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Antlion Nest iOS

The Antlion's Cave (iOS).

The Antlion's Den (アントリオンの洞窟, Antorion no Dōkutsu?), 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.


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Final Fantasy IVEdit

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.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

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.

Spoilers end here.


Final Fantasy IVEdit

FFIV Battle Background Cave DS

Battle Background.

650 accumulated GP
Cure1 x3 Potion x4
Ether1 Ether
Life x2 Phoenix Down
Tent x2 Tent
Gold Needle
Antarctic Wind
Spider Silk x2
Charm Harp Lamia's Harp
Ice Rod

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

  • Hi-Potion x2
  • Lamia Harp
  • Antarctic Wind
  • Bomb Fragment
  • Zeus's Wrath
  • Decoy
  • Bronze Tail
  • Silver Tail


Final Fantasy IVEdit

Imp x3 Imp x3 Goblin x3
Imp x3, Imp Cap Imp x3, Imp Cap Goblin x3, Domovoi
Imp Cap x3 Imp Cap x3 Domovoi x3
Turtle x2 Turtle x2 Adamantoise x2
Turtle, Imp x2 Turtle, Imp x2 Adamantoise, Goblin x2
Basilisk, Imp x3 Basilisk, Imp x3 Basilisk, Goblin x3
Weeper x2 Weeper x2 Leshy x2
Cream x4 Cream x4 Yellow Jelly x4
Turtle, Basilisk, Weeper Turtle, Basilisk, Weeper Adamantoise, Basilisk, Leshy
Antlion (Boss) Antlion (Boss) Antlion (Boss)

DS FormationsEdit

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Musical themesEdit

The background music that plays inside the Antlion's Den is the Final Fantasy IV "Dungeon" theme.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Antlion's Den FFIV

Painting image.

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.

Antlion's Den is unlocked by completing Underground Waterway in the Final Fantasy IV realm. Completion of this dungeon unlocks Mount Hobs in the Final Fantasy IV realm.

Antlion's Den
Dungeon Info
Difficulty Classic 6 Total Stamina Classic 13
Elite 28 Elite 53
Name Stamina Rounds
Classic Elite
Antlion's Den - 1st Level 3 13 3
Antlion's Den - 2nd Level 3 13 3
Antlion's Den - 3rd Level 3 13 3
Antlion's Den - Central Chamber 4 14 3
Regular Enemies Bosses

FFRK Alligator FFIV FFRK Domovoi FFIV FFRK Red Mousse FFIV FFRK Sand Worm FFIV


Target Score(s)
Antlion's Den - Central Chamber

Exploit the Antlion's weakness to ice attacks.

Classic Rewards
Completion Type Item Quantity
Completion Reward Gil 700
Mastery Reward Minor Fire Orb 5
Stamina Shard 1
First Time Completion Minor Earth Orb 5
Mythril 1
Elite Rewards
Completion Type Item Quantity
Completion Reward Gil 3,500
Mastery Reward Greater Black Orb 3
Stamina Shard 1
First Time Completion Mythril 1
Stamina Shard 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.

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