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Attacks the party with Wind Slash. This opponent's HP mysteriously decreases over time.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Aspidochelon, also known as the Opinicus, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. It can be found at the Ebot's Rock.

Stats Edit

Battle Edit

It is considered rather weak at this point of the game, but if it gets to its fifth turn, it will attack with Rage, and then two normal attacks. It can also counter magic with Wind Slash. A few normal attacks should be enough to kill it before it gets to the fifth turn.

Coliseum setup Edit

Bet Death Tarot for Bone Club
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Bet Pinwheel for Rising Sun
Bet Punisher for Gravity Rod
Bet Royal Crown for Genji Helm
Bet Soul Sabre for Falchion
Bet Thornlet for Mirage Vest

Paladin Shield and Minerva Bustier will work wonders against Aspidochelon's elemental abilities; alternatively, Gaia Gear and Angel Wings are good against Landslide, and Ice Shield/Flame Shield/Snow Scarf help against Avalanche. Umaro is a good choice when equipped with the Master's Scroll and Angel Wings.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm. (Normal) Back Surr. (Surrounded) Side
291 Aspidochelon x2 Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 2
293 Aspidochelon, Moonform, Creature Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1

AI scripts Edit

Normal script Edit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (100%)
2nd Turn: Attack (100%)
3rd Turn: Attack (100%)
4th Turn: Attack (100%)
5th Turn: Rage (100%)

Attack (100%)
Attack (100%)

If attacked by "Magic": Wind Slash (33%)

Coliseum script Edit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Rage (25%) or Landslide (25%) or Avalanche (25%)

If attacked by "Magic": Wind Slash (33%)

Other appearances Edit

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

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Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

According to the tradition of the Physiologus and medieval bestiaries, the aspidochelone is a fabled sea creature, variously described as a large whale or vast sea turtle, and a giant sea monster with huge spines on the ridge of its back.

The Opinicus is a heraldic beast that differs from the griffin principally in that all four of its legs are those of a lion. It is typically shown with the short tail of a camel and sometimes with a longer neck like a camel's (but still feathered). An heraldic opinicus is shown as a male creature, whereas the winged griffin is female.

Trivia Edit

Bahamut Lagoon - White Warrior

White Warrior in Bahamut Lagoon.

  • The sprite that is shared between Aspidochelon and Devoahan was used and modified for some of the Salmando-class dragons in Bahamut's Lagoon. Namely, the White Warrior and Poison Warrior, the Earth Slayer, Green Slayer, Pontilac, Giygas, General, and Iron Eagle are all heavy modification of the original.

Related enemies Edit

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