Mephites (Japanese: メピテス, Mepitesu) are skunk-like enemies in Xenoblade Chronicles X. They are characterized by their large furry tails and their use of a malodorous gas as a weapon.
"The enemies of mephites have more to worry about than their sharp fangs and fiery temper-namely a rancid blend of fluids released through their posteriors in a gaseous cloud. The lingering smell of these odorous assaults can persist for months."
"During mating season, male mephites gain a new, ornate coat of fur. As for the females, their exclusive task is to rear infants in a deep vertical den, the entrance of which is cloused in the same malodorant gas to ensure that any and all predators steer clear."
Mephites fall into three color variants:
- Green Mephites have dark grey fur with greenish-grey markings and no stripes. They can drop a Green Puff.
- Black Mephites have black fur with dark red markings and two stripes. They can drop a Black Puff.
- Golden Mephites have black fur with yellow markings and two stripes. They can drop a Golden Puff.
Types of Mephites
- Evil Mephite
- Impish Mephite
- Lawless Mephite
- Malicious Mephite
- Mischievous Mephite
- Prankster Mephite
- Prowler Mephite
- Stray Mephite
- Thug Mephite
- Wild Mephite
Mission Exclusive Enemies
Mephite may be derived from mephitidae, the skunk family, or from mephitis, the genus of the North American striped skunk.