Its claw, lightning, and Heave attacks are deadly. Watch out for the Meteor it casts when it dies. Cast Protect or defend with the button to survive. Kimahri can learn Mighty Guard.Scan description
Behemoth King is a powerful enemy who uses both magical and physical attacks. In addition to its physical attack and Thundara, it uses Heave against party members, and Thundaga against aeons. After falling below 33% HP, it will use Mighty Guard, and use Tail and Flare instead of its physical attack and Thundara. If Provoked, it uses a physical attack with reduced accuracy.
When defeated, it unleashes Meteor as a final attack, which is avoided if Behemoth King is killed by a counterattack, Yojimbo's Zanmato or, if on International or PAL version, a taming weapon (no longer works once the capture limit has been reached).
NulShock protects against Thundara and Thundaga, though these are not Behemoth King's most devastating attacks. Its most dangerous move is Meteor, but Protect and the defend command both halve the damage. Combining them mitigates Meteor's damage to 1/4. The player can also use Stamina Tablet/Tonic or Auto-Life. An easy way to survive is to have one party member escape before Behemoth King uses Meteor, so even if the party is wiped out, the player does not get a Game Over.
Since Meteor is not triggered by the Behemoth King being killed by a counterattack, the player can give a character with Provoke a Counterattack/Evade & Counter weapon, then provoke the Behemoth when its HP is low and defend until it dies from the counterattacks.
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".