It uses Entice often, which works much like Confuse and causes the target to attack their allies. However, Entice does not wear off over time, requiring the death of either the target party member or the Rafflesia that inflicted Entice in the first place. Its special attack, Poison Seed, inflicts Poison status on a party member. Rafflesia is a popular Rage because of Entice, which never fails if it hits, meaning that even the final boss can be affected by the spell.
Because they are only encountered once, it is possible to miss out on them; if Chadarnook is defeated and the curse on the mansion lifted before the player fights the Rafflesia, they can never be fought.
It is highly advisable the party fight them so the player can find them later on the Veldt, allowing Locke to steal Nutkin Suits from them. The suits can then be bet at Dragon's Neck Coliseum for Genji Armor. Genji Armor is available in limited quantities normally, and additional sets can only be obtained this way. The only other way to acquire Nutkin Suits is to steal lesser creature outfits from other enemies and bet them in the Coliseum to "upgrade" them into the Nutkin Suit, so it is easiest to steal them directly from the Rafflesia, the only enemy they can be stolen from.
If the player is being hit with Entice while trying to steal Nutkin Suits, it is advised to use Rasp and Osmose to fully reduce the Rafflesia's MP, preventing the Rafflesia from casting Entice.
Its SNES original English name was Nightshade. [view·edit·purge]Nightshade, refers to the family of flowering plants, famous for some of the species' deadly poison. The most famous specimen is probably the Deadly Nightshade, or Belladonna. The leaves, seeds, and roots are deadly poison, but the extract was historically used as a cosmetic.
[view·edit·purge]The Rafflesia is a genus of parasitic flowering plants found in southeastern Asia, on Indonesia, Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra, Thailand and the Philippines. Rafflesia was found in the Indonesian rain forest by an Indonesian guide working for Dr. Joseph Arnold in 1818, and named after Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the leader of the expedition.