Monster Skills are various abilities available only to enemies in the Golden Sun GBA games, which have a variety of effects. Differentiating these from Psynergy abilities is that none of these subtract from their users' PP meters and the enemy can still use them even if their Psynergy has been sealed. Contrast with List of Psynergy used by enemy Adepts. It is possible to tell the difference between Psynergy and Monster Skills in-game because the battle text says that enemies "use" or "unleash" Monster Skills and "cast" Psynergy. All of the monster-only abilities in the two GBA games are listed below, categorized by effect.

All offensive effects in the game that damage multiple targets at a time use any one of three ratios that determine how much of the force the targeted enemy takes will enemies standing to the side of the targeted enemy take if the range of the area-of-effect attack include them in in its range. The various area of effect abilities in the tables below will be marked with these three symbols:

[N]: The "Normal" ratio, in which an enemy standing one space away from the target takes 80% of the area-of-effect attack's force, an enemy standing two spaces away takes 60%, three spaces away 40%, four spaces away 20%, and finally five spaces away 10%.
[D]: The "Diminishing" ratio, in which an enemy standing one space away from the target takes 50% of the area-of-effect attack's force, an enemy standing two spaces away takes 30%, and any enemies standing three, four, and finally five spaces away take 10% of the damage as the target.
[S]: The "Summon" ratio, in which an enemy standing one space away from the target takes 70% of the area-of-effect attack's force, an enemy standing two spaces away takes 40%, three spaces away 30%, four spaces away 20%, and finally five spaces away 10%.

Elemental Physical attack[edit | edit source]

These monster skills always target single Adepts at a time, unless otherwise noted in the Damage Modifier section.

NameDamage modifierVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Bear Clawx1.6 damage multiplierThe user charges toward a target and unleashes 5 glowing red claw swipes in rapid, brutal succession.Mauler [99 Atk]
Ravager [185 Atk]
Grisly [208 Atk]
Fatal Fang+11 added damage pointsThe user charges toward a target, and a glowing white holographic image of a pair of jaws chomps down on the target.Wild Wolf [34 Atk]
Dire Wolf [186 Atk]
Claw Attack+20 added damage pointsThe user leaps toward the target to swipe with a single orange claw swipe.Chestbeater [44 Atk]
Echo Cut+30 added damage pointsThe user charges toward the target to deal a large blue sword slash.Sea Fighter [119 Atk]
Briggs [129 Atk]
Doublestepx1.8 damage multiplierThe user bolts toward the target and deals a strong blow indicated by a blue flash.Wargold [303 Atk]
Strong Hitx1.4 damage multiplierThe user hurls a large hatchet that travels through a target.Knight [321 Atk]
Bosca Hitx1.7 damage multiplierThe user physically attacks the target and a bluish white explosion of energy is emitted on contact.Moapa [354 Atk]
Bone ChargeStar venus.gif x1.7 damage multiplierThe user is briefly cloaked in a blue aura of energy, then charges into a target.Skeleton [46 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Skull Warrior [322 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Brute ForceStar venus.gif +22 added damage pointsThe user is briefly cloaked in a gold aura of energy, then charges into a target.Troll [73 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Cave Troll [199 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Brutal Troll [291 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Undead SwordStar venus.gif +15 added damage pointsA glowing holographic image of a large sword blade with symbols on it spears out of the ground at the position of the target.Bone Fighter [131 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
RansackStar venus.gif +35 added damage pointsThe user charges toward a target and unleashes 5 glowing red claw swipes in rapid, brutal succession.Ape [128 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Killer Ape [156 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Wild Gorilla [122 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
OnslaughtStar venus.gif +24 added damage pointsThe user is briefly cloaked in an aura of yellow energy, and charges toward a target to collide with it.Mad Vermin [164 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Forcible ArmStar venus.gif +40 added damage pointsThe user charges toward a target, gathers orange energy briefly, and lets loose with impact that knocks the target back.Golem [217 Atk, 120 Star venus.gif Power]
HeadbuttStar venus.gif +60 added damage pointsThe user charges toward a target while shrouded in a glowing red aura and rams it.Stone Soldier [241 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Boulder Beast [327 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Raging Rock [312 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Mad DashStar venus.gif +70 added damage pointsThe user charges toward a target and unleashes five red glowing claw swipes in rapid, brutal succession.Chimera [299 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Chimera Mage [326 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Grand Chimera [336 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power
CounterstrikeStar venus.gif +50 added damage pointsThe user charges toward a target and unleashes five glowing red claw swipes in rapid, brutal succession.Plated Rat [262 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Power BiteStar venus.gif +12 added damage pointsThe user leaps through the air toward an Adept and emits a burst of orange energy on impact.Dino [84 Atk, 110 Star venus.gif Power]
Twin ShearStar venus.gif x1.8 damage multiplierThe user leaps through the air toward an Adept, and a pair of intertwining glowing turquoise bands of energy quickly appear from the left side of the screen and through the target in tandem with the user.King Scorpion [101 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Devil Scorpion [308 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Sand Scorpion [457 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power
Angle SpikeStar mars.gif +9 added damage pointsThe user shoots a red projectile at a target that explodes on impact.Angle Worm [40 Atk, 90 Star mars.gif Power]
Fire Worm [211 Atk, 90 Star mars.gif Power]
Chimera Worm [452 Atk, 90 Star mars.gif Power]
Rolling FlameStar mars.gif +100 added damage points. Has a range of 3. [N]The user launches a powerful, vaguely cylindrical burst of fire through the opposing party.Agatio [377 Atk, 110 Star mars.gif Power]
Flame Dragon (large) [400 Atk, 115 Star mars.gif Power]
Fire DanceStar mars.gif x1.3 damage multiplierThe user projects a pillowing, vertically waving plume of fire at a target.Phoenix [344 Atk, 125 Star mars.gif Power]
Fire Bird [376 Atk, 125 Star mars.gif Power]
Wonder Bird [510 Atk, 125 Star mars.gif Power]
Quick SlashStar jupiter.gif x1.3 damage multiplierThe user leaps through the air toward the target and produces a burst of purple energy in a large X shape on impact.Momonga [66 Atk, 110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Squirrelfang [229 Atk, 110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Claw SlashStar jupiter.gif +16 added damage pointsThe user physically attacks the target and a small burst of orange energy is produced on impact.Emu [89 Atk, 110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Ur FlashStar jupiter.gif x1.4 damage multiplierThe user bolts toward a target and unleashes a series of three glowing red claw swipes in rapid, brutal succession.Wolfkin Cub [136 Atk, 85 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Wolfkin [309 Atk, 85 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Mega SlashStar jupiter.gif x1.5 damage multiplierThe user physically attacks the target and a small burst of orange energy is emitted on contact.Talon Runner [303 Atk, 110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Formina SageStar jupiter.gif x2.8 damage multiplierThe user conjures a huge beam of purple lightning fashioned in the shape of a long sword, and while remaining stationary, swings it through a target with extreme force.Dullahan [676 Atk, 100 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Triple ChompStar mercury.gif x2.4 damage multiplierThe user bolts toward a target and performs three strong strikes.Aqua Hydra [173 Atk, 115 Star mercury.gif Power]
Hydra [288 Atk, 115 Star mercury.gif Power]
Pyrodra [451 Atk, 115 Star mercury.gif Power]
Hydro SlashStar mercury.gif x1.4 damage multiplierThe user summons a line of watery orbs from offscreen that swiftly pierce through the target's position.Merman [184 Atk, 100 Star mercury.gif Power]
Gillman [291 Atk, 100 Star mercury.gif Power]
Gillman Lord [456 Atk, 100 Star mercury.gif Power]
Beast NeedleStar mercury.gif +15 added damage pointsThe user shoots a series of long purple needles at a target.Urchin Beast [163 Atk, 85 Star mercury.gif Power]
Mine BallStar mercury.gif x1.5 damage multiplier. Has a range of 5. [N]The user charges up a ball of energy and lobs it at the opposing party, where it explodes into a large blue explosion of energy.Star Magician [460 Atk, 105 Star mercury.gif Power]

