Final Fantasy XIII-2 Enemy
Pacos Amethyst
ハコ・アメシスト (Pako Ameshisuto)
Pacos Amethyst
HP FFXIII-2 Strength Icon FFXIII-2 Magic Icon
250,400 190 190
Stagger Icon FFXIII Chain Icon FFXIII
200% 40
Keep Launch Libra
95 Immune 500
CP Gil
0 0
Fire Icon FFXIII Ice Icon FFXIII Lightning Icon FFXIII
Weakness Absorbed Halved
Wind Icon FFXIII Physical Icon FFXIII Magical Icon FFXIII
Halved - -
Status resistanceThe lower the number, the more suspectible the enemy is to the status.
Deprotect-ffxiii-icon Deshell-ffxiii-icon Slow-ffxiii-icon Poison-ffxiii-icon Imperil-ffxiii-icon
40% 40% Immune Immune Immune
Curse-ffxiii-icon Pain-ffxiii-icon Fog-ffxiii-icon Debrave-ffxiii-icon Defaith-ffxiii-icon
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Daze-ffxiii-icon Wound Death-ffxiii-icon Dispel-ffxiii-icon Provoke-ffxiii-icon
Immune 0% Immune 30% 20%
Location Academia -500 AF-
Type Rift Beast
Subtype Crystalspawn
Recruit Chance Untameable
Common Drop Scarletite (30%)
Rare Drop Platinum Ingot (1%)
Abilities Comet, Cold Shock, Glacier Crush, Brilliant Shower, Split
Notes - Employs powerful ice-based attacks.
- Vulnerable to fire damage.
- Employs non-elemental attacks.
- Revives fallen allies.
Pacos Amethyst and Pacos Luvulite are crystalspawn born in the chaos of Valhalla.
Amethyst was once a pure chunk of ice floating on the seas of entropy, while Luvulite was a pool of molten magma that erupted from the unstable ground. Once both had matured to a certain size, they took on the apparent shape and cunning of beasts.
—Amethyst and Luvulite Fragment

Pacos Amethyst is a boss in Final Fantasy XIII-2. It is fought alongside Pacos Luvulite in Academia -500 AF-. Defeating it with a five-star rating five-star rating earns the player the "Obsidian Medal" achievement/trophy.


Pacos Amethyst is a fairly weak enemy. It uses the element of ice, is weak to fire, and absorbs ice. It attempts to revive Pacos Luvulite after it is defeated via the Split technique.


The key to defeating Pacos Amethyst is to exploit its weakness to fire and avoid its ice-based attacks. It is recommended to use a Librascope at the beginning of the battle to ensure allies use the correct combinations of attacks.

Pacos Amethyst is quick to stagger, and the party can whittle down its HP with ease. Relentless Assault (COM/RAV/RAV) is an excellent paradigm to use; the ATB refreshing technique allows a decently-leveled party to get through this battle without the need to heal. Pacos Amethyst is not strong enough to endanger the party's health to the point where Medics are necessary.

It is recommended to destroy Pacos Amethyst and Pacos Luvulite quickly before the Split technique is used. It is unlikely that Pacos Amethyst or Pacos Luvulite will have a chance to use Split more than once when faced with a strong party.


Pacos is the plural form of paco, paco is an earthy-looking ore, consisting of brown oxide of iron with minute particles of native silver.

Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. It is the birthstone for February.

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