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Tonberry (Final Fantasy XIII)

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Final Fantasy XIII Enemy
トンベリ (Tonberi)
FFXIII Tonberry
#218#219 #220
Level HP
49 742,500
Strength Magic
1,543 2,700
Stagger Chain Resist CP
666% 66 7,500
Keep Launch Libra
85 Weakness 30
Fire Icon FFXIII Ice Icon FFXIII Lightning Icon FFXIII Water Icon FFXIII
Normal Normal Normal Halved
Wind Icon FFXIII Earth Icon FFXIII Physical Icon FFXIII Magical Icon FFXIII
Normal Weak Halved Halved
Status susceptibilityThe higher the number, the more susceptible the enemy is to the status.
Deprotect-ffxiii-icon Deshell-ffxiii-icon Slow-ffxiii-icon Poison-ffxiii-icon
30% 30% 30% 30%
Imperil-ffxiii-icon Curse-ffxiii-icon Pain-ffxiii-icon Fog-ffxiii-icon
30% Immune Immune Immune
Daze-ffxiii-icon Death-ffxiii-icon Dispel-ffxiii-icon Provoke-ffxiii-icon
30% - - 20%
Location Archylte Steppe (Haerii Archaeopolis)
Faultwarrens (The Gaian Path)
Type Feral Creature
Subtype Tonberry
Common Drop Chocobo Plume
Rare Drop Tonberry Figurine
Abilities Knife, Grudging Look, Brooding Grudge, Imminent Grudge, Deep-seated Grudge, Serious Grudge, Vehement Grudge, Unfathomable Grudge, Ultimate Grudge
Notes - Delivers devastating physical attacks.
- Capable of inflicting Fog.
- Becomes dramatically more powerful and also less susceptible to ailments as Grudge level increases.
- Strength and Magic increase respectively to 2,160 and 4,050 on Grudge level 1; 5,940 and 9,963 on Grudge level 2; 10,395 and 14,945 on Grudge level 3; 14,033 and 26,154 on Grudge level 4.
See also: Tonberry

Tonberry is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII. It can be found on Gran Pulse. Defeating Tonberry opens up a set of missions known as Titan's Trials, which are harder than Tonberry, so one should take care in deciding if this fight is worth the patience if one is having trouble.


Mission 41: Gaian GrudgeEdit

  • Class: A
  • Stone Location: Faultwarrens - Via Lunae
  • Mark Location: Faultwarrens - Gaian Path

Divine bounty fills the earth with life, giving birth to all creation.

A tonberry stand upon the living earth, consuming stagnation within the flow, ready to decide your fate.

Face its judgment.


Mission 34 - Zenobia, the ButcherEdit

If Tonberry is not killed fast enough, it will use devastating Grudge attacks that will either KO or HP Critical everyone. Tonberry is weak to Earth. The Tonberry's attacks have an instant Dispel effect.


There are many ways to beat Tonberry if the party is adequately leveled. Healing with a low-level party is a waste of time, and instead the party should use Renew and start the battle with at least four TP, enough for two Renews. If the player enters with a full TP bar they can also use Quake, which the Tonberry is weak to.

The party should aim to debuff Tonberry at the start of the battle. Using a Librascope reveals Tonberry's weaknesses to the AI party members. COM/SAB/SAB works well. Sometimes using Sentinel is recommended, but this can potentially slow the party down. It is not worth using a Synergist.

Once the Tonberry has been adequately debuffed (Slow, Deprotect, Deshell, and Imperil are effective), the party should aim to deal as much damage as possible to kill it off (alternatively, spamming Vanille's Death will work too). COM/COM/RAV is effective, and the party can also use Quake if they have any spare TP.

A SEN/RAV/RAV (Mystic Tower) can be used to stagger Tonberry, as while the Ravagers are attacking Tonberry, the Sentinel leader can manually enter and then repeat the ability string Mediguard/Provoke/Mediguard/Provoke/Mediguard to keep Tonberry's focus. Provoking too much seems to trigger an earlier Grudge. It is possible to finish Tonberry off with the SEN/RAV/RAV due to the combination effect of the Saboteur debuffs and Ravager hits, but COM/RAV/RAV (Relentless Assault) is handy on standby for when Tonberry is staggered, as he still might decide to Grudge and the Commando's launch helps to stave that off.

Mission 41 - Gaian Grudge (Titan's Trial D1)Edit

In this mission the party will encounter three Tonberries.

Before the battle the player should use Fortisol, Aegisol, and Deceptisol to buff the party and to allow for preemptive strike. When the battle starts, the player can use Quake, and then attack with all the party's got, and the party should be able to kill two, or at least one of the Tonberries, right off the bat.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

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