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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.

They have the rare Steel Pipe item to mug, needed to acquire the Guardian Force Doomtrain.


Battle Edit

Wendigos use only physical attacks, some of which are quite powerful and can hurt the entire party at once.

Strategy Edit

Because they only use physical attacks, blinding them helps, and they are also susceptible to Sleep. The player can draw-cast Protect to cut the damage taken from its attacks to half.

Triple Triad Edit

Wendigo Card
TTWendigo Element None
Refine 1 refines into 1 Steel Orb
Drop Wendigo
Card Wendigo
Level 4 (Monster Card) Win N/A

Chocobo World Edit


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

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

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

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