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Final Fantasy XIII
Strategy Guide

First Published: 11-06-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 01-11-2019 / 16:08 GMT
Version: 1.00 (????) 28-02-2020 / 11:00 GMT

Final Fantasy XIII Guide

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Missions 1-10

Mission 10: Hollow Hope

Enemy Info

Mark Ambling Bellows
Stone Location Archylte Steppe - Central Expanse
Mark Location Archylte Steppe - Northern Highplain
Class C
Additional Foes None
Initial Reward Super Conductor x4
Repeat Reward Thrust Bearing x3
Prerequisite Mission 05

I long for the release of crystal sleep. Perhaps when I wake the world will be a better place. I should hurry and destroy the ambling bellows raising havoc on the steppe’s northern highplain.


Ambling Bellows is a mark in Final Fantasy XIII, found in Taejin’s Tower, as part of both Mission 22 and Mission 10. Similar to the related Boxed Phalanx enemy, it can call and power up the Cryptos, and is a formidable foe on its own as well. It will call more Cryptoses if they are all destroyed, but will not if one still remains.

[Left] Ambling Bellows Enemy Intel. [Right] Battle commences.


A quick way to defeat it is to gain a Preemptive Strike, which puts the chain gauge at almost full. A single strike should be enough to Stagger it, whereupon it can be launched and quickly defeated. Failing this, you could fight until its HP is low, and then summon an Eidolon, filling your health and allowing the monster to be more easily defeated.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    Android, iOS, PC, PS3, 360
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    11 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    1 November 2019
  • Guide Author

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