Elemental Physical attack that may inflict a status condition[edit | edit source]

These monster skills always target single Adepts at a time.

NameDamage modifierStatus ConditionVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Poisonous BiteN/A (Star venus.gif element)PoisonA glowing green holographic image of a pair of jaws chomps at the position of a target once.Cuttle [96 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Aqua Jelly [161 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Mad Plant [all variations]
Poison FangN/A (Star venus.gif element)PoisonA glowing green holographic image of a pair of jaws chomps at the position of a target once.Tarantula [144 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Bacteria RushStar venus.gif +16 added damage pointsPoisonThe user charges forward and deals seven glowing green claw slashes at a target in rapid, brutal succession.Fiendish Ghoul [199 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Poison StingStar venus.gif x1.2 damage multiplierPoisonThe user shoots a green energy projectile at a target.Assassin [150 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Slayer [300 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Poison TailStar venus.gif +30 added damage pointsDeadly PoisonThe user shoots a green projectile at the target.Manticore [168 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Magicore [253 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Manticore King [317 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
King Scorpion [101 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Devil Scorpion [308 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Poison InkN/A (Star venus.gif element)Deadly PoisonThe user lobs a red slimy mound at a targeted Adept that evaporates into a red mist.Man o' War [193 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Rabid FangStar venus.gif +36 added damage pointsDeadly PoisonA glowing red holographic image of a pair of jaws chomps at the position of the target.Chimera [294 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Chimera Mage [326 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Recluse [[323 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Poison Toad [[363 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Grand Chimera [[336 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power
ParalytailStar venus.gif +20 added damage pointsStunThe user shoots a purple projectile at the target that briefly erupts with purple electricity on impact.King Scorpion [101 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Crusher GripStar venus.gif x1.3 damage multiplierStunThe user bolts toward a target to unleash a glowing red claw swipe, and a vaporous cloud crackling with electricity is emitted on impact.Foul Mummy [320 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Grave Wight [530 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Stun JipStar venus.gif x1.6 damage multiplierStunThe user leaps forward and deals a charged-up blow to a target that briefly engulfs the target in windy energy.Valukar [550 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Vanish ClawStar venus.gif +21 added damage pointsDelusionThe user bolts toward a target to unleash a glowing red claw swipe, and a vaporous red-white cloud is emitted on impact.Mummy [116 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Heat FlashStar mars.gif +20 added damage pointsDelusionThe user leaps forward to strike a target, and a bright orange-red cloud is emitted upon impact.Mystery Man [63 Atk, 110 Star mars.gif Power]
Saturos (Mercury Lighthouse) [113 Atk, 110 Star mars.gif Power]
Saturos (Venus Lighthouse) [409 Atk, 110 Star mars.gif Power]
Formic AcidStar mars.gif +15 added damage pointsStunThe user lobs a mound of purple slimy water onto a target's feet.Numb Ant [172 Atk, 90 Star mars.gif Power]
Heat StunStar mars.gif x1.3 damage multiplierStunThe monster shoots a glowing red energy projectile at a target that briefly explodes and leaves red electricity crackling at the target's position.Avimander [281 Atk, 115 Star mars.gif Power]
Macetail [327 Atk, 115 Star mars.gif Power]
Bombander [541 Atk, 115 Star mars.gif Power]
Stun MuscleStar mars.gif x1.3 damage multiplierStunThe user charges toward and tackles a target while cloaked in a bright orange aura of energy.Agatio [377 Atk, 110 Star mars.gif Power]
Flame Dragon (large) [400 Atk, 115 Star mars.gif Power]
Numbing StingStar jupiter.gif x0.8 damage multiplierStunThe user shoots a purple projectile at a target that briefly erupts in a ball of electricity on impact.Drone Bee [68 Atk, 105 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Fighter Bee [155 Atk, 105 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Warrior Bee [221 Atk, 105 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Electric BiteN/A (Star jupiter.gif element)StunA glowing purple holographic image of a pair of jaws chomps at the position of a target three times.Calamar [130 Atk, 95 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Aqua Jelly [161 Atk, 95 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Mad Plant (all variations)
Flash PunchStar jupiter.gif +10 added damage pointsDelusionThe user physically attacks the target and a burst of blue energy is emitted on impact.Flash Ant [119 Atk, 85 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Numb Ant [172 Atk, 85 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Poison BeatStar mercury.gif +20 added damage pointsPoisonThe user slaps the target with a green tentacle.Kraken [216 Atk, 115 Star mercury.gif Power]
Rising VenomStar mercury.gif +30 added damage pointsPoisonThe user lobs a green mound of slimy water onto a single target's feet.Aqua Hydra [115 Star mercury.gif Power]
Pyrodra [115 Star mercury.gif Power]
Poison StingStar mercury.gif +20 added damage pointsPoisonThe user shoots a series of long green needles at the target.Needle Egg [234 Atk, 85 Star mercury.gif Power]
Stun StingStar mercury.gif +25 added damage pointsStunThe user shoots a series of long blue needles at the target.Sea Hedgehog [402 Atk, 85 Star mercury.gif Power]

