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These tiny beastmen live solely in the Yhoator Jungle on the eastern half of Elshimo. The Tonberries possess a great deal of anger, or "rancor," in their hearts. It is this anger that binds them as a tribe while driving them to commit terrible acts against all other beings.

During the Great War, the majority of the Tonberries remained in their strongholds, the Temple of Uggalepih and Pso'Xja. However, a few elite members of the tribe were sent to the Shadow Lord to act as his secret agents. These Tonberries would often sneak into the castles of the allied forces and assassinate important generals or political figures. Feared around Vana'diel, these beastmen were often referred to as the "invisible killers."

According to the Tonberries' religion, their creator, the Goddess Uggalepih, had beauty that was envied by the Goddess Altana. A furious Altana transformed Uggalepih into a hideous beast and exiled her to the Outlands. Revenge for Altana's actions is said to be one of the origins of their rancor.

Finally, the reason why they are never found without their lanterns or knives is explained in the following verses, often chanted by the Tonberries before battle:

"O brothersss of rancor, take up thy lanternsss,
The truth we shall illuminate.
O sistersss of rancor, take up thy knives,
To cleave our foesss with barren hate.
Through this we ssseek our just reward;
Our goddess's glory be ressstored."

Tonberries are most like small lizard-men in appearance, having green-colored skin, long tails, yellow eyes and a hunched appearance. In either hand each tonberry carries a weapon (club or knife) and a lantern.

Family Information
Type: Beastmen
Subfamilies: Cryptonberry, Wantonberry, Kingberry
Common Behavior: A, L, S
Weak against: Trans Ice
Strong against: Trans Light +50%
Common Job(s): Summoner
Ninja
Black Mage
Thief
Charmable: Eks
Pankration: Eks
Aspir: Check (Mage jobs only)
Drain: Check
Notes: Throat Stab can be dodged by the target moving out of range. This results in the loss of TP for the Tonberry

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Original and Zilart Areas Promathia Areas Abyssea Areas
Everyone's Grudge: Damage based on Tonberry Hate of the individual (see below). Used by Tonberries in all zones and Abyssea Cryptonberries. Ignores Utsusemi. CheckCheck XEks CheckCheck
Everyone's Rancor: Damage based on Tonberry Hate of the individual. Deals 10x the damage of Everyone's Grudge. Ignores Utsusemi. (Used only by Notorious Monsters, generally only used once when the NM reaches 25% HP or below.) CheckCheck XEks Exclamation
Throat Stab: 3.4' Single target damage which attempts to inflict enough damage to reduce the target's HP to 5%. Hate reset on target if it hits. Note that the actions of one Tonberry's Throat Stab will not erase any enmity accumulated by other monsters that may have linked. (See Link.) Amount can be affected by Stoneskin or other unknown factors. Ignores Utsusemi. (Albeit very rare, it IS possible for Throat Stab to actually kill you if you are already low on HP.) there is time to disengage target and run out of range to avoid this move. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Vertical Slash: Single target damage and Accuracy Down, absorbed by Utsusemi. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Lateral Slash: Single target damage and Defense Down, absorbed by Utsusemi CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Light of Penance: Gaze Attack. Single target TP reset + Bind + Blind. (If the player is facing the tonberry using this ability, the Bind/Blind effects may be resisted, but TP will always be reduced to zero.) CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Sigh: Self Evasion Boost. Extremely potent, but quickly decays over time. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Words of Bane: Single target Curse. Usually short duration on high level players. Chance of TP reset. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Ritual Bind: Area of Effect Bind and Paralyze. After using, teleports to the player with the most hate, and attempts to Throat Stab. It will attempt to Throat Stab multiple times, warping to the player if it is ranged. Used only by Bloodeye Vileberry. XEks XEks CheckCheck
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Tonberry Hate

When a Tonberry is defeated by a party, all members of that party that are within the same zone will have their Tonberry Hate incremented. Tonberry Hate, often referred to by the game as the Tonberries' "rancor", is an invisible modifier that determines the overall damage output of the Tonberry special attack "Everyone's Grudge" (5x damage for every Tonberry defeated) and the Tonberry NM special attack "Everyone's Rancor" (50x damage for each Tonberry defeated). Gradually, Tonberry Hate can reach a point where it will become impossible to survive these attacks if they are directed at you.

