Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Thunderclaw
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How to Pressure Thunderclaw in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7R)

What is the Thunderclaw's weakness?

Completing missions for Chadley in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is a great way to earn Materia and other rare rewards, but sometimes, the enemies he tasks you with defeating are frustrating to fight.

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One such example is Fiend Intel 6: Voltaic Canine, which requires you to Pressure, Stagger, and defeat a Thunderclaw. The Thunderclaw is one of the hardest enemies to fight in the early game portion of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth since it has a very particular weakness that you might not have access to yet.

If you have the right Materia, however, then taking down the Thunderclaw and completing all optional objectives for this Fiend Intel mission is a breeze.

How to Pressure and Stagger Thunderclaw in FF7 Rebirth

To Pressure the Thunderclaw in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, you need to inflict it with a detrimental status effect. Any debuff works, so you can cast Bio to poison it or Deprotect to lower its physical defense. Red XIII knows Bio by default, and you can buy Poison Materia from the shop in Kalm if you need more.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Pressure Thunderclaw Weakness
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Once you inflict a detrimental status effect like Poison on the Thunderclaw, it’ll immediately become Pressured. At that point, you can attack it with basic attacks or use Stagger-inducing moves like Cloud’s Focused Thrust to build up the meter faster. That’s all there is to it!

Related: How to remove Cloud from the party in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

While there are multiple Thunderclaws present in this Fiend Intel mission, you only need to Pressure/Stagger one of them to fulfill Chadley’s criteria. Once you’ve done that, just defeat the Thunderclaws and you’ll be completely done with Fiend Intel 6.

If you ever find yourself struggling to defeat certain enemies in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, then try equipping an Assess Materia. This will let you use Assess in battles to learn enemy weaknesses and resistances. You’ll need to Assess most of the Grasslands enemies to unlock all of Chadley’s Combat Simulator challenges as well, so it’s a good idea to start early.


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Currently serving as a Senior Staff Writer at PC Invasion, Diego Perez has been writing about video games since 2018, specializing in live service games like Destiny and Final Fantasy XIV. His work is featured at publications like Game Rant and Attack of the Fanboy (where he served as Associate Editor), but PC Invasion is home to his best work. When he's planning content or writing guides, he's yelling about Ape Escape or grinding Lost Sectors in Destiny. Plus, he has a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media Studies for Texas A&M University.