Elemental Physical attack that may lower a statistic[edit | edit source]

These monster skills always target single Adepts at a time.

NameDamage modifierStatistic loweredVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Freebite RushStar venus.gif +40 added damage pointsAttack -12.5%The user charges towards a target and unleashes nine light-blue glowing claw swipes in rapid, brutal succession.Dirty Ape [236Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Armor CrushStar venus.gif x1.4 damage multiplierDefense -25%The user leaps forward to physically attack a target, and a massive, spectacular orange explosion with 3D fire effects fills the screen on impact.Sentinel [608 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Acid BiteStar mars.gif +36 added damage pointsDefense -12.5%A glowing red holographic image of a pair of jaws appears and slowly chomps on a target 3 times in a row while a red cloud is emitted.Acid Maggot [255 Atk, 90 Star mars.gif Power]

Elemental Physical attack that may instead reduce the target's HP down to 1[edit | edit source]

These monster skills always target single Adepts at a time, and will deal damage calculated through the listed statistics if they fail to instantly reduce the target's HP meter down to 1.

NameDamage modifierVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Ocean Fist+50 added damage pointsThe user engulfs a target in a colossal, screen-filling, bluish-white tornado-like spout of water.Poseidon [302 Atk]
Truncheon FistStar venus.gif +60 added damage pointsThe user charges toward a target, gathers orange energy briefly, and lets loose with impact that knocks the target back.Earth Golem [299 Atk, 120 Star venus.gif Power]
Grand Golem [367 Atk, 120 Star venus.gif Power
Severe BlowStar venus.gif x1.2 damage multiplierThe user leaps up and comes crashing down onto the target, letting loose a huge burst of purple energy on impact.Fusion Dragon [439 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Vital MoonStar venus.gif x1.4 damage multiplierThe user charges forward to tackle a targeted Adept and produce a large amount of glowing red energy on impact.Red Demon [173 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Lesser Demon [374 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Mad Demon [567 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Terrible BiteStar venus.gif x1.3 damage multiplierThe user leaps through the air toward a target, and an image of a pair of jaws crunches on the target and explodes into a large burst of orange-red energy.Dinox [264 Atk, 110 Star venus.gif Power]
Power CrushStar venus.gif x1.2 damage multiplierThe user charges toward a target while cloaked in a large yellow aura of energy, and a large explosion of orange energy is emitted on impact.Living Armor [266 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Minotaurus [276 Atk, 110 Star venus.gif Power]
Minos Warrior [397 Atk, 110 Star venus.gif Power]
Minos Knight [517 Atk, 110 Star venus.gif Power]
Puppet Warrior [469 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
ThrashStar mercury.gif +30 added damage pointsThe user leaps up and comes crashing down onto the target, letting loose a burst of purple energy on impact.Toadonpa [266 Atk, 115 Star mercury.gif Power]
Devil Frog [347 Atk, 115 Star mercury.gif Power

Elemental Physical attack that may deal instant death[edit | edit source]

These monster skills always target single Adepts at a time, and will deal damage calculated through the listed statistics if they fail to instantly kill the target.

NameDamage modifierVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Death Scythe *Star venus.gif +35 added damage pointsThe user comes forward, charges an attack, and strikes, while a holographic image of a Grim Reaper slashes the target with its scythe in tandem.Mystery Woman [50 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Menardi (Venus Lighthouse) [389 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Karst [354 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power
Mighty PressStar venus.gif +50 added damage pointsThe user leaps up and comes crashing down onto the target, letting loose a huge burst of purple energy on impact.Serpent [249 Atk, 110 Star venus.gif Power]
Kill StingStar venus.gif x1.1 damage multiplierThe user shoots a glowing red energy projectile at a target that briefly erupts into an X-shape that turns the screen white.Slayer [300 Atk, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Human HuntStar venus.gif x0 damage multiplierThe user leaps forward toward a target to attack in tandem with a wide, glowing red swath.Aka Manah
Druj

Elemental Physical attack that may ignore half of the target's defense[edit | edit source]

These monster skills always target single Adepts at a time.

