The Nepto Dragon (ネプト竜 or ネプトりゅう, Neputo Ryū?), also known as Nepto, appears as a virtually unbeatable boss in Final Fantasy III. He guards the Bay of Nepto, and will be fought if the player enters the Enterprise before defeating the Giant Rat in the Nepto Temple, making it impossible to sail the seas of the Floating Continent until his rage is appeased. After the statue of the Nepto Dragon in the Nepto Temple is restored by retrieving the Nepto Eye from the Giant Rat, Nepto's soul is brought back, returning to his slumber, and the party is free to pilot their ship to Castle Argus.
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Battle[edit | edit source]
Nepto Dragon's battle is similar to Bahamut's, so the player's only chance of getting out of this battle is running from it. In the NES version though, it is possible to "defeat" him by using the fully equipped Onion Knight strategy ("FEOKS"). Defeating the dragon, however, does not get rid of him and will have to be faced again if the player tries to leave the bay of Nepto.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Erratic flows of aether released after the Calamity not only resulted in a warping of the landscape, but of the creatures that dwell upon it as well. Such is the case of the Nepto Dragon─a little Thalaos grown to epic proportions.
Though not a boss, the Nepto Dragon appears as a big fish required to complete the third and final part of the Fisher quest "Feast of Famine".
It can be found in the fishing hole Rhotano Sea (Privateer Sterncastle), which can be accesed in Eastern La Noscea by talking with the Ferry Skipper (Bloodshore) at Costa del Sol. Just like other big fishes, the Nepto Dragon only appears under certain conditions.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures.A