Hobgoblin is an enemy in Final Fantasy XV found in Fociaugh Hollow, Costlemark Tower, and the Costlemark and Balouve Mines mazes, as well as during the Footfalls in the Dark and Baby Snatchers hunts and the World of Ruin main quest. They can also be randomly encountered at night.

A pair of Lv.9 hobgoblins fights in Duscae Deathmatch in Totomostro during the nighttime under the team name Midnight Walkers.

Bestiary[edit | edit source]

Alpha
While this wingless biped is technically taxonomized as a type of goblin, it bears a striking anatomical and locomotive resemblance to the garchimacera, leading some to question its origins. The species sports unique features as well, including phenomenal upper arm strength.
Size: 8.69 ft. Weight: 536.3 lb.
Beta
The hobgoblin of Galdin Quay behaves no differently from its subterranean brethren, forming packs and firmly defending its domain, though it takes a strong specimen to step foot outside the confines of the cave.
Size: 8.72 ft. Weight: 555.7 lb.
Gamma
A terror buried in the deep of the Balouve Mines. On the surface, this hobgoblin partakes in the same territorial pack activities of its brethren, yet doing so in a hostile environment where death waits behind every turn has brought out its rawest survival instincts.
Size: 8.92 ft. Weight: 592.3 lb.
Delta
Little is known about what lurks within the walls of Costlemark, but hunters tell tales of the horrors they’ve seen inside. They warn all who will listen to tread lightly around any hobgoblin they should encounter for these tricksters are some of the most terrifying creatures known to man.
Size: 8.99 ft. Weight: 600.5 lb.

Hunt[edit | edit source]

NameLocationRankTypeMarkHabitatLevelRewardStars
Footfalls in the DarkGaldin Quay3
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Hobgoblin x5Vannath Coast (Nighttime)203,250 gil, Megalixir★★
NameLocationRankTypeMarkHabitatLevelRewardStars
Baby SnatchersCauthess Rest Area5
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Bussemand x3, Hobgoblin x5Saxham Outpost (Nighttime)448,890 gil, Mega Phoenix★★★

Stats[edit | edit source]

Lvl 20 Enemy

Hunt

Lvl 74 Enemy

Lvl 88 Enemy

Battle[edit | edit source]

Hobgoblins killed with Death.

Hobgoblins invoke Tenacious status and steal ingredients. They are weak to greatswords, machinery, fire and light. They resist lightning. They appear in groups. They fight with their fists, jumping, tackling and pirouetting around. They also have a kick attack where they spin in the air.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The player can hold the defense button until a parry opportunity appears. Throwing fire magic on them when grouped damages all of them at once.

In Chapter 14 they are easily defeated by Death from the Ring of the Lucii.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Hobgoblin is a term typically applied in folktales to describe a friendly but troublesome creature of the Seelie Court. Hobgoblins seem to be small, hairy little men often found within human dwellings, doing odd jobs while the family is asleep. Often, the only compensation necessary in return is food. It is possible that the "hob" in their name comes from the hob, a part of the hearth meant for holding food or utensils. Hobgoblins are fond of practical jokes and seem able to shape-shift. Like all of the fae folk, hobgoblins are easily annoyed. The term "hobgoblin" has grown to mean a superficial object that is a source of (often imagined) fear or trouble.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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