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Conqueror of the skies, Bahamut has known many names; the Dragon King, the Hallowed Father, the First Sire.
Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium

Bahamut (バハムート, Bahamūto?), sometimes known by his epithet "The Dragon King," is one of the most prominent summons in the Final Fantasy series. He has appeared in several installments, as well as his own game, Bahamut Lagoon. He also appeared as an enemy in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars with the name of Bahamutt, in addition to being the namesake for the Sky Fortress Bahamut in Final Fantasy XII. In the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, there are several species of Bahamut.

His signature attack, Megaflare, sometimes translated as Sun Flare, is a great breath of energy concentrated into a beam and fired to opposition, which deals non-elemental magic damage that ignores defense and evasion. There are, however, other variations to Megaflare corresponding to different appearances of Bahamut, including Tera Flare, Giga Flare and Exa Flare to name but a few.

Bahamut is typically considered the strongest among storyline summons and more often than not, the player must prove his/her worth by winning a battle against Bahamut himself, or, rarely, another storyline boss.


Final FantasyEdit

FF PSP- Bahamut

Bahamut cannot be summoned, as there are no Summoners, but plays a minor role in the original game, promoting the player's characters into a newer, more powerful upgrade, after they have acquired a Rat's Tail from the Citadel of Trials. The new classes are not only stronger, but all except the Master can learn additional magic. Most, if not all, will be able to equip more types of equipment. Bahamut can be found underneath the Cardia Islands.

The class upgrades are:

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

Bahamut ff3ds

Bahamut (PSP).

The Warriors of Light travel to Canaan where they find a girl waiting for her love, Desch, to return. The heroes find him on Dragon's Peak. When reaching the top, they enter into battle with Bahamut. This first battle cannot be won and the heroes must flee.

Later in the game, after obtaining the Invincible, the heroes may visit Bahamut's Lair to battle him. When defeated, the heroes are rewarded with the Level 8 Summon Magic spell Bahamur in order to summon him. This is the first time Bahamut can be used as a summon and the first time he is a boss in a Final Fantasy game.

  • White summoning: Aura: casts Haste on the party.
  • Black summoning: Rend: Instant KO to one enemy if successful.
  • High summoning: Mega Flare: deals non-elemental damage to all enemies.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

FF4 PSP Bahamut Human
The Hallowed Father... The First Sire, Hallowed Father to all Eidolons, watches over his children from on high. So indomitable is His strength that He has never known defeat. None could hope to emerge victorious against Him, save perhaps a warrior capable of rising to the heavens in order to deliver the felling stroke.
—Eidolon Library
FF4PSP Bahamut

Bahamut is the "God of Eidolons", and lives on the Red Moon in the Lair of the Father awaiting Rydia and the party to come and challenge him so Rydia would be able to summon him if they succeed. To be given this challenge, Rydia must already be in possession of the Leviathan and Asura summons. Bahamut has two guards who take the form of children, and he has admitted Rydia was the first he ever accepted. It has a casting time of 3, cost 60 MP (99 MP in the 3D version). In the Easy Type version, the casting time was reduce to 2.

Lunar Bahamut challenges Kain Highwind during his trial in the Lunar Ruins in Final Fantasy IV Advance. Also, Dark Bahamut is an optional boss in the Lunar Subterrane.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

Bahamut returns as a Summon spell for Rydia in the sequel of Final Fantasy IV. It deals massive non-elemental damage to all enemies at the cost of 60 MP. He is only available during the final battle.

Bahamut is the last Eidolon summoned by Rydia? after the first four Eidolons are defeated. She tries to finish off the party with Bahamut, but the real Rydia appears and summons the Mist Dragon to knock some sense into Bahamut who dismisses himself from battle.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

The Mysterious Girl, one of the antagonists, summons Bahamut to fight Cecil, defeating him and allowing her to seize control of Baron Castle. Bahamut is fought in the final chapter alongside the Mysterious Girl, and is the last boss of the game before the Creator. If Rydia has recovered Leviathan and Asura as summons, Bahamut will turn on the Mysterious Girl and destroy her before returning to Rydia, but if not, Bahamut must be slain and will not be available to summon.

