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Grat is an enemy in Final Fantasy VIII. It is a weak enemy found in Balamb Garden's training center and in Ultimecia Castle. It is a plant that uses status attacks, and is among the few random encounters to be immune to ejecting attacks. It also appeared in the PC version demo.


Battle Edit

Grat are fought as random encounters within the Garden Training Center, all around the Garden as random encounters during the Balamb Garden Revolt event, and in a fixed battle at the library at this event, summoned by the Garden Faculty.

FFVIII Sleep Status

Grats inflict Sleep.

Grat uses Vampire that inflicts damage and restores Grat's HP equal to the amount of damage it inflicted. Its Gastric Juices is a physical attack that may inflict Poison the player, though this attack can be avoided with high evasion and luck. The chance of it casting Gastric Juice as well as inflict Poison increases as the player levels. Sleeping Gas is used sometimes as counterattack if Grat is physically or magically attacked, and this may inflict Sleep on all party members.

They are weak to Ice and Fire. Grat is a good source of Sleep and Silence magic early in the game; Sleep is useful against the T-Rexaur, a tough monster rarely encountered in the Training Center as well.

Grat is one of the few non-boss monsters that is unaffected by Quistis's Degenerator Limit Break, Selphie's Rapture and Odin never appears against it. The others are Vysage, Lefty, Righty, Cactuar, Tonberry, Esthar Soldier (Terminator), UFO? and PuPu.


Summoning Ifrit and Shiva against them defeats groups of Grats easily.

Triple Triad Edit

Grat Card
TTGrat Element None
Refine 1 refines into 1 Magic Stone
Drop Grat
Card Grat
Level 2 (Monster Card) Win N/A

Gallery Edit


  • In the 2000 film version of Charlie's Angels, the two boys are playing Final Fantasy VIII and are controlling Squall and Quistis in a battle in the Training Center. They are fighting against two Grats and one of the Grat is seen using the Vampire ability.
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