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Concept artwork of a Griffon from The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening.

Griffons (Japanese: グリフォン griffon) are a species of mythical winged beast in the Fire Emblem series. A hybrid animal combining body parts from both birds and beasts, it is used as a flying mount for combat. It was introducted in Fire Emblem Awakening, though it is absent from Fire Emblem Fates.

In terms of series history the griffon is a new creature that has little established lore. So far, only appearing in Awakening used by a single class. No characters start in the Griffon Rider class, causing fewer details to be known about this species in comparison to pegasi and wyverns.


Physical appearance

Griffons in the Fire Emblem series follow their traditional mythological counterparts closely. Through the front of a hawk and the rear of a lion they posses talons and a beak. Griffons seem to come in two colors, with the most common color being brown. Risen Griffon Riders appear riding a less common black griffon. They make an airy screeching sound when in combat.

Judging by the stats of the Griffon Rider class, griffons are apparently faster than wyverns.

Griffon-mounted classes

Only a single class so far has used this mount in the entire Fire Emblem series.


  • Griffons, like pegasi and kinshi, have never appeared as a class representing the species.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Griffon A griffon, alternatively spelled "griffin" or "gryphon", is a mythological creature sporting the head and wings of an eagle on the body of a lion.
Japanese グリフォン Griffon
Spanish Grifo Griffon
French Griffon As above.
German Greifen Griffon
Italian Grifone Griffon



See also

Races and animals of the Fire Emblem series
Major species BeorcBrandedDragon (ManaketeDivine DragonEarth DragonFire DragonFirst DragonIce DragonWar DragonWyvern) • GodHumanKitsuneLaguz (Black DragonCatHawkHeronLionRavenRed DragonTigerWhite DragonWolf) • MirageMorphTaguelWolfskinZunanma
Animals/Other IllusionGriffonHorseKinshiMonsterPegasusPhantom