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Turns enemies into zombies with Fossil.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Skeletal Horror, also known as Osteosaur, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.


Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#146#147 (GBA) #148
#241 #242 (iOS) #243
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Osteosaur
PS: Osteosaur
GBA: Skeletal Horror
iOS: Skeletal Horror
Darill's Tomb (GBA)
Darryl's Tomb (SNES)
Humanoid Falls into Death status when has 0 MP.
Level HP MP Attack Magic
30 1,584 143 45 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 155 0 33 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 770 542
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
200% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs 200%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
Immune Immune Immune - - Immune Immune - - -
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- Immune Immune - - Immune - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - - - - - - - - -
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 57.1%)
[12.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Remedy
[12.5%] Holy Water
[Slot 1 (25%)]Remedy
[Slot 2 (25%)]Remedy
[Slot 3 (25%)]Remedy
[Slot 4 (25%)]Remedy
Morph ID: 3
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse
Normal Attack: Dragon Claws
Special Attack: Moldy Bone (Inflicts Zombie)
Crypt Dust Attack, Banish Attack, Moldy Bone Attack, Moldy Bone


It is a very dangerous enemy to face, as every turn it has a chance to use either Moldy Bone or Crypt Dust, both of which can turn party members into zombies. Fire and Holy-elemental abilities and attacks work best, like Fira and Sabin's Aura Cannon.

AI scriptEdit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (33%) or Moldy Bone (33%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Crypt Dust (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (66%) or Moldy Bone (33%)



The enemy is called Osteosaur in the SNES version. The Greek prefix osteo- means "bone".

The Latin suffix -saur means "lizard".

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