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Unlike other beastmen, Goblins (aka "Gobs" or "Gobbies") can be found in most regions across Vana'diel. Their flexible lifestyle and adaptability to the surrounding environment have given them the ability to coexist with other beastmen as well as people. Compared to other beastmen, Goblins have developed superior techniques in trades such as smithing and healing. They are related to the Moblins of Movalpolos.

  • The "-ix" ending on a goblin's name designates it as a male goblin while the "-ox" is for female goblin names. This information is taken from the various Vana'diel Tribune stories released by Square Enix.

General Information

Special Attacks

Special Abilities
Goblin Rush: Single target triple attack with Knockback
Bomb Toss (1): 8' AOE Fire damage centered on the primary target, deals a set amount of damage.
Bomb Toss (2): Suicide AOE Fire damage centered on the Goblin, damage depends on Goblin's HP.
Bomb Toss does not backfire in Dynamis.
Goblin Dice: AoE random effect (Sleep, Slow, Dispel, Disease, Poison, damage, drop TP to 0, Benediction, recharge players' abilities). Only used by Vanguard Notorious Monsters and the Pulling the Strings ENM Moblin Fantocciniman.
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)
Bloodthirster Madkix Lottery Spawn from Goblin Mercenaries around (M-8) - (M-9) every 2-8 hours 69-72 Kuftal Tunnel Acha d'Armas
Foreseer Oramix Lottery Spawn from the Goblin Alchemists around (G-9) 71-72 Ifrit's Cauldron Power Staff
Goblin Archaeologist Forced Spawn by trading any item to the ??? near a teleport crag until it pops Varies Various Zones Gold Beastcoin
Goblin Collector Forced Spawn by trading a Premium Bag to the ??? at (J-7) Qmark Newton Movalpolos Barbarian Mittens
Goblin Wolfman Forced Spawn by trading Goblin Drink to the Scrawled Writing 50-55 Oldton Movalpolos Parade Gorget
Goblinsavior Heronox Lottery Spawn from the various Goblins around (J-9) on the first map 55-59 Gustav Tunnel Eisentaenzer
Mysticmaker Profblix Timed Spawn around (I-9) - (J-9) every 1.45-2.5 hours 50-52 Labyrinth of Onzozo Moldavite Earring
Soulstealer Skullnix Lottery Spawn from the Goblin Bandit around (H-4) 69-71 Labyrinth of Onzozo Kard
Swashstox Beadblinker Lottery Spawn from the Goblin Swordsman around (I-9) Qmark Newton Movalpolos Darksteel Codpiece

Pachamac's Collar

Wyvernpoacher Drachlox Lottery Spawn of the Goblins around (H-9) on the second map 70-75 Gustav Tunnel Othinus' Bow

Quest NMs: Climbpix Highrise, Doglix Muttsnout, Gambilox Wanderling, Goblin Preceptor, Moxnix Nightgoggle, Picklix Longindex

Dynamis NMs: Anvilix Sootwrists, Ascetox Ratgums, Bandrix Rockjaw, Blazox Boneybod, Bootrix Jaggedelbow, Bordox Kittyback, Brewnix Bittypupils, Buffrix Eargone, Cloktix Longnail, Distilix Stickytoes, Draklix Scalecrust, Droprix Granitepalms, Elixmix Hooknose, Eremix Snottynostril, Gabblox Magpietongue, Gibberox Pimplebeak, Hermitrix Toothrot, Humnox Drumbelly, Jabbrox Grannyguise, Jabkix Pigeonpecs, Karashix Swollenskull, Kikklix Longlegs, Lurklox Dhalmelneck, Mobpix Mucousmouth, Moltenox Stubthumbs, Morblox Chubbychin, Morgmox Moldnoggin, Mortilox Wartpaws, Moxnix Nightgoggle, Prowlox Barrelbelly, Routsix Rubbertendon, Ruffbix Jumbolobes, Rutrix Hamgams, Scruffix Shaggychest, Shisox Widebrow, Slinkix Trufflesniff, Slystix Megapeepers, Smeltix Thickhide, Snypestix Eaglebeak, Soulstealer Skullnix, Sparkspox Sweatbrow, Swypestix Tigershins, Ticktox Beadyeyes, Tocktix Thinlids, Trailblix Goatmug, Tufflix Loglimbs, Vanguard Alchemist, Vanguard Ambusher, Vanguard Armorer, Vanguard Dragontamer, Vanguard Enchanter, Vanguard Hitman, Vanguard Maestro, Vanguard Necromancer, Vanguard Pathfinder, Vanguard Pitfighter, Vanguard Ronin, Vanguard Shaman, Vanguard Smithy, Vanguard Tinkerer, Vanguard Welldigger, Wasabix Callusdigit, Whistrix Toadthroat, Wyrmwix Snakespecs

