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Toad, Giant

Stubby warts dot the skin of this horse-sized brown toad. Its throat bulges and ripples as though about to croak.

Giant Toad
CR 2

XP 600
N Large animal
Init +1; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +8

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 10, flat-footed 13 (+1 Dex, +4 natural, –1 size)
hp
22 (3d8+9)
Fort
+6, Ref +6, Will +0
Defensive Abilities
poison skin

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., swim 15 ft.
Melee
bite +5 (1d6+6 plus grab)
Space
10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks
swallow whole (1d4 bludgeoning, AC 12, 2 hp)

STATISTICS

Str 19, Dex 13, Con 16, Int 1, Wis 8, Cha 6
Base Atk
+2; CMB +7 (+11 grapple); CMD 18 (22 vs. trip)
Feats
Lightning Reflexes, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills
Acrobatics +5 (+9 jump), Perception +8, Stealth* +5, Swim +12; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics (+8 jump), +4 Stealth, +8 Swim

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Poison Skin (Ex)

A creature that strikes a giant toad with an unarmed strike or natural weapon exposes itself to the toad’s poisonous skin.

Skin—contact; save Fort DC 14; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1d2 Wisdom damage; cure 1 save.



Giant Toad Companions
Giant toad companions are identical to giant frog animal companions, save that they lack the frog’s tongue and pull abilities. Instead, they gain the poison skin ability at 4th level.

Starting Statistics: Size Medium; Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.; AC +1 natural armor; Attack bite (1d6); Ability Scores Str 15, Dex 13, Con 16, Int 1, Wis 9, Cha 6; Special Qualities low-light vision, scent .

4th–Level Advancement: Ability Scores Str +2, Dex +2; Special Qualities poison skin, swallow whole.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forests, plains, or swamps
Organization
solitary, pair, or knot (3–12)
Treasure
none

Most giant toads live in dryer areas after maturing, returning to the water only to mate and give birth.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.