An aquatic breed of Tiger with a webbed head crest and tentacles that hang down from its chin. It is stockier than most Tiger breeds and it has a single horn on its forehead that acts as a sonar device. It also has a short, thick tail, denoting its relationship to Lesione. But when it appears in Monster Rancher 3 (a game that does not allow combining), monsters are classified according to where they live. Garum live in the ocean region known as Goat. They are great monsters to raise, but can be ferocious if not trained properly from infancy.
It is briefly named Rafal for Monster Rancher Advance and redesigned without the large fins on its head. A type of Tiger that looks like it could be a Rafal can be seen at the IMa Training Park in Episode 64 of the anime series.
Its original name, garum (mistranslated into galum), was a fermented fish sauce used as a condiment in the cuisines of ancient Greece, Rome, and Byzantium. Originally taken from the Greek word Garos, the species of fish that was used for it. Additionally, it may be a mistranslation of Garmr, a wolf or dog associated with both Hel and Ragnarök, and described as a blood-stained guardian of Hel's gate.
Later it is named for
|Monster Rancher 3||Galum||"Its fur repels water, so it never really gets wet. That's why it can move so swiftly underwater."|
|Monster Rancher 4||Garum||"A few Garum have gone stray in recent years and caused trouble at sea. Because of this, sea creatures have many conflicting emotions when they hear its name."|
|Monster Rancher EVO||Garum||"For those who live near the sea, it is hard not to feel mixed emotions when someone mentions Garum. This is because in recent years, stray Garum have caused devastation on the shores."|
|Monster Rancher Advance||Rafal||N/A|
|Monster Farm DS||Garum|
|Monster Rancher DS||Garum||"The name "Garum" stirs complex feelings when heard by creatures of the sea, as coastal violence has escalated a great deal since Garum turned wild."|
|My Monster Rancher||Garum||"Its skin color and beautiful mane are reminiscent of the sea. Because it is easy to raise and has the obedience of all Tigers, it's a popular breed."|
|Anime Series||N/A||Possibly seen at the IMa Training Park.|
- To obtain a Galum in Monster Rancher 3, use
- To obtain a Garum in Monster Rancher 4, use
- To obtain a Garum in Monster Rancher EVO, use
- To obtain a Rafal in Monster Rancher Advance, use the password Corpse.
- To obtain a Garum in Monster Farm DS, use
- To obtain a Garum in Monster Rancher DS, use
- To obtain a Garum in My Monster Rancher, use