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The Antlion is a boss from Final Fantasy IX. The party fights it in Cleyra after it attempts to eat Prince Puck.

StatsEdit

Boss

Final Fantasy IX enemy stats
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Location Class Eat Other information
- Heavy I no can eat! Can't escape. Characters do not pose on victory.
Stats
Level HP MP Strength Defense
16 3,938 3,950 11 10
Evade Magic Magic Def Magic Eva Attack
3 11 10 4 25
Spirit Speed EXP Gil AP
17 22 0 1,616 5
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
100% 150% 100% -100%Absorbs
Wind Earth Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Petrify Venom Virus Silence Darkness Trouble Zombie Death Confuse Berserk
Immune Immune Immune - - Immune Immune - Immune Immune
Stop Auto-Life Poison Sleep Regen Haste Slow Float Shell Protect
Immune Immune Immune - Immune - - Immune - -
Heat Freeze Vanish Doom Mini Reflect Gradual Petrify Eat Scan Gravity
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune Immune Immune
Items
Steal Item dropped Card dropped [12.5%]
[100%] Annoyntment
[25%] Mythril Vest
[6.25%] Gold Helm
[0.39%] Nothing
[100%] Annoyntment
[37.5%] Ether
[12.5%] Ether
[0.39%] Ether
Sahagin
Abilities
Abilities Eat
Sandstorm, Fira, Death, Counter Horn, Trouble Mucus I no can eat!

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Final Fantasy IX enemy stats
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Location Class Eat Other information
- None Mighty Guard Can't escape.
Stats
Level HP MP Strength Defense
35 4,522 1,216 16 10
Evade Magic Magic Def Magic Eva Attack
4 16 10 6 48
Spirit Speed EXP Gil AP
27 26 332 54 See formations
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
100% 150% 100% -100%Absorbs
Wind Earth Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Petrify Venom Virus Silence Darkness Trouble Zombie Death Confuse Berserk
- - Immune - - - - - Immune Immune
Stop Auto-Life Poison Sleep Regen Haste Slow Float Shell Protect
- Immune - - - - - Immune - -
Heat Freeze Vanish Doom Mini Reflect Gradual Petrify Eat Scan Gravity
- - Immune - - - - - Immune Immune
Items
Steal Item dropped Card dropped [12.5%]
[100%] Annoyntment
[25%] Hi-Potion
[6.25%] Nothing
[0.39%] Ether
[100%] Nothing
[37.5%] Sapphire
[12.5%] Phoenix Down
[0.39%] Nothing
Sahagin
Abilities
Abilities Eat
Sandstorm, Fira, Death, Counter Horn, Trouble Mucus Mighty Guard

Battle Edit

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.

Strategy Edit

If Antlion's Trouble Mucus causes a character to become Troubled, an Annoyntment can be stolen to cure it.

Vivi can take the Antlion out in a few turns with Blizzara. 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.

Tetra Master Edit

Tetra Master
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Location: Lindblum Business District, Mario in Treno Slums


Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

FFRK

FFRK Antlion FFIX

Antlion from Final Fantasy IX appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

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.