NameDamage modifierVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Pike AssaultStar jupiter.gif x1.4 damage multiplierThe user charges blue energy into itself, then bolts forward to powerfully strike a target with a blue cylindrical burst of energy.Ghost Army [342 Atk, 95 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Soul Army [508 Atk, 95 Star jupiter.gif Power
Spinning BeatStar mercury.gif +40 added damage pointsThe user slaps a target with a purple tentacle.Kraken [216 Atk, 115 Star mercury.gif Power]

Elemental Physical attack that may deal double damage[edit | edit source]

These monster skills always target single Adepts at a time, and may deal double damage after the listed base calculations are complete.

NameDamage modifierVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Double FangStar venus.gif +35 added damage pointsA glowing blue holographic image of a pair of jaws chomps at the position of a target either once or twice.Dread Hound [211 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Fenrir [357 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Cerebus [369 Atk, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
SliceStar jupiter.gif x0.9 dmage multiplierThe user bolts forward to deal either one or two slices in a row.Bandit [46 Atk, 80 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Brigand [251 Atk, 80 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Flying AttackStar jupiter.gif +8 added damage pointsThe user bolts forward to deal either one or two orange claw swipes in a row.Dirge [122 Atk, 110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Vile Dirge [228 Atk, 110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Twin BeaksStar jupiter.gif +30 added damage pointsThe user shoots two purple projectiles at the target (whether the damage doubles or not).Wild Gryphon [332 Atk, 110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Wise Gryphon [367 Atk, 110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Raptor [354 Atk, 110 Star jupiter.gif Power]

Elemental Physical attack that may deal triple damage[edit | edit source]

This monster skill always targets a single Adept at a time, and may deal triple damage after the listed base calculations are complete.

NameDamage modifierVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Swift StrikeStar jupiter.gif +15 added damage pointsThe user bolts forward to deal either one or three orange claw swipes in a row.Foul Dirge [177 Atk, 110 Star jupiter.gif Power]

Elemental Physical attack that removes the user[edit | edit source]

These monster skills always target single Adepts at a time.

NameDamage modifierVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Mortal BlowStar venus.gif +35 added damage pointsThe user leaps forward into a target at the same time a red projectile shoots into the target, and the user disappears in the brief red explosion that ensues on impact.Warrior Bee [221 Atk, 90 Star venus.gif Power]

Elemental offense[edit | edit source]

NameBase PowerRangeVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
RumbleStar venus.gif 91The user generates an undulating group of orange skull-shaped spirit energy that strikes into the target.Amaze (Prologue) [100 Star venus.gif Power]
Amaze (Overworld) [100 Star venus.gif Power]
Ghost [100 Star venus.gif Power]
Sand BreathStar venus.gif 353 [D]The user generates a cloudly mass of tan, grainy sand at the opposing party.King Scorpion [95 Star venus.gif Power]
Devil Scorpion [95 Star venus.gif Power]
Black IceStar venus.gif 803 [D]The user generates a mass of black dust to barrage the enemy party.Serpent [110 Star venus.gif Power]
Gravel BlowStar venus.gif 903 [D]The user generates a shower of solid brown rocks at the opposing party.Doom Dragon (First stage) [110 Star venus.gif Power]
Mystic FlameStar mars.gif 161A group of ghostly flames converge on a target.Will Head [80 Star mars.gif Power]
Fire Breath *Star mars.gif 603 [D]The user generates a mass of fire at the enemy party.Salamander [100 Star mars.gif Power]
Wyvern Chick [95 Star mars.gif Power]
Fire Worm [90 Star mars.gif Power]
Fire Breath *Star mars.gif 903 [D]The user generates a mass of fire at the enemy party.Dread Hound [115 Star mars.gif Power]
Chimera [115 Star mars.gif Power]
Chimera Mage [115 Star mars.gif Power]
Winged Lizard [95 Star mars.gif Power]
Fire BreathStar mars.gif 1303 [D]The user generates a mass of fire at the enemy party.Avimander [115 Star mars.gif Power]
Wyvern [95 Star mars.gif Power]
Flame BreathStar mars.gif 1703 [D]The user generates a mass of fire at the enemy party.Flame Dragon (large) [115 Star mars.gif Power]
Flame Dragon (small) [115 Star mars.gif Power]
Fire BreathStar mars.gif 1803 [D]The user generates a mass of fire at the enemy party.Grand Chimera [115 Star mars.gif Power]
Fire Dragon [115 Star mars.gif Power]
Pyrodra [85 Star mars.gif Power]
Sonic WaveStar jupiter.gif 51The user launches rings of orange energy through the target.Bat (Overworld) [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Giant Bat [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Sonic WaveStar jupiter.gif 451The user launches rings of orange energy through the target.Ant Lion [95 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Rabid Bat [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Clay Gargoyle [100 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Roach [95 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Doodle Bug [95 Star jupiter.gif Power]
ShriekStar jupiter.gif 301The user launches rings of green energy through the target.Harpy [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Wolfkin [85 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Wing BeatStar jupiter.gif 351The user shoots out a small group of glowing feather-like objects through the target.Vile Dirge [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Seabird [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Seafowl [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Wing FlutterStar jupiter.gif 703 [D]The user shoots out a small set of glowing feather-like objects through each target.Gryphon [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Tornado Lizard [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Roc [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Great Seagull [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Wing StrokeStar jupiter.gif 1403 [D]The user shoots out a wide set of massive glowing feather-like objects through each target.Storm Lizard [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Tempest Lizard [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Wild Gryphon [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Wise Gryphon [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Raptor [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Bone ChillerStar mercury.gif 71The user lobs a blue mound of slimy water onto a single target's feet.Slime (Overworld) [125 Star mercury.gif Power]
Water Breath *Star mercury.gif 253 [D]The user generates a blue mass of watery yet gaseous matter at the enemy party.Lizard Man [100 Star mercury.gif Power]
Living Statue [125 Star mercury.gif Power]
Water Breath *Star mercury.gif 503 [D]The user generates a blue mass of watery yet gaseous matter at the enemy party.Hydros Statue [125 Star mercury.gif Power]
Lizard Fighter [100 Star mercury.gif Power
Water Breath *Star mercury.gif 1003 [D]The user generates a blue mass of watery yet gaseous matter at the enemy party.Kraken [115 Star mercury.gif Power]
Sea Dragon [115 Star mercury.gif Power]
Aqua BreathStar mercury.gif 1403 [D]The user generates a blue mass of watery yet gaseous matter at the enemy party.Turtle Dragon [115 Star mercury.gif Power]
Ice Breath *Star mercury.gif 503 [D]The user generates a mass of air filled with pieces of ice at the enemy party.Gargoyle [100 Star mercury.gif Power]
Dire Wolf [80 Star mercury.gif Power]
Pteranodon [95 Star mercury.gif Power]
Ice Breath *Star mercury.gif 903 [D]The user generates a mass of air filled with pieces of ice at the enemy party.Ice Gargoyle [100 Star mercury.gif Power]
Ice Breath *Star mercury.gif 1803 [D]The user generates a mass of air filled with pieces of ice at the enemy party.Lizard King [100 Star mercury.gif Power]
Fenrir [115 Star mercury.gif Power]
Cerebus [115 Star mercury.gif Power]
Blue Dragon [115 Star mercury.gif Power]
Cruel Dragon [115 Star mercury.gif Power]
Chill BreathStar mercury.gif 2103 [D]The user generates a narrow stream of blue pieces of ice at the targeted opponents.Ocean Dragon [125 Star mercury.gif Power]
Raging FloodStar mercury.gif 110All [N]The user summons a wave of water from behind itself that washes over the opposing party.Aqua Hydra [115 Star mercury.gif Power]
Typhoon BlowStar mercury.gif 1503 [D]The user generates an array of watery spheres at the opposing party.Poseidon [115 Star mercury.gif Power]

