I've noticed that if you check the Libra screen for monsters, it says their taming status (either 'tamed', 'tameable', or 'untameable'). I have yet to see a common enemy that isn't tameable so I haven't really been paying any mind to this.

I'm assuming that it's ONLY bosses and other storyline-related enemies that aren't tameable but I figured it's worth asking. Is EVERY random encounter enemy in the game tameable? If not, which aren't?

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You are correct in that none of the bosses are tameable, however not all monsters are tameable.

Not sure whether you would consider the Long Gui a natural fight or a boss or whatever but he certainly isn't tameable and neither are the following: Any Cie'th:

  • Ghoul
  • Ghast
  • Strigoi
  • Taxim
  • Vampire
  • Geiseric
  • Fomoire
  • Wladislaus
  • Malebranche
  • Nelapsi
  • Varcolaci
  • Chonchon
  • Cocytus
  • Ispusteke
  • Seeker
  • Zenobia
  • Vaballathus
  • Gorgyra
  • Raspatil

There is also a full comprehensible guide on tameable monsters found here: http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps3/619315-final-fantasy-xiii-2/faqs/63731

  • I didn't think about Ci'eth, oversight on my part. >.< Other than that, it does look like most everything that isn't 'special' is tameable but the exceptions are nice to know. Thanks!
    – Shinrai
    Feb 25, 2012 at 20:55
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    I tamed all the pulsework guys so I don't think this is correct.
    – user20831
    Mar 3, 2012 at 20:00
  • Somebody's claiming the the Pulsework are tameable. I'll have to check on my bestiary later...
    – Shinrai
    Mar 3, 2012 at 20:39
  • Easiest way is to press (PS3) R1, and then you can see if it's tameable from the info in the bottom right.
    – Neon1024
    Mar 3, 2012 at 21:56
  • I can provide proof, if necessary.
    – Frank
    Mar 4, 2012 at 0:02

All the monsters you will encounter randomly in battle are tameable. Monsters that are bosses and cie'th are not tameable

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    George, this is incorrect, as you can see from my answer, Pulsework monsters are also not tameable
    – ediblecode
    Feb 27, 2012 at 14:13
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    Actually, the Pulsework monsters are tameable. The strategy guide specifically recommends using the Pulsework Gladiator as infusion fodder for the silver chocobo, and I can confirm I have tamed it at least twice.
    – Frank
    Mar 3, 2012 at 20:09
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    @fbueckert & George, my apologies
    – ediblecode
    Mar 5, 2012 at 11:51

Yes. But all Cie'th are untamable. Bosses aren't tamable too. But some monsters that seems strong are tamable, like behemoths and tomberrys.

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