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FFXII Rare Game Map

Ultimania map of all Rare Game locations.

Rare Game (レアモンスター狩り, Rea Monsutā Kari?) is a type of enemy in Final Fantasy XII.


Rare Game are stronger versions of normal enemies, often larger with some sort of visual effect, such as an aura of mist. They do not spawn as regular enemies do, and require the player to fulfill certain conditions to make them appear, such as killing an amount of enemies in the area, waiting in an area a period of time, and so forth. Once spawned, Rare Game enemies do not respawn when killed, the player must leave the area and return, and meet their spawning requirements again. This can be subverted with the zone out glitch. Rare Game enemies are a source of rare loot and other valuable items, which can variably be stolen, poached, or dropped by them.

There is also a separate type of Rare Game known as Trophy Rare Game. Trophy Rare Game do not respawn under any circumstances once killed, and when killed the player will receive a trophy as a key item. These trophies may be traded in at the Hunt Club on the Phon Coast by giving them to any of the three bangaa: Atak, Blok, and Stok, for weapons, protectives or accessories and items respectively. (See Hunt Club for a detailed table.) Trophy Rare Game do not spawn until the player joins the Hunt Club and defeats their first Trophy Rare Game, the Thalassinon. Thalassinon's trophy does not count towards the trophy totals of the bangaa brothers.

There is a bangaa nearby the vendor of goods that when spoken with will tell the player the location where rare game has been sighted. Also, the Hunt Club's Owner on Highgarden Terrace in Archades will give the player Zodiac Gems for finding trophy monsters. Access to Highgarden Terrace is granted after getting a Sandalwood Chop from the Chop Collecting subquest.

There are 49 Rare Game spread throughout Ivalice, in addition to 31 which are Trophy Rare Game, for a total of 80.

