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Rabite
Rabite.png
Artwork of a rabite from Children of Mana
First appearance Final Fantasy Adventure (1991)
Latest appearance Legend of Mana (remake) (2021)
Variants
Black Rabite
Great Rabite
Grim Rabite
King Rabite
Raviolos
Silktail
Snowy Rabite
Comparable
Labune
Notable members
Buju
Derivatives
Rabite Cap
Rabite Forest
Rabite Knuckles
Rabite Slippers

Rabites are rabbit-like monsters that appear in nearly every game of the Mana series, since their debut in Final Fantasy Adventure. Rabites are very common enemies, although they have appeared as pets, and are among the weakest ones encountered. They are a mascot of the Mana series.

History[edit]

Final Fantasy Adventure[edit]

Rabite FFA sprite.png

In Final Fantasy Adventure, Rabites are primarily encountered in Topple, although they also appear in Wendel during Julius's attack on the location. Rabites move around by bouncing very high, after which they slowly descend back onto the ground.

Secret of Mana[edit]

“Rabite -- These are the weakest creatures you"(sic)ll encounter.”
Secret of Mana Official Game Secrets, (page 158)

Rabites appear around Potos Village and in lowland areas between Potos and Pandora. They can also appear as the result of the spell Change Form or as a transformation of the Shape Shifter enemy.

Trials of Mana[edit]

Legend of Mana[edit]

“Beast -- STR: Wisp, Dryad ; WK: Shade, Aura -- A round bunny-like monster. Watch out for its biting attacks!”
In-Game Encyclopedia

In Legend of Mana, the rabites encountered in the wild are instead white, as it is possible for the Hero or Heroine to raise a pet rabite, who retains its usual yellow color. Both types of rabites have the same attacks, such as biting, and Glare, which is an attack that decreases its target's attack power.

Wild rabites are encountered at Luon Highway, Fieg Snowfields, and The White Forest. Their strength is different in each location, depending on when it can be accessed by the Hero or Heroine.

Like other domesticated pet monsters, a rabite hatches from a Monster Egg. Monster Eggs with a rabite can be found at Lake Kilma and The White Forest. Unlike wild rabites, a domesticated rabite's strength depends on how many experience points it has. Domesticated rabites are not strong fighters, but they have a special ability named HP Recovery that increases the the Hero or Heroine's hit point recovery rate.

Other appearances[edit]

  • In Final Fantasy X-2 there is an accessory called the Rabite's Foot (despite Rabites not having any feet), which increases the Luck statistic by 100 points. Its name is a play on "rabbit's foot" and also references how rabbit feet are considered by some to be a good-luck charm.
  • In SaGa Frontier, statues of rabites appear outside of a shrine. In the hidden ending, when all scenarios are completed, the player can defeat a rabite in combat.

Appearances in other media[edit]

Legend of Mana (manga)[edit]

In the Legend of Mana manga, a Rabite appears as a dangerous but cuddly comic relief character and emergency food ration for the main hero.

Stats[edit]

