Locust, Giant

The mandibles of this enormous grasshopper churn and grind as it quests for food.

Giant Locust CR 3

XP 800
N Medium vermin
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


AC 17, touch 12, flat-footed 15 (+2 Dex, +5 natural)
hp 22 (4d8+4)
Fort +5, Ref +3, Will +1
Immune mind-affecting effects; Resist acid 5


Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)
Melee bite +6 (1d8+4)
Ranged spit +5 touch (1d3 acid)
Special Attacks voracious


Str 16, Dex 15, Con 13, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 7
Base Atk +3; CMB +6; CMD 18 (26 vs. trip)
Skills Acrobatics +2 (+20 jumping), Climb +11; Racial Modifiers +18 Acrobatics while jumping
SQ leap


Leap (Ex)

A giant locust can take 10 on Acrobatics checks to jump even if distracted or in danger.

Spit (Ex)

A giant locust can spit a brown jet of acid and partially digested food up to 30 feet with no range increment.

Voracious (Ex)

A giant locust’s bite attack deals double damage to creatures with the plant subtype and to objects made of paper, wood, or other plant materials.


Environment temperate or warm deserts or plains
Organization solitary, pair, gang (3–8), or colony (5–20)
Treasure none

Giant locusts have a hunger akin to their smaller cousins, but only rarely do they gather in the endless numbers of their tiny kin. A mature giant locust measures just over 4 feet long and weighs 50 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.

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