Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano for Cockatrice in the original Final Fantasy.

Cockatrice (コカトリス, Kokatorisu?), also called Cocatris, is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series that has appeared since the original Final Fantasy. Cockatrices are typically birds, though they have appeared in other forms.

Cockatrices often possess the ability to petrify the player characters, making them a potential danger. Cockatrices are sometimes attuned to the Lightning element.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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There are three types of Cockatrice enemies:


Final Fantasy II[edit | edit source]

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The Cockatrice is a Rank 5 monster that can be found around Mysidia and inside the Cave of Mysidia. Its normal attack can petrify foes.


Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

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The Cockatrice appears more in reptile form, a stronger recolor of the Basilisk fought in the Cave of Tides. A good way of defeating it is to open the fight with the Geomancer ability Whirlpool. Another easy way to weaken or neutralize this creature is to cast Blind, as its attacks will frequently inflict the Petrify status.


Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

The Cockatrice in Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection.

The Cockatrice is a rather weak enemy, but may inflict the Petrify status with its physical attacks.

The Cockatrice also appears as a summon monster obtained from the Cockatrice (2D and 3D), which has a small chance of dropping an item that teaches it to Rydia. When summoned, the Cockatrice is a 100% accurate instant death attack to a single foe that is not immune to the Petrify status. It has a casting time of 2 and costs 15 MP to summon. On the Easy Type version, the casting time was reduced to 1.

In the original SNES English release and Easy Type version, the Cockatrice summon was dummied out. Its name on the SNES was "Dummy" in both the item and the summon spell. The Easy Type version still retains its name and icon even though it can't be obtained. In the 3D version, Cockatrice deals Earth damage to enemies that are immune to Stone. In Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, the Cockatrice summon functions the same as in the original version of Final Fantasy IV.

  • Cockatrice (2D and 3D)
  • Helldiver (2D and 3D)
  • Fledgling Rukh (2D and 3D)

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[edit | edit source]

Cockatrice is a Summon spell for imposter Rydia. It attempts to petrify an enemy and deals non-elemental damage at the cost of 15 MP.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

Cockatrice is not a very powerful enemy, but can inflict Petrify if not dealt with quickly. It and its palette-swap, Helldiver, both drop the item Cockatrice, which, again, can be given to Rydia to obtain the Cockatrice summon.


Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

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Cockatrices can be found on the North Mountain and petrify enemies with normal attacks, but are very rare and not much of a threat.


Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

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Cockatrice (Cokatrice on the SNES) is an ability used by Mog during his Wind Rhapsody Dance. Cockatrice deals non-elemental magic damage and petrifies an opponent. It has a spell power of 50 and its Hit Rate is 96. It fails on targets immune to Death.

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

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Cokatolis is an enemy that can petrify party members, but players can steal Softs from them to counter the status. Otherwise, they are not a threat.


Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

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The Cockatrice uses Electric Discharge as a final attack, but is better known for its ability to petrify.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

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The Cockatrice is a flightless bird native to arid deserts. Their meat is highly prized.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

Different types of Cockatrices.

The cockatrice is found in various areas throughout the Dalmasca Estersand and in the northern Dalmasca Westersand, where it is much stronger. It is more difficult to defeat than the wolves and cactites, which inhabit the same areas. One of the Elite Marks is a type of cockatrice.

  • Cockatrice (found in the Dalmascan Sands)
  • Sprinter (found in the Salikawood)
  • Axebeak (found in the Nam-Yensa Sandsea)
  • Nekhbet (Rare)
  • Chickatrice (Elite Mark) (hunted in the Giza Plains - Dry with the Cluckatrice)
  • Cluckatrice (Elite Mark) (hunted in the Giza Plains - Dry, comes out when one of the four Chickatrices are approached, attacked, or provoked)

There are many more types of cockatrice-esque creatures, such as:

The nomad village on Giza Plains has a farm with cockatrices in a variety of sizes. Although they are often fought as enemies, a lady in the pen mentions that cockatrices are tame and gentle creatures, and wonders if they are intelligent. The player can talk to the birds once they have the Feather of the Flock key item obtained from the Tracks of the Beast area of Giza during the Rains. The great cockatrice escape sidequest can be completed after finishing Draklor Laboratory. The player must find the cockatrices who have escaped from the nomads on the Giza Plains.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

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The cockatrice is a bird monster found in Thanalan area.

