This enemy looks like a bear, but watch out or he'll steal your GP and run away, if you aren't careful.
The Mugbear is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.
It does not attack offensively, but rather attempts to steal gil from the party, as its name implies. Once it successfully steals, it escapes on its next turn, taking the gil with it. As with most enemies in Mt. Zozo they have high Evasion, so (if playing the GBA port; see below) magical attacks are advised, particularly Fira. Dispatching them before they can flee will earn back any gil they stole at the end of the battle.
Because of the Evade bug in all versions of Final Fantasy VI apart from the GBA port, Mugbears were much easier to dispatch than intended.
1st Turn: Steal (66%)
- Flee (100%)
If attacked by anything: Steal (33%)
"Mugbear" derives from the words "mug" and "bear". This refers to the enemy's ability to steal from the party. It also serves as a pun on the word "bugbear", a mythological monster.
Ursus is Latin for "bear".