Final Fantasy VEdit


Bahamut is released in the Merged World, after the Tablet from the Pyramid of Moore is obtained. He moves to the North Mountain. The party must climb the mountain and fight him at the top. He is a level 5 Summon which deals non-elemental damage to all enemies and is obtained after the fight. Bahamut takes 66 MP to summon.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

See the Summon sequence here.
Bahamut - FF6 iOS
King of Dragons. Elements in his body combine to generate a nuclear fusion blast.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation esper section

Bahamut is an esper acquired after defeating Deathgaze on the Falcon. If Deathgaze is killed via the Vanish-Doom bug, it will delay its final attack and the party will not receive Bahamut's magicite; Deathgaze will not count as defeated, meaning the player must find it again on the world map and battle it again to receive Bahamut.

Mega Flare (Sun Flare in the SNES version) deals non-elemental magic damage to all opponents. Its Spell Power is 86, is unblockable, and ignores defense. It costs 86 MP to cast and it teaches Flare at a rate of x2. Bahamut's Level Up bonus increases the wearer's level up HP gain by 50%.

Bahamut can also be summoned using Setzer's Slot ability by aligning three dragon symbols.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

See the Summon sequence here.

There are several species of Bahamut, which Professor Hojo refers to as "Bahamut strains". In Final Fantasy VII, the Bahamut strains appearing are Bahamut, Neo Bahamut and Bahamut ZERO; throughout the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, Bahamut Fury and Bahamut SIN also appear.

Summoning Bahamut, Neo Bahamut or Bahamut ZERO against Emerald Weapon has an effect on its AI, making it less likely to use Aire Tam Storm. All of the Bahamut attacks—Bahamut, Neo Bahamut and Bahamut ZERO—ignore the target's Magic Defense when calculating damage.

Bahamut ff7

The Bahamut Summon Materia is found in the Temple of the Ancients after defeating the Red Dragon. It costs 100 MP to summon and unleashes a magical piercing attack, Mega Flare. Bahamut's spell power is equal to 4.0625x the base magic damage. Bahamut is one of the summons available in the "Mt. Corel" PC version demo.

Stats Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Master
AP for level 20000 50000 80000 120000
Stat changes Magic +1, Magic Def. +1, Max HP-5%, Max MP+5%

Obtaining Bahamut in the PlayStation 4 version earns the Waiting in the Wings trophy.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent ChildrenEdit


Bahamut SIN.

A form of Bahamut known as Bahamut SIN appears, summoned by Kadaj, the antagonist. It is fought by the party in the film.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

Bahamut can be summoned in battle using the Bahamut Materia, and deals heavy non-elemental damage to all enemies. Additionally, Bahamut Zero also appears in the game.

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Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

See the summon sequences here.

Two versions of Bahamut appear, each as a boss. The original version of Bahamut from Final Fantasy VII uses the original Megaflare, while the stronger Bahamut Fury also appears, using a new attack called Exaflare.

The power of Megaflare is as follows:

Attack Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Megaflare 58 62 66 70 84

Final Fantasy VII G-BikeEdit

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Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

See the Summon sequence here.
FF8 Bahamut

Bahamut is a Guardian Force acquired after defeating him in the Deep Sea Research Center. Obtaining Bahamut in the Steam version earns the player the achievement Bahamut.

It is uncertain how he ended up in Deep Sea Research Center, but he does make an obscure reference to this immediately prior to the battle:

  • Bahamut: "I am... Bahamut"
  • Squall: "The Great GF... Bahamut"
  • Bahamut: "GF? I..."
  • Bahamut: "Using my powers... it is you humans I fear"

This may indicate that Bahamut was created or captured at the Research Center and experimented on, which would explain his intense dislike of humans, or he could also mean that his powers could fall into the wrong hands.

Bahamut's attack, Mega Flare, is a non-elemental attack that damages all enemies and ignores the targets' Spirit stat. Bahamut's summon time is 22.1s, which, according to the Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania, allows the player to boost its damage to around 230% of normal damage using a regular PlayStation controller.

