|Japanese Name||ビギニング (Biginingu, lit. Beginning)|
|Drop (Common)||Drop (Rare)|
|Steal (Common)||Steal (Rare)|
|Earth Charm||Yellow Brooch|
The Prehysteric is an enemy fought in Chrono Cross. Prehysterics take on the appearance of miniature-sized humanoid creatures wearing skulls sporting two large horns over their eyes. They are dressed in leaf skirts, and wear a necklace of skulls around their necks. Prehysterics also wield a tiki-patterned shield and a skull rod as their main form of equipment. They can only be found roaming the densely-forested trails of Gaea's Navel. Prehysterics can be trapped in the Forget-Me-Not Pot and added to the pool of Doppelgangs performed by Sprigg.
Battle and Strategy
Prehysterics usually appear in twos or threes. They are also known to sometimes accompany PreyMantises or Pterodacts into battle. Prehysterics attack by swinging their skull rods at their foes, which is capable of inflicting fairly heavy amounts of damage in the process. They are also able to utilize a unique tech of their own, which is that of JurasicBeat. JurasicBeat allows Prehysterics to perform a ritual of sorts to confuse selected targets, causing said targets to attack friend and foe alike. In short, Prehysterics may prove to be fairly formidable opponents, and as such, caution should be exercised when facing them in battle.
The name of this enemy, Prehysteric is a play on the word Prehistoric. Prehistory (meaning "before history," from the Latin word for "before," præ) is the span of time before recorded history, and can refer to the period of human existence before the availability of those written records with which recorded history begins. In this case, the Prehysteric enemy is portrayed as originating from this time period, and as such, the name is a befitting one.
The Japanese name of this enemy, Beginning, refers to the fact that the Prehysteric enemy comes from an era which is commonly referred to as "the beginning of time".