Elemental offense that may inflict a status condition[edit | edit source]

NameBase PowerStatus ConditionRangeVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Dark Breath *Star venus.gif 70Delusion3 [D]The user generates a thick ink breath at the enemy party.Kraken [95 Star venus.gif Power]
Deadly GasStar venus.gif 30Deadly Poison3 [D]The user generates a mass of white-hot vaporous gas against the enemy party.Fusion Dragon [100 Star venus.gif Power]
Toxic BreathStar venus.gif 60Poison3 [D]The user generates a cloud of yellow and green gas against the enemy party.Serpent [110 Star venus.gif Power]
Darksol GaspStar venus.gif 230Haunt3 [D]The user generates a mass of dark energy against the enemy party.Doom Dragon (Third stage) [110 Star venus.gif Power]
Evil BlessingStar mars.gif 80Haunt3 [D]The user generates a huge swarm of pinkish energy against the enemy party.Fusion Dragon [110 Star mars.gif Power]
War CryStar jupiter.gif 451-turn Paralysis1The user launches rings of light blue energy through the target.Killer Ape [80 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Dirty Ape [80 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Wicked HowlStar jupiter.gif 601-turn Paralysis1The user launches rings of dark red energy through the target.Dread Hound [95 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Fenrir [95 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Cerebus [95 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Banshee HowlStar jupiter.gif 70Stun1The user launches rings of purple energy through the target.Virago [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Harridan [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Pteranodon [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Winged Lizard [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Storm Breath *Star jupiter.gif 190Stun3 [D]The user generates a stream of purple lightning toward the enemy party.Thunder Lizard [120 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Storm BreathStar jupiter.gif 220Stun3 [D]The user generates a stream of purple lightning toward the enemy party.Sky Dragon [110 Star jupiter.gif Power]
Sticky PoisonStar mercury.gif 16Poison1The user lobs a light green mound of slimy water onto a single target's feet.Slime Beast [125 Star mercury.gif Power]
Toadonpa [115 Star mercury.gif Power]

Elemental offense that may lower a statistic[edit | edit source]

NameBase PowerStatistic loweredRangeVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Desert GaspStar venus.gif 45Defense -12.5%3 [D]The user generates a cloudy mass of orange, grainy sand at the opposing party.King Scorpion [95 Star venus.gif Power]
Sand Scorpion [95 Star venus.gif Power]
Doom Dragon (Second stage) [110 Star venus.gif Power]
Rotten BloodStar mars.gif 44Defense -25%1The user lobs a mound of multicolored fluid onto a single target's feet.Wight [80 Star mars.gif Power]
Toadonpa [85 Star mars.gif Power]
Poison Toad [85 Star mars.gif Power]
Devil Frog [85 Star mars.gif Power]
Acid Breath *Star mars.gif 170Defense -12.5%3 [D]The user generates a gaseous pink cloud at the enemy party.Toadonpa [85 Star mars.gif Power]
Acid Breath *Star mars.gif 190Defense -12.5%3 [D]The user generates a gaseous pink cloud at the enemy party.Earth Lizard [85 Star mars.gif Power]
Poison Toad [85 Star mars.gif Power]
Devil Frog [85 Star mars.gif Power]
Blast BreathStar mars.gif 170Defense -12.5%3 [D]The user generates a large, searing beam of whote-hot energy through the opposing party.Doom Dragon (First stage) [105 Star mars.gif Power]
Doom Dragon (Second stage) [105 Star mars.gif Power]
Sticky GooStar mercury.gif 13Defense -12.5%1The user lobs a brown mound of slimy water onto the target's feet.Ooze [125 Star mercury.gif Power]