Its damage is calculated as follows:[1]

Damage = 70 * Level / 10 + 55 + 30
Damage = Damage * (265) / 8
Damage = Damage * 55 / 256
Damage = Damage * Boost / 100
Damage = Damage * (100 + SummonMagBonus) / 100
Compatibility Chart
Summon Effect Bahamut +20, Every other GF -1.6
Compatibility Items Shaman Stone +3.2 (-1.6 for others), LuvLuvG +20.2
Casting Magic Apocalypse +0.2, Flare +0.2, Holy +0.2, Meteor +0.2, Quake +0.2, Tornado +0.2, Ultima +0.2


The following table represents the base stats:

Level HP Attack Power
35 3,274 1,451
40 3,714 1,614
50 4,600 1,940
60 5,494 2,266
70 6,396 2,593
80 7,306 2,919
90 8,224 3,245
100 9,150 3,571


Abilities learned naturally by Bahamut are listed below:

Ability AP Prerequisite Ability AP Prerequisite
FFVIII Junction ability icon Abilityx4 (Already learned) FFVIII Party ability icon Rare Item 250 None
FFVIII Command ability icon Magic (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon SumMag+10% 40 None
FFVIII Command ability icon GF (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon SumMag+20% 70 SumMag+10%
FFVIII Command ability icon Draw (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon SumMag+30% 140 SumMag+20%
FFVIII Command ability icon Item (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon SumMag+40% 200 SumMag+30%
FFVIII Character ability icon Str+60% (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+10% 40 None
FFVIII Character ability icon Mag+60% (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+20% 70 GFHP+10%
FFVIII Character ability icon Mug 200 None FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+30% 140 GFHP+20%
FFVIII Character ability icon Move-HP Up 200 None FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+40% 200 GFHP+30%
FFVIII Character ability icon Auto-Protect 250 None FFVIII GF ability icon Boost 10 None
FFVIII Character ability icon Expendx2-1 250 None FFVIII Menu ability icon Forbid Mag-RF (Already learned)

Triple TriadEdit

Bahamut Card
TTBahamut Element none
Refine 1 refines into 100 Megalixirs
Drop Bahamut
Card n/a
Level 9 (GF Card) Win n/a

Final Fantasy IXEdit

See the Summon sequence here.
Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)
FFIX Bahamut

Bahamut is an eidolon and one of Dagger's original eidolons. He is extracted by Zorn and Thorn for Queen Brahne's use, who summons Bahamut at the Iifa Tree against Kuja where he uses the Invincible to enslave it and kill the queen with its Mega Flare. Kuja controls Bahamut and summons it to attack Alexandria, but Dagger and Eiko defeat it by summoning Alexander.

Spoilers end here.

After obtaining the Hilda Garde III, Beatrix gives the Garnet to Zidane, which Dagger can use to learn Bahamut as a summon ability for 80 AP.

Bahamut's summon attack is Mega Flare. Its spell power is equal to 88 plus the total number of Garnets in the party's inventory. Mega Flare inflicts massive non-elemental damage to all enemies. Before Dagger loses her eidolons it costs 224 MP to summon, but after she re-acquires it, Bahamut costs 56 MP to summon.

Tetra MasterEdit

Tetra Master

Location: Treno, Card Stadium

Final Fantasy XEdit

See the Summon and Overdrive sequence here.

Bahamut is an aeon, and once again, he plays a major role in the story. He sleeps in Bevelle Temple where summoners can obtain him on their pilgrimage. His special attack is Impulse, a non-elemental attack which causes moderate damage to all enemies, and his Overdrive is Mega Flare.

Bahamut is the most powerful storyline aeon, as well as one of the few that can exceed the 9,999 damage limit from the start. In his fayth form of a young boy, he acts as Tidus's guide in Spira. He is the one who reveals the truth about Tidus and his hometown's origins and that Tidus was brought to Spira to defeat Sin for good. Only Tidus and Yuna can see him.

Bahamut can be fought several times in the game. Isaaru's Bahamut, titled Spathi, is fought in the Via Purifico. Belgemine's Bahamut can be fought in Remiem Temple, where he can be fought repeatedly. He is also fought during the game's final battle against Yu Yevon.

In the International, PAL, and HD Remaster versions, Dark Bahamut will be fought if the party revisits the Chamber of the Fayth where Yunalesca was fought at Zanarkand.

