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Creatures in "Cetacean" Category

Blue Whale12
Crimson Whale8

Cetacean, Narwhal

This small whale lacks a dorsal fin and has pale, mottled skin, but its most notable feature is the single tusk protruding from its nose, easily as long as a human.

Narwhal CR 3

Source Pathfinder #59: The Price of Infamy pg. 87
XP 800
N Large animal
Init +3; Senses blindsight 120 ft., low-light vision; Perception +12


AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dex, +4 natural, –1 size)
hp 30 (4d8+12)
Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +3


Speed swim 80 ft.
Melee bite +7 (1d8+7)
Space 10 ft., Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks tusk


Str 21, Dex 17, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 6
Base Atk +3; CMB +9; CMD 22 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Skill Focus (Swim), Toughness
Skills Perception +12, Swim +20; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception
SQ hold breath


Environment cold oceans
Organization solitary, pair, or pod (3–18)
Treasure none

Special Abilities

Hold Breath (Ex) Narwhals are expert deep divers, and a narwhal can hold its breath a number of minutes equal to 2 times its Constitution score before it risks drowning.

Tusk (Ex) A charging narwhal can make a single gore attack with its tusk in place of its normal bite attack. If it hits, the tusk deals 2d6+14 points of damage with a ×3 critical multiplier.


The narwhal is a skilled hunter in arctic waters, and has been known to dive deeper than even much larger cetaceans both in open water and beneath thick sheets of waterborne ice. Male narwhals possess a single, 6-footlong tusk extending from just above the mouth that serves to impress females during mating season, though in times of need the tusks may be used to break through thick ice or even in self-defense. A typical narwhal is 14 feet long (not including the tusk) and weighs 3,200 pounds.