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Bear, Grizzly Bear

Broad, powerful muscles move beneath this massive bear’s brown fur, promising both speed and lethal force.

Grizzly Bear CR 4

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 31
XP 1,200
N Large animal
Init +1; Senses low-light vision, scent ; Perception +6


AC 16, touch 10, flat-footed 15 (+1 Dex, +6 natural, –1 size)
hp 42 (5d8+20)
Fort +8, Ref +5, Will +2


Speed 40 ft.
Melee 2 claws +7 (1d6+5 plus grab), bite +7 (1d6+5)
Space 10 ft., Reach 5 ft.


Str 21, Dex 13, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6
Base Atk +3; CMB +9 (+13 grapple); CMD 20 (24 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Run, Skill Focus (Survival)
Skills Perception +6, Survival +5, Swim +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Swim


Environment cold forests
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure none


A large, powerful omnivore, the grizzly bear inhabits many of the world’s forested hills. Equally happy consuming nuts, berries, fish, or small mammals, the grizzly is nonetheless fiercely territorial, and will chase off—or, failing that, kill and eat—any intruders it views as competition.

When faced with a foe or small group of threats, the grizzly attempts to subdue or kill with its claws. When it can, the bear tries to grab a single target to deal continual damage until that target is dead, unconscious, or escapes.

To generate stats for a smaller bear (like a black bear), you can apply the young simple template to the grizzly bear’s stat block. To generate stats for a larger grizzly or a polar bear, apply the advanced simple template to the grizzly’s stats.

Creatures in "Bear" Category

Dire Bear (Cave Bear)7
Dire Polar Bear8
Grizzly Bear4
Polar Bear5