A winged Esper with a scaly body. Its attack combines fire, ice, and thunder.
Valigarmanda (ヴァリガルマンダ, Varigarumanda?), also known as Tritoch in the SNES translation, is a recurring summon and enemy in the Final Fantasy series. It is typically depicted as birdlike and able to use or contribute Fire, Ice, and Lightning elements.
The only thing that esper's brought us is trouble with the Empire. Curse the day they dug up that freakish thing!
Valigarmanda is discovered encased in ice in the Narshe Mines. The Gestahlian Empire finds out about it and sends Terra, Biggs and Wedge to raid the town to claim it. Narshe has proclaimed itself neutral in the ongoing conflict between the Empire and the Returners, and attempt to defend the esper against the Empire when they come to take it. Valigarmanda defeats Biggs and Wedge, and communicates with Terra, releasing her from imperial control.
After the Returners have made their way to Narshe, Banon, the leader of the Returners, offers the organization's help in protecting the esper; however, the Elder of Narshe refuses because of the city's declared neutrality. The Empire invades Narshe in their pursuit of the esper, and the Returners help defend it. After the imperial general Kefka Palazzo is turned back by the Returners, Valigarmanda reacts with Terra a second time, causing her to transform into an esper and flee.
In the World of Ruin, approaching Valigarmanda causes it to react violently and attack the party.
Valigarmanda as an esperEdit
After claiming its magicite the party can use Valigarmanda in as an esper. Its summon attack is Tri-Disaster (Tri-Dazer in the original SNES version), which is a Fire/Ice/Lightning three-way elemental attack against all opponents. Its Spell Power is 110 and it is unblockable. It costs 68 MP. Valigarmanda's main function is to teach the upper-level elemental attack spells:
Valigarmanda is an answer to one of the possible questions in Captain Cryptic's Confounding Quiz, asking what legendary creature was once found in a block of ice in Gran Pulse. This is a reference to the Final Fantasy VI Valigarmanda.
Varigarmanda is a species of Drake found in the Brightmoon Tor.
- Burning all to ashes, Fire Red!
- The one that freezes everything, Ice Blue!
- The brilliance that pierces the darkness, Lightning Yellow!
Followed by saying: "Howl! I summon you, TRI-DISASTER!"