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Peco
ペコロス Pekorosu (Pecoros)
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Type
Playable Character
Race
Mutant Grassmen
Home
Dump
Occupation
Wanderer
Height
120 cm (3'11")
Weight
66.6 kg (146.8 lbs)
Action
Headbutt
Weapon
Claws
Voice actor
Yukiko Matsuura
I II III IV V VI
"pefuuuuuu"
— Peco, sleeping
"Peco is a little onion-like creature that was created from an experiment at the Plant. Although he doesn't seem to have strong ties with humans, he is very in-touch with nature, especially the Yggdrasil tree. He learns a unique set of breath attacks and has the ability to regenerate a small amount of HP every turn. Peco excels in HP and defense, however he doesn't have much in the way of agility and intelligence. But with some good master management, Peco can easily become a great character to have in your team."
— Bio

Peco is a playable character in Breath of Fire III. He is a mutated member of the grassmen tribe and also Yggdrasil.

Appearance and Personality[]

Peco is a small, onion-like mutant with yellow hair and red, pointy feet. His body is partly covered by a thin outer green layer. His eyes are red and something similar to a sprout is sticking out from the top of his head.

Peco is unable to speak due to what seems to be low intelligence (he humorously has the lowest Intelligence stat of all playable characters), and is only capable of creating incomprehensible noises. However, he seems to be able to understand what a person is saying, and is able to grasp the mood and seriousness of a situation. When spoken to, Ryu infers what he is trying to express by looking at his reaction.

Peco serves as the comic relief of the game due to his manners and habit of running into comical situations.

Story[]

"Myria... Life in your world has been protected from the desert, and death...but that's not the same as living..."
— Peco to Myria

Peco is, as Momo believes, birthed from the charred remains of the mutant fought in the Dump as a "gift" to Ryu and friends. The team names him, and he joins the party. The party is now able to speak to Yggdrasil through Peco, and gain him as a Master.

The team arrives at Genmel and register for the Contest of Champions. However, Balio and Sunder will only let the team go free as long as they hold a hostage, one of which is Momo or Peco. After the contest is won, Garr suspiciously claims the team as his "prize", and the party is reunited with the held teammate.

After the timeskip, the party picks up Peco from Yggdrasil's grove and he helps them enter the Plant by knocking rocks down from a cliff onto a couple of greenhouses, relieving the gas chamber from chrysm gas, allowing the team to progress further inside. Around and inside the facility, several Peco-like creatures are found.

The team is eventually in need of locating Shaly Seeds to use in the mixture needed to create the perfect Shisu to feed a spoiled mayor. Peco acquires these seeds by running headfirst into the tree in which these seeds grow upon, located in Maekyss Gorge.

In Ryu's Dream, Ryu finds himself lost in a maze where projections of his friends show their doubts and uncertainty of their parts in the adventure. He stumbles upon Peco at the heart of the world, and he surprises Ryu by speaking to him, encouraging him that the path he's walking is the right one. After evading the mirages Teepo has laid out for him, Teepo is shocked that Ryu counts Yggdrasil among his companions, which he infers is the reason Ryu was able to journey so far through his mind.

Defeating Teepo, the team progress through the station and finally encounters Myria, the final goal of their travels. The party is shown to be vastly inferior in strength to the goddess, as she easily dispatches each of them by vanishing the group one by one, leaving only Ryu and Peco, the latter of which she senses no presence of threat from. This shows to be her mistake, as the power of Yggdrasil channels through him, bringing back the people she removed. Realizing his identity, she expresses a feeling of anxiety at his words, and treats his power as equal to hers as she puts the fate of the world in Ryu's hands. Peco and the rest of the party spurs him to follow his destiny and believe in his comrades, and together they bring down the demon formed in front of them, setting the world free from its bounds.

Through Peco or rather he as Yggdrasil himself, exerts his influence and life begins returning to the barren Desert of Death.

In Battle[]

Peco is a peculiar character to employ in battle. As his entrance into the party is his 'birth', he begins the game at level 1, whereas his party members are usually around level 15 or higher at his joining. This can be a good thing however, as his low level can make it easier for players to gain some hard-to-earn spells from masters like Deis and Ladon, who yield their best abilities only after gaining ten or fifteen levels while under their respective wings. With this in mind, use the Monopolize Skill while in battle so he gets all the EXP, which will cause his Level to skyrocket, especially in areas with strong monsters, making it very easy to gain the hard-to-acquire Skills from those two Masters. You can then transfer those Skills to whatever character you desire. If you want to further beef him up, then Fahl and Bunyan are also good choices, turning him into quite the bruiser, especially since Agility isn't really necessary with Peco.

In actual combat, Peco can be quite useful. While he is somewhat lacking in magical clout, his physical abilities can make up for that detriment.


From his first appearance, his HP values are excessively high and continue to skyrocket from there, easily breaking 100 HP in a few levels and has an inherent resistance level of 4 versus death effects. This, along with a Defense that is primarily unparalleled, and a constant HP regeneration while in battle makes him very tough for enemies to kill. Add his naturally high offensive status to the mix and you find yourself with a classic tank (even if he is an onion). Peco seems to have a very high Reprisal chance for a multitude of different abilities (minus spells) in battle as well, making him the best choice for the front line of an Offensive formation as he can use abilities such as Steal and still have a chance to do damage on the same turn. While in the (1) position of the Attack formation, Peco has a 100% counter attack rate to all abilities he is able to counter.

