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Gloom Widow


GBA BATTLE SPRITE


PSP BATTLE SPRITE

HP: 71
ATTACK: 8
ACCURACY: 18
DEFENSE: 20
AGILITY: 44
INTELLIGENCE: 12
EVASION: 24
MAGIC DEFENSE: 40
GIL: 520
EXPERIENCE: 140
TREASURE: Antidote
WEAKNESS: None
RESISTANCE: None
FINAL FANTASY I :: ENEMIES

PRONUNCIATION: gloom WID-oh
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: グルームウィドウ
NES NAME: Did not appear
ORIGINS NAME: Did not appear
DAWN OF SOULS NAME: Gloom Widow
ANNIVERSARY EDITION NAME: Gloom Widow

    Gloom Widows were poisonous, yellow spiders found in the Souls of Chaos dungeons.

GAME INFO
    Encountered in:
     • Earthgift Shrine (all floors)
     • Hellfire Chasm (map and blue floors)
     • Lifespring Grotto (Cavern of Ice-style and Chaos Shrine-style floors)
     • Whisperwind Cove (early floors)
    Attacks can cause Poison.

ADDITIONAL INFO
    Palette swap with:
     • Black Widow
     • Tarantula


Gloom Widow artwork by Yoshitaka Amano

NAME ORIGIN
    Gloom Widow comes from a combination of gloom and black widow. Gloom is a state of total or partial darkness. The word comes from the Middle English word gloumen, meaning "to make dark". A black widow is a venomous spider of the genus Latrodectus, notorious for the red hourglass shape on its abdomen. The name derives from the fact that the female of the species eats the male after mating. As far as I know, there is no mythological or literary meaning behind the name "Gloom Widow". If you have any information, please feel free to contact the Webmaster.

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Black Widow (FF1)
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