Expeditionary Force NMs: Hobgoblin Beastmaster, Hobgoblin Black Mage, Hobgoblin Dark Knight, Hobgoblin Ranger, Hobgoblin Red Mage, Hobgoblin Thief, Hobgoblin Warrior, Hobgoblin White Mage

Garrison NMs: Goblin Boss, Goblin Doctor, Goblin Doyen, Goblin Duelist, Goblin Gaoler, Goblin Guide, Goblin Pirate, Goblin Professor, Goblin Swindler, Goblin Swordmaker, Goblin Thespian

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Goblin Thug 1-10

Inner Horutoto Ruins (1-6)
Outer Horutoto Ruins (1-7)
East Ronfaure (3-8)
East Sarutabaruta (3-8)
South Gustaberg (3-8)
King Ranperre's Tomb (4-8)
North Gustaberg (4-8)
Ranguemont Pass (4-8)
West Ronfaure (4-8)
West Sarutabaruta (4-8)
Dangruf Wadi (5-8)
Konschtat Highlands (8-10)
La Theine Plateau (8-10)
Tahrongi Canyon (8-10)

Goblin Weaver 1-10

Inner Horutoto Ruins (1-7)
Outer Horutoto Ruins (1-7)
West Sarutabaruta (3-6)
East Sarutabaruta (3-8)
South Gustaberg (3-8)
East Ronfaure (4-8)
King Ranperre's Tomb (4-8)
North Gustaberg (4-8)
Ranguemont Pass (4-8)
West Ronfaure (4-8)
Dangruf Wadi (5-8)
Konschtat Highlands (8-10)
La Theine Plateau (8-10)
Tahrongi Canyon (8-10)

Goblin Fisher 3-10

South Gustaberg (3-4)
West Sarutabaruta (3-4)
East Ronfaure (3-8)
North Gustaberg (4-6)
East Sarutabaruta (4-8)
Dangruf Wadi (5-8)
West Ronfaure (5-8)
La Theine Plateau (8-10)

Goblin Digger 5-54

East Ronfaure (5-8)
West Ronfaure (5-8)
North Gustaberg (5-8)
South Gustaberg (5-8)
East Sarutabaruta (5-8)
West Sarutabaruta (5-8)
La Theine Plateau (11-14)
Konschtat Highlands (11-14)
Tahrongi Canyon (11-14)
Jugner Forest (18-21)
Meriphataud Mountains (18-21)
Pashhow Marshlands (18-21)
Buburimu Peninsula (19-21)
Valkurm Dunes (19-21)
Batallia Downs (28-32)
Rolanberry Fields (28-32)
Sauromugue Champaign (28-32)
Yuhtunga Jungle (35-38)
Yhoator Jungle (41-44)
Eastern Altepa Desert (45-49)
Western Altepa Desert (51-54)

Goblin Ambusher 10-20

Outer Horutoto Ruins (10-14)
Dangruf Wadi (12-16)
King Ranperre's Tomb (12-16)
Konschtat Highlands (12-16)
La Theine Plateau (12-16)
Tahrongi Canyon (12-16)
Inner Horutoto Ruins (14-18)
Maze of Shakhrami (16-18)
Jugner Forest (16-20)
Meriphataud Mountains (16-20)
Pashhow Marshlands (16-20)
Buburimu Peninsula (17-20)
Ordelle's Caves (17-20)
Valkurm Dunes (17-20)

Goblin Butcher 10-20

Outer Horutoto Ruins (10-14)
Dangruf Wadi (12-16)
King Ranperre's Tomb (12-16)
Konschtat Highlands (12-16)
La Theine Plateau (12-16)
Tahrongi Canyon (12-16)
Inner Horutoto Ruins (14-18)
Maze of Shakhrami (16-18)
Jugner Forest (16-20)
Meriphataud Mountains (16-20)
Pashhow Marshlands (16-20)
Buburimu Peninsula (17-20)
Ordelle's Caves (17-20)
Valkurm Dunes (17-20)

Goblin Tinkerer 10-20

Outer Horutoto Ruins (10-14)
Dangruf Wadi (12-16)
King Ranperre's Tomb (12-16)
Konschtat Highlands (12-16)
La Theine Plateau (12-16)
Tahrongi Canyon (12-16)
Inner Horutoto Ruins (14-18)
Maze of Shakhrami (16-18)
Jugner Forest (16-20)
Meriphataud Mountains (16-20)
Pashhow Marshlands (16-20)
Buburimu Peninsula (17-20)
Ordelle's Caves (17-20)
Valkurm Dunes (17-20)

Goblin Bounty Hunter 20-32 ?