Tonberry Hate can be reset to zero through completing the Norg quest Everyone's Grudge and obtaining the permanent key item Tonberry Key. The key allows you access to the trapped Tonberry Priest NPC in the Temple of Uggalepih, who will reset your hate if you pay him the gil he asks for. The amount of gil required increases based on the hate accumulated. As the Tonberry Key is a permanent item, the quest only needs to be done once; but you must pay gil to the Tonberry Priest NPC everytime you wish to reset your hate. (You must have at least some Tonberry Hate to obtain the necessary quest, meaning you must have defeated at least one Tonberry, or been a member of a party that defeated one.)

There is also a "Cryptonberry" sub-family of Tonberry found in Pso'Xja, Apollyon, and Abyssea. Enemies in Pso'Xja and Apollon will not use Everyone's Grudge, and their defeat does not appear to increase Tonberry Hate. Cryptonberries in Abyssea will use Everyone's Grudge.

It is possible to negate the hate build-up of a defeated Tonberry by doing a Call for Help prior to its defeat. If you are about to fight a Tonberry Notorious Monster that uses Everyone's Rancor, such as during Zilart Mission 4, you may wish to reset your Tonberry Hate prior to the fight, and Call for Help on any Tonberries that you may have to deal with prior to fighting the NM, to avoid building your hate once again. If you needed any sort of items from Tonberries, such as the Unlit Lantern, you would want to farm them prior to resetting Tonberry Hate, unless of course your Tonberry Hate was already extremely high.

Wearing the Uggalepih Necklace offers scaling protection from Everyone's Grudge/Rancor, as long as you have enough TP to fuel its effect. Having this necklace on along with 300 TP will fully protect you from one Everyone's Grudge/Rancor (after which your TP will be reduced to zero), regardless of how much Tonberry Hate you may have. The damage reduction scales proportionally, meaning that if you only had 150 TP, damage will only be halved. Keeping TP against a Tonberry may be difficult though, due to Light of Penance, which attempts to erase all TP of the person with hate.

