- A saberclaw subspecies that has grown to enormous proportions. For the first few years of its life, the megaloclaw can make a docile and lovable pet. Once awakened to its feral nature, however, the beast won't think twice about feasting on the hand that fed it.
- Size: 25.06 ft. Weight: 1.54 t
|They Came Back from the Mountain||Lestallum – Surgate's Beanmine||4||Megaloclaw x5||Coernix Bypass (All Times)||30||4,890 gil, Mega Phoenix||★★★|
Megaloclaw os weak to firearms, machinery and ice. It is like a saberclaw, but bigger. The hunt takes place on a clearing amid trees, which can make visibility poor with the vegetation getting in the way of the camera. There are rocks on the huntsground the player can point-warp to. Megaloclaw's pounce attack can be blocked and parried.
Preparing some ice elemancy to start the battle off with may be a good idea. If getting into the middle of the pack as Noctis, he will be constantly knocked over unless the player is using the Defense button and promptly responds to the block and parry prompts, which come frequently. The Mace of the Fierce's parry hits multiple targets and thus may be good for a battle like this hunt, and parrying with the royal arms does not cost HP. Alternatively, the player can parry with a weapon that can trigger link-strikes (greatsword, one-handed sword or polearm), as these can be especially powerful; greatsword especially has a powerful link-strike with Ignis or Prompto. Ignis can augment Noctis's weapon damage with his Enhancement Technique.
Megalo means "abnormally large". Its Japanese name is "Megalotaowu". Taowu is a mythological monster of ancient China known as one of the Si-xiong (four calamities).