Pathfinder RPG Reference Document
Pathfinder Reference Document

Dolphin

This streamlined, fish-like mammal has sparkling eyes over a smiling mouth filled with hundreds of teeth.

Dolphin CR 1/2

XP 200

N Medium animal

Init +2; Senses blindsight 120 ft., low-light vision; Perception +9

Defense

AC 13, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (+2 Dex, +1 natural)

hp 11 (2d8+2)

Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +1

Offense

Speed swim 80 ft.

Melee slam +3 (1d4+1)

Statistics

Str 12, Dex 15, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 6

Base Atk +1; CMB +2; CMD 14

Feats Weapon Finesse

Skills Perception +9, Swim +13; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception

SQ hold breath

Ecology

Environment any ocean

Organization solitary, pair, or pod (3–18)

Treasure none

Special Abilities

Hold Breath (Ex) A dolphin can hold its breath for a number of minutes equal to 6 times its Constitution score before it risks drowning.

Dolphins are social predators that hunt shallow seas and rivers in large family groups called pods. Sailors are fond of dolphins and frequently tell tales of dolphins saving drowning fishermen or killing sharks with blows from their powerful snouts.

Dolphin Companions

Starting Statistics: Size Medium; Speed swim 80 ft.; AC +1 natural armor; Attack slam (1d4); Ability Scores Str 12, Dex 15, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6; Special Qualities low-light vision, hold breath.

4th-Level Advancement: Ability Scores Str +2, Dex +2, Con +2; Special Qualities blindsight 120 ft.

Dolphin, Orca

This sleek black whale has a distinctive white patch near each eye and a mouth filled with sharp teeth.

Orca CR 5

XP 1,600

N Huge animal

Init +6; Senses blindsight 120 ft., low-light vision; Perception +19

Defense

AC 16, touch 10, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +6 natural, –2 size)

hp 67 (9d8+27)

Fort +9, Ref +8, Will +5

Offense

Speed swim 80 ft.

Melee bite +13 (2d6+12)

Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.

Statistics

Str 27, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 6

Base Atk +6; CMB +16; CMD 28

Feats Endurance, Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception, Swim), Weapon Focus (bite)

Skills Perception +19, Swim +28; Racial Modifiers +8 Perception

SQ hold breath (as dolphin)

Ecology

Environment cold oceans

Organization solitary, pair, or pod (3–20)

Treasure none

The orca, or “killer whale,” is actually the largest species of dolphin. Adult orcas are typically 15–25 feet long and weigh 8,000–12,000 pounds

Orca Companions

Starting Statistics: Size Medium; Speed swim 80 ft.; AC +1 natural armor; Attack bite (1d6); Ability Scores Str 11, Dex 19, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 6; Special Qualities low-light vision, hold breath.

7th-Level Advancement: Size Large; AC +2 natural armor; Attack bite (1d8); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4; Special Qualities blindsight 120 ft.