Ornitholestes is a special enemy in Final Fantasy X, created in the Species Conquest of the Monster Arena when three of each Reptile species fiends have been captured, with the exception of the Cave Iguion, which is only encountered when capturing fiends is not possible.


Final Fantasy X enemy stats
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Location Monster Arena Species Other information
Monster Arena Species Conquest Reptile N/A
Sensor description Scan description
Immune to sensors Immune to scans
HP MP Strength Magic Defense Magic Defense
800,000 (99,999) 300 83 30 55 170
Agility Accuracy Evasion Luck AP (Overkill) Gil
130 200 80 20 10,000 (10,000) 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water Holy
-100%Absorbs 100% 100% 0% 100%
Statuses and immunities
Silence Sleep Darkness Poison Petrify Slow Zombie Power Break
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Magic Break Armor Break Mental Break Threaten Death Provoke Doom (200Turns taken for target to die) Nul
0 Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune 0 0
Shell Protect Reflect Haste Demi Regen Distill Sensor
0 0 0 0 Immune 0 0 Immune
Scan Bribe Delay Zanmato Berserk Capture Physical Magical
Immune 0 Immune Lv. 5 0 Immune 0 0
Common steal (75%) Rare steal (25%) Common drop (87.5%) Rare drop (12.5%)
Rename Card Chocobo Wing Gambler's Spirit x2Overkill: x4 Dark Matter x1Overkill: x2
Equipment drop (100%) Weapon abilities Armor abilities Bribe
2-3 slots, 1-3 abilities Double Overdrive Defense +5%, Defense +10%, Defense +20% (fixed) None
Abilities Ronso Rage
Drain Touch, Poison Touch None


With high Agility and Evasion, Ornitholestes can be difficult to hit. Its Poison Touch attack inflicts Poison and reduces 75% of its current HP of one character. When its HP gets low, Ornitholestes will use Drain Touch, which can siphon a large amount of HP from a character.

It drops weapons with Double Overdrive and armor with Defense +% abilities, Defense +20% being fixed.


Stacking the special abilities Aim and Luck, as well as using Jinx on Ornitholestes, will lower its chances to avoid physical attacks.



Ornitholestes (from the Greek ornithos meaning "bird" and lestes meaning "robber") was a small, raptor-like dinosaur that lived during the late Jurassic period in what would become North America. It typically fed on small lizards and mammals.

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