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Quezacotl summoned in Final Fantasy VIII.

Quetzalcoatl ((ケツァルコアトル, Ketsarukoatoru?), /kɛtˈzalkoʊɑtl/, ket-zal-coh-ahtl) is a recurring summon in the Final Fantasy series. Its appearance has changed greatly since its first appearance in Final Fantasy VIII as Quezacotl (ケツァクウァトル, Ketsakuwatoru?). Quetzalcoatl always appears as a Lightning-based summon, and as a winged creature of some sort.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy VIII Edit

Quezacotl summoned.

Quezacotl is one of the first two Guardian Forces available in Final Fantasy VIII. It is obtained by entering the tutorials from Squall's desk in the classroom at the very beginning of the game. If Squall does not access the tutorial before leaving Balamb Garden for the first time, Quistis will give both Quezacotl and Shiva to Squall before reaching the world map (in the Japanese version, Squall and Quistis will leave without any GF if Squall did not access the tutorial before). Obtaining Quezacotl in the Steam version earns the player the achievement Quezacotl.

Quezacotl's attack, Thunder Storm, is a Lightning-elemental attack that damages all enemies. Quezacotl's summon time is 13.3s, which, according to the Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania, allows the player to boost its damage to around 180% of normal damage using a regular PlayStation controller.

Its damage is calculated as follows:[1]

Damage = 60 * Level / 10 + 44
Damage = Damage * (265 - TargetSpr) / 8
Damage = Damage * 44 / 256
Damage = Damage * Boost / 100
Damage = Damage * (100 + SummonMagBonus) / 100
Damage = Damage * (900 - ElemDef) / 100:

Elemental Defense starts at 800 (0%), 900 nullifies damage and 1000 absorbs it. If an enemy is shown to be weak against an element, its Elemental Defense is below 800. If damage becomes negative (due to high Elemental Defense), the target is healed by that amount.

Compatibility Chart
Summon Effect Quezacotl +20, Leviathan -10, Every other GF -1.6
Compatibility Items Dynamo Stone +3.2, LuvLuvG +20.2
Casting Magic Thunder +1, Thundara +2, Thundaga +2.4, Aero +0.2, Tornado +0.6, Water, -0.8

Stats Edit

The following table represents the base stats:

Level HP Attack Power
1 300 275
10 754 572
20 1,266 902
30 1,786 1,232
40 2,314 1,562
50 2,850 1,892
60 3,394 2,222
70 3,949 2,552
80 4,506 2,882
90 5,074 3,212
100 5,650 3,542

Abilities Edit

Abilities learned naturally by Quezacotl are listed below:

Ability AP Prerequisite Ability AP Prerequisite
FFVIII Junction ability icon HP-J 50None FFVIII Character ability icon Mag+20% 60None
FFVIII Junction ability icon Vit-J 50None FFVIII Character ability icon Mag+40% 120Mag+20%
FFVIII Junction ability icon Mag-J (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon SumMag+10% 40None
FFVIII Junction ability icon Elem-Atk-J 160Mag+20% FFVIII GF ability icon SumMag+20% 70SumMag+10%
FFVIII Junction ability icon Elem-Def-J 100Vit-J FFVIII GF ability icon SumMag+30% 140SumMag+20%
FFVIII Junction ability icon Elem-Def-Jx2 130Elem-Def-J FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+10% 40None
FFVIII Command ability icon Magic (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+20% 70GFHP+10%
FFVIII Command ability icon GF (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon Boost 10None
FFVIII Command ability icon Draw (Already learned) FFVIII Menu ability icon T Mag-RF 30None
FFVIII Command ability icon Item (Already learned) FFVIII Menu ability icon Mid Mag-RF 60T Mag-RF
FFVIII Command ability icon Card 40None FFVIII Menu ability icon Card Mod 80Card

Triple Triad Edit

Quezacotl Card
TTQuezacotl Element Thunder
Refine 1 refines into 100 Dynamo Stones
Drop N/A
Card N/A
Level 8 (GF Card) Win Mayor Dobe in Fishermans Horizon

Gallery Edit

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Edit

Quetzalcoatl RW
Earthbound avian who flings bolts of lightning from his lowly perch.
—In-Game Description

Quetzalcoatl resembles a small bird wearing armor in Revenant Wings. He is the rank 1 Thunder Magical summon, and only casts Thunder.

His helmet is made from leather and steel (apparently together with iron). He looks like a chick, yellow in color, a pale gaze, and a small 'blunt' beak. He wears a leather helmet with three spikes on it. The helmet is stylized in a Japanese feudal/warlord-style helmet. It is attached with some plates of metals. From his breast, his wing is outstretched like a large mantle, white with fluffy feathers. His legs, however, have digits but lacks back digits.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

PFF Quetzalcoatl Sprite
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Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

FFRK Quezacotl Icon
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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Edit

Quezacotl TCG

Quezacotl from Final Fantasy VIII appears as a lightning-elemental card.

Etymology Edit

Quetzalcoatl is one of the major deities in ancient Mesoamerican mythology. Quetzalcōhuātl means in the Nahuatl language "feathered serpent". Due to the many civilizations worshiping the same deity using different names for it in the span of almost 2,000 years, the exact attributes and significance of this god varies.

Most stories, though, agree upon Quetzalcoatl being the god of the morning star and being known as the inventor of books, the calendar and the giver of maize to mankind. The worship of Quetzalcoatl was, in some religions, connected with human sacrifices, while in others, opposed to human sacrifices.

Quezacotl's name in Final Fantasy VIII was shortened from Quetzalcoatl due to name size constraints. It is known as "Golgotha" in the French translation and "Quetzal" in the Spanish and Italian translations.

Trivia Edit

The Ultimate Being - Adult

References Edit

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