Sea Urchin, Hunter

Thousands of bright purple spines darken to ominous black tips all over this creature’s spherical body.

Hunter Urchin CR 1

XP 400
N Medium vermin (aquatic)
Init –4; Senses low-light vision, scent, tremorsense 30 ft.; Perception +4


AC 12, touch 6, flat-footed 12 (–4 Dex, +6 natural)
hp 13 (2d8+4)
Fort +5, Ref –4, Will +0
Defensive Abilities all-around vision, stability; Immune mind-affecting effects


Speed 15 ft.
Melee tongue +3 (1d3+3 plus pull)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (20 ft. with tongue)
Special Attacks spines (+3, 1d4+2 plus poison), pull (tongue, 5 feet)


Str 15, Dex 3, Con 14, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 2
Base Atk +1; CMB +3; CMD 9 (17 vs. bull rush, can’t be tripped)
Skills Perception +4; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception
SQ amphibious


Poison (Ex)

Spines—injury; save Fort DC 13; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect staggered for 1 round; cure 1 save.

Spines (Ex)

When any creature attacks a hunter urchin with an unarmed strike or a natural attack, or with a manufactured melee weapon while adjacent to the urchin, the urchin gains a free attack with its spines.

Stability (Ex)

Hunter urchins receive a +8 bonus to CMD against bull rush and trip combat maneuvers.


Environment temperate or warm oceans or coastlines
Organization solitary, pair, or cluster (3–10)
Treasure none

These urchins can adjust their spines to effect an awkward method of locomotion on land. They actively seek prey, and possess long, rasp-like tongues that can whip out and pull food to them.

Much more dangerous than their smaller kin, giant sea urchins are dangerous predators of opportunity.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 5 © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, John Bennett, Logan Bonner, Creighton Broadhurst, Robert Brookes, Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Thurston Hillman, Eric Hindley, Joe Homes, James Jacobs, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Ben McFarland, Jason Nelson, Thom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Alistair Rigg, Alex Riggs, David N. Ross, Wes Schneider, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Mike Shel, James L. Sutter, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.

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