Valkurm Dunes (20-25)
Qufim Island (32-??)
Batallia Downs
Buburimu Peninsula

Goblin Gambler 20-30

Inner Horutoto Ruins (20-23)
Dangruf Wadi (21-23)
King Ranperre's Tomb (21-23)
North Gustaberg (21-23)
Jugner Forest (21-25)
Meriphataud Mountains (21-25)
Pashhow Marshlands (21-25)
Valkurm Dunes (22-25)
Ordelle's Caves (22-26)
The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (25-29)
Batallia Downs (26-30)
Ranguemont Pass (26-30)
Rolanberry Fields (26-30)
Sauromugue Champaign (26-30)
Lower Delkfutt's Tower (27-30)

Goblin Leecher 20-30

Inner Horutoto Ruins (20-23)
Dangruf Wadi (21-23)
King Ranperre's Tomb (21-23)
North Gustaberg (21-23)
Jugner Forest (21-25)
Meriphataud Mountains (21-25)
Pashhow Marshlands (21-25)
Buburimu Peninsula (22-25)
Valkurm Dunes (22-25)
Maze of Shakhrami (22-26)
The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (25-29)
Batallia Downs (26-30)
Ranguemont Pass (26-30)
Rolanberry Fields (26-30)
Sauromugue Champaign (26-30)
Lower Delkfutt's Tower (27-30)

Goblin Mugger 20-30

Inner Horutoto Ruins (20-23)
Dangruf Wadi (21-23)
King Ranperre's Tomb (21-23)
North Gustaberg (21-23)
Jugner Forest (21-25)
Meriphataud Mountains (21-25)
Pashhow Marshlands (21-25)
Buburimu Peninsula (22-25)
Valkurm Dunes (22-25)
Maze of Shakhrami (22-26)
Ordelle's Caves (22-26)
The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (25-29)
Batallia Downs (26-30)
Ranguemont Pass (26-30)
Rolanberry Fields (26-30)
Sauromugue Champaign (26-30)
Lower Delkfutt's Tower (27-30)

Goblin Furrier 28-38

Batallia Downs (28-36)
Middle Delkfutt's Tower (30-34)
Rolanberry Fields (30-36)
Sauromugue Champaign (30-36)
Maze of Shakhrami (31-34)
Ordelle's Caves (31-34)
The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (31-34)
Ranguemont Pass (32-34)
Yuhtunga Jungle (32-37)
Bibiki Bay (33-36)
Attohwa Chasm (35-38)
Beaucedine Glacier (35-38)

Goblin Pathfinder 28-39

Batallia Downs (28-36)
Middle Delkfutt's Tower (30-34)
Rolanberry Fields (30-36)
Sauromugue Champaign (30-36)
Maze of Shakhrami (31-34)
Ordelle's Caves (31-34)
Ranguemont Pass (32-34)
Bibiki Bay (33-36)
Attohwa Chasm (35-38)
Beaucedine Glacier (35-38)
Yhoator Jungle (35-39)

Goblin Shaman 28-39

Batallia Downs (28-36)
Maze of Shakhrami (30-34)
Middle Delkfutt's Tower (30-34)
Rolanberry Fields (30-36)
Sauromugue Champaign (30-36)
Ordelle's Caves (31-34)
Ranguemont Pass (32-34)
Bibiki Bay (33-36)
Attohwa Chasm (35-38)
Beaucedine Glacier (35-38)
Yhoator Jungle (35-39)

Goblin Smithy 28-39

Batallia Downs (28-36)
Middle Delkfutt's Tower (30-34)
Rolanberry Fields (30-36)
Sauromugue Champaign (30-36)
Maze of Shakhrami (31-34)
Ordelle's Caves (31-34)
The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (31-34)
Ranguemont Pass (32-34)
Yuhtunga Jungle (32-37)
Bibiki Bay (33-36)
Attohwa Chasm (35-38)
Beaucedine Glacier (35-38)
Yhoator Jungle (35-39)

