The Adamantoise (アダマンタイマイ, Adamantaimai?) is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series. It is a large turtle with high defense and strength, but sometimes with low magical defense. Later entries in the series include larger Adamantoises as superbosses that utterly dwarf the party. The Adamantoise's debut appearance was in Final Fantasy II, as the boss of the Snow Cave. It is often related to the powerful material Adamantite, which it commonly yields as an item drop.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy II
- 1.2 Final Fantasy III
- 1.3 Final Fantasy IV
- 1.4 Final Fantasy V
- 1.5 Final Fantasy VII
- 1.6 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.7 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.8 Final Fantasy X
- 1.9 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.10 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.11 Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.12 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.13 Final Fantasy XV
- 1.14 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Type-0
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
- 1.17 Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Legend II
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Legend III
- 1.20 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.21 Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia
- 1.22 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
- 1.23 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.24 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.25 Final Fantasy All the Bravest
- 1.26 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.27 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.28 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.29 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.30 World of Final Fantasy
- 1.31 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales and Chocobo's Dungeon
- 1.32 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 1.33 Triple Triad
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Etymology
- 4 References
Appearances[edit | edit source]
The Adamantoise (originally translated as the Turtle) is an enemy in the Antlion's Den.
The Adamantoise guards a piece of Adamantite inside Tycoon Meteorite.
The Adamantaimai appears in the Wutai beach areas. It also sometimes appears in the Gold Saucer's Battle Square. It possesses the Enemy Skill Death Force, which can be learned by manipulating it. Adamantaimai is known for the Adamantaimai Cure glitch.
Adamantoise are fought as powerful enemies that can nullify attacks by hiding in their shells.
The Adamantoise appears on Long Horn Island north of Dollet, on the beach on Hasberry Plains and in the fountain area of the Ultimecia Castle. They are known for their good item drops, but can be annoying to defeat due to their high defenses and ability to heal. Adamantoise also has a Triple Triad card.
Adamantoise is a family of creatures that includes, almost exclusively, only Notorious Monsters. They are uniformly incredibly high level, have high HP totals, and massive defense.
- Citadel Chelonian
- Millenary Mossback
- Tartaruga Gigante
Adamantoise and the other oretoises are the largest animals in the land of Gran Pulse. They can be fought in the Archylte Steppe along with a weaker version called Adamantortoise. They look powerful, but are actually quite easy to beat once their left and right forelegs are destroyed.
Adamantoise is a family of enemies based visually on the Final Fantasy XI, version of the enemy with significant model and texture updates. The Adamantoise itself is a level 30–33 enemy found in the Rootslake area of the South Shroud. Variant adamantoises also appear in other parts of Eorzea, most commonly in Thanalan.
Adamantoise is an enormous enemy fought during the Lonely Rumblings in Longwythe hunt. It has 5,624,000 HP, meaning it can take a long time to kill it. Director Hajime Tabata had mentioned it would take 30 in-game days, which would be close to 15 hours in real time. This was changed in the 1.02 update, and the hunt can be completed under 10 minutes with the combination of buffs and weapon setup. In a later patch, Adamantoise was made vulnerable to Alterna. Felling it yields some of the best drops and hunt rewards.
The Adamantoise is an enemy first be encountered in Innsmouth Coast in chapter 5. It is large and protected by its shell everywhere but its very front, making it invulnerable to back or side attacks.
A large, turtle-like creature, Adamantoise has high HP and guards by withdrawing in its shell.
The Adamant Turtle can be found in the Lava Dome.
The Adamant is an enemy and a possible monster the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.
The Adamant is an enemy and a possible monster that the party can transform into.
The Adamantoise is an optional post-game superboss fought in Gladiators' Hall. Each time it is defeated, the party gets 1–3 pieces of Adamantite, and the boss and levels up every 2 times it is defeated, up to a maximum level of 6.
Adamantoise is a palette-swap of Despair.
Striding about as unchallenged masters of the Archylte Steppe, the mountain-sized adamantoise shake the earth with every step. You would be a fool to approach one of these intelligent beasts without the ready fortitude to defeat it.
The Adamantoise is an enemy with its Final Fantasy XIII appearance.
Adamantoise appear as enemies in Battle Music Sequences.
Adamantoise from Final Fantasy V and World of Final Fantasy appear as an enemy.
If turtles truly are the longest-lived animals, then this guy deserves his own holiday.
Adamantoises from Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy XV appear as enemies.
The Adamantoise is a wood element, and has six cards under his name. Though he is a monster, not a summon like some of the other cards, his cards are superior for their defense.
Cards[edit | edit source]
Deal 4 damage if opponent's card is gray.
|Crystal Ability (**)
Deal 3 damage.
|Crystal Ability (**)
Deals 2 damage and causes Poison.
|Deals 3 damage and causes Slow.|
|Crystal Ability (**)
Adamantoise appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Water-elemental Monster cards.
Adamantoises from the series appear on Triple Triad cards in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Itadaki Street[edit | edit source]
In Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, Adamantaimai is a chance card with the ability: Can purchase pearl with 10% less.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Adamantoise is a portmanteau of "adamantite" and "tortoise". The Japanese name for this enemy type, Adamantaimai, is a portmanteau of "adamantite" and the Japanese word for the hawksbill sea turtle, taimai.
Adamantite and similar words including Adamant and Adamantine are used to refer to any especially hard substance, whether composed of diamond, some other gemstone, or some type of metal.