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Dolphin, Bottlenose

Bottlenose Dolphin Creature0

N Medium Animal

Senses Perception +7; aquatic echolocation 120 feet, low-light vision

Skills Athletics +6

Str +2, Dex +3, Con +2, Int -4, Wis +3, Cha +0

Aquatic Echolocation A bottlenose dolphin can use its hearing as a precise sense at the listed range, but only underwater.

Deep Breath A bottlenose dolphin can hold its breath for 2 hours.

AC 15; Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +5

HP 16

Speed swim 60 feet

Melee [one-action] snout +6, Damage 1d6+2 bludgeoning

Melee [one-action] jaws +6, Damage 1d6+2 piercing

Ramming Speed [two-actions] The bottlenose dolphin Swims twice and then makes a snout Strike. As long as it moved at least 20 feet, it gains a +1 circumstance bonus to its attack roll. A Large or smaller creature hit by this attack must succeed at a DC 16 Fortitude save or be slowed 1 for 1 round.


The bottlenose dolphin is the most common and widespread species of dolphin. They are social predators who hunt shallow seas and rivers in large family groups called pods. Sailors are fond of bottlenose dolphins and frequently tell tales of how they save drowning fishers or kill sharks with blows from their powerful snouts.

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