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Breath of Fire III Boss
ポイチ Poichi (Poich)
Pooch Sprite
260 0
Pwr Def Agl Int
32 15 12 50
EXP Zenny
55 10
Flame Frost Electric
2 2 2
EarthIconIII Sprite WindIconIII Sprite Holy
2 2 5
PsionicIconIII Sprite StatusIconIII Sprite DeathIconIII Sprite
2 2 3
Location Outside McNeil Manor
Steal Vitamin
Steal Rate 16, 1/8
Abilities Snap

Pooch is a boss within Breath of Fire III, although it is treated as a normal encounter as it doesn't not use any boss theme. He is McNeil's guard dog.


Action type
1/1 Abilities Sprite
1/1 PsionicIconIII Sprite Snap
Condition 2nd turn
Action type
1/2 Attack Sprite
1/2 Abilities Sprite
1/1 PsionicIconIII Sprite Snap
Condition HP ≤ Max HP/2
Action type
1/1 Attack Sprite


Pooch is not an overly difficult opponent but should not be underestimated as it can use its Snap ability to inflict a Def debuff on its target causing its attacks to deal more damage.

The player can have Rei try to steal a Vitamin from this opponent. Teepo can use spells although it is recommended to save some AP for the next encounter. Ryu should be focused on learning Snap as he will have the most use from it for a significant portion of the game.