  • HP: 4
  • Attack Power: 10
  • Defense Power: 1
  • EXP: 1
  • GP: 2
Rabite
Rabite Secret of Mana sprite.png HP Strength Agility Intelligence Phys. Defense Phys. Evasion Undine icon SOM sprite.png Gnome icon SOM sprite.png Sylphid icon SOM sprite.png Salamando icon SOM sprite.png Shade icon SOM sprite.png Lumina icon SOM sprite.png Luna icon SOM sprite.png Dryad icon SOM sprite.png
20 3 1 1 0 0 Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal
MP EXP GP Wisdom Magic Defense Magic Evasion Common Drop Rare Drop Probability Trap Trap evade Analyzer Lv
0 1 2 1 0 0 Candy 4 GP 1/8 N/A N/A 0
Level Element Location(s) Special Abilities
1 None Potos Falls
Potos Village Outskirts
None
Type Japanese
Animal ラビ
rabi
rabi
Rabite
Rabite TOM sprite.png Drop(s) Lumina menu TOM sprite.gif Gnome menu TOM sprite.gif Sylphid menu TOM sprite.gif Shade menu TOM sprite.gif Undine menu TOM sprite.gif Salamando menu TOM sprite.gif Luna menu TOM sprite.gif Dryad menu TOM sprite.gif
Low LUCK Low LUCK & rare High LUCK Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal
Candy TOM sprite.pngCandy Chocolate TOM sprite.pngChocolate Item Seed TOM sprite.pngItem Seed Light Saber TOM sprite.gif Stone Saber TOM sprite.gif Lightning Saber TOM sprite.gif Dark Saber TOM sprite.gif Ice Saber TOM sprite.gif Flame Saber TOM sprite.gif Moon Saber TOM sprite.gif Leaf Saber TOM sprite.gif
Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal
Type Location(s) Special Abilities Note(s)
Animal Rabite Forest (Lv 1, Lv 8, Lv 9, Lv 10, Lv 13*, Lv 14*)
Golden Road (Lv 4 -Day only-)
Sanctuary of Mana (Lv 25, Lv 26, Lv 27)
Bite Sleeps at night.
Levels marked with an asterisk (*) indicate that those rabites are spawn by silktails.
Japanese
ラビ
rabi
rabi
Rabite
Locations
Luon Highway, Fieg Snowfields, The White Forest
Rabite 1st palette LOM sprite.png
Rabite 2nd palette LOM sprite.png
Type Beast Synchro
STR Wisp, Dryad HP Recovery
WK Shade, Aura Additional Info
HP 21
ATK 10
Drop Levels
Lv.1 5x Exp.
1x Luc.
Lv.5 Animal Bone
Lv.2 Candy Lv.6 Little Eye
Lv.3 Animal Meat Lv.7 Hairball
Lv.4 Animal Hide Lv.8 RabiteEar
(AnimalHide Mantle: 6 Def.)
001 – Rabite
Rabite Sword of Mana sprite.png HP stat Sword of Mana sprite.gif Power stat Sword of Mana sprite.gif Defense stat Sword of Mana sprite.gif Intellect class Sword of Mana sprite.gif Experience Icon SDOM.png Sword icon Sword of Mana sprite.png Staff icon Sword of Mana sprite.png Knuckles icon Sword of Mana sprite.png Flail icon Sword of Mana sprite.png Sickle Sword of Mana icon.png Bow icon Sword of Mana sprite.png Spear icon Sword of Mana sprite.png Axe icon Sword of Mana sprite.png Morning Star icon Sword of Mana sprite.png
20 5 2 2 1
Prime sense Sword of Mana sprite.png Sub sense Sword of Mana sprite.png Agility stat Sword of Mana sprite.gif Mind stat Sword of Mana sprite.gif Lucre Sword of Mana sprite.gif Mystery Items Sword of Mana sprite.png Wisp Sword of Mana animation.gif Shade Sword of Mana animation.gif Luna Sword of Mana animation.gif Salamander Sword of Mana animation.gif Undine Sword of Mana animation.gif Dryad Sword of Mana animation.gif Jinn Sword of Mana animation.gif Gnome Sword of Mana animation.gif
Smell None 1 1 1 None 🞪
Type Location(s) Drop(s)
Fauna Path to Topple
Topple Outskirts
Path to Cave
Vinquette Vicinity
Path to Scaly Lair
Gumdrop Sword of Mana sprite.pngGumdrop (55%)
Round Seed Sword of Mana sprite.pngRound Seed (21%)
Bone material Sword of Mana sprite.pngAnimal Bone (15%)
Animal Meat Sword of Mana sprite.pngAnimal Meat (9%)
Japanese
ラビ
Rabi
Rabi
Rabite
Rabite HOM sprite.png Standard Attack icon HOM sprite.png Bite
Critical Attack icon HOM sprite.png NONE
Unit Gatherer Unit icon HOM sprite.png Description
Mobility Terrestrial Mobility icon HOM sprit.png An animal with a round
body with a big bucktooth.
It's a hard worker that
can carry its weight.
HP icon HOM sprite.png 30
Attack Power icon HOM sprite.png 1
Cost icon HOM sprite.png 0

General information[edit]

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Physical appearance and traits[edit]

