How to Pressure Thunderclaw in Final Fantasy 7 (FF7) Rebirth

Here's how to finish this Voltaic Canine Fiend Intel mission.

By GamesRecon

Chadley’s missions in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth can greatly level up your game with Materia and rare loot, but some enemies, like the Thunderclaw for Fiend Intel 6: Voltaic Canine, can be a bit of a headache in FF7 Rebirth. It’s got a specific weakness that might not be in your arsenal yet. But, if you’ve got the right Materia handy, taking down Thunderclaw and ticking off those mission goals becomes way easier. This walkthrough explains how to pressure Thunderclaw in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

Thunderclaw Overview

You’ve probably met a lot of critters in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, but none quite like Thunderclaw. It’s a wolf that’s been zapped with so much Mako energy that it’s like it’s permanently stuck in beast mode. Thunderclaw has a few tricks up its sleeve that make it a real headache in a fight. It’s fast, it’s fierce, and it’s got attacks that can lower your HP quickly. But don’t let that scare you. Every monster’s got a pattern, and once you crack it, you will take him down. This Mako-infused mutt loves to charge and claw, and if you’re not careful, you’ll be on the receiving end of damage.

Where to Find Thunderclaw in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

In Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, you’ll locate Thunderclaw in the northwest part of the Grasslands Region. You’re going to head to the desert area southwest of Kalm. It’s a bit of a trek, so pack some potions, maybe a tent or two—you know, the usual adventure gear. Once you’re there, keep an eye out for the Remnawave Towers. This enemy is a key target in the Fiend Intel 6: Voltaic Canine World Intel task given by Chadley. If you’re aiming to complete this challenge, keep an eye out for two Thunderclaws at this location, but don’t sweat it if you don’t ace it on the first try; you can always give it another shot.

How to Pressure Thunderclaw in FF7 Rebirth

Pressuring Thunderclaw in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is a bit of a nuanced task. You’re tasked with this challenge during the Voltaic Canine mission in the Grasslands, where you’ll need to defeat two Thunderclaw beasts while also completing specific challenges like pressuring a Thunderclaw, staggering at least one creature, and defeating all enemies within a time limit.

Pressure Thunderclaw - FF7 Rebirth Guide

The key to successfully pressuring Thunderclaw lies in inflicting them with Detrimental Status Effects, particularly when their health bar’s underneath gauge is more than half full. Spells such as Bio, Biora, Deprotect, and Deshell are particularly effective for this purpose. Non-elemental status effect attacks or spells that negatively impact Thunderclaw will help you pressure them. This can vary based on the Materia you have equipped, your MP levels, and the point in the story when you take on this challenge.

For a simple approach, using Poison is effective since Red XIII comes equipped with Poison Materia from the start. You can also explore using Morph, a status effect you can purchase from Chadley at Bill’s Ranch. It’s important to remember that Morph only does its work best when the monster’s HP is low. During an attempt, if the first poison attack doesn’t pressure the Thunderclaw, don’t hesitate to try again. Once successful, you can make use of your characters’ physical skills to take down the pressured and staggered Thunderclaw.

You know, getting the upper hand with those Thunderclaw beasts in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is kinda like being a strategic mastermind, constantly shifting your game plan. It’s not just about throwing attacks blindly; it’s about being smart—hitting them with status effects to weaken them first and then going all in with the attack. These tactics might need to adjust based on your play style, as coming back later in the game with more options for inflicting effects can make the challenge easier. Also, swapping Materia among your party to suit the battle’s needs is a good strategy to apply.