List of Rare GameEdit

# Name Rarity Location Requirements Notable items
1 Aspidochelon
Adamantine Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Cerobi Steppe - Feddik River Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 40% chance of spawning per entry. Scarletite - Steal.
2 Thalassinon
Shelled Trophy
☆☆☆☆ Phon Coast - The Vaddu Strand Hunt Club sidequest accepted. Wait at the highest point for ten seconds. Adamantite - Steal.
3 Greeden ☆☆☆ Dalmasca Estersand - Bank of the Nebra Stay in the Bank of the Nebra area for three minutes without killing any cactoids. Wind Crystal - Steal
4 Bull Croc ☆☆☆☆☆ Ozmone Plain - The Shred 20% chance of spawning per entry. Blood Wool - Steal
5 Gavial
Fur-scaled Trophy
☆☆☆☆ Garamsythe Waterway - No. 10 Channel Hunt Club sidequest accepted. Move to the lower westernmost part and wait. Antarctic Wind - Steal.
6 Wary Wolf ☆☆☆☆☆ Mosphoran Highwaste - Summit Path 7% chance of spawning instead of a Worgen. Hell-Gate's Flame - Poach (Rare.)
7 Kaiser Wolf
Fanged Trophy
☆☆☆ Dalmasca Westersand - Corridor of Sand Hunt Club sidequest accepted. Defeat Lindbur Wolf in the Shimmering Horizons area, and after it has a 40% chance of spawning in the Corridor of Sand area. Throat Wolf Blood - Steal
8 Lindbur Wolf ☆☆ Dalmasca Westersand - Shimmering Horizons Defeat 20 Wolves in the Dalmasca Westersand. Gladius - Steal.
9 Dreadguard
Feathered Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Feywood - Walk of Dancing Shadow Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 40% chance of spawning instead of a Mirrorknight.
10 Crypt Bunny ☆☆☆ Feywood - Walk of Stolen Truths Defeat all Tartaruses and six Cerberuses in the Walk of Stolen Truths area. Afterward, Crypt Bunny has a 20% chance of spawning. Holy Mote - Steal.
Muramasa - Drop (Rare).
11 Spee ☆☆☆☆☆ Salikawood - Sun-dappled Path 15% chance of spawning after defeating a Wyrdhare. High Arcana - Drop (Rare).
Claymore - Poach (Rare).
12 Rain Dancer ☆☆☆☆☆ Giza Plains - Gizas South Bank, Warrior's Wash, Toam Hills 20% chance of spawning during the Rains.
13 Razorfin ☆☆☆☆☆ Garamsythe Waterway - North Spur Sluiceway 10% chance of spawning instead of a Ichthon.
14 Apsara ☆☆ Phon Coast - The Mauleia Strand Defeat 10 Piranhas in the Phon Coast.
15 Rageclaw
Sickle Trophy
☆☆☆ Salikawood - Piebald Path Hunt Club sidequest accepted. Don't defeat any enemies in the Salikawood and wait sixty seconds appears at opposite entrance.
16 Biding Mantis
Scythe Trophy
☆☆☆☆ Golmore Jungle - The Needlebrake Hunt Club sidequest accepted. In-game timer must be between :30 and :59.
17 Wood Toad ☆☆☆☆☆ Salikawood - Corridor of Ages 20% chance of spawning, invisible.
18 Tarasque ☆☆☆ Tchita Uplands - Garden of Life's Circle Build a chain of 22 Serpents or Malboro Overkings.
19 Grimalkin
Whiskered Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Tchita Uplands - Uazcuff Hills Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 10% chance of spawning instead of a Coeurl. Coeurl Whisker - Steal.
20 Nekhbet ☆☆☆☆☆ Dalmasca Estersand - Sand-swept Naze 20% chance of spawning after defeating a Cockatrice.
21 Glaring Eye ☆☆☆☆☆ Henne Mines 10% chance of spawning after defeating a Hecteyes. Ambrosia - Steal.
22 Cultsworn Lich ☆☆☆☆☆ Tomb of Raithwall - Southfall Passage 20% chance of appearing through the Lich's Divide ability.
23 Evil Spirit ☆☆☆☆☆ The Great Crystal 5% chance of spawning instead of a Forbidden. Lifewick - Steal.
24 Juggernaut ☆☆☆☆ Feywood - White Magick's Embrace In-game timer must be between :00 and :10 minutes. White Mask - Drop.
25 Molen ☆☆☆☆ Zertinan Caverns - Hourglass Basin Must move into the northernmost part of the area accessible only via hidden passage and wait. Mythril - Steal.
26 Tower ☆☆☆☆☆ Pharos - Third Ascent - Spire Ravel - 2nd Flight 20% chance of spawning. Grand Helm - Drop (Rare).
27 Grey Molter ☆☆☆☆ Mosphoran Highwaste - Empyrean Way In-game timer must be between :10 and :20 minutes. Serpent Eye - Poach (Rare).
28 Midgardsormr ☆☆☆☆☆ Golmore Jungle - Paths of Chained Light 20% chance of spawning.
29 Nazarnir
