Baknamy are described as being a strange race. If a baknamy inhabits the surface it may die due to the surface having oxygen which is poisonous for these creatures to breathe. They must wear filtering masks to survive the deadly surface. Baknamy have been around since the early era of Ivalice and it's gobbie, yet the goblins still exist in baknamy society.
They attack using a stronger version of a goblin punch. Baknamy are usually known for being evil as they often steal any loot they can get or attack any adventurer or target in sight. Most are bait to adventurers so it can trick the person as all the other are hiding. If they kill a traveler they will steal everything on it from money to most likely clothes. The baknamy race are weakened by ice making it a perfect way to restrain one of these creatures.