|Final Fantasy XIII-2 Enemy|
|Location||Bresha Ruins -300 AF- (Echoes of the Past)|
|Common Drop||Power Orb (25%)|
|Rare Drop||Hermes Sandals (2%)|
|Abilities||Knife, Sharpened Knife, Grudge Knife, Rancor Knife, Ultimate Grudge|
|Notes||- Delivers devastating physical attacks.|
The Tonberry is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII-2. It is rare and dangerous and should not be underestimated.
Tonberry begins by using Knife, but when the text "Revenge" flashes above its head it will begin using Sharpened Knife. When the text "None are safe..." flashes above its head, it will begin using Grudge Knife. The next text warning will be, "Vengeance is nigh!" after which Tonberry begins to use Rancor Knife; an attack that deals 9999 damage. Soon after it will use Ultimate Grudge, dealing 66,666 damage to all party members.
It is crucial to defeat the Tonberry before it uses Ultimate Grudge. For low level parties it is recommended to bestow an array of buffs: either by a Feral Link or via the Rapid Growth (party of three Synergists).
The player should use Tri-Disaster (party of three Ravagers) and occasionally switch to either Aggression (party of two Commandos and a Ravager) or Relentless Assault (party of a Commando and two Ravagers) to stabilize the chain gauge.
When the Tonberry is staggered, the player should switch to Exploitation (a party of a Commando and two Saboteurs) to inflict Deprotect and Deshell. When those status ailments are inflicted, the player should switch to Cerberus (a party of three Commandos) and deal as much damage as possible. One could also try to finish the battle with an offensive Feral Link to boost drop rate of Tonberry's crystal if one is trying to capture it.
The Tonberry is a Commando, and its stats are balanced, with Strength and Magic rising to a high level. It learns all the possible Chaser abilities, making it particularly potent when teamed up with a Saboteur. Unfortunately it does not learn any area-of-effect attacks, which can be rectified by maxing out a Scutari and infusing it into the Tonberry to learn Ruinga.
The Tonberry is the sole bearer of the Strength: +35% and Magic: +35% passive abilities, making it the only candidate for infusion fodder if the player desires these abilities for their other monsters. Tonberry has a reasonably fast attack animation, and is perhaps slightly better than the Don Tonberry, as it doesn't have Perpetual Poison, which is irritating as one has to continually switch into a healing paradigm.
|Traits||Well-Grown - Stoic - Devilish|
|Innate Affinities||Halved: Physical, Magic|
Resistant: All status ailments
|Feral Link||Ultimate Grudge (Lift status ailments from self and inflict debilitating ailments on target and nearby foes. Input Type: Multiple)|
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- The maximum HP of both Tonberry and Don Tonberry – 393,939, refers to the maximum HP – 39,393 – of the Tonberry from Final Fantasy V, the game Tonberries first appeared in.