The caudal part of the fastigial nucleus, or the fastigial oculomotor region (FOR), plays an important role in executing accurate saccades. Inactivation of a monkey FOR leads to dysmetric saccades. Currently available data suggest that the dysmetria could be described as a parametric, uniform change in saccadic gain or, alternatively, as a constant error in the specification of the saccadic goal. To discriminate between these two possibilities, we examined the effect of FOR inactivation in the monkey. After a unilateral injection of muscimol into the FOR, ipsiversive saccades overshot a target. Gains were similar for movements of different sizes. The overshoot increased proportionately with the target distance and had a very small constant component. The present study indicates that the hypermetria of ipsiversive saccades after inactivation of the monkey FOR is primarily due to a uniform gain increase for all sizes of saccades.