Armadodo is a Triple Triad card in Final Fantasy VIII used to play the minigame and for turning into items with Quezacotl's Card Mod. Armadodo is the twenty-fourth card in the inventory and the second Level 3 card.

Being a Level 3 card, the card values on the Armadodo are not strong, but may be useful for games that use Same and/or Plus. It is an earth-elemental card that is used for when the Elemental rule is in play. Elemental is encountered halfway through the game at Fishermans Horizon, though it is also a rule in Dollet and the Queen of Cards can be paid money to introduce new rules to a region. Placing Armadodo on a tile with the matching stone symbol boosts all its values by +1. This does not count toward Same/Plus triggering, but does count for Combo mechanics.

Obtain[edit | edit source]

The Armadodo monster has a 3.5% chance to drop the card. Using the Card command on a Armadodo has a 93.7% chance to procure a Armadodo card when it succeeds.

Any AI Triple Triad player who uses Level 3 cards has a chance of using Armadodo in a play, from where the player can win it in a card match.

Card Mod[edit | edit source]

A Armadodo card refines into a Dino Bone with Quezacotl's Card Mod ability. It can further be made into Quake spells, a powerful magic to have for both junctions and spellcasting. It is thus worthwhile to collect Armadodo cards in the early game for card modding.

Physical version[edit | edit source]

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In 1999, following the release of Final Fantasy VIII in Japan, Bandai produced a full set of collectible Triple Triad cards. The set was made up of the 110 cards as seen in the game along with 72 artwork cards and a collector's edition playing mat. The cards have a blue side and a red side. The cards have become a rare collector's item.

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