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Pufferfish

The pufferfish defends itself by filling its flexible body with air or water to extend a number of spikes that otherwise lie flat against its skin. While normally quite slow and deliberate, the pufferfish can contort its body to gain a sudden burst of speed that can catch predators off guard.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 13

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PufferfishCreature -1

NTinyAnimalAquatic
Source Bestiary 3 pg. 99
Perception +4; low-light vision
Skills Acrobatics +2, Athletics +4
Str +2, Dex +0, Con +2, Int -5, Wis +1, Cha -2
AC 12; Fort +5, Ref +3, Will +2
HP 12
Toxic Body Anyone who hits a pufferfish with a melee unarmed attack or a non-reach melee weapon must succeed at a DC 13 Reflex save or be pierced by a spine, taking 1 piercing damage and being exposed to pufferfish venom.
Speed swim 15 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action bite +6 [+1/-4], Damage 1d6+1 piercing plus pufferfish venomInflating Rush Two ActionsTwo Actions The pufferfish Swims up to its Speed and then inflates. Each creature within 5 feet of its space at the end of its movement must succeed at a DC 13 Reflex save or take 1 piercing damage and be exposed to pufferfish venom.Pufferfish Venom (incapacitation, poison) Saving Throw Fortitude DC 16; Maximum Duration 24 hours; Stage 1 1d4 poison damage (1 round); Stage 2 1d4 poison damage and flat-footed (1 round); Stage 3 1d4 poison damage and paralyzed (1 round); Stage 4 1d4 poison damage and paralyzed for 2d10 hours (1 round)

Sidebar - Additional Lore Peculiar Poison

Fast-acting and deadly, the pufferfish's venom is commonly used in assassinations due to its relative abundance and ease of harvesting. However, if you survive the poison's effective duration of 24 hours, recovery is quick and leaves no lingering symptoms. For this reason, the demand for pufferfish venom remains high among those who seek it to fake death.

All Monsters in "Fish"

NameLevel
Piranah Swarm3
Pufferfish-1

Fish

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 99
Swimming in vast shoals through open ocean underneath the sparkling sun, lurking deep in the muddy beds of rivers, or schooling in pristine lakes, fish are found nearly anywhere there is water.