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The Dread Hound, Fenrir, and Cerberus are enemies that are randomly battled in each game in the Golden Sun series. These monsters, which resemble two-headed dogs with manes in the GBA games but are redesigned with three heads in Dark Dawn, are palette swaps of each other that have differing levels of power and defense and are fought in different locations in the games. In Golden Sun only, the Cerberus is misspelled as the Cerebus (interestingly enough, the enemy is hidden in the game code of The Lost Age, like all other monsters introduced in the first game, but with its name spelled properly).

In Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age[edit]

Dread Hound[edit]

Dread Hound.png

A Dread Hound (ケルベロス Cerberus) is a purple variant with turquoise tongues, and it is level 18 in Golden Sun and level 25 in Golden Sun: The Lost Age. In Golden Sun, it is battled throughout Altmiller Cave. In The Lost Age, it is first battled throughout Gaia Rock, and subsequently throughout Izumo Ruins.

In Golden Sun, it is one of the strongest monsters in Altmiller Cave, right alongside the Golem. If you repeatedly fell Dread Hounds with Mercury Djinn until you get a Prophet's Hat, you'll most likely find that it is a valid incremental improvement to at least one of your mage-style Adepts' current headwear, assuming you get one after having come to Tolbi for the first time. In The Lost Age, the Dread Hound is generally "average" among the monsters in Gaia Rock, but the game's focus on stronger equipment artifacts acquired at earlier areas will most likely prevent the Prophet's Hat they can drop from being practical.

A Dread Hound's statistics are as follows:

Name HP PP Attack Defense Agility Luck
Dread Hound 252 0 211 56 90 13
Elemental Resistances Turns Exp Coins Item Dropped Drop Rate
Star mars.gif 175   Star venus.gif 100   Star jupiter.gif 100   Star mercury.gif 25 1 116 176 Prophets Hat.gif Prophet's Hat 1/64

A Dread Hound uses these battle commands:

Command Chance
to use
Elem. Stats
used with *
Description
Attack 2/8
(25%)
-- Standard physical attack.
Fire Breath 2/8
(25%)
Star mars.gif 115 Power Enemy ability where the user generates a mass of fire at the party of Adepts. Deals a Mars-aligned attack with 90 base damage that is spread out across 3 enemies with low damage distribution.
Double Fang 2/8
(25%)
Star venus.gif 95 Power Enemy ability where a glowing blue image of a pair of jaws chomps at the position of a targeted Adept either once or twice. Deals a Venus-aligned standard physical attack with 35 damage points added to the end result, and then that end result has a chance to be doubled.
Wicked Howl 2/8
(25%)
Star jupiter.gif 95 Power
Star jupiter.gif Level 2
Enemy ability where the user launches rings of dark red energy through a targeted Adept. Deals a Jupiter-aligned attack with 60 base damage, and there is a chance that it will stun the target.

Category:The Lost Age enemies | Category:Golden Sun enemies weak to Mercury attacks | Category:The Lost Age enemies weak to Mercury attacks | Category:Golden Sun enemies that drop unique items | Category:The Lost Age enemies that drop unique items


Fenrir[edit]

Fenrir.png

A Fenrir (フェンリル Fenrir) is a slightly more violet level 28 variant with light-green tongues. In Golden Sun, it is battled throughout the later "true" dungeon portion of Venus Lighthouse.

Of the various monsters of the first game that reside in Venus Lighthouse as the strongest of the first game's randomly encountered monsters, the Fenrir is at the height among those monsters, with about as much battling capability as the Grand Golem and perhaps only surpassable by the explosive kamikaze attacks of the Boulder Beast. Rather more notable than its statistics, however, is its randomly droppable item, Kikuichimonji, which as already noted is usually equipped in place of the Swift Sword on Ivan if acquired because they're both candidates for his most ideal weapon in Golden Sun. The Fenrir's also the only monster in the first game that drops its item that rarely, however; these factors combine to make the Fenrir one of the most popular targets for Random Number Generator abuse.

