A fish with sharp tusks. Attacks with its strong jaws.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Opinicus Fish is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. It is only encountered during Sabin's and Cyan's first trip down Baren Falls.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#048#049 (GBA) #050
#026 #027 (Mobile/PC) #028
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Piranha
PS: Piranha
GBA: Opinicus Fish
Mobile/PC: Opinicus Fish
Baren Falls None Harder to run from. The party cannot escape. Removable Float.
Level HP MP Attack Magic
9 10 60 13 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
100 150 0 0 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 0 0
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
- - - - - - - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - - - Immune - - Immune Immune -
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 100%)
None [87.5%] Potion

[Slot 1 (25%)]Antidote
[Slot 2 (25%)]Green Cherry
[Slot 3 (25%)]Eyedrops
[Slot 4 (25%)]Gold Needle
Morph ID: 0
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control(Immune) & Confuse
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Hit (Level 1 = Attack x 1.5)
None None Attack, Hit Attack, Hit

Battle Edit

The fish attack in a specific pattern - when two are killed, three more spawn, then two more when those three are killed. The pattern repeats for a minute of real time, and once all the fish are killed after the minute mark, the Rhizopas spawns. Defeating the Opinicus Fish is not difficult at all, but since they respawn over and over the best course of action is to kill all but one of them, then wait for a minute to pass and then kill it to fight the Rhizopas.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm.Normal Back Surr.Surrounded Side
079 Opinicus Fish x2, Opinicus Fish x3, Rhizopas Y N N N Out of water Battle 1
Opinicus Fish special event flag. Prevent triple 7 for Joker's Death.

AI script Edit

NOTE: Monster #1-5 are all Opinicus Fish.
Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (100%)

If killed:

If Timer >= 60:
If 0 monsters are alive: Bring in Rhizopas

If 0 monsters are alive:

If last monster killed is Monster #1:
Bring in Monster #2, #3, and #5
If last monster killed is Monster #2:
Bring in Monster #1, and #5
If last monster killed is Monster #3:
Bring in Monster #2, #4, and #5
If last monster killed is Monster #4:
Bring in Monster #1, and #3
If last monster killed is Monster #5:
Bring in Monster #2, #3, and #4

Other appearances Edit

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit


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Etymology Edit

The Opinicus is a heraldic beast that differs from the griffin principally in that all four of its legs are those of a lion. It is typically shown with the short tail of a camel and sometimes with a longer neck like a camel's (but still feathered). An heraldic opinicus is shown as a male creature, whereas the winged griffin is female.

It was known as Piranha in the SNES and PS versions. A piranha is an omnivorous freshwater fish that inhabits South American rivers known for their sharp teeth, powerful jaws, and voracious appetite for meat. However, it is a misconception that they will attack anything that so much as dips a toe in the water. They usually feed on dead and dying animals.

Related enemies Edit