Garuda is an enemy in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- that attacks with others of its kind. Bolt Armlet absorbs the enemy's Thunder-based attacks. Graviga and strong command materia, like Assault Twister+, work well against it.
Garuda is a large, birdlike creature that appears in both Hinduism and Buddhism. It serves as Lord Vishnu's mount and is the Hindu name for the constellation Aquila. Contemporary representations of Garuda are the brahminy kite and phoenix.