A Fenrir's statistics are as follows:

Name HP PP Attack Defense Agility Luck
Fenrir 406 0 357 125 141 9
Elemental Resistances Turns Exp Coins Item Dropped Drop Rate
Star mercury.gif 175   Star venus.gif 100   Star jupiter.gif 100   Star mars.gif 25 1 402 212 Kikuichimonji.gif Kikuichimonji 1/256

A Fenrir uses these battle commands:

Command Chance
to use
Elem. Stats
used with *
Description
Attack 2/8
(25%)
-- Standard physical attack.
Ice Blessing 2/8
(25%)
Star mercury.gif 115 Power Enemy ability where the user generates a mass of small chunks of ice at the party of Adepts. Deals a Mercury-aligned attack with 180 base damage that is spread out across 3 enemies with low damage distribution.
Double Fang 2/8
(25%)
Star venus.gif 95 Power Enemy ability where a glowing blue image of a pair of jaws chomps at the position of a targeted Adept either once or twice. Deals a Venus-aligned standard physical attack with 35 damage points added to the end result, and then that end result has a chance to be doubled.
Wicked Howl 2/8
(25%)
Star jupiter.gif 95 Power
Star jupiter.gif Level 2
Enemy ability where the user launches rings of dark red energy through a targeted Adept. Deals a Jupiter-aligned attack with 60 base damage, and there is a chance that it will stun the target.

Category:Golden Sun enemies weak to Mars attacks | Category:Golden Sun enemies that drop unique items


Cerebus[edit]

Cerebus redirects here. For the Psynergy, see Salamander Psynergy set.
Cerebus.png

A Cerebus (ヘルハウンド Hellhound) is a larger, turquoise level 35 variant with violet tongues. In Golden Sun, only two are fought throughout the entire game, together as one scripted boss encounter that occurs on the ninth "dungeon floor" of the optional Crossbone Isle as soon as you try to enter the door to that floor's puzzle room.

Compared to the "sub-boss" encounters at the previous eight floors of the dungeon, the two Cerebus monsters are much more powerful and durable, and may prove a legitimate challenge together. The usual "summon rushing" tactic of having everyone using all full-powered summons in the first turn works wonders as usual, provided all of your party members are faster than the Cerebuses even with that many Djinn On Standby; if not, though, then even that approach, which is often viewed as "cheap", carries risks, because a Cerebus can take out in one hit an Adept that hasn't summoned yet.

A Cerebus' statistics are as follows:

Name HP PP Attack Defense Agility Luck
Cerebus 2200 42 369 130 151 22
Elemental Resistances Turns Exp Coins Item Dropped Drop Rate
Star mercury.gif 175   Star venus.gif 100   Star jupiter.gif 100   Star mars.gif 25 1 1863 3200 Psy Crystal.gif Psy Crystal 1/1

A Cerebus uses these battle commands:

Command Chance
to use
Elem. Stats
used with *
Description
Double Fang 88/256
(34.4%)
Star venus.gif 95 Power Enemy ability where a glowing blue image of a pair of jaws chomps at the position of a targeted Adept either once or twice. Deals a Venus-aligned standard physical attack with 35 damage points added to the end result, and then that end result has a chance to be doubled.
Ice Blessing 53/256
(20.7%)
Star mercury.gif 115 Power Enemy ability where the user generates a mass of small chunks of ice at the party of Adepts. Deals a Mercury-aligned attack with 180 base damage that is spread out across 3 enemies with low damage distribution.
Attack 40/256
(15.6%)
-- Standard physical attack.
Restore 35/256
(13.7%)
-- Psynergy costing 3 PP that removes the Sleep, Stun, Delusion, Psynergy Seal, and Death Curse status conditions from either itself or its ally.
Wicked Howl 29/256
(11.3%)
Star jupiter.gif 95 Power
Star jupiter.gif Level 2
Enemy ability where the user launches rings of dark red energy through a targeted Adept. Deals a Jupiter-aligned attack with 60 base damage, and there is a chance that it will stun the target.
Ice Missile 11/256
(4.3%)
Star mercury.gif 115 Power Psynergy costing 23 PP that shoots a mass of ice spikes down onto multiple Adepts. Deals a Mercury-aligned attack with 160 base damage that is spread out across 3 enemies with high damage distribution.

