|Japanese Name||パイレッタ (Pairetta, lit. Pirate)|
|Drop (Common)||Drop (Rare)|
|Steal (Common)||Steal (Rare)|
The Crossbones is an enemy appearing in Chrono Cross. While aboard the S.S. Invincible, Crossbones is one of my undead creatures to de-board the Ghost Ship and terrorize Fargo's sailors. After escaping from their makeshift prison cell, Serge and his friends see several of these reanimated skeletons dueling with these ship-hands. All of which need to be engaged in battle by Serge and his companions before receiving the key to the upper levels of the ship.
They appear as one-eyed skeletal pirates, wielding cutlasses and wearing green bandannas.
Battle and Strategy
Crossbones typically appear in twos and threes, or alongside a Wraith. If taken out with white elements, or other strong attacks quickly, the party can avoid eating a SwordDance tech, which is highly powerful, powerful enough to knock-out a party member with one casting. Otherwise, these creatures simply attack with their cutlasses.
One suggested strategy is to attack one Crossbones with Serge's Swallow (preferably one made of Steel or Iron). Using all stamina points save one should take out one of the Crossbones that appears in the swarm, leaving the other vulnerable to Serge's Dash&Slash tech, which will kill it in one fell swoop. Should Serge miss an attack, simply prepare White Elements with another character and destroy the remaining ones that way.
Pirate ships often hoisted black flags with the images of Jolly Roger on it. That symbol depicts a skull and two crossbones. These pirates likely gather their name from this emblem.