When attacked physically, it responds with its Counter Horn. The Antlion's Sandstorm ability reduces all allies' HP to single digits and inflicts the Blind status ailment. This is especially dangerous when Trouble is inflicted on a unit with its Trouble Mucus attack. Antlion can cast Fira. Antlion is vulnerable to Sleep and Slow, which are useful for buying time while its items are stolen. Silence is not as effective as only Fira will be disabled. Antlion is weak to Ice.
Stronger Antlions appear as regular enemies if the player chooses the wrong sand pit when attempting to enter the Desert Palace on the Outer Continent. These Antlions have the same attacks as the first Antlion.
Vivi can take the Antlion out in a few turns with Blizzara. At this point of the game it is possible for Quina to have learned Limit Glove from a Mandragora in the forest near Chocobo's Forest and Auto-Life from a Carrion Worm in Cleyra's Trunk, so that combination can be used for a quick kill.
Location: Lindblum Business District, Mario in Treno Slums
Antlion from Final Fantasy IX appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.
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.