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Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Basilisk, formerly called Geckorex, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. It can be found on the overworld in the area around Jidoor and Narshe in the World of Ruin.



Its special attack, Stone Gaze, can Petrify a party member, but otherwise it is an unremarkable enemy. As with most enemies in the wild in the World of Ruin, it is weak to Ice, so Blizzara and Blizzaga spells are very effective. The Basilisk drops Tortoise Shields, part of the Imp equipment set.

The Basilisk can be encountered on the World Map anywhere on the Jidoor or Narshe continents, but only on the grassy areas. It always appears in pairs, alongside a single Leap Frog.


Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
326 Basilisk x2, Leap Frog Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 1

AI script[]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Stone Gaze (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)


The Basilisk is a fictional beast that appeared in medieval bestiaries, it is said that a single gaze to their eyes would kill or petrify the observer. It was supposed to appear when a chicken's egg was hatched by a snake or a frog (hence their reptilian appearance).

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