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Tarasque is a Rare Game enemy found in the Tchita Uplands in Final Fantasy XII. The player can steal the Hunting Crossbow from it.

Bestiary entry Edit

Derivation: Lizard

Lizard strain that mutated wildly at some point during its evolution. This strain, as yet unrecorded in the Camp annals, is hunted in the Tchita Uplands.


How to find Edit

FF12 Map - Tchita Uplands
Map of Tarasque's approximate spawn point.

Tarasque appears in the Garden of Life's Circle area of the Tchita Uplands after the player has chained at least 22 Serpents or Malboro Overkings while in the Uplands.

The easiest way to do this is to circle around the Garden of Life, killing all the Serpents (leaving the Lizard alone; they can be avoided by setting the gambits to only attack earth-weak enemies), then move two areas away (through Nameless Spring without saving the game, then north to Oliphzak Rise, then back again) to respawn the Serpents. After chaining the kills, the player can walk near the pond at the northern end of the area, next to the Lizard, and the Tarasque should jump out.

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Etymology Edit

According to Christian legend, the Tarasque was a giant sea serpent with a lion's head, turtle shell, and scorpion tail that terrorized France. Saint Martha charmed the Tarasque and led it to a town, where the townspeople killed it. The Tarasque offered no resistance.

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