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Great Tortoise is a beast/tortoise-type enemy in Final Fantasy XII. It appears on the Giza Plains during the Rains in the Warrior's Wash and Giza North Bank areas. The Soldier's Cap can be rarely stolen from it.

Bestiary entry[]

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Being a sizable tortoise with a massy shell of broad circumference. Customarily living in the deep places of the earth - caves and like - save during the Rains, when they are known to emerge and forage in the vicinity of water. Tortoises, newly spawned, are wrapped in a thick shell, protecting them after the fashion of an egg. Upon their growing, the legs and feet break through the shell, this being the adult form, whereafter they continue to grow until such growth is arrested by illness or incident.

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The Original Japanese Guidebook cites the Great Tortoises' MP as being 1435 - 1440, but subsequent guides list it as 999.


Water (Aqua in Zodiac versions)When the enemy is close by (25%).
When the enemy is far away (50%).
PurifyWhen inflicted with a negative status and the enemy is far away (100%).
FocusWhen MP < 20% and the enemy is far away (100%).
Sonic TurnWhen the enemy is close by (25%).
FlashWhen the enemy is close by (5%).
TargetingAttacks enemy with highest enmity.
LinkingDoes not link.
PursuitOnly pursues within its patrol area.

Other appearances[]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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