The Tonberry is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII-2. It is rare and dangerous and should not be underestimated.
Tonberry begins by using Knife, but when the text "Revenge" flashes above its head it will begin using Sharpened Knife. When the text "None are safe..." flashes above its head, it will begin using Grudge Knife. The next text warning will be, "Vengeance is nigh!" after which Tonberry begins to use Rancor Knife; an attack that deals 9999 damage. Soon after it will use Ultimate Grudge, dealing 66,666 damage to all party members.
When the Tonberry is Staggered, the player should switch to Exploitation (COM/SAB/SAB) to inflict Deprotect and Deshell. When those status ailments are inflicted, the player should switch to Cerberus (COM/COM/COM) and deal as much damage as possible. One could also try to finish the battle with an offensive Feral Link to boost drop rate of Tonberry's crystal if one is trying to capture it.
The Tonberry is a Commando, and its stats are balanced, with Strength and Magic rising to a high level. It learns all the possible Chaser abilities, making it particularly potent when teamed up with a Saboteur. Unfortunately it does not learn any area-of-effect attacks, which can be rectified by maxing out a Scutari and infusing it into the Tonberry to learn Ruinga.
The Tonberry is the sole bearer of the Strength: +35% and Magic: +35% passive abilities, making it the only candidate for infusion fodder if the player desires these abilities for their other monsters. Tonberry has a reasonably fast attack animation, and is perhaps slightly better than the Don Tonberry, as it doesn't have Perpetual Poison, which is irritating as one has to continually switch into a healing paradigm.
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- Green – HP
- Red – Strength
- Purple – Magic
- The maximum HP of both Tonberry and Don Tonberry—393,939, refers to the maximum HP —39,393—of the Tonberry from Final Fantasy V, the game Tonberries first appeared in.