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Wendigo is an enemy in Final Fantasy VIII. It is a headless, ape-like monster that attacks swiftly with basketball-like moves. Wendigos appear in forests around Timber area and atop plateaus in Galbadia (accessible only on Ragnarok). They are most common in the barren areas near Deling City where one may encounter up to two of them at once.

Wendigo uses only physical attacks, some of which are quite powerful and can hurt the entire party at once. Blinding it helps, and it is also susceptible to Sleep. The player can draw-cast Protect to halve the damage taken from its attacks.

Wendigo has the rare Steel Pipe item to mug, needed to acquire the Guardian Force Doomtrain.


Triple Triad[]


Wendigo is a Level 4 Monster Card in Triple Triad used for playing the minigame and for turning into Steel Orb with Quezacotl's Card Mod, which in turn can be used to make Demi spells.

Chocobo World[]

Enemy Wendigo.

The Wendigo appears as a random enemy in Chocobo World at higher levels. It is the fastest, strongest random battle enemy in Chocobo World.



The wendigo is a cannibalistic monster that appears in Algonquian folklore. It is said to embody gluttony, greed, and excess.