Hornet (ホーネット, Hōnetto?) is a recurring enemy in the series. It is a giant insect that often appear in swarms and use status effect attacks. Hornets are aerial enemies and are usually weak defensively. Hornets are modeled after the real world insects, the largest of wasps.
Hornets are found at the beginning of the game. They attack in swarms and may inflict the Venom status effect.
The enemy called Hornet in the English localizations, is not actually named such in the original Japanese version, rather, being called (エポクスプレス, Epokusupuresu?). Nonetheless, it often attacks in groups and has no special attacks. They are fought in South Figaro Cave.
The most formidable version of Hornet is a special enemy created in the Species Conquest at Monster Arena. It has several dangerous attacks inflicting Silence, Sleep, Darkness, Poison and Instant Death. It can also use Curaga on itself.
Hornets are the largest eusocial wasps. Some species can reach up to 5.5 cm (2.2 in) in length. Most species make exposed nests in trees and shrubs, but some build their nests underground or in other cavities.