Elemental offense that may restore HP to the user[edit | edit source]

These monster skills may heal the user for the amount of damage they deal.

NameBase powerRangeVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Maneater501A glowing red holographic image of a pair of jaws chomps at the position of a target, while red energy is siphoned into the user.Mad Plant (all variations)
Cannibal FangStar venus.gif 241A glowing orange holographic image of a pair of jaws chomps at the position of a target three times, while orange energy is siphoned into the user.Ghoul [100 Star venus.gif Power]
Fiendish Ghoul [100 Star venus.gif Power]
Cannibal Ghoul [100 Star venus.gif Power]
Vampiric FangStar venus.gif 351A glowing red holographic image of a pair of jaws chomps at the position of a target, while red energy is siphoned into the user.Rabid Bat [95 Star venus.gif Power]
Drain FangStar venus.gif 801A glowing red holographic image of a pair of jaws chomps at the position of a target, while red energy is siphoned into the user.Fusion Dragon [100 Star venus.gif Power]
True CollideStar venus.gif 1803 [N]Masses of dark-purple energy orbs are siphoned out of each target and gather into the user.Dullahan [110 Star venus.gif Power]

Elemental offense that may deal instant death[edit | edit source]

NameBase PowerRangeVisualUsed By
Watery Grave130All [N]The user summons a large wave presented as a 3D effect to wash over the opposing party.Poseidon

Elemental offense that removes the user[edit | edit source]

NameBase PowerRangeVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
DynamiteStar venus.gif 2003 [N]The user leaps forward into the enemy party and disappears in a massive explosion.Stone Soldier [95 Star venus.gif Power]
Boulder Beast [95 Star venus.gif Power]
Raging Rock [95 Star venus.gif Power]
Angry MineStar venus.gif 3003 [N]The user leaps forward into the enemy party and disappears in a massive explosion.Anger Ball [95 Star venus.gif Power]

PP Reduction[edit | edit source]

These skills deal damage to PP meters as though they were HP meters.

NameBase powerVisualUsed By
Crazy Voice10The user generates a batch of small glowing purple musical note symbols that float into the target and shatter.Harridan

Possibly inflict a status condition[edit | edit source]

NameStatus ConditionRangeVisualUsed By
Sleep StarSleep3The user generates an array of yellow orbs that float out towards the positions of multiple enemies.Tret
Death Cap
Mad SpatterDelusion3The user lobs a mound of transparent brown mud at the feet of each target.Mole
Mad Mole
Mole Mage
Mucous GelDelusion1A blue mist is generated around a target.Conch Shell
HauntingHaunt1The user summons an array of glowing blue wispy skull-shaped spirit energy that hits into a target.Ghost Mage
Horned Ghost
Willowisp
Demon EyeHauntAllThe user briefly generates large glowing "X"-shapes at its position.Aka Manah
Druj
Lucid ProphecyDeath Curse1A candle briefly appears floating above the target's position.Manticore King
Poison GelDeadly Poison1A red mist appears around a target and circles into it.Spiral Shell
Cage1-turn Paralysis1A yellow spherical field of energy appears to encircle the target briefly. The effect will always miss if the opposition acts first.Agatio
Flame Dragon (large)
Earth Force1-turn Paralysis1The user generates a large, purple, electrically-charged sphere representing a high-gravity field that slowly approaches the target. When it makes contact, it instantly disappears, and the target is knocked back far off screen. The effect will always miss if the opposition acts first.Doom Dragon (First stage)
Doom Dragon (Second stage)
Doom Dragon (Third stage)

Raise own statistic[edit | edit source]

NameStatistic raisedRangeVisualUsed By
BerserkAttack +25%SelfThe user is surrounded in a small fiery energy field.Grisly [208 Atk]
Brutal Troll [273 Atk]
Beat DanceAttack +25%SelfThe user makes its "casting motions" while turning red and generating glowing red holographic images of musical notes.Chestbeater [44 Atk]
Wild Gorilla [122 Atk]
SackAttack +25%SelfThe user is surrounded by a fiery energy aura briefly.Minos Warrior [397 Atk]
Minos Knight [517 Atk]

Possibly lower an enemy a statistic[edit | edit source]

NameStatistic loweredRangeVisualUsed By
Spider WebDefense -25%1An image of a compact spider web appears at the position of a target.Spider
Tarantula
Recluse
HeartrenderAttack -25%1A group of glowing pinkish-white valentine hearts converges on a target.Siren
Succubus
Nightmare
Heat KissAttack -25%3The user projects a flurry of orange clouds shaped like valentine hearts against the party.Karst
Flame Dragon (small)
DecomposeAttack -12.5%3The user lobs a mound of multicolored fluid at each target.Undead
Wight
Cannibal Ghoul
SlaverDefense -12.5%5The user projects massive amounts of multi-colored saliva all over the opposing party.Aqua Hydra
Hydra