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Beryl-footed Molberry Forced Spawn by trading a Tonberry Rattle to the ??? in the small room on the first floor of the temple, around (I-7) - (I-8) 73-75 Temple of Uggalepih Hototogisu
Bisque-heeled Sunberry Timed Spawn at (J-11) on the second floor approximately every 1-2 hours 58 Yhoator Jungle Rancor Handle
Bistre-hearted Malberry Lottery Spawn from the various Tonberries around (E-9) - (F-9) and (E-10) - (F-10) Qmark Den of Rancor Skirnir's Wand
Bloodeye Vileberry Spawned by clicking ??? at (K-4) with key item Twisted Tonberry Crown Qmark Abyssea - Konschtat Ace's Hose
Augur's Gaiters
Kanja Hachimaki
Bright-handed Kunberry Timed Spawn around (I-9) approximately every 21 hours 55-56 Yhoator Jungle Resentment Cape
Carmine-tailed Janberry Lottery Spawn from the Tonberry Imprecators around (G-8) - (H-9) on the map with the Sacrificial Chamber 66-67 Den of Rancor Asklepios
Celeste-eyed Tozberry Lottery Spawn from the various Tonberries around (J-7) - (J-8) at the intersection Qmark Den of Rancor Kitsutsuki
Crimson-toothed Pawberry Forced Spawn by trading a Uggalepih Offering to the ??? in the room opened with the Prelate Key 70 Temple of Uggalepih Carbuncle Mitts
Light Spirit Pact
Golden-Tongued Culberry Forced Spawn by trading an Odorous Knife or Odorous Knife +1 to the ??? at (I/J-9) in the uncapped section 84-85 Pso'Xja Uggalepih Pendant
Hoar-knuckled Rimberry Lottery Spawn from the lower Tonberry Shadowers at (H-10) 73 Yhoator Jungle Sarabande Earring
Sozu Bliberry Lottery Spawn from the Tonberry Imprecators around (I-6) 65 Den of Rancor Scroll of Water IV
Scroll of Waterga III
Sozu Rogberry Forced Spawn by trading a Flickering Lantern to the ??? at (G-8) 65-66 Temple of Uggalepih Thief's Knife
Sozu Sarberry Lottery Spawn from the Tonberry Cutter around (F-8) on the first map 66 Temple of Uggalepih Hocho
Sozu Terberry Lottery Spawn from the Tonberry Harrier around (G-8) on the map with the kitchen 65 Temple of Uggalepih Light Spirit Pact
Tawny-fingered Mugberry Lottery Spawn from the Tonberry Slashers around (I-9) 71-73 Den of Rancor Uggalepih Necklace
Tonberry Decapitator Timed Spawn around (G-8) approximately every 24 minutes 72-74 Den of Rancor Fudo
Tonberry Kinq Lottery Spawn from the Tonberry Dismayers at (E-7) 65 Temple of Uggalepih Light Spirit Pact
Tonberry Lieje Lottery Spawn from Cryptonberry Occultist (K-4) approximately every thirty minutes.Exclamation Qmark Abyssea - Konschtat Lieje Lantern
Belenos' Mantle
Caller's Sash
Twisted Tonberry CrownKeyItem
Tonberry Pontifex Timed Spawn around (H-8) approximately every 21-24 hours 75 Den of Rancor Scroll of Water III
Scroll of Water IV
Tonberry Tracker Timed Spawn around (G-8) approximately every 24 minutes 72-74 Den of Rancor Thief's Kote

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: Bonze Marberry, Cryptonberry Assassin, Cryptonberry Executor, Grav'iton, Molyb'iton, Tungs'iton

Battlefield NMs: Cyaneous-toed Yallberry (BCNM), Sable-tounged Gonberry (BCNM), Vermillion-eared Noberry (BCNM), Virid-faced Shanberry (BCNM)

Limbus NMs: Cryptonberry Abductor, Cryptonberry Charmer, Cryptonberry Designator, Cryptonberry Skulker

Expeditionary Force NMs: Noctonberry Black Mage, Noctonberry Ninja, Noctonberry Summoner, Noctonberry Thief

Garrison NMs: Tonberry Decimator

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Tonberry Creeper 45-49 Yhoator Jungle
Tonberry Harasser 45-49 Yhoator Jungle
Tonberry Hexer 45-49 Yhoator Jungle
Tonberry Cutter 51-59 Temple of Uggalepih
Tonberry Harrier 51-59 Temple of Uggalepih
Tonberry Stalker 51-59 Temple of Uggalepih
Cryptonberry Cutter 53-59 Pso'Xja
Cryptonberry Plaguer 53-59 Pso'Xja
Cryptonberry Harrier 53-60 Pso'Xja
Cryptonberry Stalker 53-60 Pso'Xja
Tonberry Chopper 61-63 Den of Rancor
Tonberry Jinxer 61-63 Yhoator Jungle
Tonberry Shadower 61-63 Yhoator Jungle
Tonberry Imprecator 62-64 Den of Rancor
Tonberry Trailer 62-65 Den of Rancor
Tonberry Dismayer 61-67 Temple of Uggalepih
Tonberry Maledictor 61-67 Temple of Uggalepih
Tonberry Pursuer 61-67 Temple of Uggalepih
Tonberry Stabber 61-67 Temple of Uggalepih
Tonberry Beleaguerer 66-69 Den of Rancor
Tonberry Slasher 67-69 Den of Rancor
Tonberry Bedeviler 75-84Qmark Abyssea - Konschtat
Cryptonberry Occultist 81-84Qmark Abyssea - Konschtat
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