The Griffin (Japanese: グリフォン Gryphon) is a monster/boss that appears in the Arid Frontier and the western part of Neksdor.

It may appear alone, or with another Griffin or monster(s).


The Griffin's appearance is based on the legendary creature of the same name, with the only difference being that its front legs are those of a lion's like the rest of its body. It has pointy ears that are always perked up on its head, black beady eyes, a hooked beak, a pair of large feathery wings (adorned with Mii eyes on the undersides when under the Dark Lord's control), and a feline body shape. The Griffin sports a brown color scheme.


When the party goes to pick up the Prince of a Nearby Land, the Griffin ambushes the party. Even with the useless prince, the party manages to defeat it.

In West Neksdor Desert, an optional "shortcut" will lead to two Griffins attacking at once, which are nigh-impossible to defeat on the first trip. They guard a large chest that contains a piece of equipment.


Action name Description Chance to use Hit rate
Attack Inflicts physical damage on one party member. 90% 100%
Cry Terror If the Griffin cries crocodile tears, it has a chance of making a Mii cry so much their regular attacks might miss. If the Griffin shows a scary face instead, it may terrify a Mii instead. 10% 60%
Two More Times! (auto) Attacks three times per turn. - -

Enemy statistics

Image HP Attack Defense Magic Speed Locations Encountered
Griffin.png 150 42 15 0 12 Neksdor Desert
Griffin Switch.png 280 52 15 0 12 Arid Frontier (boss)


  • Despite appearances, defeating a Griffin only rescues one pair of Mii eyes.
  • One event in Karkaton Ascent involves the protagonist and the Great Sage encountering a Griffin which lacks Mii eyes. This is the only docile Griffin - and only docile enemy, aside from a few Rock Moths seen in the opening (one of which gains Mii eyes) - in the game.
  • The Griffins in Neksdor and Facerberus are the only two non-boss monsters that are capable of attacking three times.


See also


Rock Moth - Goblin - Cumulus - Banshee - Apple Jelly - Mole - Poison Moth - Mars Mii Trap - Lightning Cloud - Nose Rock - Imp - Naughty Imp - Mage Goblin - Mouse


Mini "Sassy Child" Slime - Butterfly "Carefree Guide" - Rocky "Sarcastic Guy" - "Lovey-Dovey Woman" Mouse - Imp "Cheery Granny" - "King" Golem - Griffin - General "Princess" - Wild Mouse


Scaredy Scorpion - Scary Scorpion - Cacti Stack - Griffin - Goblin - Lady Mural - Cumulus - Cactus Ball - Evil Mole - Green Snurp - Jade Butterfly - Venus Mii Trap - Blue Cobra - Man Mural - Yellow Cobra - Red Goblin - Fossil - Lizard Fossil - Hermit Crab Fossil - Mummy - Hieroglyph - Rock Face


Minotaur - Kind Golem - "Prickly Husband" Cobra - "Desert Celebrity" - "Dancing Guide" - "Shady Merchant Daughter" Blade - "Shady Merchant Father" Shield - Pharaoh "Genie"

Realm of the Fey

Pom - Pom Pom - Pom Pom Pom - Twerkey - Mouthy Tomato - Forest Goblin - Green Snurp - Owlet - Spring Breeze - Snail - Lureshroom - Demon Spider - Hobgoblin - Bansheevil - Banana Mii Trap - Kind Golem - Tadman - Fiend


Arachno"Middle Fab Fairy" - "Eldest Fab Fairy" Owl - Tomato Bros - Butterfly "Scaredy Cat" - "Mischievous Witch" Slime - "Youngest Fab Fairy" Frog


Skulleton - Mage Goblin - Dark Griffin - Fiend - Hobgoblin - Bomb - Burning Mummy - Spring Breeze - Imp - Naughty Imp - Clever Imp - Gold Butterfly - Bansheevil - Silver Cobra - Flaming Wind - Blue Minotaur


Magma "Teammate" Slime - Paincloud "Teammate" - Burning "Teammate" Golem - Cerberus - "Teammate" Demon - Study of "Teammate" - "Teammate" Armor - Dragon - Dark Lord

Powdered Peaks

Pengy - Clever Imp - Snowman - Blue Minotaur - Ice Maiden - Peach Jelly - Water Snurp - Brave Mole - Snow Griffin


Yeti - Ice Queen "Traveler's Friend"


Running Nose - Bread - Slorm - Donnut Touchshroom - Peach Jelly - Fiend - Cactus Cool - Silver Glyph - Lizardman - Cursed Armor - Rare Snurp - Gold Snurp - Twerpea


Hamburger - "Traveler" Woof-o'-the-Wisp - Pop-up Puppet


Mecha Goblin - Mecha Skulleton - Lizardman - Aging Robot - Robo-Pengy - Healing Cloud - Metal Scorpion


"Friend from Nimbus" UFO - Robo "Traveler"

The Sky Scraper

Banana Mii Trap - Orochi - Fire Demon - Crystal - Purple Crystal - UFO - Banshee Brainbox - Pop - Death Butterfly - I, Medusa - Wizened Owl - Hobgoblin Bully - Blue Snail - Dangerous Bomb - Tarantula - Doom Shield - Doom Sword - Rich Snurp - Terror Fiend


"Ex-Dark Lord", Phantom of Evil - Strong "King" Golem - Gold General "Princess" - Pharaoh "Genie" II - "Fab Fairy"pole - Red "Youngest Fab Fairy" Frog


Space Goblin - Meteorite - Alien - Green Snurp - Water Snurp - Tasty Snurp - Gold Snurp - Rare Snurp - Very Rare Snurp


The Darker Lord

Galados Isle

Pufferpole - Blue Lizardman - Snapperpole - Twergull - Lion Snail - Pop Pop Pop - Rich Snurp - Clever Running Nose - Giant UFO - Purple Woof-o'-the-Wisp - Black Harpy - Ham Sandwich - Devilish Skulleton


Red Dragon - Red Orochi - Replica Dark Lord

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