Healing[edit | edit source]

NameBase Healing PowerRange (ally)VisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Soothing StarStar venus.gif 10 HP3An array of yellow orbs emerge around the user.Wild Mushroom (Overworld) [34 HP, 5 Def, 105 Star venus.gif Power]
SpasmStar venus.gif 40 HPSelfThe user is briefly cloaked in a fiery aura.Orc [148 HP, 41 Def, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Orc Captain [231 HP, 69 Def, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Orc Lord [278 HP, 98 Def, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
WormsStar venus.gif 50 HPSelfThe user is infused with yellow energy orbs form the ground.Mad Mole [156 HP, 23 Def, 100 Star venus.gif Power]
Mole Mage [199 HP, 47 Def, 100 Star venus.gif Power
RecoveryStar venus.gif 150 HPSelfThe user flashes orange.Chimera Mage [413 HP, 119 Def, 95 Star venus.gif Power]
Grand Chimera [313 HP, 109 Def, 95 Star venus.gif Power
Psy Boost20 PPSelfThe user briefly absorbs white energy.Doom Dragon (First stage)

Self-duplication[edit | edit source]

These have a chance to introduce a new monster of the same type as the user into the battle. The battle text each skill generates gives thematic flavoring (e.g. Ooze and Slime Beast undergoing fission to duplicate themselves, Undead looking for and finding allies, etc.)

NameBattle TextUsed By
Ally SearchThe battle text reads "[enemy] looks for allies!"Calamar
Fighter Bee
Undead
Worm
Warrior Bee
Cannibal Ghoul
Speed SurgeThe battle text reads "[enemy] attempts to divide!"Ooze
Slime Beast

Monster summoning[edit | edit source]

These have a chance to introduce a new monster into the battle. What type of monster it is depends on the individual ability.

NameEffectVisualUsed By
Battle CrySummons a monster the same type as either the user or any one of the other types of monsters accompanying the user in a given battle.Nothing happens. Battle Text reads "[enemy] looks for allies!"Worm
Regen DanceUseable only if at least one of the other units alongside the user has been felled in battle. A copy of that unit joins the battle.The user generates several images of holographic beige feathers up out of itself. Battle text reads for the summoned enemy "[enemy] is up and ready to fight!"Phoenix
Fire Bird
Wonder Bird
Mystic CallUseable only if less than five units are on the user's side of the field including the user itself. An individual of the following types (determined randomly) joins the battle: Anger Ball, Thunder Ball, Refresh Ball, and Guardian Ball.The user generates an uneven array of multicolored glowing energy orbs that fly around briefly and quickly regather into the user.Star Magician

Summon sequences[edit | edit source]

These are similar to the summon sequences the party may use in that they use their own ratio for determining how much damage enemies next to the targeted enemy take (see top of article for details). Some of them deal additional damage based on the target's total HP (see the Summons page). All of these attacks use the [S] ratio; see the top of the page for more information.

NameBase summon powerHP multiplierVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Cruel RuinStar venus.gif 2000.40The user flies offscreen, then the scene changes to a different landscape where magic energy gathers in clouds and soon explodes into a series of energy beams that begin to twist and turn and destroy the forests of the landscape. The scene changes back to the battle, where the opposing party disappears in a titanic white beam of absolute destruction that quickly turns the screen white.Doom Dragon (Second stage) [110 Star venus.gif Power]
Doom Dragon (Third stage) [110 Star venus.gif Power]
Dragon DriverStar mars.gif 1200.00The user dumps purple fire onto the enemy party, then after a moment, generates its own purplish fiery stream of breath at the Adepts. (This is a mirror of the special effects of the Tiamat summon.)Fusion Dragon [110 Star mars.gif Power]
Outer SpaceStar mars.gif 2000.00The user leaps up high into outer space and immediately reenters the atmosphere, surrounded by purple fire, and collides into the opposing party with great force and fiery energy bright enough to turn the entire screen white. (This is a mirror of the special effects of the Meteor summon.)Fusion Dragon [110 Star mars.gif Power]
Star MineStar mars.gif 350.30The user produces four glowing circular objects that slowly collide into the opposing party, briefly but powerfully exploding with each contactAvimander [115 Star mars.gif Power]

Counterattack mode[edit | edit source]

This skill is like the Mars Djinni Reflux in that the user sets itself in a counterattack mode for the turn, where it will automatically deal an attack to any opponent that uses any battle command against it.

NameEffectsVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Counter-rushSets the user into "counterattack mode". Acts with increased priority. Each counterattack is a normal physical attack by the user.When used at the start of the battle, a brief blue watery effect ensues at the user's position identical to the impact visual of the Froth Spiral Psynergy. Each counterattack for the rest of the turn is merely the user performing a physical attack.Poseidon [302 Atk]

Djinn manipulation[edit | edit source]

These abilities are quite different from each other but are linked by virtue of the fact that they are the only abilities enemies in the games may have that deal effects based on your Djinn.

NameEffectRangeVisualUsed By
DjinnfestEach member of the current opposing party has one of their Djinn put into Recovery mode. Acts with increased priority.AllThe user projects a flurry of large glowing musical note symbols against the opposing party.Karst
Flame Dragon (small)
Djinn BlastThe target has every one of its Djinn put into Recovery mode. (Affects both Set Djinn and On Standby Djinn.)1The target is engulfed in a mass of multicolored energy.Doom Dragon (First stage)
Doom Dragon (Second stage)
Djinn StormAll members of the opposing party (except Downed members) have every one of their Djinn put into Recovery mode. (Affects both Set Djinn and On Standby Djinn.)AllThe opposing party is engulfed in a colossal mass of multicolored, swiftly swirling energy.Doom Dragon (Third stage)
Dullahan
Djinn StunEach member of the current opposing party has one of their Set Djinn put into On Standby mode. Acts with increased priority.AllEach member of the opposing party is magically relieved of a set of glowing rainbow-colored orbs of energy that disappear off the top of the screen quickly.Valukar
CrucibleThe user automatically performs a summon based on the amount of Djinn On Standby present on the opposing party. The highest-tier summon is always selected, and the opposing party's On Standby Djinn are put into Recovery mode as if it was a member of the opposing party that performed the summon.All [S]The appropriate visual of the summon involved plays.

