This mobile polyroot is a member of the plantoid phylum and native to the Mindartian continent. It displays lush, crimson-colored blossoms and emits a powerful stench to attract unwary insects. The rafflesia then incapacitates them with its whip-like tendrils before devouring them whole. The extinction of the species in Mindartia can almost certainly be attributed to the sudden disappearance of the gnat, its primary food source, although the species still thrives in Yorcia Weald.

Family Information
Type: Plantoids
Subfamilies: Mitrastema
Common Behavior: A, H
Uncommon Behavior: M
Weak against: Slashing
Common Job(s): Dark Knight
Traits: Triple Attack
Charmable: Eks
Pankration: Eks
Aspir: Check
Drain: Check

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Wings of the Goddess Areas Abyssea
Seedspray: - Single-target damage and Defense Down. Absorbed by 3 shadows. CheckCheck CheckCheck
Floral Bouquet: - AoE Sleep, also Charms nearby monsters. CheckCheck Qmark
Rotten Stench: - AoE Accuracy Down and Magic Accuracy Down. CheckCheck CheckCheck
Viscid Emission: - Cone AoE Amnesia. CheckCheck CheckCheck
Bloody Caress: - 3-hit Single-target damage and Drain. Can be used on its own charmed Monsters. CheckCheck CheckCheck
Soothing Aroma: - AoE Charms. Only used by certain Notorious Monsters. CheckCheck Qmark
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Belladonna Spawns at (G-7) 53-54 West Sarutabaruta (S) Virtuoso Belt
Kirtimukha Spawns at (I-10). 65 Fort Karugo-Narugo (S) Kogitsunemaru
Raskovnik Spawns at (F-6 / F-7). 85 Abyssea - Konschtat Ferine Mantle , Cavaros Mantle

Quest NMs: Pixiebane

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Amaranth (ANNM)

Other NMs: Siltim (Moblin Maze Mongers)

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Rafflesia 49-52 West Sarutabaruta (S)
59-62 Fort Karugo-Narugo (S)
Jumbo Rafflesia 64-68 Fort Karugo-Narugo (S)
68-72 Meriphataud Mountains (S)
Blooming Rafflesia 71-72 Castle Oztroja (S)
Highland Rafflesia 82-85 Abyssea - Konschtat
Snippy Rafflesia 123 Cirdas Caverns

Historical Background

Rafflesia is the name of a genus of parasitic plants from Indonesia. They reside in rainforests and grow on other plants, deriving sustenance from the host plant. They lack stems, leaves, and roots. They are known of producing very large reddish-brown to brown flowers that can be up to 3 feet across and which produce an overpoweringly noxious smell described as being like that of a rotting carcass. The flower is only around for 5-7 days though. Rafflesia was first described scientifically in 1818. The genus name originates from Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826), a leading figure of British imperial expansion in Southeast Asia in the early 19th century.

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