Rabites resemble a small rabbit with no legs, large ears that curve upward and form a point at the tip, and a round, puffy tail. They are usually found in grassy areas. Movement by the rabites is achieved by hopping along the ground by pushing up with the muscles on its underside, allowing it to move forward while propelling its body through the air. Though many aspects of its physiology remain unrevealed by Square Enix, its body appears to contain little to no bone structure, as evidenced by the extreme pliability of its stomach and mouth, which it is able to open quite widely. However, in some games, the rabite tends to spew forth several bones from its body upon defeat, often more so than could logically be housed inside its small frame. One possible explanation could be that the bones come from an animal the rabite has recently devoured, or it could simply be a recycled death graphic that should not be taken literally. In the earlier games, the rabite, upon defeat, explodes in a colorful splash.

Despite their docile appearance, rabites can and most often will attack unprovoked. Their primary attack consists of lunging at an opponent, mouth agape, and biting down on them with their single, large tooth. They can be quickly defeated from a single hit. According to some of its other traits found in Secret of Mana, in the event it becomes too wounded to fight or if it faces a threat too large for it to handle, it will attempt to flee. If it becomes surrounded it will then cover its face in a last bid for mercy. In any game featuring a day-night cycle, rabites can be seen sleeping when it becomes dark rather than moving around screen, which would make them diurnal.

Variants[edit]

Screenshot of the Heroine fighting yellow rabites in Sword of Mana.

While the most common rabites are depicted as yellow, several other types exist, each one being different from the other in terms of strength.

  • Silktails are a pink and stronger variant of a rabite enemy. Unlike yellow rabites, the pink rabites rely on their ability to both attack and heal, using their ability to conjure minor restorative magic (the silktails in Secret of Mana also possess a sleep spell). They are much more aggressive than regular rabites, using jumping and leaping attacks and pursuing foes well after dark.
  • King Rabites, which only appear in Trials of Mana, have a lilac color, and are hardier and more aggressive than their relatives. Somewhat of a rarity, King Rabites make their home in the fabled Mana Holyland, a sacred place that houses the Mana Tree. They can summon rabites and rabilions to their aid, and they have a potent attack which pummels a foe with many tiny rabites.
  • Great Rabites are even more powerful than king rabites, and first appear in Trials of Mana. Aside from inheriting nearly all of their lesser cousins' attacks, these green members of the species can stomp their foes flat by enlarging themselves to perform a Jumbonk attack.
  • Black Rabites are an elusive variant who are matched only by their immense power. First appearing in Trials of Mana, the Black Rabite is an optional boss character that wields powerful magic and has a staggering amount of health. The origin of this beast is unknown, but it has somehow come into possession of powerful mana that allows it to cast nearly every spell in the game, as well as summon equal-level monsters to its aid. The Black Rabite is seen in a hidden path inside the Dragon's Hole in Trials of Mana, not too far from the entrance. The Black Rabite appears again as a result of an easter egg in Sword of Mana by killing 1000 normal rabites, thus allowing the player to "upgrade" any rabites encountered thereafter into their black counterparts. Although much more powerful physically than normal rabites, these Black Rabites lack the magic abilities of the one found in Trials of Mana.
  • Grim Rabites are not in themselves a rabite species in Dawn of Mana, but rather a severe corruption of any rabite species by the Echoes of Mavolia, inheriting various dark powers from the spirits that take hold.

Also in Dawn of Mana, a rabite named Buju is a pet belonging to Ritzia, who took him in after he was abandoned by his family.

Etymology[edit]

Rabite's name is a portmanteau of "rabbit" and "bite," a reference to how it is based on rabbits and primary means of attack, respectively.

Profiles[edit]

  • Secret of Mana Official Game Secrets (page 158): "These are the weakest enemies you''ll[sic] encounter."

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Rabite.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ラビ
Rabi
Spanish Gazapo ???
French Liévro (SNES)
Lapyn (remake)
Based on lièvre (hare)
Based on lapin (rabbit)
German Pogopuschel (SNES)
Mümmler (remake)
???
Munchkin
Rabite icon EOM artwork.png Randi --"Whoa! What's a Rabite doing in a place like this?"
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