Goblin Craftsman 33-36 Oldton Movalpolos (33-36)
Goblin Gutterman 33-36 Oldton Movalpolos (33-36)
Goblin Hammerman 33-36 Oldton Movalpolos (33-36)
Goblin Leadman 33-36 Oldton Movalpolos (33-36)
Goblin Poacher 40-49

Beaucedine Glacier (40-43)
Attohwa Chasm (42-44)
The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (42-46)
Yuhtunga Jungle (42-47)
Eastern Altepa Desert (45-49)
Yhoator Jungle (45-49)
Gustav Tunnel (46-49)
Labyrinth of Onzozo (46-49)
Castle Zvahl Baileys (47-49)
Castle Zvahl Baileys (47-49)

Goblin Reaper 40-49

Beaucedine Glacier (40-43)
Yhoator Jungle (41-45)
Attohwa Chasm (42-44)
The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (42-46)
Yuhtunga Jungle (42-47)
Eastern Altepa Desert (45-49)
Gustav Tunnel (46-49)
Labyrinth of Onzozo (46-49)
Castle Zvahl Baileys (47-49)
Castle Zvahl Baileys (47-49)

Goblin Robber 40-49

Beaucedine Glacier (40-43)
Attohwa Chasm (42-44)
The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (42-46)
Yuhtunga Jungle (42-47)
Eastern Altepa Desert (45-49)
Yhoator Jungle (45-49)
Labyrinth of Onzozo (46-49)
Gustav Tunnel (47-49)
Castle Zvahl Baileys (47-49)
Castle Zvahl Baileys (47-49)

Goblin Trader 40-49

Beaucedine Glacier (40-43)
The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (42-46)
Attohwa Chasm (43-44)
Eastern Altepa Desert (45-49)
Yhoator Jungle (45-49)
Labyrinth of Onzozo (46-49)
Castle Zvahl Baileys (47-49)
Castle Zvahl Baileys (47-49)

Goblin Oilman 42-43 Oldton Movalpolos (42-43)
Goblin Shovelman 42-43 Oldton Movalpolos (42-43)
Goblin Tollman 42-43 Oldton Movalpolos (42-43)
Goblin Doorman 43-44 Oldton Movalpolos (43-44)
Goblin Freelance 45-46 Oldton Movalpolos (45-46)
Goblin Bouncer 50-58

Castle Zvahl Keep (50-52)
Western Altepa Desert (51-55)
Yhoator Jungle (51-55)
Labyrinth of Onzozo (51-58)
The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (54-58)
Pso'Xja (56-58)

Goblin Enchanter 50-58

Castle Zvahl Keep (50-52)
Western Altepa Desert (51-55)
Yhoator Jungle (51-55)
Labyrinth of Onzozo (51-58)
The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (54-58)
Pso'Xja (56-58)

Goblin Hunter 50-58

Castle Zvahl Keep (50-52)
Western Altepa Desert (51-55)
Yhoator Jungle (51-55)
Labyrinth of Onzozo (51-58)
Pso'Xja (56-58)

Goblin Welldigger 51-55 Western Altepa Desert (51-55)
Goblin Miner 51-58 Labyrinth of Onzozo (51-58)
Goblin Jeweler 56-58 Pso'Xja (56-58)
Goblin Alchemist 62-69

Pso'Xja (62-68)
Cape Teriggan (65-68)
Gustav Tunnel (65-68)
Labyrinth of Onzozo (66-69)
Kuftal Tunnel (66-69)
Ifrit's Cauldron (66-69)

Goblin Bandit 62-69

Pso'Xja (62-67)
Cape Teriggan (65-68)
Labyrinth of Onzozo (66-69)
Kuftal Tunnel (66-69)
Ifrit's Cauldron (66-69)

Goblin Veterinarian 63-68 Pso'Xja (63-68)
Goblin Mercenary 63-69

Pso'Xja (63-67)
Cape Teriggan (65-68)
Gustav Tunnel (65-68)
Labyrinth of Onzozo (66-69)
Kuftal Tunnel (66-69)
Ifrit's Cauldron (66-69)

Goblin Shepherd 65-69

Cape Teriggan (65-68)
Gustav Tunnel (65-68)
Labyrinth of Onzozo (66-69)
Ifrit's Cauldron (66-69)