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

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The cockatrice is a bird fought in the Vesperpool region of Cleigne and during the The Rogues of Rydielle Ley Hunt.

Many other variants can also be fought:

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

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Bird monster with sharp beak and huge wings. Flying ability is quite high, but it usually walks.

Description

The Cockatrice is a variant of the Aevis enemy. Its special attack, Beak, can cause petrification.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[edit | edit source]

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The Cockatrice is both a species of monster and specific member of that species. They are portly, flightless birds, and some variants inflict the Petrify debuff. Cockatrices are the first enemies fought. The other variations in its class are called Axebeak and Cluckatrice. The Cockatrice also has a large and much more dangerous relative called Crushatrice.

Crystal Defenders[edit | edit source]

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The Cockatrice is a very weak enemy that is usually one of the first waves in W1 and W2.


Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles[edit | edit source]

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The Cockatrice is an enemy that appears as a cock-like bird with reptilian scales, and can inflict petrification with its breath attack. Its name stems from the mythical creature with similar traits. Is very inquisitive, but is easy to destroy this enemy. The Cockatrice appears as a regular enemy in the Selepation Cave in all cycles.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time[edit | edit source]

The Cockatrice is an enemy that appears as a sort of rooster with reptilian scales, and large appendages protruding from its head. Cockatrices attack by pecking and firing pin missiles from the lobes on their head, and favor Lightning magic. They are rather fragile enemies and will be knocked down after losing about half of their HP. The Cockatrice first appears as an enemy in the Ruins.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[edit | edit source]

The Stoney Roost (Cockatrice in Japanese) is found in the Ice Pyramid and can petrify party members with Stone Beak.

The Final Fantasy Legend[edit | edit source]

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The Cocatris is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into. It can be found on the nineteenth floor of the Tower.

Final Fantasy Legend II[edit | edit source]

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The Cocatris is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[edit | edit source]

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The Cockatrice is an enemy that appears in the Moonlight Tower and in the Quicksand Castle during Part II.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

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These enemies can be fought earliest at Lux with Nacht as party leader at the start of Chapter 1. Their standard Beak ability inflicts petrification on a party member, though characters can still use actions even after being hit with the attack and damage and kill the enemy, therefore receiving EXP.

Note: There are three sprites unaccounted for, two of those belonging to known Cocatrice enemies of unknown colorations.

Final Fantasy Dimensions II[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Cockatrice from Final Fantasy IV appears as an enemy.

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Artniks Dive[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

Rarely does evolution enable birds' beaks to petrify their foes--but it does happen.

Description

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The Cockatrice is an enemy encountered on the Cornelia's Tract. It uses Peck and drops the Mythril Rod.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV Cockatrice was set to appear as a Summoning ability, but doesn't appear in the final product.[1]

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Final Fantasy Explorers[edit | edit source]

Cockatrice randomly appears in Lake Filouz as a mini boss.

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Cockatrice are a group of Mirage, as well as the name of one of the creatures. The group includes two families, one made up of the Cockatrice / Valefor pair and the other of the Cocadrille / Nirvalefor pair.

Cockatrice can be transfigured to a Valefor with a Valefor Memento or switched to a Cocadrille board after reaching level 13. Cockatrice can be found in the Pyreglow Forest and become imprismable by using physical attacks.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

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Cockatrice appears with its Final Fantasy IV DS version artwork.

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

Cockatrice from Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VIII have Triple Triad cards in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Dice de Chocobo[edit | edit source]

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Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable[edit | edit source]

Cockatrice is a chance card, the card's ability: Get 1 free roll and don't need to pay rent for this turn.

Lord of Vermilion[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

The Cockatrice is a creature from mythology. It is similar to the basilisk in appearance and ability, but also possesses flight. A cockatrice is born from an egg hatched by a rooster and incubated by a toad, and its gaze causes instant petrification.

References[edit | edit source]

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