Sends out a Magnitude 8 when you least expect it.

Bestiary entry (PS)

The Oceanus, also called Latimeria or Latimeri, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

It uses Magnitude 8 often, but otherwise uses only normal attacks and its special attack Corkscrew. Thundara is highly effective against it.

Formations[edit | edit source]

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
224 Oceanus Y N Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1
225 Oceanus, Desert Hare x3 Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 1

AI script[edit | edit source]

Attack Turns:

1st Turn: Magnitude 8 (33%) or Nothing (66%)
2nd Turn: Corkscrew (33%) or Magnitude 8 (66%)

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Oceanus was a pseudo-geographical feature in classical antiquity, believed by the ancient Greeks and Romans to be the divine personification of the World Ocean, an enormous river encircling the world.

The enemy's SNES name was Latimeria. Latimeria is a rare genus of fish that includes two extant species: the West Indian Ocean and Indonesian coelacanths. They follow the oldest known living lineage of Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish and tetrapods).

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A single Oceanus can pincer attack the player's party. Almost all monster formations for single enemies have the pincer attacks disabled in the data, or have a forced front, back, or side attack, but Oceanus was one of the two enemies who slipped through, resulting in a pincer attack glitch. This bug was fixed for the European Game Boy Advance release.
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