One ugly Esper. Those that meet its magic glare turn to stone.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation esper section
Profile[edit | edit source]
Catoblepas is a dark green, quadrupedal creature with a single red eye and several tusks.
Obtained[edit | edit source]
Catoblepas is obtained automatically upon completion of the Magitek Research Facility.
Battle[edit | edit source]
Magicite[edit | edit source]
Catoblepas is equippable as a magicite, and teaches:
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Catoblepas (from the Greek expression καταβλέπω katablépō meaning "to look downwards") is a legendary creature from Ethiopia, described first by Pliny the Elder and later by Claudius Aelianus. It is said to have the body of a buffalo and the head of a wild boar. Its back has scales that protect the beast, and its head is always pointing downwards due to its head being heavy. Its stare or breath could either turn people into stone, or kill them.
Shoat is a word of unknown origin. Perhaps cognate with West Flemish schote "young piglet".