A species of gigantic fish that inhabits the seas of the Near East, the orobon attracts its prey with fluorescent, rainbow-colored appendages that dangle before its mouth. Rigid scales protect it from its thrashing victims, while jaws filled with dozens of tightly packed teeth prevent escape.

As the orobon usually roams the ocean floor, its existence was known only to a handful of Near Eastern fishermen and gourmets. However, since the delicate flavor of this fish was documented in the travel log of an important official, the orobon has become a common topic of conversation. It is said that the Culinarians' and Fishermen's Guilds have begun offering a reward to anyone who can help them acquire a specimen.

Orobons can lose their eye stalks when hit with weaponskills or job abilities. Hypnic Lamp cannot be used in this state, but they also become immune or very resistant to Gaze Attacks.

Family Information
Type: Aquans
Subfamilies: Ogrebon
Common Behavior: A, H
Weak against: Resist Vs. Lightning
Immune to: Resist Vs. Water
Charmable: Eks.gif
Pankration: Able to be captured
Aspir: Eks.gif
Drain: Susceptible to Drain

Special Attacks[edit]

Special Abilities Aht Urhgan Areas Abyssea Pankration
Hypnic Lamp: AoE Sleep (only with eye stalks present) CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Vile Belch: AoE Plague + Silence CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Seaspray: Cone Attack Water damage + Slow (overwrites Haste) CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Seismic Tail: AoE high damage CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Gnash: Single-target physical damage. Deals damage equal to 1/2 of target's current HP. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif
Leeching Current: AoE Water damage + HP drain. Only used by certain Notorious Monsters. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Qmark.gif
Deathgnash: Reduces target HP to 1 and resets hate. Only used by certain Notorious Monsters. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif
Abominable Belch: AoE Paralyze + Plague + Silence. Only used by certain Notorious Monsters. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif
Mayhem Lantern: AoE Charm, plus Shock and Attack Boost. Only used by certain Notorious Monsters. XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif
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)
Nuhn Forced spawn by trading Rose Scampi to the ??? at (G-6) on map 3 Information Needed Arrapago Reef Enkidu's Mittens
Oracle's Pigaches
Light Grip
Wind Grip
Northern Piranu Fished up Qmark.gif Open sea route to Mhaura Orobon Lure
Spagyric Nails
Southern Piranu Fished up Qmark.gif Open sea route to Al Zahbi Orobon Lure
Spagyric Nails
Cep-Kamuy Force spawn by trading Orobon Cheekmeat to the ??? under the waterfall at F-4/F-5 Qmark.gif Abyssea - Misareaux Kemas Earring
Orison Seal: Legs
Unkai Seal: Legs
Bale Seal: Legs
Mavi Seal: Legs
Key ItemGlistening Orobon Liver
Cirein-croin Force spawn by examining the ??? near the bridge at G-5/H-5 with Key ItemGlistening Orobon Liver and Key ItemDoffed Poroggo Hat. Qmark.gif Abyssea - Misareaux Cirein-croin's Lantern
Hannibal's Sword
Molva Maul
Balance Jewel
Balance Stone
Wieldance Card
Wieldance Stone
Key ItemAtma of the Deep Devourer
Nerrivik Force spawn by trading Zaffre Yggrete Shard IV to the ??? at the Northwest corner of (H-10). Qmark.gif Foret de Hennetiel Aphotic Kukri
Ophidian Trident
Speleogen Bow
Asperity Necklace
Airlixir +1
Zaffre Yggzi Bead IV
Key ItemSemi-pure zaffre yggzi

Quest NMs: Alluring Orobon, Delectable Orobon, Ornery Orobon

Mission NMs: Orobon (Assault - Desperately Seeking Cephalopods)

Battlefield NMs: Angler Orobon (ISNM - Compliments to the Chef)

Einherjar NMs: Hakenmann

Reive NMs: Wetlands Orobon

Other NMs: Giant Orobon (Fished), Gugru Orobon (Fished), Orobon (Fished)

Monsters in Family[edit]

Name Level Zone
Ancient Orobon Unknown Abyssea - Misareaux
Deathmaw Orobon 100-105 Ceizak Battlegrounds

Historical Background[edit]

In Late Medieval to Early Modern European folklore, the Orobon is a monster from the sea which has the body of a scaly fish, the head of a monk. [this needs more corroboration. The only account that could be found was one webpage referring to depictions in a book printed in 1652)]

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