Gaiatoad is an enemy in Final Fantasy XV found in the Crestholm Channels maze and during the hunt Rainstorm Duel! Poison Frog of Wennath where it appears during rainy weather. The player can camp at the nearest haven (Mynbrum Haven) until it rains and then head for the spawn spot; this way the player can also level up Ignis's cooking skill. Patch 1.21 implements the ability to fast-forward time, and doing so can also change the weather. This is quicker than repeated camping, and the player keeps their active food buffs.
- Enormous subspecies of the gigantoad residing along the River Wennath. Boasting an appetite appropriate for its considerable size, it ravenously consumes prey in large quantities, then hibernates until the next rainy day.
- Size: 29.39 ft. Weight: 61.21 t
- Gaiatoad slumbering in the deepest recesses of the Crestholm Channels. This amphibian developed a sturdy build through adapting to the less-than-favorable conditions of life underground. Although this specimen is physiologically identical to its land-dwelling counterpart, its superior strength sets it apart.
- Size: 29.62 ft. Weight: 62.24 t
|Rainstorm Duel! Poison Frog of Wennath||Lestallum – Surgate's Beanmine||4||Gaiatoad x1||Upper Wennath (Day / Rainy)||32||5,350 gil, Mega Phoenix||★★★|
Gaiatoad is weak to polearms, machinery and ice. It moves slowly and its attacks are easy to read and dodge. It uses its tongue to attack anything that is in front of them.
When the gaiatoad backs away, the player can get into defensive stance as it lashes with its tongue. The player can dodge-roll to orient themselves to get behind it for blindside attacks, which might also trigger blindside links.
Gaia or Gaea was the goddess or personification of Earth in ancient Greek religion, one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia was the mother of all: the heavenly gods, the Titans and the Giants were born from her union with Uranus (the sky), while the sea-gods were born from her union with Pontus (the sea). The Greek word "γαῖα" (transliterated as gaia or gaea) is a collateral form of "γῆ" meaning Earth. Her equivalent in the Roman pantheon was named Gaea (Terra in more ancient documents). This is alluded to in Final Fantasy IX with the existence of Gaia's twin world.
The mythological name Gaia was revived in 1979 by James Lovelock, whose Gaia hypothesis proposes that living organisms and inorganic material are part of a dynamic system that shapes the Earth's biosphere, and maintains the Earth as a fit environment for life. In some Gaia theory approaches the Earth itself is viewed as an organism with self-regulatory functions. This theory is especially alluded to in the Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within take on Gaia as the planet's soul.