|Special Abilities||Original and Zilart Areas||Promathia Areas||Abyssea Areas|
|Everyone's Grudge: Damage based on Tonberry Hate of the individual (see below). Used by Tonberries in all zones and Abyssea Cryptonberries. Ignores Utsusemi.|
|Everyone's Rancor: Damage based on Tonberry Hate of the individual. Deals 10x the damage of Everyone's Grudge. Ignores Utsusemi. (Used only by Notorious Monsters, generally only used once when the NM reaches 25% HP or below.)|
|Throat Stab: 3.4' Single target damage which attempts to inflict enough damage to reduce the target's HP to 5%. Hate reset on target if it hits. Note that the actions of one Tonberry's Throat Stab will not erase any enmity accumulated by other monsters that may have linked. (See Link.) Amount can be affected by Stoneskin or other unknown factors. Ignores Utsusemi. (Albeit very rare, it IS possible for Throat Stab to actually kill you if you are already low on HP.) there is time to disengage target and run out of range to avoid this move.|
|Vertical Slash: Single target damage and Accuracy Down, absorbed by Utsusemi.|
|Lateral Slash: Single target damage and Defense Down, absorbed by Utsusemi|
|Light of Penance: Gaze Attack. Single target TP reset + Bind + Blind. (If the player is facing the tonberry using this ability, the Bind/Blind effects may be resisted, but TP will always be reduced to zero.)|
|Sigh: Self Evasion Boost. Extremely potent, but quickly decays over time.|
|Words of Bane: Single target Curse. Usually short duration on high level players. Chance of TP reset.|
|Ritual Bind: Area of Effect Bind and Paralyze. After using, teleports to the player with the most hate, and attempts to Throat Stab. It will attempt to Throat Stab multiple times, warping to the player if it is ranged. Used only by Bloodeye Vileberry.|
|Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.|
When a Tonberry is defeated by a party, all members of that party that are within the same zone will have their Tonberry Hate incremented. Tonberry Hate, often referred to by the game as the Tonberries' "rancor", is an invisible modifier that determines the overall damage output of the Tonberry special attack "Everyone's Grudge" (5x damage for every Tonberry defeated) and the Tonberry NM special attack "Everyone's Rancor" (50x damage for each Tonberry defeated). Gradually, Tonberry Hate can reach a point where it will become impossible to survive these attacks if they are directed at you.
Tonberry Hate can be reset to zero through completing the Norg quest Everyone's Grudge and obtaining the permanent key item Tonberry Key. The key allows you access to the trapped Tonberry Priest NPC in the Temple of Uggalepih, who will reset your hate if you pay him the gil he asks for. The amount of gil required increases based on the hate accumulated. As the Tonberry Key is a permanent item, the quest only needs to be done once; but you must pay gil to the Tonberry Priest NPC everytime you wish to reset your hate. (You must have at least some Tonberry Hate to obtain the necessary quest, meaning you must have defeated at least one Tonberry, or been a member of a party that defeated one.)
There is also a "Cryptonberry" sub-family of Tonberry found in Pso'Xja, Apollyon, and Abyssea. Enemies in Pso'Xja and Apollon will not use Everyone's Grudge, and their defeat does not appear to increase Tonberry Hate. Cryptonberries in Abyssea will use Everyone's Grudge.
It is possible to negate the hate build-up of a defeated Tonberry by doing a Call for Help prior to its defeat. If you are about to fight a Tonberry Notorious Monster that uses Everyone's Rancor, such as during Zilart Mission 4, you may wish to reset your Tonberry Hate prior to the fight, and Call for Help on any Tonberries that you may have to deal with prior to fighting the NM, to avoid building your hate once again. If you needed any sort of items from Tonberries, such as the Unlit Lantern, you would want to farm them prior to resetting Tonberry Hate, unless of course your Tonberry Hate was already extremely high.
Wearing the Uggalepih Necklace offers scaling protection from Everyone's Grudge/Rancor, as long as you have enough TP to fuel its effect. Having this necklace on along with 300 TP will fully protect you from one Everyone's Grudge/Rancor (after which your TP will be reduced to zero), regardless of how much Tonberry Hate you may have. The damage reduction scales proportionally, meaning that if you only had 150 TP, damage will only be halved. Keeping TP against a Tonberry may be difficult though, due to Light of Penance, which attempts to erase all TP of the person with hate.
Notorious Monsters in Family
Monsters in Family
|Tonberry Creeper||45-49||Yhoator Jungle|
|Tonberry Harasser||45-49||Yhoator Jungle|
|Tonberry Hexer||45-49||Yhoator Jungle|
|Tonberry Cutter||51-59||Temple of Uggalepih|
|Tonberry Harrier||51-59||Temple of Uggalepih|
|Tonberry Stalker||51-59||Temple of Uggalepih|
|Tonberry Chopper||61-63||Den of Rancor|
|Tonberry Jinxer||61-63||Yhoator Jungle|
|Tonberry Shadower||61-63||Yhoator Jungle|
|Tonberry Imprecator||62-64||Den of Rancor|
|Tonberry Trailer||62-65||Den of Rancor|
|Tonberry Dismayer||61-67||Temple of Uggalepih|
|Tonberry Maledictor||61-67||Temple of Uggalepih|
|Tonberry Pursuer||61-67||Temple of Uggalepih|
|Tonberry Stabber||61-67||Temple of Uggalepih|
|Tonberry Beleaguerer||66-69||Den of Rancor|
|Tonberry Slasher||67-69||Den of Rancor|
|Tonberry Bedeviler||75-84||Abyssea - Konschtat|
|Cryptonberry Occultist||81-84||Abyssea - Konschtat|
Pages in category "Tonberries"
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