Goblin Tamer 66-69 Kuftal Tunnel (66-68)
Goblin Fireman 66-69 Newton Movalpolos (66-69)
Goblin Foreman 66-69 Newton Movalpolos (66-69)
Goblin Lengthman 66-69 Newton Movalpolos (66-69)
Goblin Packman 66-69 Newton Movalpolos (66-69)
Hobgoblin Animalier 72-75 Bibiki Bay (72-75)
Hobgoblin Martialist 72-75 Bibiki Bay (72-75)
Hobgoblin Venerer 72-76 Bibiki Bay (72-76)
Hobgoblin Fascinator 73-75 Bibiki Bay (73-75)
Goblin Hangman 75-79 Newton Movalpolos (75-79)
Goblin Headman 75-79 Newton Movalpolos (75-79)
Hobgoblin Alastor 76-79 Bibiki Bay (76-79)
Hobgoblin Martialist 76-79 Bibiki Bay (76-79)
Hobgoblin Physician 76-79 Bibiki Bay (76-79)
Hobgoblin Toreador 76-79 Bibiki Bay (76-79)
Hobgoblin Blagger 77-79 Bibiki Bay (77-79)
Hobgoblin Angler 80 Bibiki Bay (80)
Goblin Fencer Qmark Temenos - Northern Tower
Goblin Lansquenet Qmark Al Zahbi
Goblin Theurgist Qmark Temenos - Northern Tower
Goblin Warlord Qmark Temenos - Northern Tower

Historical Background

Goblin

Mythological Background

In French folklore, Goblins were grotesque, elf-like creatures which would often make mischief. They could be playful at times, but are generally evil. It is said their smile could cause blood to curdle, their laugh cause milk to go sour, and fruit to fall from trees. They usually play small pranks, like hiding objects, knocking over bottles or buckets, and altering signposts to point in the wrong direction, but sometimes they would kill people. They lived in old trees (living or dead) and mossy clefts in rocks. It seems as though Goblins originated in France and the Hobgoblin developed in England, while the Bugbear developed in Wales. The English equivalent of Goblins proper were Brownies. It seems they specifically developed in Normandy from Anglo-French culture, which would explain how they got imported from France to England so easily. (Normandy was under English control for a few hundred years. In actuality though, England since 1066 CE has been controlled by the Normans. The territory of England on mainland Europe was lost in 1214.).

Final Fantasy Series Background

Goblins have made semi-regular appearences throughout the Final Fantasy series. They first officially appeared as an enemy monster in the original Final Fantasy, but they were only called Goblins in the the Japanese version of the game, while they were referred to as "Imps" in the original English version (this was corrected in the subsequent remakes of this game that came out years later). Goblins then went onto appear in Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy III, but their names were unchanged in the English versions, which were only released in English in the forms of remakes several years after their initial releases. Goblins also appeared in Final Fantasy IV, but were again called "Imps" in the original English translations (which was originally released as Final Fantasy II, as it was the second Final Fantasy game to be released to English-speaking audiences). The Goblin was also one of four summons in FFIV that could be obtained through rarely-dropped items from common monsters of the same family. Goblins also appeared in Final Fantasy V and made a return in Final Fantasy VII after their absence from Final Fantasy VI (it should be noted that FFVII was the first time that they were called "Goblins" in the English translation). Goblins later appeared in Final Fantasy IX and again in Final Fantasy XI. Goblins were also absent from Final Fantasy XII, but a monster in the game called Baknamy used the monster's trademark attack, "Goblin Punch".

Goblins are also present in some of the spin-off Final Fantasy titles, including Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles.

Characteristically, the weak Goblin looks like a little an elf/gnome with pointy ears and a dagger. Although the Goblins in FFXI have somewhat of a different shorter and stubbier appearence with their face obscured by a mask, their appearence in the game's original concept art looks very similar to that of their predecessors.

Hobgoblin

Mythological Background

In British folklore, a Hobgoblin was a friendly Goblin. It was described as 1-2 feet tall, wearing brown clothes or naked, but completely covered in hair. They lived by fireplaces in houses and rarely ventured outside. They were described as friendly, ugly, good-humored, but mean, playing practical jokes on people. When annoyed, they get particularly nasty. Hobgoblin derives from Robin Goblin, which is derived from Robin Goodfellow, a domesticated, but troublesome fairy in English folklore (Robin here is the pet form of the name Robert). How it got to Hobgoblin was "hobbe" means "elf".

In fantasy games like Dungeons & Dragons, Hobgoblins were rendered as larger, stronger, smarter, more dangerous versions of Goblins, but not as big or strong as Bugbears. Hobgoblins were briefly mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit (1937), apparently they were larger and stronger than Goblins. Although Hobgoblins do not appear nor are they described in geat depth, they may have simply been a forerunner to either orcs or Uruk-hai which appear later in The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955).

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