Scalebeast is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII.
Its HP and Strength are high compared to other enemies in the area, however, due to its slow nature in the field, it is easy to secure a preemptive strike. The Scalebeast's Defense is high and will take a long time to stagger it even with two Ravagers, but once it is staggered it loses its carapace and becomes vulnerable to assault. It is also more susceptible to status ailments when staggered, allowing Vanille to inflict Deprotect, Deshell, and Poison on it.
- The Scalebeast was not originally supposed to lose all of its scales when staggered in the Xbox 360 version; it occurred due to a glitch in the game. After struggling to fix it, Yuji Abe decided to keep it.