Valukar Dullahan (In Dark Dawn)

Do nothing[edit | edit source]

NameEffectsVisualUsed By
ContainThe battle text reads "The baleful gaze of [enemy] turns upon you!"Nothing happens at allWild Mushroom (Prologue)
TrembleThe battle text reads "[enemy] cannot stop trembling!"Nothing happens at allThief
ThreatenThe battle text reads "[enemy] glowers ferociously!"Nothing happens at allThief
PressureThe battle text reads "[enemy] can't move!"Nothing happens at allDoom Dragon (First stage)
Element SwapDoes nothing. Used by Dullahan on the turn before it summons CharonThe user briefly flashes with a rainbow light.Dullahan

Defense aura[edit | edit source]

This command is exactly like the Djinn Flash, Granite, and Shade in that it cuts all damage the affected would take from damage by the opposing party this turn, and this effect does so with increased priority. However, it only affects one target at a time; either the user itself or another unit on the user's side. Whether the user targets itself or another on its side with this effect is pre-programmed into the individual enemy's AI.

NameDamage ReductionVisualUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Guard Aura95%The target on the user's side is veiled by a translucent wall of energy that is briefly visible.Doom Dragon (Second stage) [200 Agi]
Doom Dragon (Third stage) [200 Agi]
Guardian Ball [292 Agi]

Defend[edit | edit source]

The Defend command available to the party is also available to various enemies, sometimes in variations distinctively named in the game code but whose names are not visible in norml gameplay. Regardless of the name of the ability in the code, the battle text will always just report "[enemy] is defending!"

NameDamage ReductionUsed By (with relevant statistics)
Defend50%Vermin (Prologue) [20 HP, 7 Def]
Vermin (Present) [36 HP, 7 Def]
Rat Fighter [143 HP, 39 Def]
Azart (any variation)
Satrage (any variation)
Navampa (any variation)
Rat Warrior [208 HP, 49 Def]
Kobold (The Lost Age) [77 HP, 17 Def]
King Scorpion [1064 HP, 32 Def]
Living Armor [201 HP, 99 Def]]
Wargold [202 HP, 78 Def]
Puppet Warrior [310 HP, 180 Def]
Doom Dragon (First stage) [5000 HP, 155 Def]
Guardian Ball [520 HP, 127 Def]
Stand Ready50%Thief [110 HP, 5 Def]
Orc Captain [231 HP, 69 Def]
Fortify50%Rat [49 HP, 27 Def]
Armored Rat [147 HP, 79 Def]
Total Defense90%Armored Rat [147 HP, 79 Def]
Plated Rat [203 HP, 130 Def]

Flee[edit | edit source]

The Flee command available to the party is present on a variety of enemies.

NameEffectUsed By (with relevant statistics)
FleeMay leave the battle permanently, which consequently denies the opposing party the experience and coin rewards for defeating it.Slime (Sol Sanctum) [Level 2, 8 Agi]
Vermin (Present) [Level 3, 9 Agi]
Rat Soldier [Level 8, 19 Agi]
Rat Fighter [Level 13, 58 Agi]
Grub [Level 14, 52 Agi]
Rat Warrior [Level 20, 121 Agi]
Acid Maggot [Level 22, 78 Agi]
Phoenix [Level 33, 243 Agi]
Fire Bird [Level 35, 259 Agi]
Wonder Bird [Level 38, 285 Agi]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There are two elemental physical monster skills named "Poison Sting", one of the Venus element and one of the Mercury element.
  • Rolling Flame and Mine Ball are the only monster skills that are dependent on the user's Attack rating and can hit multiple targets at a time. The Shuriken psynergy is similar in this regard.
  • The attack "Darksol Gasp" is a likely reference to both the evil wizard Darksol and his signature attack "Demon Breath" from the Shining in the Darkness and Shining Force game which Camelot helped develop.

Hacking strange alternative effects[edit | edit source]

These effects are observed when some unusual monster skills are used by the player through hacking devices:

  • Mystic Call will act as the Signal Whistle item and will summon a Sea Fighter in the enemies ranks
  • Interestingly, Regen Dance will not work, since it'll only target monsters that are still alive.
  • Flee, Djinn Storm, Djinn Blast and Djinnfest will do absolutely nothing. It'll target one enemy, but no effect will happen.
  • Speed Surge will revive an enemy that is supposed to be beaten. For example, during the fight with Agatio and Karst, if you use Speed Surge on the remaining enemy, the one that is down will be revived. As such, it doesn't really "replicate" the enemy. But even if it's resurected, present in the fight and can be targeted, you character will not attack him and it won't attack you either. And when the only remaining fighting enemy dies, you'll win the fight no matter if one of them is still alive.
  • Ally Search will do the almost the same thing that Speed Surge, but here it will randomly generate a Vermin enemy in the fight that will also do nothing and that cannot be killed
  • Angry Mine and Dynamite will make you explode at the face of your enemy but unlike with the enemy, it wont do any damage to yourself.
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