Category:Golden Sun enemies weak to Mars attacks | Category:Psynergy-capable enemies in Golden Sun


Enemy Lines in Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Aka ManahAmazeAngle WormAnt LionApeAssassinAvimanderBallBatBlue DragonChestbeaterChimeraConch ShellColosso GladiatorCuttleDinoDirgeDoomsayerDread HoundDrone BeeEmuFlame DragonGargoyleGhostGhost ArmyGhoulGnomeGolemGressilGrubGryphonHarpyHobgoblinHydraKoboldLiving ArmorLiving StatueLizard ManManticoreMaulerMermanMini-GoblinMinotaurusMoleMomongaMummyOrcPhoenixPixiePunch AntRatRat SoldierRed DemonRocRuffianSalamanderScorpionSea DragonSeabirdSirenSkeletonSlimeSpiderStone SoldierThiefToadTornado LizardTrollUrchin BeastVerminWild MushroomWild WolfWill HeadWolfkinWood WalkerWyvernWyvern ChickZombie
Recurring single enemies
Jupiter DjinniMad PlantMars DjinniMercury DjinniMimic (Golden Sun)Mimic (The Lost Age)Venus Djinni


In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn[edit]

Dread Hound[edit]

GSDD-DreadHound.png

A Dread Hound (ケルベロス Cerberus) is a dark green level 20 variant. In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, it is battled throughout Teppe Ruins.

A Dread Hound's statistics are as follows:

Name HP PP Attack Defense Agility Luck
Dread Hound 280 0 214 63 101 ??
Elemental Resistances Turns Exp Coins Item Dropped Drop Rate
Star mars.gif 175   Star venus.gif 100   Star jupiter.gif 100   Star mercury.gif 25 1 548 169 Oil Drop DD.png Oil Drop 1/8

A Dread Hound uses these battle commands:

Command Chance
to use
Elem. Stats
used with *
Description
Attack 4/8
(50%)
-- Standard physical attack.
Fire Breath 2/8
(25%)
Star mars.gif 115 Power Enemy ability that deals a Mars-aligned attack with 60 base damage that is spread out across 3 enemies with low damage distribution.
Triple Fang 1/8
(12.5%)
Star venus.gif 95 Power Enemy ability that deals a Venus-aligned standard physical attack with 35 damage added to the end result, and then that result has a chance to be doubled.
Wicked Howl 1/8
(12.5%)
Star jupiter.gif 95 Power
Star jupiter.gif Level ??
Enemy ability that deals a Jupiter-aligned attack with 60 base damage, and there is a chance that it will stun the target.

Category:Dark Dawn enemies weak to Mercury attacks


Cerberus[edit]

GSDD-Cerberus.png

A Cerberus (ヘルハウンド Hellhound) is a violet level 36 variant. In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, it is battled throughout the Passaj Mountain Climb late in the game when the Grave Eclipse is in effect.

A Cerberus' statistics are as follows:

Name HP PP Attack Defense Agility Luck
Cerberus 512 28 392 181 202 ??
Elemental Resistances Turns Exp Coins Item Dropped Drop Rate
Star mercury.gif 175   Star venus.gif 100   Star jupiter.gif 100   Star mars.gif 25 1 3410 131 Berserker claw.gif Berserker Claw 1/128

A Cerberus uses these battle commands:

