Penanggalan is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII. It is the mark of Cie'th Stone Mission 26. The Penanggalan must be defeated in order to enable the Menhirrim to open the way for the party to reach Oerba.
26 - So Shrill, the CryEdit
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Defiant soul, head my plea and we shall bring light to your dark path.
Know that a penangglan holds my power thrall within this spire. Slay it and I shall once more be free.
If you can but restore the strength of my two brethren and I, here on the upper tiers, the way will be opened unto you.
A good starting paradigm is Commando, Medic, and Synergist to buff and heal while the Commando gets rid of the Chonchons. After getting rid of the Chonchons, the party can switch to Relentless Assault or other fully offensive Paradigm like Com/Com/Com or Com/Rav/Rav. If needed use a Fortisol and Aegisol.
Penanggalan, also known as Hantu Penanggal, is a variation of the vampire myth that originated from the Malay Peninsula. Hantu Penanggal appear as beautiful women in the day, but come nighttime they detach their heads and bring their stomach and entrails along as they fly through the sky in search of newborns and mothers-in-labor to feed on their blood. "Penanggalan" comes from the Malay root word tanggal, meaning "detach." There is also a Filipino mythical creature called Manananggal (literally "Detacher").