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Sprite from Final Fantasy IV's PlayStation Portable remake
|First appearance||Final Fantasy V (1991)|
|Other names||Gil Turtle, Gilgamesh|
Gil Snappers, alternatively named Gil Turtles, are massive tortoise enemies that appear in some Final Fantasy games. They make their debut appearance in Final Fantasy V, where one is fought as a boss. They are relatives of Adamantoises and Land Turtles, and have the same pose as them in the 2D games. Gil Snappers yield a large gil reward when defeated, hence their name. They are weak to Ice-based attacks.
Final Fantasy V
In Final Fantasy V, a single Gil Turtle is fought as an optional boss in the Gil Cave in Galuf's World. It has a green body and three white claws on each foot. During the battle, besides being able to use regular attacks, Gil Turtle can use two abilities, Earthquake, where it inflicts Earth-elemental damage to all party members and Turtle, where it attacks two party members and inflicts them with various status effects.
Starting with the Final Fantasy V Advance release, another Gil Turtle can be fought in the River of Souls portion of the Sealed Temple.
Final Fantasy II (remakes)
In Final Fantasy II, starting with the Game Boy Advance version, Gil Snappers are encountered as enemies on floors B1-B3 of the bonus dungeon, Raqia. They are significantly weaker than the boss in Final Fantasy V, and have stats similar to that of an average enemy. As per their name, Gil Snappers still yield a large gil reward when defeated. Gil Snappers have dark blue skin, and are depicted as wearing a spiked shell. In the Game Boy Advance version, Gil Snappers have an orange shell, but starting with the PlayStation Portable release, their shell was changed to red.
Final Fantasy IV (remakes)
In Final Fantasy IV, starting with the Game Boy Advance version, Gil Snappers are enemies that only appear in a bonus dungeon, Lunar Ruins, which does not appear in the 3D remake. This is similar to how they only appear in a bonus dungeon in Final Fantasy II's remakes. Gil Snappers are green like their boss counterpart in Final Fantasy V, but are slightly brighter. Gil Snappers' claws were made a lot longer, and they have four on each foot. They also have red eyes. Gil Snappers' stats were significantly increased to become similar to theirs from Final Fantasy V, although they reward a lot more experience points than in their earlier appearances.
In Final Fantasy IV Advance, they are named Gilgamesh, which was mistranslated from the original Japanese name. The name was changed to Gil Snapper in subsequent releases.
|Final Fantasy V stats|
|Holy||Ice||Fire, Lightning, Poison, Earth, Wind, Water||Darkness, Poison, Mini, Toad, Petrify, Death, Silence, Berserk, Confuse, Paralyze, Sleep, Old, Stop|
|Final Fantasy II stats|
|Final Fantasy IV stats|
|30,710||175||6||101||254||62,500||63,000||Insect||X-Potion, Bestiary, Lunar Curtain, Maxmilian|
|Ice||Poison, Blind, Silence, Pig, Mini, Toad, Petrify,
Death, Berserk, Confuse, Sleep, Paralyze, Curse, Slowing Petrify
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