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Delicious morsel! Let me get my bib!
—Ultros, right before hitting Terra
Muscle heads! Hate'em!
—Ultros, right before hitting Sabin
Ultros-field-ffvi-ios

Ultros is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI that the party fights four times. He is, for the most part, a comic relief villain.

Stats Edit

River

Opera

Cave

Airship

Battles Edit

First battle Edit

Put everyone in the back row out of Tentacle range and go with Banon's Health, Terra's Fire, Edgar's AutoCrossbow, and Sabin's Pummel.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry
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Artwork of Ultros and Typhon by Yoshitaka Amano.

Ultros uses his Tentacle and Ink attacks as in all subsequent encounters. Unlike other battles, Ultros uses his Tentacle attack in a set pattern: he attacks Terra, then Sabin, then a group-Tentacle with a follow-up singular Tentacle on a random party member, then finally a Tentacle against Banon. Because of Banon's Pray power, most of Ultros' attacks besides Tentacle are negligible.

Because the party automatically loses when Banon is KO'd, the trick is to kill Ultros before he attacks Banon, although if Banon is of a high enough level and/or in the back row, he can survive Ultros' Tentacle in which case the battle is easy.

In the GBA version of this fight, Ultros will counter all offensive magical attacks with Ink, which damages and has a chance to Blind the party. This reduces Terra's effectiveness as an attacker in this fight.

If someone uses a Fire spell on him, he will say, "Yeowch! Seafood soup!" in the original translation. In the GBA translation, he says, "Yeeeouch! Seafood soup is NOT on the menu!"

AI script Edit

If Timer >= 10:

Target: Terra
Tentacle (100%)
Set Timer == 0

If Timer >= 10:

Target: Sabin
Tentacle (100%)
Set Timer == 0

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Target: All Characters

Tentacle (100%)
Target: Random Player
Attack (33%) or Ink (33%) or Tentacle (33%)

2nd Turn: Attack (100%)

Attack (33%) or Ink (33%) or Tentacle (33%)

3rd Turn: :Target: Banon

Tentacle (100%)

If attacked by anything Fire-elemental:

Ink (100%)

Second battle Edit

Ultros will attack with Acid Rain, Imp Song, and L.3 Muddle, so prepare your defenses with a White Cape and a Peace Ring.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry
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The battle in the smartphone version.

Ultros uses his Tentacle and Ink attacks, and can use L.3 Muddle and Imp Song to inflict status ailments on the party, and uses Acid Rain. Due to Ultros' lower HP than the previous battle, and the party's increased ability to use magic, he is ultimately a mere nuisance. Ultros regains all of his HP whenever he changes locations, so the best strategy is to deal a large amount of damage in a single round.

StrategyEdit

Sabin's Fire Knuckle is extremely effective, as Ultros is weak to Fire and the battle is a side-attack: with a high-enough level and a Hyper Wrist, Sabin can kill Ultros in a single hit. Otherwise, Siren's Fire spell is very effective.

Cyan can also be helpful if he has learned his Empowerer Bushido technique, and Gau works wonders if he has learned his Gold Bear and/or Stray Cat Rages, as he can deal heavy damage with Gouge and/or Cat Scratch. His Soldier rage is also good for its Fire ability, and having Templar can kill Ultros in one hit with Fire2.

AI script Edit

Ultro's AI script is set to change his position every two turns by increasing a hidden variable each time he attacks. He moves about in the following pattern: middle, lower left, top, lower right, top, middle, lower right, top, lower left. After changing positions 8 times he will stop permanently. Depending on where Ultros is, he uses different attacks each turn.

If Timer >= 60:

Set Timer == 0
Display message: Imp! Buddy! Pal!
Imp Song (100%)

If Ultros is in middle of field:

Attack (33%) or Ink (33%) or Tentacle (33%)

If Ultros is at top of field:

Attack (33%) or Fire (66%)

If Ultros is at lower left of field:

Attack (33%) or Lv. 3 Confuse (66%)

If Ultros is at lower right of field:

Attack (33%) or Megavolt (33%) or Drain (33%)

If attacked by "Bushido" or "Blitz": Acid Rain (100%)

Third battle Edit

FFVI PC Relm Ulty

"Uncle Ulty" allows Relm to draw his portrait.

This is the third encounter with Ultros, but his HP is increased by a whole digit. Attacks with Lode Stone. You can win easily if you use Relm's Sketch ability.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry
Ultros front

Ultros uses his Tentacle and Ink attacks and slowly moves closer to the party and moves back as he takes damage. Ultros also has other attacks like Stone, which damages and Confuses targets; and Hailstone, which reduces the target's HP to 25% of their current HP. The true danger comes from his "tri-elemental attack"—once Ultros is struck with three elemental spells of the same element, he will glow red and from then on counter-attacks any elemental spell with the Level 3 of that spell (for example, Firaga to counter Fire, Thundaga to counter Thundara, etc.) He also casts Protect and Haste on himself later in the battle.

