Apricas (Japanese: ドメトム, Dometomu) are towering deer- or moose-like enemies in Xenoblade Chronicles X. They are usually only active in daylight hours.
"Majestic creatures that live on meager diets of grass and water, which are supplemented by absorbing ether from the atmosphere with their antlers, as well as taking photosynthetic energy from their plant symbionts. Infants lack plants of their own, however, requiring the parents to part with a portion of theirs."
"During the day, aprica rest in sunny spots to aid photosynthesis. When night falls, they assemble in small groups for safety, rotating turns on guard duty to ensure the herd sleeps unharmed. Social bond are strong among them, and they have been known to conduct funerals in which the horn of the deceased is cast into a lake or river during a full moon--after which the herd collectively drinks from the water."
Types of Apricas
"Aprica" is derived from Latin apricus, meaning sunny.