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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. Lone Onion Dashers always use Imp Song to inflict Imp on a party member, and their special attack, Dash, grants them Haste status. However, they are weak with low HP. Thundara and Flood are effective against them.

Stats[]

Coliseum setup[]

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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[]

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
258 Anemone x2, Onion Dasher Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1
260 Illuyankas, Onion Dasher x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1

AI scripts[]

Normal script[]

If monster is by itself: Imp Song (100%)

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)

Target: Self
Dash (33%)

Coliseum script[]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Special (25%) or Dischord (25%) or Magitek Laser (25%)

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

FFRK Onion Dasher FFVI.png

The Onion Dasher from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

Etymology[]

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.

Related enemies[]