Chimera is an enemy in Final Fantasy VIII. It is a four-headed monster with the heads of a goat, lion, hawk, and lizard, and a snake-headed tail. It appears on the Island Closest To Heaven and the Dingo Desert in Galbadia, although it is a very rare encounter in the latter.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

Each of the heads corresponds to an attack: the lion causes physical damage, the lizard casts Aqua Breath, the hawk casts magic, while the snake tail inflicts status effects.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Having Elemental Defense that absorbs Water is useful to have Chimera's Aqua Breath heal the player.

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

Chimera Card
TTChimera.png Element Water
Refine 10 refine into 1 Regen Ring
Drop Chimera
Card Chimera
Level 5 (Monster Card) Win N/A

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

161a Chimera.png

Chimera from Final Fantasy VIII appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App, but with different values than its card had in Final Fantasy VIII.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Chimera physical attack from FFVIII Remastered.png
Chimera uses Confuse from FFVIII Remastered.png

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The chimera is a fire-breathing monster, one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna. It is commonly represented with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail in Greek mythology. In modern usage, the term chimera is often taken to mean any sort of hybrid between two or more species.

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