Command Chance
to use
Elem. Stats
used with *
Description
Attack 4/8
(50%)
-- Standard physical attack.
Ice Breath 1/8
(12.5%)
Star mercury.gif 115 Power Enemy ability that deals a Mercury-aligned attack with 50 base damage that is spread out across 3 enemies with low damage distribution
Triple Fang 1/8
(12.5%)
Star venus.gif 95 Power Enemy ability that deals a Venus-aligned standard physical attack with 35 damage added to the end result, and then that result has a chance to be doubled.
Wicked Howl 1/8
(12.5%)
Star jupiter.gif 95 Power
Star jupiter.gif Level ??
Enemy ability that deals a Jupiter-aligned attack with 60 base damage, and there is a chance that it will stun the target.
Ice Horn 1/8
(12.5%)
Star mercury.gif 115 Power Psynergy costing 11 PP that deals a Mercury-aligned attack with 70 base damage that is spread out across 3 enemies with high damage distribution.

Category:Dark Dawn enemies weak to Mars attacks | Category:Psynergy-capable enemies in Dark Dawn | Category:Dark Dawn enemies that drop unique items


Fenrir[edit]

GSDD-Fenrir.png

A Fenrir (フェンリル Fenrir) is a silvery gray level 43 variant. In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, it is battled throughout the Endless Wall and the Apollo Ascent.

A Fenrir's statistics are as follows:

Name HP PP Attack Defense Agility Luck
Fenrir 612 33 459 227 247 ??
Elemental Resistances Turns Exp Coins Item Dropped Drop Rate
Star mercury.gif 175   Star venus.gif 100   Star jupiter.gif 100   Star mars.gif 25 1 5197 256 Atropos rod.gif Atropos' Rod 1/128

A Fenrir uses these battle commands:

Command Chance
to use
Elem. Stats
used with *
Description
Attack 4/8
(50%)
-- Standard physical attack.
Ice Breath 1/8
(12.5%)
Star mercury.gif 115 Power Enemy ability that deals a Mercury-aligned attack with 90 base damage that is spread out across 3 enemies with low damage distribution
Triple Fang 1/8
(12.5%)
Star venus.gif 95 Power Enemy ability that deals a Venus-aligned standard physical attack with 35 damage added to the end result, and then that result has a chance to be doubled.
Wicked Howl 1/8
(12.5%)
Star jupiter.gif 95 Power
Star jupiter.gif Level ??
Enemy ability that deals a Jupiter-aligned attack with 60 base damage, and there is a chance that it will stun the target.
Ice Missile 1/8
(12.5%)
Star mercury.gif 115 Power Psynergy costing 11 PP that deals a Mercury-aligned attack with 160 base damage that is spread out across 3 enemies with high damage distribution.

Category:Dark Dawn enemies weak to Mars attacks | Category:Psynergy-capable enemies in Dark Dawn | Category:Dark Dawn enemies that drop unique items


Enemy Lines in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
AmazeApeBallBatBugmanChimeraCurse DemonCuttleDark DevourerDirgeDread HoundDrone BeeFlutter SeedGhostGoblingGreat DragonGryphonHarpyHobbleHydraKoboldLizard BruteLizard ManMad PlantMaulerMermanMinotaurusMoleMomongaPixieRatRat SoldierSalamanderScuttlerSirenSkeletonSkorpnaSkullSky DragonSlimeSpiderStealthy ScoutTrollWild WolfWillowispWolfkinWyvernZombie
Recurring single enemies
Jupiter DjinniMars DjinniMercury DjinniMimicVenus Djinni


Cultural References[edit]

The overall enemy line was based off the Hellhound, which refers to a wide variety of demonic, supernatural dogs. Cerberus is one of the most well known Hellhounds.

  • Fenrir, in Norse tradition, was a monstrous wolf and the son of Loki and Angrboda. During Ragnarök, Fenrir killed and consumed the ruler of Asgard, Odin, but was in turn killed by his son, Víðarr.
  • Cerberus is a three-headed dog in Greek mythology who was employed by Hades to guard the gates of the Underworld. According to Greek mythology, Cerberus was a male and one of Typhon and Echidna's offspring. His brother was the two-headed hellhound, Orthrus.

The "Cerebus" misspelling in Golden Sun was, unusually enough, also made in a certain popular comic.

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