Maned Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Giza Plains - Starfall Field (Dry) Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 40% chance of spawning instead of a Sleipnir.
30 Victanir
Maverick Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Nam-Yensa Sandsea - Yellow Sands Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 40% chance of spawning. Wargod's Band - Steal.
31 Gemhorn ☆☆ Lhusu Mines - Site 11 The player must defeat all enemies in Site 11. Great Axe - Drop.
32 Luxollid ☆☆☆☆☆ Pharos - Subterra - Umbra - South Defeat Vagrant Soul. Staff of the Magi - Steal.
33 Vagrant Soul ☆☆☆☆☆ Pharos - Subterra - Abyssal - North 25% chance of spawning after Shadowseer is defeated. Eight-fluted Pole - Steal.
34 Imdugud ☆☆☆☆ Nam-Yensa Sandsea - Withering Shores Defeat all Bagolies in the area, then move onto center of the circular platform and wait.
35 Bull Chocobo
Beaked Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Ogir-Yensa Sandsea - South Tank Approach Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 40% chance of spawning. Hi-Ether - Steal (Rare).
36 Skullash
Clawed Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Phon Coast - Cape Tialan Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 40% chance of spawning.
37 Myath
Eternal Trophy
Stilshrine of Miriam - Ward of Velitation Hunt Club sidequest accepted. Defeat three Dragon Aevises in the Ward of Velitation area, then exit and reenter.
38 Helvinek ☆☆ Necrohol of Nabudis Defeat six Oversouls in the Necrohol of Nabudis. Grand Armor - Drop (Rare).
39 Pallicant ☆☆ Ridorana Cataract - City of Other Days Defeat all enemies in the City of Other Days, leave, then reenter. Gastrophetes - Steal (Rare).
40 Phyllo ☆☆☆☆☆ Golmore Jungle - The Branchway 20% chance of spawning.
41 Aerieel ☆☆☆☆☆ Lhusu Mines - Oltam Span 20% chance of spawning.
42 Anubys
Ensanguined Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Sochen Cave Palace - Mirror of the Soul Hunt Club sidequest accepted. Enter the Mirror of the Soul via the Falls of Time.
43 Barmuu ☆☆☆ Tomb of Raithwall - Royal Passage Build a chain of 12.
44 Vishno ☆☆ Pharos - First Ascent - Wellspring Ravel - 4th Flight Defeat ten Deidars in the Pharos. Ribbon - Drop (Rare).
Orichalcum - Steal (Rare).
45 Etherian ☆☆ Cerobi Steppe - The Northsward Defeat all enemies in The Northsward.
46 Melt
Slimy Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Henne Mines - Pithead Junction B Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 50% chance of spawning after flipping the gate switch. Hastega Mote - Steal (Rare).
47 Cubus ☆☆ Sochen Cave Palace - Temptation Eluded Defeat all Pit Fiends and Wendigos in the Temptation Eluded area.
48 Pineapple ☆☆☆☆☆ Ogir-Yensa Sandsea - Platform 1 Refinery 20% chance of spawning.
49 Bombshell ☆☆☆☆☆ Lhusu Mines - Lasche Span 20% chance of spawning. Mallet - Steal (Rare).
Yagyu Darkblade - Drop (Rare).
50 Megabomb ☆☆☆ Nam-Yensa Sandsea - Demesne of the Sandqueen Build a chain of 21.
51 Matriarch Bomb ☆☆☆☆☆ Stilshrine of Miriam - Ward of Measure Enter secret passage in Cold Distance on right side.
52 Ripe Rampager ☆☆☆☆☆ Dalmasca Estersand - Yardang Labyrinth 33% chance of spawning per Cactite or Cactoid killed in the Yardang Labyrinth area. Four-leaf Clover - Poach (Rare).
53 Killbug
Metallic Trophy
☆☆☆☆ Ozmone Plain - The Switchback Hunt Club sidequest accepted. Killbug is found in a huge treasure chest when the in-game timer is between :10 and :39 minutes. -
54 Minibug ☆☆☆☆☆ Barheim Passage - East-West Bypass 20% chance of spawning. Zeus Mace - Drop (Rare).
Wrath of the Gods - Steal (Rare).
55 Ithuno ☆☆☆☆☆ Barheim Passage - Special Op Sector 5 20% chance being in a certain treasure chest. It looks different than normal treasures. Deathbringer - Steal (Rare).
56 Kris
Odiferous Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Tchita Uplands - The Highland Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 40% chance of spawning.
57 Dheed
