This massive beetle is the size of a small house. Its immense, horn-like mandibles clash with a hungry fervor.
Goliath Stag Beetle CR 8
Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +17 (3d8+16)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks trample (3d8+16, DC 26)
Environment warm forests or plains
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–8)
Making its home in tropical and subtropical forests across the globe, the goliath beetle is among the largest species of giant beetle. While its diminutive cousins are primarily herbivores, the goliath stag beetle is carnivorous, hunting herd animals, humanoids, and even giants with ease. They typically use their trample attack against creatures smaller than themselves, returning after this punishing assault to pick off anything that’s still moving with swift and deadly bites.
A goliath stag beetle is 25 feet long and weighs 8,000 pounds.
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.