Sleep Sprout is a special enemy in Final Fantasy X, created in the Species Conquest in Monster Arena after at least five of each Fungus-type fiends have been captured. It uses the same model as the Exoray.
Being rooted to the ground, the Sleep Sprout has 0 Evasion, though it has Auto-Regen and a high chance of an ambushing the party. It opens with Goodnight, inflicting magic-based damage and Sleep (by 99 turns), Poison, Berserk, Power Break, and Armor Break. Goodnight will also be used as a counter to all physical attacks. Its attacks consist of the third-level elemental spells, along with Flare and Ultima. It has no elemental affiliation and is weak to Fire.
It drops weapons with status strikes and armor with status proofs, the Sleep versions of these abilities being fixed. Its equipment drops provide a hidden 6% critical hit chance bonus instead of the usual 3% (this is relevant to weapons and armors, but only to attacks that deal physical damage).
For all spells the Sleep Sprout uses, bar Ultima, using Reflect is a handy defense. As Sleep Sprout has less than 99,999 HP, a strong party member can kill it in one hit, making killing it the fastest way to farm Dark Matter. The best option is using Celestial Weapons at full power (if available). Auron's Masamune is recommended since it is relatively easy to obtain and does additional damage the lower Auron's HP is; at 1 HP, Auron will be able to do 99,999 damage with it at a much lower level of Strength than any other character.
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