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Mossback

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Mossback
Mossback
Japanese Name Salgassa (サルガッサ Sarugassa?)
SNES / PS Name Shitake
HP Defense Magic Defense
158 127 0
EXP TP G
111 2 0
Weak Absorbs Immune
None None None
Location Reptite Lair (Prehistory)
Treasure Petal
Charm None
Techs Osmose / Absorbs HP
Escape
Counters None
Combo Counters None
Combos None


The Mossback is an enemy in Chrono Trigger. It appears in the Reptite Lair during Prehistory. Mossbacks appear as quadrupedal creatures with mushrooms on their backs.

Battle and Strategy[edit]

Often accompanied by Winged Apes, Mossbacks remain relatively inert during battle. If a Winged Ape is present, it will pick up the Mossback and toss it at a party member.

Etymology[edit]

The mushroom structure atop the backs of these creatures are green, and moss is typically the same color. Additionally, the SNES name, Shitake stems from a mushroom called Shiitake.