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Ochu is an enemy in Final Fantasy VIII fought in forests near Timber and on the Island Closest to Heaven. It looks like a large version of Grat. Like the other plant enemies, it also uses status ailment attacks.



Drink Magic.

Ochu's moves include Drink Magic, which is a counter to a magic attack, where Ochu will remove one unit of a random magic spell from a party member. Guardian Forces count as a magic attack. Ochu Dance will cause Slow and Curse to exposed party members. Its earthquake attack hits all party members for earth-damage unless they are floating.

To avoid the penalty from using magic against it, the player can instead junction the elements it is weak to in Elem-Atk-J and attack physically: ice and fire.

Triple Triad[]


Ochu is a Level 3 Monster Card in Triple Triad used for playing the minigame and for turning into Ochu Tentacle with Quezacotl's Card Mod.



"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.