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Adamantoise is an enemy in Final Fantasy VIII. The rare giant turtle lives on beaches around Dollet and on Long Horn Island, but can also be found in Ultimecia Castle on the fountain square.


Battle Edit

The heavily-armored Adamantoise will repeatedly heal its group and can blind party members, making for a potentially long battle. Adamantoises sometimes cast Protect and Shell on each other. They attack with claw swipes and Sandstorm that hits all party members.

Adamantoises are important enemies for the items they carry: Whisper teaches Quistis White Wind; Orihalcon teaches a Guardian Force the support ability Vit+40% and Adamantine teaches Vit+60%, refines into Steel Curtain items (20 needed) for Auto-Protect, and is also required in modeling Squall's, Zell's and Selphie's ultimate weapons.

Strategy Edit

The player can lower the monster's defenses with Meltdown. If Irvine is in the party, his Limit Break, Shot, is useful, as he has ammo that ignores defense. The fastest way to defeat them is to use Quistis's Degenerator.

An easy method to defeat them is to inflict them with Berserk, preventing them from healing and using defensive spells.

Triple Triad Edit

Adamantoise Card
TTAdamantoise Element Earth
Refine 3 refine into 1 Turtle Shell
Drop Adamantoise
Card Adamantoise
Level 4 (Monster Card) Win N/A

Other appearances Edit

Triple Triad Edit

158a Adamantoise

Adamantoise from Final Fantasy VIII appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App, but with different values than in Final Fantasy VIII.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Adamantoise is a portmanteau of "adamantite" and "tortoise".

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.

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