How to Beat Tonberry King

This is a walkthrough for the boss Tonberry King from the game Final Fantasy VIII (FF8, FFVIII). Read on for tips and strategy about how to beat Tonberry King, including Tonberry King's stats and other useful information.

How to Beat Tonberry King


Set the Draw command.


Junk, which Tonberry King uses as a counterattack every 5 moves done against it. Another move it has is called It's Sharp, which deals damage to the character based on the character's kill count *30.


Cast Regen if you have it, or else just draw and cast Curaga from Tonberry King to your allies if they fall low on HP. Don't let your magic focused characters attack, as this will shorten the time Tonberry King must wait before it can use its Junk move.

Tonberry King - Stats and Basic Information

CatoblepasCatoblepas Lv HP
1 ~ 100 10500 ~ 60000
Exp (Bonus) AP
- 30
Fire Ice Thunder Earth Poison Wind Water Holy
1 1 -1 2 1 1 2 1
Effective Status Attacks
Darkness, Slow,

【Numeric Value】= Weakness Ratio,【x】Ineffective,【-】Absorbs

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List of FFVIII Bosses

Story Bosses
Ifrit Elvoret X-ATM092
Granaldo Gerogero Seifer (1st)
Edea (1st Time) Biggs and Wedge (2nd) BGH251F2 (1st)
Oilboyle NORG BGH251F2 (2nd)
Raijin Fujin & Raijin (1st) Seifer (2nd)
Seifer & Edea Ruby Dragon Abadon
Propagator Raijin and Fujin (2nd) Mobile Type 8
Seifer (4th) Ultimecia -
Optional Bosses
Diablos Sacred Brothers
Cerberus Odin Tonberry King
Jumbo Cactuar Ultima Weapon Sphinxaur
Tri-Point Krysta Trauma
Red Giant Catoblepas Tiamat
Omega Weapon


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