An improved version of the Pipsqueak. Uses its speed for a Dash attack.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry
The Onion Dasher, also called Tomb Thumb or TombThum, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.
Stats[edit | edit source]
Battle[edit | edit source]
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Coliseum setup[edit | edit source]
Onion Dasher is not much of a threat, but the player should equip the Safety Bit/Memento Ring to protect against Dischord, as it can have devastating effects offensively especially if the battle drags out.
Formations[edit | edit source]
|Number||Enemies||Encounter flags||Introduction flag||Musical theme||Magic AP|
|258||Anemone x2, Onion Dasher||Sides, individual||Battle||1|
|260||Illuyankas, Onion Dasher x2||Sides, individual||Battle||1|
AI scripts[edit | edit source]
Normal script[edit | edit source]
If monster is by itself: Imp Song (100%)
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
- Target: Self
- Dash (33%)
Coliseum script[edit | edit source]
1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Special (25%) or Dischord (25%) or Magitek Laser (25%)
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
The Onion Dasher from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Onion Dasher refers to the Onion Knight job from Final Fantasy III. The onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is used as a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.
The adjective of onion refers to the Japanese metaphoric idiom of poverty, aptly named the "Onion Life", "peeling away one layer at a time and crying all the way". Alternatively, the term could come from the slang phrase "to know one's onions", meaning to be very versatile.
Onion Dasher's older translation name Tomb Thumb refers to Tom Thumb, a character of English folklore. The History of Tom Thumb was published in 1621, and was the first fairy tale printed in English. Tom is no bigger than his father's thumb, and his adventures include being swallowed by a cow, tangling with giants, and becoming a favorite of King Arthur.