Dwarf (Enemy) is an enemy appearing in Chrono Cross. Dwarves are short seed-shaped humanoids that wear huge helmets and wield shovels, similar to the other members of their race.
Encountered as a boss in Hydra Marshes, Dwarves appear alongside two Daggy Dwarves, three Daffy Dwarves, and the Dwarf Chieftain. It is advised to take out at least one Daffy Dwarf to prevent the casting of Hi-HoWarCry, a strong Yellow Element. While Dwarves typically do not strike enemies with their physical weapons, they do band together with other dwarves to cast Hi-HoChorus which moderately damages all party members. Weakening the dwarves with physical attacks and using NeoFio's PopPopPop should end the battle quite quickly.
Led by the Dwarf Chieftain, these Dwarves fight alongside their usual comrades, the Daggy Dwarves and Daffy Dwarves. Several batches are encountered in both the main area of Water Dragon Isle, as well as the cave within. Together, they have decided to pillage the Fairy colony there and usurp their leader, Rosetta. The Chieftain claims this tactic of savagry was taught to the Dwarves by Serge, who slays the last remaining Hydra in Hydra Marshes, which whom these creatures deify. When Serge battles his way through these infantrymen, he encounters the Hi Ho Tank, a militaristic vehicle created by the Dwarves to ensure their victory against the fairies. Accompanying this machine are two Dwarves. The player should defeat them first, then focus on the tank, to avoid the added agitation of healing after the Dwarves cast Hi-HoChorus.