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If you attack Behemoth with physical attacks he will counter with Take Down.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Behemoth is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI, and is one of the more powerful enemies on the Floating Continent.



Behemoths can attack in groups of two. They counter offensive esper summons with Meteor and most other attacks with Beatdown, which deals massive damage.

Locke can steal Hermes Sandals, a useful Relic, from them.


Behemoths are weak to Ice, so Blizzara spells are effective. Strago can also use Lv 4 Flare for heavy damage. A way of providing Vanish, such as the esper Phantom, makes dealing with Behemoths easier, as their normal attack pattern is purely physical.


Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
177 Behemoth Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 3
186 Behemoth, Misfit x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 4
187 Behemoth x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 6

AI script[]

Attack Turns:

1st Turn: Attack (33%) or Beatdown (33%) or Nothing (33%)

If monster is by itself:

If attacked by anything: Beatdown (66%)

If player summons anything: Meteor (66%)

Other appearances[]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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Behemoth from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.

Triple Triad[]

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Behemoth from Final Fantasy VI appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.


Behemoth is a beast mentioned in Job 40:15–24. In addition to mythological creatures, it is likened to dinosaurs, especially sauropods, as well as hippos, rhinos, and bison. Metaphorically, the term behemoth denotes "an extremely large or powerful entity".


Related enemies[]