Despite his powerful attacks and high HP, which make him the strongest of his four battles with the party, Ultros is fairly simple to defeat as long as magic is used sparingly to avoid his counter-spells. When he has taken enough damage, Relm appears and joins the battle. Upon using Sketch on Ultros, she shows him what he looks like and Ultros is so horrified he flees.

AI script Edit

If HP <= 15360 (only done once per battle):

Target: Self
Haste (100%)
Protect (100%)
Display message: Ultros: I know what you're thinking... Man, that was cheap! Sorry, so sorry!

If Timer >= 60:

Set Timer == 0
Target: Random Player
Hailstone (100%)

If Var1 < 8:

1st Turn: Increase Var1 by 1
Ultros moves a little closer to Characters
Attack (33%) or Ink (33%) or Tentacle (33%)
2nd Turn: Target: Random Character
Attack (66%) or Stone (33%)

If Var1 >= 8:

Set Var1 == 0
Magnitude 8 (33%) or Aqua Breath (33%) or Magnitude 8 (33%)

If attacked by anything:

If HP <= 10240 (only done once per battle):
Event: $16 (22)

If attacked by "Tentacle":

Display message: Ultros: How can this be? I'm just a... washed-up old octopus?
Ultros dies

If Var3 >= 8:

If Var1 >= 2:
Set Var3 == 0
Monster flashes
Decrease Var1 by 1

If attacked by "Attack": Increase Var3 by 1

If Var0 is set:

If attacked by anything Fire-elemental: Firaga (100%)
If attacked by anything Ice-elemental: Blizzaga (100%)
If attacked by anything Lightning-elemental: Thundaga (100%)

If Var4 is set:

If attacked by "Magic": Increase Var3 by 4

If attacked by "Magic":

Increase Var2 by 1
Increase Var3 by 4

If Var4 is not set:

If Var2 >= 4:
Set Var4
Set Var0
Monster flashes
Display message: Ultros alters his body composition! Use elemental attacks at your own risk!

Fourth battle Edit

The final battle with Ultros. You can win easily with Fire 2. After taking a certain amount of damage, he will summon Chupon.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

Ultros uses his Tentacle and Ink attacks as in all previous encounters. After taking several thousand damage he calls in Typhon. The battle ends when Typhon is killed; defeating Ultros is not required. With his low defenses and poor attacks he is easy to defeat despite his high HP.

Defeating him here in the mobile/Steam version earns the Enough Already! achievement.

AI script Edit

If Var36 is set:

If Var0 >= 2 (Only done once per battle):
Display message: Ultros: You know, just the other day I was taking a snooze, when he came along and decided to start gnawing on my head. Let me tell ya, the guy's got sharp teeth!
If Var0 >= 1 (Only done once per battle):
Display message: Ultros: I'd try not to make him mad... He gets hungry when he's irritated.
If Var0 >= 0 (Only done once per battle):
Display message: Ultros: He's not so great with words, but his strength'll blow you away! Heh-heh...

If Var36 is set:

1st Turn: Attack (33%) or Tentacle (33%) or Octopus Ink (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (33%) or Tentacle (33%) or Octopus Ink (33%)
Increase Var0 by 1

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Octopus Ink (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (33%) or Tentacle (33%) or Octopus Ink (33%)

If attacked by anything:

If Var36 is not set:
If HP <= 12800:
Display message: Ultros: Looks like I lose again! But today I brought along a buddy of mine! Mr. Typhon! Come on down!!!
Bring in Typhon
Display message: Typhon: Fungahhh!!!
Set Var36

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm.Normal Back Surr.Surrounded Side
387 Ultros Y N N N Sides, individual Battle 0
Ultros #3 special event flag. Prevent triple 7 for Joker's Death.
473 Ultros Y N N N Out of water The Decisive Battle 0
No victory pose upon winning. Hide start messages. Prevent triple 7 for Joker's Death.
474 Ultros, Utlros x3 N N N Y Out of sand The Decisive Battle 0
Hide start messages.
475 Ultros Y N N N Out of sand The Decisive Battle 0
Hide start messages.
477 Typhon, Ultros Y N N N Sides, individual The Decisive Battle 0
Hide start messages. Prevent triple 7 for Joker's Death.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Ultros Japanese's name is Orthros. In Greek mythology, Orthrus or Orthus was, according to the mythographer Apollodorus, a two-headed dog who guarded Geryon's cattle and was killed by Heracles. He was the offspring of the monsters Echidna and Typhon, and the brother of Cerberus, who was also a multi-headed guard dog.

Related enemies Edit