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Redbutt, a toad.

Temperate and warm forests
Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 133
Giant toad

Temperate forests, plains, and swamps
Source: Bestiary 2, pg(s). 268

Toads are small, warty-skinned amphibians with large, bulging eyes, similar to frogs. They are sometimes taken as familiars.1

Giant toads

Giant toads are enormous relatives of the common toad, and are sometimes taken as animal companions.2

Similar creatures

Numerous creatures similar to toads, and in certain cases directly related to them, exist. Glacier toads are magical beasts similar to giant toads with icy growths covering their skin.2 Slurks are saber-toothed, toad-like beasts descended from dwarven attempts to create subterranean beasts of burden and mounts from giant toad stock.3

On Golarion

Toads are especially popular as familiars among members of the Esoteric Order of the Palatine Eye.4 The Licktoad goblins of the Brinestump Marsh in Varisia are known to ingest small, white toads to provoke visions and dreams.5

According to legend, the first cockatrice hatched from an egg laid by a cockerel and incubated by a toad.6

In religion

Toads are the sacred animals of the empyreal lord Immonhiel.7 An eyeless toad is the symbol of the Great Old One Tsathoggua.8


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  1. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary, 133. Paizo Inc., 2009
  2. 2.0 2.1 Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 2, 268. Paizo Inc., 2010
  3. Erik Mona, et al. “Chapter 5: The World” in Campaign Setting, 215. Paizo Inc., 2008
  4. Will McCardell, et al. “Introduction” in Familiar Folio, 5. Paizo Inc., 2015
  5. Richard Pett. “Goblin Tribes” in Goblins of Golarion, 23. Paizo Inc., 2011
  6. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary, 48. Paizo Inc., 2009
  7. Amber E. Scott. “Lords of the Empyrean” in Chronicle of the Righteous, 14. Paizo Inc., 2013
  8. James Jacobs. “The Elder Mythos” in In Search of Sanity, 72. Paizo Inc., 2016