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Nanochu (ピコチュー, Pikochū?, lit. Picochu) is a recruitable monster from Final Fantasy XIII-2. It can be obtained once by throwing Mog with "Improved Moogle Throw" Fragment Skill activated at an elevated tree on the Clearwater Marshes side of the trench in the Archylte Steppe -??? AF-. It can be re-obtained as a drop from Valfodr at level 70.

Paradigm Pack[edit | edit source]

Nanochu is a relatively weak monster stat-wise. Using only Potent materials it can achieve just 3590 HP, 463 Strength, and 507 Magic. Its development is geared towards offense, being able to learn Bravery, Bravega, Faith, Vigilance, and all four En— spells. Even though it's a one-time monster, it might be a good idea to infuse Nanochu into other Synergists who lack offensive abilities. However, due to its infusible Pack Mentality skill, it may be wise to infuse him into something else.

Even though it has low HP, it has a lot of potential to become an offensive Synergist, as Noel can settle the defensive buffs. One way to make Nanochu not so fragile is to infuse Resist Physical: +36% and Resist Magic: +36% and HP: +30%.

Monster stats[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Ability Level Type Infuse
Bravery Initial Command Y
Faith Initial Command Y
Pack Mentality Initial Passive Y
Feral Surge 5 Passive N
Augment Maintenance 15 Passive N
Vigilance 17 Command Y
Enfire 23 Command Y
Enfrost 28 Command Y
Enthunder 31 Command Y
Enaero 35 Command Y
Augment Maintenance II 38 Passive N
Bravega 40 Command Y

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Nano (symbol n) is a unit prefix meaning one billionth. Used primarily with the metric system, this prefix denotes a factor of 10−9 or 0.000 000 001.

"Ochu" comes from Dungeons & Dragons; specifically, it is the otyugh. The name in Japanese (and transliterations) comes from the pronunciation; it is pronounced with a short O and T (practically to a ch), making the pronunciation close to "o-chuugh". "オチュー" is the closest the katakana system can get to representing the sound without using compound katakana pronunciations not natively found in Japanese.

It is called Picochu in the Japanese version. The prefix "pico-" attached to the family name of Ochu. It is possibly meant to sound similar to Pikachu from Pokémon. Pico (symbol p) is a unit prefix meaning one trillionth. Used primarily with the metric system, this prefix denotes a factor of 10−12 or 0.000 000 000 001.

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Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

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