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The Gayla is an enemy is Final Fantasy VIII fought on the continent of Trabia. It is a flying manta ray type monster that can make the party fall asleep. It is a valuable enemy to fight for Meltdown spells.



Gayla can drop Mystery Fluids that allows Quistis to learn the Blue Magic spell Acid, and also refine into Meltdowns, an excellent spell for both casting and junctions.

Gayla hypnotizes its enemies, inflicting Sleep. Once the enemy sleeps, Gayla will attack with its headbutt. It is possible to avoid the Sleep attack by pressing L2 and R2 as if to escape during the attack animation. Its attack, Gastric Juice, causes HP damage equal to 50% of target's HP. This attack is physical in nature and can be avoided with high evasion and luck.

Triple Triad[]


Gayla is a Level 1 Monster Card in Triple Triad. It is part of the starter deck the player can get at the very beginning. Collecting Gayla cards is useful for refining purposes, as they become Mystery Fluid that in turn becomes Meltdown, a rare spell for drawing.

Other appearances[]

Triple Triad[]

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Gayla appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.



Gayla is a company that produces wing kites/triangle kites. In Japan, "Gayla Kite" (ゲイラカイト, Geira Kaito?) became synonymous with the specific type of kite.