Tonberry King (トンベリキング, Tonberi Kingu?) is a recurring enemy in the series. It is a more powerful version of the Tonberry or the Master Tonberry enemies. While it surpasses the standard Tonberry, it generally fights in the same way with the addition of one or two moves, primarily a move that drops a random object onto the party's heads for non-elemental damage.
Tonberry King is an enemy fought during "Mission 9-4-5: Only for SOLDIER." It is the second strongest of the Tonberry family, with the Holy Tonberry being the most powerful, and is a good source of gil as it drops 10,000 upon defeat. It fights just like any other Tonberry, but can disappear and reappear to use Kitchen Knife.
Tonberry King is an optional boss fought in the Centra Ruins after defeating roughly 18-24 Tonberries (using Card does not count towards the total). Tonberry King fights using a strong physical attack and a party-wide attack, and is one of the few enemies to have the spell Full-Life to draw. After defeating him, he will become the Tonberry Guardian Force.
A garish crown rests atop the head of this purple-skinned creature. Its lamp swings mournfully in time with its silent footfalls.
Tonberry King is the strongest of the Tonberry family.
This king of the tonberries comes forth to avenge its fallen fellows. In its rage, it will throw everything it has at you: bottles, soccer balls, TVs... Are these all items he readied to enjoy with his lost subjects?
The Tonberry King appears as an obtainable Mirage.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
Tonberry King appeared in Puzzle & Dragons as part of the Crystal Defenders collaboration.