Abilities[]

Abilities
Level Ability Type Description AP Cost
10 Dream Breath Assist Induce sleep in all targets 3
17 Venom Breath Assist Poison all targets 3
20 Rejuvenate Heal Heal medium wounds on one target 7
21 Purify Heal Cures poison 4
30 Ice Breath Attack Frost: damage altered by HP 4
31 Fire Breath Attack Flame: damage altered by HP 4

Stats[]

Stats
Lvl HP AP Pwr Def Agl Int
1 40 8 18 14 3 4
2 43 9 21 14 3 4
3 47 10 22 15 4 4
4 51 13 25 17 5 4
5 65 19 31 22 5 7
6 67 21 33 23 7 7
7 73 21 35 23 7 7
8 87 26 42 29 8 12
9 92 28 44 31 8 12
10 98 32 47 34 8 12
11 103 32 51 34 9 12
12 106 34 53 37 9 12
13 121 39 60 43 9 18
14 124 40 61 45 9 18
15 129 43 64 45 12 18
16 134 46 67 48 12 18
17 148 52 74 54 12 20
18 163 59 80 59 14 22
19 169 59 82 61 14 22
20 173 62 85 64 14 22
21 180 66 86 64 14 22
22 194 73 93 70 15 26
23 198 75 96 72 15 26
24 204 75 98 75 17 26
25 211 78 102 77 17 26
26 216 80 109 81 19 26
27 231 86 112 88 19 31
28 236 88 113 91 19 31
29 243 90 114 92 19 31
30 258 97 121 99 20 34
31 264 100 125 101 22 34
32 268 100 128 103 22 34
33 274 102 130 107 22 34
34 279 102 134 107 23 34
35 294 110 141 113 23 37
36 302 110 144 113 23 37
37 309 113 146 115 24 37
38 315 114 148 118 24 37
39 329 120 155 122 25 41
40 333 122 156 122 25 41
41 339 124 158 122 27 41
42 343 124 161 125 27 41
43 358 130 168 130 28 45
44 358 131 171 132 28 45
45 363 132 171 132 28 45
46 367 135 172 134 28 45
47 380 141 178 139 28 48
48 383 143 181 140 29 48
49 386 143 183 142 29 48
50 386 145 184 142 29 48
51 388 146 184 143 29 48
52 398 151 189 148 29 50
53 399 151 189 150 29 50
54 401 151 189 151 29 50
55 404 152 191 151 30 50
56 404 154 194 153 30 50
57 413 159 199 157 30 53
58 413 159 201 157 31 53
59 416 159 202 159 31 53
60 417 159 202 161 31 53
61 417 159 203 161 31 53
62 419 159 204 161 32 53
63 423 163 210 166 32 55
64 423 163 210 167 32 55
65 424 163 211 167 32 55
66 424 165 211 167 33 55
67 424 165 212 168 33 55
68 425 166 212 168 33 55
69 429 171 216 172 33 56
70 429 172 216 172 33 56
71 431 172 218 173 33 56
72 431 173 218 175 33 56
73 431 173 219 175 34 56
74 435 177 222 179 34 57
75 435 179 222 180 34 57
76 436 179 224 180 34 57
77 438 180 224 182 34 57
78 438 180 226 182 35 57
79 440 181 226 183 35 57
80 440 181 227 183 35 57
81 441 183 227 183 36 57
82 441 183 228 186 36 57
83 444 183 229 186 37 57
84 444 183 229 188 37 57
85 444 185 229 188 37 57
86 446 185 230 188 37 57
87 446 187 230 189 38 57
88 447 187 232 189 38 57
89 448 188 232 189 39 57
90 451 188 232 190 39 57
91 451 189 234 190 39 57
92 451 190 234 192 40 57
93 452 190 234 192 40 57
94 454 190 234 193 40 57
95 454 191 235 195 40 57
96 454 191 236 195 41 57
97 457 191 237 195 41 57
98 457 191 237 195 41 57
99 458 193 237 196 41 57

Intrinsics[]

Surprise Reprisal Critical Dodge Accuracy Willpower Death
35 50 3 0 90% 1 4

Theory[]

  • As Peco reveals themselves as Yggdrasil during the end game, it can be assumed that the Mutant and Peco are one and the same person. Clues are Peco's anger in their first appearance as something went wrong and their frustrated expression towards Momo's explaination. Another clue are the voices the party heard near at the Yggdrasil tree, as they found Peco there after reuniting with Momo.
  • In the same vein, Peco may have feigned stupidity first to resign themselves to their new fate, another reason may have been later to fool Myria, in order to catch her offguard.

Trivia[]

  • When Peco attacks he takes the shape of the Mutant.
  • Peco's design is reminiscent to Spar's "Seedling" Fusion form.
  • Ironically, Peco has the lowest Intelligence of all the player characters, but is the voice, thereby an extension, of Yggdrasil, the Tree of Wisdom.
  • Due to a bug, Peco skips level 98 and immediately jumps to level 99.

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