If the player uses a glitch to open the way to the Vesperpool before it is meant to be visited as part of the story, they will be trapped in Steyliff Grove if they kill quetzalcoatl too early. The Mythril Ore will not appear, so the party can't leave the room.
The monoliths in Steyliff Grove Menace dungeon describe a flying monster around Vesperpool that attacked an Oracle and a king with lightning, killing the former. This seems to describe a monster similar to quetzalcoatl.
Bestiary[edit | edit source]
- Flying reptile that grew in size as a means of increasing its survivability. Although it developed a few distinctly avian features over the course of its evolution—its legs, in particular—the quetzalcoatl has otherwise retained a primarily reptilian physiology.
- Size: 57.08 ft. Weight: 59.54 t
- Winged reptile that soars around Steyliff Grove. It will occasionally venture outside the ruins and inadvertently wreak havoc on houses, causing alarm among the citizenry and the Hunters. A territorially minded creature, the quetzalcoatl defends its home while respecting the domains of its brethren, refusing to encroach upon their respective spaces.
- Size: 57.57 ft. Weight: 60.13 t
Hunt[edit | edit source]
|Divine Beast of the Underworld||Meldacio Hunter HQ||1||Quetzalcoatl x1||Steyliff Grove (All Times)||38||7,110 gil, Mega Phoenix||★★★|
Stats[edit | edit source]
Battle[edit | edit source]
Quetzalcoatl is a flying enemy that swoops down to hit the party and moves around rapidly, making it difficult to hit. It uses both physical and magical attacks, and the magic attacks are Lightning-elemental and inflict Shocked status. It is weak to polearms, daggers, and ice.
Its attacks that involve lightning deal magical damage. When the quetzalcoatl dives down at the player from above, the player can parry: if the player is hit by quetzalcoatl the damage is physical, but if only the lightning from the attack hits, it does magical Lightning-elemental damage. Quetzalcoatl shoots balls of lightning that explode when they hit the ground, sending pulses of electricity around the battlefield. When it is on the ground it can store up energy and send jolts around its vicinity.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
The player can try to lock onto the wings and then warp-strike to them to break them for extra item drops. Holding the defense button allows the player to dodge quetzalcoatl's lightning ball attack. When it's on the ground sending jolts around the player can use use hit-and-run tactics. The player can try get behind it using warps as the bird struggles attacking targets behind itself. When it is flying, it may be better to wait for it to land.
Blizzard magic is helpful. The player can also use the Ice Spear. Character-swapping to Ignis lets him use Ice-elemental dagger attacks, but because the enemy flies he might struggle hitting it. Character-swapping to Prompto lets the player aim at the bird when it flies, and also hit its wings.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Quetzalcoatl is one of the major deities in ancient Mesoamerican mythology. Quetzalcōhuātl means in the Nahuatl language "feathered serpent". Due to the many civilizations worshiping the same deity using different names for it in the span of almost 2,000 years, the exact attributes and significance of this god varies.
Most stories, though, agree upon Quetzalcoatl being the god of the morning star and being known as the inventor of books, the calendar and the giver of maize to mankind. The worship of Quetzalcoatl was, in some religions, connected with human sacrifices, while in others, opposed to human sacrifices.
Related enemies[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- The waters of the Vesperpool had turned a sea of fire
Smoky, swirling billows had enshrouded the mire
Searing bolts of lightning cracked downward from the skies
Yet 'twere not clouds but wings that soared before my very eyes
Were our foe the Scourge of Stars, it could have be purified
Yet this menace was no daemon—that, we soon descried
The Oracle I loved was slain and with our flags she burned
Beleaguered and bereft, to the forest I returned