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Hellhound


NES BATTLE SPRITE


MSX BATTLE SPRITE


WSC BATTLE SPRITE


PSX BATTLE SPRITE


GBA BATTLE SPRITE


PSP BATTLE SPRITE

HP: 192
ATTACK: 30
ACCURACY: 48
DEFENSE: 8
AGILITY: 24
INTELLIGENCE: 13
EVASION: 48
MAGIC DEFENSE: 103
GIL: 600
EXPERIENCE: 1182
TREASURE: None
WEAKNESS: Ice
RESISTANCE: Fire
FINAL FANTASY I :: ENEMIES

PRONUNCIATION: HEL-hound
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: ヘルハウンド
NES NAME: CEREBUS
ORIGINS NAME: Hellhound
DAWN OF SOULS NAME: Hellhound
ANNIVERSARY EDITION NAME: Hellhound

    Hellhounds were fire-breathing canines that commonly hunt in packs.

GAME INFO
    Encountered in:
     • Mount Gulg (B3, B4, B5)
     • Onrac area
     • Mirage Tower (2F)
    Uses the following spells in battle:
     • Blaze
    Vulnerable to:
     • Ice Brand
     • Excalibur

ADDITIONAL INFO
    Palette swap with:
     • Devil Hound
     • Hyenadon


Hellhound artwork by Yoshitaka Amano

NAME ORIGIN
    A hellhound is a mythical watchdog of hell based on the Greek legend of Cerberus, the three-headed hound guarding the gates of Hades. Hellhounds are also present in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game where they are brown haired dogs that breathe fire. The word comes from the combination of the words hell and hound. Hell is the place of eternal punishment for sinners in Christianity. It comes from the Old Norse Hel, the daughter of the trickster god Loki who rules over the dead in Niflheim. A hound is one of several breeds of dogs trained to pursue game either by sight or by scent. The word comes from the Old English word hund.
    In the original NES release, this enemy was named Cerebus. Cerebus is an alternate spelling of Cerberus. Cerberus is the Latinized form of the Greek name Kerberos, which translates to "demon of the pit".

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Devil Hound (FF1)
Hyenadon (FF1)
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