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Family: Adamantoises
Crystal: Earth
Weak against: Ice

Notorious Monster

Title Obtained: Tortoise Torturer (Valley of Sorrows)



Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Valley of Sorrows 72-74 1 A,H
5,500~7,000 HP
Nyzul Isle Investigation
Floor 20
Qmark 1 A, T(H)
??? HP
Nyzul Isle Investigation
Floor 40
Qmark 1 A, T(H)
??? HP
A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime
Note: Reive Monsters become aggressive after a player takes one offensive action in Reive.
They stay aggressive until all participating players are KO'd simultaneously, clearing all hate lists.


  • Spawned by trading Blue Pondweed to ??? at H-8/H-9.
    • Spawns in a passive state and does not aggro if popped with Sneak up, allowing another player to claim it.
  • Uses Draw In if the target with hate attempts to pull/run away.
  • Rages after 30 minutes.
  • Tortoise Stomp has a conal AoE and can be dangerous if players are caught unaware.
  • Physical defense is normally very high, but characters wielding Item Level weapons can tear through it easily.
  • Weak against elemental magic.
  • Nyzul Isle: Possible boss of the 20th and 40th floors. A random Nyzul weapon always drops. Uses an enhanced version of Tortoise Song that dispels up to any 3 buffs from players (not just songs/rolls).

Historical Background

Adamantoise is a Final Fantasy-series creation, first appearing in Final Fantasy II (1988). Adamantoises, sometimes translated as Adamantaimai, have appeared in Final Fantasy II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII, IX, X, and XIII, as well as many Final Fantasy games outside the numbered line. Its name is based on the words "adamant" and "tortoise".

As a verb, "adamant" describes anyone with unshakable determination. As a noun, adamant refers to any impenetrable substance. In mythology, adamantine substances are capable of harming or binding even the gods. For example, in Greek mythology, Cronos uses an adamantine sickle to castrate his father, Ouranos (Uranus), and the Greek pit, Tartarus, is sealed with columns of adamant. In Norse mythology, Loki is shackled with adamantine chains. Adamant is derived from the Greek word "adamas" meaning "unconquerable".

A tortoise is a land turtle.

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