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These small parasitic insects are the cause of an endemic disease in the Near East known as Chigoe Fever. Chigoes, or sand fleas, remain concealed beneath the sand until some unfortunate animal wanders past. The chigoe leaps an incredible distance to attach itself to the victim’s body, and then burrows under the skin to feed. The welts raised by these insidious pests are so painful, even a large animal can suffer a slow, wasting death when infested by enough parasites. According to the latest research by the Alchemists’ Guild, a virulent illness that once swept through Bastok is thought to have been the result of an invisible toxin transmitted through these deadly parasites.

Chigoes can be instantly killed by any critical hit, weapon skill, or damage inducing job ability, including Steps and Flourishes (even those which do no direct damage). However, doing so will often result in a failure to receive drops or experience from the kill. Some Job Abilities, such as Chi Blast, are ineffective in this regard.

Family Information
Type: Vermin
Subfamilies: Djigga
Common Behavior: A, S, H
Traits: Attack Speed
Charmable: Eks.gif
Pankration: Able to be captured
Aspir: Eks.gif
Drain: Susceptible to Drain
Notes: Do not appear on screen or widescan until aggroed or spawned from nearby mob. Can Inflict a Disease Effect.

Special Attacks[edit]

Special Abilities Aht Urhgan Areas Wings of the Goddess Areas Abyssea Areas
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Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family[edit]

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Chelicerata Timed spawn on the hill at (K-9) Unknown Wajaom Woodlands Aptant: Arkhe
Aptant: Tachus
Chigre Forced spawn by trading Spoilt Blood to the ??? at (E-8) 82 Aydeewa Subterrane Blood Ring
Insect Ring
Sarcopsylla Spawns around (G-10) & (H-10) Unknown Grauberg (S) Morana's Pigaches
Tunga Timed Spawn every 10-15 minutes among Murrain Chigoe at (L-9/L-10) Unknown Abyssea - Attohwa Hikmet Hat
Magnus Axe
Distended Chigoe AbdomenTemporary Key Item

Quest NMs: Berried Chigoe, Chigoe's Nit, Plague Chigoe

Mission NMs: Cursed Chigoe

Battlefield NMs: None

Einherjar NMs: Djigga

Salvage NMs: Chigoe Stinger

Monsters in Family[edit]

Name Level Zone
Chigoe 53-56 Rolanberry Fields (S)
53-56 Vunkerl Inlet (S)
62-66 Caedarva Mire
62-66 Grauberg (S)
71-73 Bhaflau Thickets
71-73 Wajaom Woodlands
74 Mamool Ja Training Grounds - Marids in the Mist
Unknown Mamool Ja Training Grounds - The Gathering Storm
Fossorial Flea 64-68 Aydeewa Subterrane
Augmented Chigoe 73-75 Periqia - Stop the Bloodshed
Murrain Chigoe Unknown Abyssea - Attohwa

Historical Background[edit]

The chigoe flea (Tunga penetrans; also known as Sarcopsylla penetrans or Pulex penetrans) is a parasitic arthropod found in tropical climates, especially South America and the West Indies. It is the smallest known flea, at 1mm long. The breeding females of this insect burrow into exposed skin and lay eggs, causing strong irritation and itching in a disease called tungiasis. If left inside the skin this may lead to infection or other dangerous complications.

This article uses material from the "Category:Chigoes" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.