The Antlion's Den, also known as Antlion's Cave, Antlion Cave, and Antlion, is a location in Final Fantasy IV and its sequel, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. It is the cave that contains the nest of the Antlion, which lays the Sand Pearl, the only known cure for Desert Fever, among its eggs.
Cecil, Rydia, and Edward traveled there to find a cure for Rosa's Desert Fever. They reached the Antlion's nest, and Edward tried to take the Sand Pearl from the usually tame Antlion. However, the Antlion became aggressive, and Cecil's party had to defeat it. They succeeded, and returned to Kaipo to heal Rosa.
Edward comes here to retrieve a Sand Pearl to heal Harley of her desert fever. After obtaining the Sand Pearl (with little effort), Edward returns to Kaipo to save Harley.
Final Fantasy IV Edit
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit
- B2 (Small Room)
- Antlion's Nest
Musical themes Edit
The background music that plays inside the Antlion's Den is the Final Fantasy IV "Dungeon" theme.
Other appearances Edit
Edward lends the party his hovercraft so that they may cross the desert and enter the Antlion's Den in search of the Sand Pearl in hopes it will be the cure they seek.
- Classic Rewards
|Mastery Reward||Minor Fire Orb||5|
|First Time Completion||Minor Earth Orb||5|
- Elite Rewards
|Mastery Reward||Greater Black Orb||3|
|First Time Completion||Mythril||1|
Antlions are a family of insects, known by the scientific name Myrmeleontidae. "Antlion" usually refers to the larval form of the insect, and they are so named because the larva's typical food is ants, though they will eat other insects as well. Antlions will dig pits in sand inches deep and lurk in the bottom waiting for prey to come close. When the prey falls into the pit, the loose sand on the sides of the pit prevents them from escaping and causes them to fall further down towards the antlion. The antlion's jaws are hollow, and upon biting its prey it will suck out its juices rather than actually eat it. When the antlion is finished, it flicks the husk out of its sandpit and fixes any damage done to the walls, then waits for its next meal to pass by.