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This giant bird attacks with Shimsham and Flap.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Galypdes, also known as Aquila, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. The rare relic, Celestriad, can be stolen from them, albeit with a rare chance, and if Ragnarok is used on them, they can be metamorphosed into Growth Eggs. Both the Celestriad and the Growth Egg are top tier relics to have.

Galypdes uses Cyclonic to put the entire party in HP Critical, and its special attack, Flap, is a powerful physical blow.


Coliseum setup[]

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Equipping a relic that protects from Death, such as the Safety Bit or Memento Ring, will make the wearer immune to Cyclonic and Shamshir.


Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
343 Galypdes, Chaos Dragon x2 Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 5
344 Galypdes Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 2

AI scripts[]

Normal script[]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Flap (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (66%) or Cyclonic (33%)
4th Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)

If attacked by anything: Shamshir (33%)

Coliseum script[]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Flap (25%) or Cyclonic (25%) or Shamshir (25%)

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

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Its Japanese name, とガリュプデス (Galypdes) might be a corruption of カリュブディス (Charybdis). In Greek mythology, Charybdis was once a beautiful naiad and the daughter of Poseidon and Gaia. She takes form as a huge bladder of a creature whose face was all mouth and whose arms and legs were flippers and who swallows a huge amount of water three times a day before belching it back out again, creating whirlpools.

It has also been known as Aquila. Aquila is the Italian and Latin word for "eagle", as well as the name of a constellation.

Related enemies[]