This beast’s armored head has three sharp horns decorating its face and a large round crest angling back over its neck from its skull.
Triceratops CR 8
Str 26, Dex 9, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 7
Base Atk +10; CMB +20; CMD 29 (33 vs. trip)
Feats Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical, Power Attack, Run, Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Focus (gore)
Skills Perception +24
Characters with ranks in Knowledge (nature) can learn more about dinosaurs. When a character makes a successful skill check, the following lore is revealed, including the information from lower DCs.
|18||This huge lumbering creature is a triceratops, an ancient reptilian beast of the group known as dinosaurs. This result reveals all animal traits.|
|23||Triceratops are well defended by their thick hind, and can deliver a nasty gore with their trio of horns. More deadly however is a charging triceratops – a opponent must not only watch out for its dangerous horns with the full weight of a charging 9-ton monster behind them, but also be wary of being trampled underfoot by this massive beast.|
Starting Statistics: Size Medium; Speed 30 ft.; AC +6 natural armor; Attack gore (1d8); Ability Scores Str 10, Dex 13, Con 11, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 7.
7th-Level Advancement: Size Large, AC +3 natural armor; Attack gore (2d6); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4; Special Qualities powerful charge.
Environment warm plains
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (5–8)
The triceratops is a stubborn and short-tempered herbivore.
A typical triceratops is 30 feet long and weighs 20,000 pounds.
Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, © 2009, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.