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Cockatrice (コカトリス Kokatorisu) is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series. A common trait of the Cockatrice is it resembles a type of bird, though this varies in different games; some are flightless. Another trait is its ability to Petrify the player characters.



Final Fantasy

Its appearance in the original Final Fantasy marks the start of the enemies recurring appearance in several of the Final Fantasy games.

Final Fantasy II

Cockatrices are Rank 5 monsters that can be found around Mysidia and inside the Cave of Mysidia. They can Petrify foes with normal attacks.

Final Fantasy III

The Cockatrice is an enemy from Final Fantasy III. It is fought in the Cave of Tides. A good way of defeating it is to open the fight with the Geomancer ability Whirlpool. Another easy way to weaken or lower the danger of this creature is to cast Blind, as the chances of getting Petrified are great. In 'Final Fantasy III, Cockatrices are lizards instead of birds.

Final Fantasy IV

See also: Cockatrice (Summon).

The Cockatrice is an enemy from Final Fantasy IV. It is rather weak, but may inflict the Petrify status with its physical attacks. The Cockatrice appears as an enemy, as a summon and also as an item.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Main article: Cockatrice (The After Years)

Cockatrice is an enemy from Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. They are not very powerful enemies, but can inflict Petrify if not dealt with quickly. It and its recolor, Helldiver, both have the item Cockatrice, which can be given to Rydia to obtain the Cockatrice summon.

Final Fantasy V

Cockatrices can be found on the North Mountain and are able to petrify enemies with normal attacks, but other than that, they are not much of a threat.

Final Fantasy VI

See also: Cockatrice (Summon).

While Cockatrices do not exist as enemies in this game, Mog can summon them with his Dance command.

Final Fantasy VII

Cokatolis is an enemy from Final Fantasy VII. It can Petrify party members, but players can Steal Softs from them to heal that. Otherwise, they are not a threat.

Final Fantasy VIII

The Cockatrice is an enemy is Final Fantasy VIII. It has an item that allows Quistis to learn a Blue Magic spell. The Cockatrice uses Electric Discharge as a final, desperate move to kill the characters. However, it is more known for his ability to Petrify, which makes it one of the few OHK mobs for any solo characters.

Final Fantasy XI

Main article: Cockatrice (Final Fantasy XI)

The Cockatrice is a flightless bird native to arid deserts. Their meat is highly prized.

Final Fantasy XII

Cockatrice, as seen in the bestiary.

The Cockatrice is an enemy in the game Final Fantasy XII. It is found in various areas throughout the Dalmasca Estersand and in the northern Dalmasca Westersand, where it is much stronger. It is more difficult to defeat than the Wolves and Cactites which inhabit the same areas. In Giza Plains, there is a small Cockatrice petting zoo, with Cockatrices in a variety of sizes. Although they are often fought as enemies, a lady in the pen mentions that Cockatrices are very tame and gentle creatures, and wonders if they are intelligent. One of the Elite Marks is a type of Cockatrice.

  • Cockatrice (found in the Dalmascan Sands)
  • Sprinter (found in the Salikawood)
  • Axebeak (found in the Urutan-Yensa Sand-Sea; namely, the Nam-Yensa Sand-Sea
  • Nekhbet (Rare)
  • Chickatrice (Mark) (Hunted in the Giza Plains) (Dry Season)
  • Cluckatrice (Mark) (Hunted with Chickatrices in the Dry Season of Giza Plains) (Comes out only when one of the four chickatrices are approached, attacked, or provoked( Berserk))

There are many more types of cockatrice-esque creatures, such as:

Final Fantasy Tactics

Main article: Aevis
"Bird monster with sharp beak and huge wings. Flying ability is quite high, but it usually walks."

The Aevis species of monster in Final Fantasy Tactics includes three birdlike monsters. They have incredible mobility and can fly over other units. Although being avian creatures, they are weak to Earth-based attacks and also have a weakness to Wind. A variant of the Aevis enemy is named the Cockatrice. Its special attack, Beak, can cause Petrification.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Main article: Cockatrice (Final Fantasy Tactics A2)

The Cockatrice is a species of monster and a specific monster in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. They are portly, flightless birds, and some variants have the ability to inflict the Petrify debuff. Cockatrices are the very first enemies fought in Tactics A2. In addition to the Cockatrice, there are two other variations in its class: the Axebeak and Cluckatrice.

Crystal Defenders

Main article: Cockatrice (Crystal Defenders)

The Cockatrice appears in Crystal Defenders as a very weak enemy that is usually one of the first waves in W1 and W2.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

Main article: Cockatrice (Crystal Chronicles)

Cockatrice is an enemy from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. It appears as a cock-like bird with reptilian scales, and can inflict petrification with its breath attack. Its name stems from the mythical creature with similar traits. Is very inquisitive, but is easy to destroy this enemy. The Cockatrice appears as a regular enemy in the Selepation Cave in all cycles.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time

Main article: Cockatrice (Echoes of Time)

The Cockatrice is an enemy Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time. It appears as a sort of rooster with reptilian scales, and large appendages protruding from its head. Cockatrices attack by pecking and firing pin missiles from the lobes on their head, and favor Lightning magic. They are rather fragile enemies and will be knocked down after losing about half of their HP. The Cockatrice first appears as an enemy in the Ruins.


The Cockatrice is a creature from mythology. It is similar to the basilisk in appearance and ability, but also possesses flight. A cockatrice is born from an egg hatched by a rooster and incubated by a toad, and its gaze causes instant petrification.

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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

For information on the summoning familiar, see Spirit cockatrice.
For information on the familiar used during the 2008 Easter event, see Chocatrice.

Cockatrice are Slayer monsters that require level 25 slayer to kill. They frequently drop Limpwurt roots used in the Herblore skill. Mirror shields are neccesssary when fighting these. Because of their high frequency drops of nature runes, Cockatrices are a good way to acquire these for high alchemy spells.

In the quest Fur 'n' SeekCockatrice skin must be collected and cleaned for the Odd Old Man.



Strengths and weaknesses

mirror shield must be used when fighting these. If a regular shield (or no shield at all) is equipped, then the cockatrice will shoot out beams from its eyes quickly reducing stats to dangerously low levels (1/4 of the player's original levels eg. 15/70) and causes rapid damage for up to 11 damage per hit (it does more damage with higher levels). They have few hitpoints and do not hit substantially when mirror shields are equipped. The slash, stab, and crush attack styles seem to be accurate against them.


100% Drop



Summoning Charms

Charm drop percentages
No Charm


2 - 3%

6 - 8%

1 - 2%


Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 2,063 kills.
1 charm is dropped at once.

Please add to the log (only if fifty or more creatures killed)

Grimy Herbs


Other drops


  • The cocktrice appears to be a hybrid of a bird and a snake. This is further supported by its examine info, "The winged reptile" and all of its modified summoning counterparts, (such as the spirit zamatrice), which are all cocktrice versions of birds hatched from eggs obtained from a bird's nest. (with the exception of a penguin egg, which can be obtained from the penguin keeper in Ardougne zoo with 30 summoning)
  • This creature was based on the mythical Cockatrice
  • The Cocktrice is similar to the real-life, now extinct, Archeopteryx
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