A gryphon is a legendary beast said to have the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. Although supposedly mythical on Earth and Mobius, gryphons have been sighted somewhere outside Portstable, a centaur town near the Nameless Zone. One in particular plagued the town for weeks, keen to snack on the centaurs. The gryphon changed its target when Tails wandered through the area, distracted with the quest to rescue cubs Jimmy and Jilly. Tails continuously attempted to hide from the gryphon and the pair accidentally ended up shooting over a cliff edge. The beast was too distracted with the juicy fox to notice the ground was quickly approaching. Before it could comprehend the situation and begin to fly, the gryphon's head hit the floor and the animal was killed.
Although the Gryphon was never shown to be able to speak, the reader could see its thoughts. They proved that the gryphon had a grasp of language, but "communicated" it badly, thinking in disjointed English.