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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Enemy
テスカリポカ (Tesukaripoka)
HP FFXIII-2 Strength Icon FFXIII-2 Magic Icon
276,000 1,200 2,400
Stagger Icon FFXIII Chain Icon FFXIII
500% 75
Keep Launch Libra
95 Immune 255
CP Gil
0 10,000
Fire Icon FFXIII Ice Icon FFXIII Lightning Icon FFXIII
- - -
Wind Icon FFXIII Physical Icon FFXIII Magical Icon FFXIII
- - -
Status resistanceThe lower the number, the more suspectible the enemy is to the status.
Deprotect-ffxiii-icon Deshell-ffxiii-icon Slow-ffxiii-icon Poison-ffxiii-icon Imperil-ffxiii-icon
50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Curse-ffxiii-icon Pain-ffxiii-icon Fog-ffxiii-icon Debrave-ffxiii-icon Defaith-ffxiii-icon
50% 90% 90% 50% 50%
Daze-ffxiii-icon Wound Death-ffxiii-icon Dispel-ffxiii-icon Provoke-ffxiii-icon
90% 50% - 50% 50%
Location Academia -500 AF-
Type Feral Creature
Subtype Woodwraith
Recruit Chance 3%
Common Drop Moonblossom Seed (100%)
Rare Drop Unicorn Horn (2%)
Abilities Raging Storm, Bellow, Nature's Blessing
Notes - Capable of inflicting Debrave.
- Capable of inflicting Defaith.
- Capable of inflicting Slow.
- Capable of inflicting Daze.

The Tezcatlipoca is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII-2. It spawns on the north-eastern platform of Academia 500 AF and is the rare encounter on this spot. The platform can spawn Tezcatlipoca or Miquiztli and Xolotl. Once the player has killed a set of enemies on there, no more enemies will spawn until the player closes the Academia 500 AF gate and starts again from the beginning.

This means the player can never get all the enemies in Academia 500 AF in just one run-through of the area. As Tezcatlipoca is the rarer encounter, the player can hop on the platform, and if they get the wrong set of enemies, they can backtrack and the monsters will vanish. The player can repeat the process until they get Tezcatlipoca to spawn.

Paradigm PackEdit

Tezcatlipoca's Feral Link skill, Raging Torrent, is the only means of applying the Debrave and Defaith status effects. It also applies the Provoke status, and all three of the status effects Serah cannot cast: Fog, Pain and Curse (Daze is not available at all, and Slow is available only with the Feral Links of Don Tonberry, Nekton and Samovira).

Tezcatlipoca is the only creature with Auto-Tetradefense passive ability available for infusion (Grand Behemoth has it, but it is red-locked). Auto-Tetradefense casts Protect, Shell, Veil, and Vigilance at the start of combat. The passive abilities Resist Magic +36% and Resist Physical +36% are prized enough by players that they are included in a large percentage of the innumerable creature 'builds' posted online, and Tezcatlipoca has both of them without infusion.

Auto-Tetradefense, along with Resist Elements +30% and Auto-Haste, are the only three abilities with the highest (ninth) rank, so they can never be replaced by other abilities.

It requires 66 Grade three Biological (Orb) monster materials to advance to level 20; 155 grade four Essences to maximum level of 60.

Tameable Monster
Name Tezcatlipoca Role Sentinel
Traits Well-Grown - Rare - Hairy
Composition Biological Start Grade Monster Grade 3
Max Level 60 HP 3,307
Strength 128 Magic 110
ATB Segments 3 Stages 2 or 3
Innate Affinities Resist: Lightning
Halves: all status ailments
Feral Link Raging Torrent (Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes. Input: Button Tap)
Ability Type Level Infusible
Provoke Command Initial Y
Critical: Tetradefense Passive Initial N
Steelguard Command 2 Y
Fringeward Auto 7 Y
Resist Physical: +15% Passive 11 Y
Resist Magic: +15% Passive 11 Y
Vendetta Command 19 Y
Resist Physical: +26% Passive 23 Y
Resist Magic: +26% Passive 24 Y
Element Guard Command 30 Y
Challenge Command 37 Y
Resist Physical: +36% Passive 41 Y
Resist Magic: +36% Passive 42 Y
Entrench Command 48 Y
Auto: Tetradefense Passive 60 Y


Tezcatlipoca was a central deity in Aztec religion. One of the four sons of Ometeotl, he is associated with a wide range of concepts, including the night sky, the night winds, hurricanes, the north, the earth, obsidian, enmity, discord, rulership, divination, temptation, jaguars, sorcery, beauty, war and strife.

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