempVar:LRPos = 1

} AI: Main {

TempVar:DontMove = 0
TempVar:HitCounter = 0
TempVar:RightTarget = 1st Opponent
TempVar:MiddleTarget = 2nd Opponent
TempVar:LeftTarget:= 3rd Opponent
If (TempVar:LRPos == 0) Then
{
If (TempVar:Distance == 0) Then
{
Nothing
} Else If (TempVar:Distance == 1 or 2) Then {
Choose Self
If (3/8 Chance) Then
{
Use <Move Left> on Target
TempVar:LRPos = TempVar:LRPos + 1
}
} Else {
If ((TempVar:RightTarget doesn't have Death Status)
& (1/2 Chance)) Then
{
Choose TempVar:RightTarget
Use Knife on Target
TempVar:Distance = 0
TempVar:LRPos = 1
} Else {
Choose Self
Use <Move Left> on Target
TempVar:LRPos = TempVar:LRPos + 1
}
TempVar:DontMove = 1
}
} Else If (TempVar:LRPos == 1) Then {
If (TempVar:Distance == 0) Then
{
Nothing
} Else If (TempVar:Distance == 1) Then {
Choose Self
1/4 Chance:
{
Use <Move Right> on Target
TempVar:LRPos = TempVar:LRPos - 1
TempVar:DontMove = 1
}
1/4 Chance:
{
Use <Move Left> on Target
TempVar:LRPos = TempVar:LRPos + 1
TempVar:DontMove = 1
}
1/2 Chance: Nothing
} Else If (TempVar:Distance == 2) Then {
Choose Self
3/8 Chance:
{
Use <Move Right> on Target
TempVar:LRPos = TempVar:LRPos - 1
TempVar:DontMove = 1
}
3/8 Chance:
{
Use <Move Left> on Target
TempVar:LRPos = TempVar:LRPos + 1
TempVar:DontMove = 1
}
1/4 Chance: Nothing
} Else {
If (TempVar:MiddleTarget doesn't have Death Status)
& (1/2 Chance) Then
{
Choose TempVar:MiddleTarget
Use Knife on Target
TempVar:Distance = 0
TempVar:LRPos = 1
} Else {
Choose Self
If (1/2 Chance) Then
{
Use <Move Right> on Target
TempVar:LRPos = TempVar:LRPos - 1
} Else {
Use <Move Left> on Target
TempVar:LRPos = TempVar:LRPos + 1
}
}
TempVar:DontMove = 1
}
} Else {
If (TempVar:Distance == 0) Then
{
Nothing
} Else If (TempVar:Distance == 1 or 2) Then {
Choose Self
If (3/8 Chance) Then
{
Use <Move Right> on Target
TempVar:LRPos = TempVar:LRPos - 1
TempVar:DontMove = 1
}
} Else {
If ((TempVar:LeftTarget doesn't have Death Status)
& (1/2 Chance)) Then
{
Choose TempVar:LeftTarget
Use Knife on Target
TempVar:Distance = 0
TempVar:LRPos = 1
} Else {
Choose Self
Use <Move Right> on Target
TempVar:LRPos = TempVar:LRPos - 1
}
TempVar:DontMove = 1
}
}
If (TempVar:DontMove == 0) Then
{
Use <Move> on Target
TempVar:Distance = TempVar:Distance + 1
}

} AI: Counter - General {

TempVar:HitCounter = TempVar:HitCounter + 1
If (TempVar:HitCounter == 2) Then
{
TempVar:HitCounter = 0
Choose Tonberry's Last Attacker (General)
Use Everyone's Grudge on Target
}

}

Other appearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

PFF

PFF Master Tonberry

Master Tonberry from from Final Fantasy VII appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Master Tonberry has 44,444 HP. This alludes to the pronunciation of the number "4" in Japanese, which spells the same as "death".
  • Master Tonberry has the highest HP of any normal enemy in the game.

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