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Clamps enemies that touch its sensitive tentacles.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Actinian, also known as Actaneon, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. They appear while the party is swimming in the Serpent Trench, and usually attack in groups.


Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#051#052 (GBA) #053
#028 #029 (iOS) #030
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Actaneon
PS: Actaneon
GBA: Actinian
iOS: Actinian
Serpent Trench (GBA)
Serpent Trench (SNES)
None N/A
Level HP MP Attack Magic
12 230 98 13 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 150 0 35 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 57 125
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
200% 100% 200% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
Auto Immune - - - Immune - - - -
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- Immune Immune Immune - Immune - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - - - - - - - - -
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 0%)
[87.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Hi-Potion
None [Slot 1 (25%)]Antidote
[Slot 2 (25%)]Green Cherry
[Slot 3 (25%)]Eyedrops
[Slot 4 (25%)]Gold Needle
Morph ID: 0
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Clamp (Level 1 = Attack x 1.5)
None Attack, Clamp Clamp, Aqua Breath Attack, Clamp


They are weak to Fire-elemental attacks, Sabin's Rising Phoenix works well, if he knows it. Any of Gau's Rages that use Fire, like Templar or a Fire-elemental attack like Oversoul; or Lightning-based rages like Cloud work well too.

AI scriptEdit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Clamp (33%)

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


FFRK Actinian FFVI

Actinian appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.


An actinian is a sea anemone of the order Actiniaria.

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