|Final Fantasy XIII Enemy|
|Location||Archylte Steppe - Aggra's Pasture; Faultwarrens - Via Stellarum|
|Common Drop||Chocobo Tail Feather|
|Abilities||Pollen, Screech, Seed Dispersal|
|Notes|| - Never allows itself to be caught by preemptive strikes.|
- Calls allies.
- Employs powerful Earth-based attacks.
- Capable of inflicting Poison.
- See also: Ochu.
The Ochu is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII. It appears only in two places: Aggra's Pasture in Archylte Steppe guarding a treasure orb after triggering a cutscene with the Microchus nearby; and as a mark in the Faultwarrens (Mission 39, Titan's Trial C2). In both instances, Microchus accompany Ochu when the player engages the enemy in battle. The Ochu should not be attempted during Chapter 11, but it probably will not be reached due the difficulty of Mission 14.
Ochu may cause some problems for those unadvanced on the Crystarium. One strategy is to start the battle with COM/RAV/SYN or COM/MED/SYN and let the Synergist cast at least Haste and Enfire on everyone. The party can then switch to COM/RAV/RAV or COM/MED/RAV. The Commando should attack the Ochu and when Ochu uses Screech, the party should switch to MED/SEN/MED, and let the Sentinel take the hits while the Medics heal. The party can then switch to COM/RAV/RAV or COM/MED/RAV. When Ochu is defeated, the Microchus should be easy to handle.