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As a formidable enemy, Catoblepas uses [[Magic (Term)|magic]] frequently, but does not [[Dualcast#Final Fantasy X|doublecast]]. It uses a powerful physical attack, Pop Fly, similar to the [[Heave]] used by normal Behemoths, but it does more damage. Attacks and magic do half damage most of the time. When slain, it uses [[Ultima (Ability)|Ultima]] as a [[Final Attack|final attack]].
 
As a formidable enemy, Catoblepas uses [[Magic (Term)|magic]] frequently, but does not [[Dualcast#Final Fantasy X|doublecast]]. It uses a powerful physical attack, Pop Fly, similar to the [[Heave]] used by normal Behemoths, but it does more damage. Attacks and magic do half damage most of the time. When slain, it uses [[Ultima (Ability)|Ultima]] as a [[Final Attack|final attack]].
   
Catoblepas will [[Item Drop#Final Fantasy X|drop]] [[List of Final Fantasy X Weapons|weapons]] with status strikes and [[List of Final Fantasy X Armor|armor]] with status proofs, the Instant Death versions of these abilities being fixed. Both the weapons and armor it drops also carry a 6% [[Critical Hit#Final Fantasy X|critical hit]] bonus.
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Catoblepas will [[Item Drop#Final Fantasy X|drop]] [[List of Final Fantasy X Weapons|weapons]] with status strikes and [[List of Final Fantasy X Armor|armor]] with status proofs, the Instant Death versions of these abilities being fixed. Its equipment drops provide a 6% [[Critical Hit|critical hit]] chance bonus instead of the usual 3% (this is relevant to weapons and armors, but only to attacks that deal physical damage).
   
 
===Strategy===
 
===Strategy===

Revision as of 21:24, 24 October 2014

Template:FFX Enemy Template:See Also Catoblepas is a fiend in Final Fantasy X, unlocked in the Monster Arena's Area Conquest when all of the enemies on Mt. Gagazet are captured. By unlocking it, the player will be rewarded with the Blossom Crown, an item needed to obtain the Magus Sisters aeon at Remiem Temple. It is a recolor of the Behemoth.

Battle

As a formidable enemy, Catoblepas uses magic frequently, but does not doublecast. It uses a powerful physical attack, Pop Fly, similar to the Heave used by normal Behemoths, but it does more damage. Attacks and magic do half damage most of the time. When slain, it uses Ultima as a final attack.

Catoblepas will drop weapons with status strikes and armor with status proofs, the Instant Death versions of these abilities being fixed. Its equipment drops provide a 6% critical hit chance bonus instead of the usual 3% (this is relevant to weapons and armors, but only to attacks that deal physical damage).

Strategy

It may be wise to have Auto-Life ready, although it is possible to survive Ultima with a high HP party member and Shell.

Catoblepas is easily defeated just after fighting Yunalesca by making use of Trio of 9999. Tidus needs to know Blitz Ace, and Wakka should know Attack Reels. One of these Overdrives can be substituted with Lulu's Fire Fury.

Rikku should steal at least two Gambler's Spirits from Earth Eater and fill all three Overdrives. Next, she should steal ten elemental Gems (any element will do). The party is now ready to enter the battle with Catoblepas. Rikku should mix the two Gambler's Spirits and have Tidus cast Hastega on the party. Using Blitz Ace/Elemental Gems/Attack Reels/Fury on the Catoblepas now deals 9999 per hit. Phoenix Downs can be used on fallen party members, and casting Shell on Rikku (and Magic Break on Catoblepas) helps. Sentinel from Auron will protect Rikku from Pop Fly and Attack, and Shell will halve Flare's damage. Magic Defense+ is a good thing to have on armor. Catoblepas should go down before Rikku runs out of Gems.

It will be difficult to survive the post-death Ultima at just past Yunalesca, unless the party has power-leveled a ton, but the player will still get the Three Stars and equipment for defeating him, regardless of whether or not the party survives the Ultima.

While Catoblepas is not immune to Armor Break, it will only work 50% of the time, so a Frag Grenade or Auron's Banishing Blade Overdrive (if successful) will be more effective against him with a 100% chance.

Related Enemies

Final Fantasy X-2

Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission

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