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An improved version of the Pipsqueak. Uses its speed for a Dash attack.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Onion Dasher, also called Tomb Thumb or TombThum, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#189#190 (GBA) #191
#080 #081 (Mobile/PC) #082
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Tomb Thumb
PS: TombThum
GBA: Onion Dasher
Mobile/PC: Onion Dasher
Yeti's Cave (Cave of Umaro(in SNES)) Humanoid N/A
Level HP MP Attack Magic
33 2,000 100 10 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 120 0 32 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 500 150
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
100% 100% 200% 200% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 200% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
- Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune - - -
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- - - - Immune - - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - - - - - - - - -
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 28.6%)
None [87.5%] Green Cherry

[Slot 1 (25%)]Mythril Sword
[Slot 2 (25%)]Mythril Helm
[Slot 3 (25%)]Mythril Mail
[Slot 4 (25%)]Heavy Shield
Morph ID: 4
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse
Normal Attack: Dagger
Special Attack: Dash (Grants Haste)
Imp Song Attack, Traveler Dash, Traveler Attack, Dash, Traveler

Battle Edit

Lone Onion Dashers always use Imp Song to inflict Imp on a party member, and their special attack Dash grants them Haste status. However they are weak with low HP.

Strategy Edit

Thundara and Flood are effective against them.

Coliseum setup Edit

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Onion Dasher is not much of a threat, but the player should equip the Safety Bit/Memento Ring to protect against Dischord, as it can have devastating effects offensively especially if the battle drags out.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm.Normal Back Surr.Surrounded Side
258 Anemone x2, Onion Dasher Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1
260 Illuyankas, Onion Dasher x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1

AI scripts Edit

Normal script Edit

If monster is by itself: Imp Song (100%)

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)

Target: Self
Dash (33%)

Coliseum script Edit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Special (25%) or Dischord (25%) or Magitek Laser (25%)

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit


FFRK Onion Dasher FFVI

The Onion Dasher from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

Etymology Edit

Onion Dasher refers to the Onion Knight job from Final Fantasy III. The onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is used as a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.

The adjective of onion refers to the Japanese metaphoric idiom of poverty, aptly named the "Onion Life", "peeling away one layer at a time and crying all the way". Alternatively, the term could come from the slang phrase "to know one's onions", meaning to be very versatile.

Onion Dasher's older translation name Tomb Thumb refers to Tom Thumb, a character of English folklore. The History of Tom Thumb was published in 1621, and was the first fairy tale printed in English. Tom is no bigger than his father's thumb, and his adventures include being swallowed by a cow, tangling with giants, and becoming a favorite of King Arthur.

Related enemies Edit