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An Ochu artwork from the original Final Fantasy.

The Ochu (オチュー, Ochū?, lit. Otyugh) is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series. Its appearance is usually that of a large plant with either two or four thorny arms and a ring of flower petals that somewhat resemble a skirt. It commonly uses Sleep and Poison-based attacks.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Ochus (Ocho on the NES) are a common sight when riding the canoe to Mount Gulg, and also make appearances in the Citadel of Trials. Neochus live in the Flying Fortress.

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

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The Ho-chu is an exclusive enemy to the Battle Square. There exists in the game coding for an enemy formation consisting of one Ho-chu in the Ancient Forest. It seems to be treated as a special encounter, since it is not possible to escape from it.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

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Ochus are scattered in various places around the world, including the forest in which the second Laguna sequence takes place and the Island Closest to Heaven.

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

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The Conde Petie Mountain Path has Ochu enemies on it.

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Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

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Lord Ochu is an optional boss which can be fought in the Kilika Woods. Later on Ochus are encountered along the Moonflow road. Lastly, Mandragoras are encountered in the Mt. Gagazet caves and on the road leading to Zanarkand.

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

Ochus become regular enemies after Chapter 4 and Drowsy Ochu's overtake the Mushroom Rock Road during Chapter 3 and all Ochu's can later be fought in Via Infinito in Chapter 5. The enemies of this genus are Drowsy Ochu, Flailing Ochu and the regular Ochu. It takes 12 kills to Oversoul an Ochu-type fiend.

Sphere Break[edit | edit source]
Ochu Coin
Silver Ochu Coin
Gold Ochu Coin
Coin No. 28 Coin Value 7
Trait Gil x2
Location Found in the Western or Southern Expanses of the Bikanel Desert.


Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission[edit | edit source]

Ochu is fought as a boss on the 20th floor.

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Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

There is a creature known as an Ochu; however, this creature is actually in the Morbol family, more commonly called Malboros. They inhabit certain plateaus of Rolanberry Fields.

The Rafflesia inhabiting the areas around Windurst during the Shadowreign era more closely resemble the traditional Ochu.

Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

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Ochu appear as both a regular enemy and as a mission. They are accompanied by Microchu in battle. A stronger variety, known as the Neochu is also fought in a mission, and is accompanied by several Picochu in battle.

Final Fantasy XIII-2[edit | edit source]

Ochu appears as a sidequest boss in Archylte Steppe -Year Unknown-. It appears with several Microchus. It can be fought repeatedly by returning to the Steppe and resetting the weather.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

The Ochu is a common menace throughout the Black Shroud. The proper Ochu are the strongest variant, seen within sylph territory. Weaker varieties include the Microchu and Overgrown Ivy. All varieties enjoy spraying toxic fumes that can inflict status ailments such as poison or slow on players.

Justice Monsters Five[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

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The Ochu is a member of the Malboro species.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

The Ochu and Neochu appears as Malboro type enemies, they are more powerful than average Malboros and are only fought once as part of a special mission. According to the mission description, they are not native to Ivalice.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Ochu from Final Fantasy XIII appears as an enemy.

Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

The gaping maw and lethal tentacles almost ruin the beautiful flower atop its head.

Description

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The Ochu appears as an enemy encountered on the Archylte Steppe. It uses Feeler and drops the Dragon Whisker.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Triple Triad (Portal App)[edit | edit source]

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Ochu from Final Fantasy VIII appears on a Triple Triad card.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

"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.

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