Gar (Anglo-Saxon gar,”spear”), name commonly given to certain fishes with long, narrow bodies and bony, sharp-toothed beaks. These primitive fish are primarily freshwater. They range from southern Québec through eastern North America to Cuba and Costa Rica. The largest, the tropical Gar, reaches a length of 3.7 m (12 ft). The teeth are needlelike, and the dorsal fin sits far back on the heavily-scaled body. The swim bladder, which can act as a lung, has blood vessels that enable the Gar to breathe in stagnant water. The vertebrae have a ball-and-socket structure similar to that found in some reptiles. The fish spawn in the spring in large groups, and their eggs are poisonous to many animals, including humans.
The Garfish has a vicious bite, but its main advantage is its tough scales which provide it with a high defense value. Use this creature for effective low-level combat combinations that can take advantage of creatures tough scales.