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Oceanus (Final Fantasy VI)

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Sends out a Magnitude 8 when you least expect it.
—Bestiary entry (PS)

The Oceanus, also called Latimeria or Latimeri, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#131#132 (GBA) #133
#166 #167 (Mobile/PC) #168
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Latimeria
PS: Latimeri
GBA: Oceanus
Mobile/PC: Oceanus
Forests near South Figaro (World of Ruin) None N/A
Level HP MP Attack Magic
27 1,700 100 15 9
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 140 0 35 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 612 971
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
100% 100% 200% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
Immune - Immune - - Immune - Immune - -
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- - Immune - - Immune - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - - - - - - - Immune -
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 28.6%)
[87.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Gaia Gear

[87.5%] Antidote

[Slot 1 (25%)]Tent
[Slot 2 (25%)]Phoenix Down
[Slot 3 (25%)]Teleport Stone
[Slot 4 (25%)]Holy Water
Morph ID: 1
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Corkscrew (Level 1 = Attack x 1.5)
Magnitude 8 Attack, Magnitude 8 Corkscrew, Magnitude 8 Attack, Corkscrew, Magnitude 8

Battle Edit

It uses Magnitude 8 often, but otherwise uses only normal attacks and its special attack Corkscrew. Thundara is highly effective against it.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm.Normal Back Surr.Surrounded Side
224 Oceanus Y N Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1
225 Oceanus, Desert Hare x3 Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 1

AI script Edit

Attack Turns:

1st Turn: Magnitude 8 (33%) or Nothing (66%)
2nd Turn: Corkscrew (33%) or Magnitude 8 (66%)

Etymology Edit

Oceanus was a pseudo-geographical feature in classical antiquity, believed by the ancient Greeks and Romans to be the divine personification of the World Ocean, an enormous river encircling the world.

The enemy's SNES name was Latimeria. Latimeria is a rare genus of fish that includes two extant species: the West Indian Ocean and Indonesian coelacanths. They follow the oldest known living lineage of Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish and tetrapods).

Related enemies Edit

Trivia Edit

  • A single Oceanus can pincer attack the player's party. Almost all monster formations for single enemies have the pincer attacks disabled in the data, or have a forced front, back, or side attack, but Oceanus was one of the two enemies who slipped through, resulting in a pincer attack glitch. This bug was fixed for the European Game Boy Advance release.