Leathern Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Mosphoran Highwaste - Skyreach Ridge Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 40% chance of spawning. Mirage Vest - Steal (Rare).
58 Aeros ☆☆ Ozmone Plain - The Shred Defeat Bull Croc.
59 Terror Tyrant
Hide-covered Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Dalmasca Estersand - Broken Sands Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 40% chance of spawning instead of a Wild Saurian. Scathe Mote - Steal.
60 Abelisk
Reptilian Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Ridorana Cataract - Echoes from Time's Garden Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 30% chance of spawning. Eight-fluted Pole - Steal (Rare).
61 Dustia ☆☆☆ Dalmasca Westersand - Corridor of Sand Party member must have less than 10% HP. Book of Orgain-Mille - Steal (Rare).
62 Ishteen
Bony Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Barheim Passage - East-West Bypass, The Zeviah Span Hunt Club sidequest accepted. Wait: odds of appearing rise by 2% every ten seconds party is in area. Soul of Thamasa - Steal.
63 Vorres
Gravesoil Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Necrohol of Nabudis - Hall of the Ivory Covenant Hunt Club sidequest accepted. Lure a Dark Elemental near the Cloister of Reason entrance. Soul Powder - Steal (Rare).
64 Negalmuur Stilshrine of Miriam - Ward of the Sword-King Stay in the Stilshrine of Miriam for thirty minutes and defeat the Darkmare in the Ward of the Sword-King area.
65 Larva Eater The Great Crystal Defeat all Necrophobes in the area with the Leo Gate Stone, then move between the area with Leo Gate Stone and the Waystone XIV area. Danjuro - Drop (Rare).
66 Arioch
Vengeful Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Nabreus Deadlands - The Slumbermead Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 40% chance of spawning. Sage's Ring - Steal.
67 Fideliant ☆☆☆☆☆ Dalmasca Westersand - The Midfault 20% chance of spawning.
68 Crystal Knight
Skull Trophy
The Great Crystal Hunt Club sidequest accepted. Move from Way Stone XX to the Sagittarius Gate Switch and back in a clockwise loop. Glimmering Robes - Steal.
69 Grave Lord ☆☆☆ Golmore Jungle - The Rustling Chapel Build a chain of 21.
70 Zombie Lord
Soulless Trophy
☆☆☆☆ Tomb of Raithwall - Northfall Passage Hunt Club sidequest accepted. Game's timer must be between :00 and :29 minutes.
71 Drowned ☆☆☆☆☆ Garamsythe Waterway - No.4 Cloaca Spur Stay in the Garamsythe Waterway for five minutes. Scathe Mote - Steal (Medium).
72 Velelu ☆☆☆ Nabreus Deadlands - The Fog Mutters Party member must have less than 20% HP. Save the Queen - Steal (Medium).
73 Disma
Accursed Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Lhusu Mines - Site 5, Site 6 South Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 5% chance of spawning instead of a Dark Lord. Mirage Vest - Steal (Rarest).
74 Ancbolder
Mind Trophy
☆☆ Paramina Rift - Karydine Glacier Hunt Club sidequest accepted. Defeat all enemies in the Karydine Glacier.
75 Wendice
Frigid Trophy
☆☆☆ Sochen Cave Palace - Destiny's March Hunt Club sidequest accepted. Defeat three Wendigos in the Destiny's March.
76 Anchag ☆☆ Paramina Rift - Karydine Glacier Defeat all enemies in the Karydine Glacier. Damascus Steel - Steal (Rarest).
77 Bluesang
Cruel Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Cerobi Steppe - Crossfield Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 40% chance of spawning. Damascus Steel - Steal.
78 Avenger
Vile Trophy
☆☆☆☆☆ Pharos - Second Ascent - Station of Ascension Hunt Club sidequest accepted. 40% chance of spawning at the bottom of the stairs leading to Reach of the Damned area. If not, then defeat all enemies in the Station of Ascension, then enter the Reach of the Damned, and reenter. Muramasa - Steal.
79 Alteci
Fell Trophy
☆☆☆ Zertinan Caverns - The Undershore Hunt Club sidequest accepted. Build a chain of 12. Behemoth Steak - Steal.
80 Urutan Exile ☆☆ Ogir-Yensa Sandsea - Platform 2 Refinery Defeat 100 Urutan-Yensa in the Ogir-Yensa Sandsea. Osafune - Steal (Rare).
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