The symbol for Bahamut and Bevelle (see "Bahamut's seal" in the gallery for this section) is annotated with the kanji for light (, hikari?).

Basic stats and default abilitiesEdit

Stat Base Value
HP 1210
MP 35
Strength 23
Defense 27
Magic 18
Magic Defense 28
Agility 10
Luck 17
Evasion 20
Accuracy 11
Default Abilities
Blk Magic
Fire, Thunder, Water, Blizzard
Fira, Thundara, Watera, Blizzara
Firaga, Thundaga, Waterga, Blizzaga

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Due to Shuyin's grief and hatred for Spira, Dark Bahamut is brought to life and attacks the Gullwings when they discover the empty chamber that used to house Vegnagun. His appearance comes as quite a shock to Yuna, as she is faced with one of her beloved aeons that helped defeat Sin. She even attempts to talk to Bahamut before being forced to fight for her life.

Bahamut was not truly destroyed, however. His fayth appeared in the Farplane Abyss after the Gullwings defeat Dark Anima and tells Yuna why he and the other fayth did it. They weren't strong enough to overcome the darkness. After Vegnagun and Shuyin's defeat, Bahamut appears again before Yuna in his fayth form at the Farplane Glen. During this meeting, Bahamut gives Yuna the option to resurrect Tidus. If the player has completed certain tasks in the game, and chooses Yes, then Bahamut and the other fayth will grant Yuna's wish.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

Bahamut (FFXI)

Bahamut is present as a plot-based Avatar. He is a prominent figure in the Chains of Promathia storyline, and is unavailable to players as a summon.

Bahamut first makes an appearance in the opening cutscene of Chains of Promathia. After Emptiness disrupts the crystal line, he appears to issue a warning unto the people of Vana'diel that the Keeper of the Apocalypse's arrival is near. As the Wyrmking, he commands his minions to "let the blood of the gods spill forth on the soil of their creation".

Later, having been sent to Cape Riverne to investigate the sudden uplifting of the area, the player, along with Prishe and Ulmia, arrive at the Monarch Linn and encounter Nag'molada chanting the Memoria de la Stôna. Bahamut appears, identifies Nag'molada as a Kuluu, and discusses with him the oncoming flood of Emptiness, believed to be unleashed by man.

After a short battle against guards, Prishe interrupts their conversation. Not long after, Selh'teus appears, urging that Bahamut's predictions of the end of mankind are mistaken. Bahamut exits. Much later, the player, along with Ulmia and Tenzen, return to the Monarch Linn in order to learn the truth of the recent happenings from Bahamut. Bahamut scoffs at their determination, mocking their "incompleteness" as the dream-keeper Diabolos had, and directs the wyrm Ouryu to attack the party.

The group forces Ouryu to retreat, however Bahamut still refuses to heed the party's request. He reveals that, long before, he had made a pact with a young boy should the day when the Keeper of the Apocalypse would return. Acknowledging that the time has come, he commands his army of wyrms to gather in preparation for the coming salvation of the land, and leaves the group with a grim message; "Children of the dawn, your end is near!"

A storyline mission available after finishing the first two expansions features Bahamut as a boss. Those who complete this mission can take part in an optional battle with Bahamut that formerly ranked among the most difficult in the game prior to the level cap increase from 75, not in the least because he summons most of the game's other wyrms to help him. Ever since a recent update in which Bahamut gradually builds up resistance to certain types of magic, the number of groups that have defeated his second form have dwindled significantly.

Bahamut is also the name of a server.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit


Sky Fortress Bahamut.

Though not a summon, Bahamut is referenced in one of the airships in the game, the Sky Fortress Bahamut, which serves as the final dungeon in Final Fantasy XII. The final boss, The Undying, however, takes on an appearance similar to Bahamut, and is even able to use Bahamut's signature attacks, Megaflare and Teraflare, as well as an attack called Gigaflare Sword.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

FFXII RW Bahamut
Wyrm Tyrant that soars on the wings of night.
—In-Game Description

Bahamut, again, appears as a plot device. Judge of Wings summons him to destroy part of the Muruc Cashuac Skysea. Bahamut later appears as a boss and an actual summon. He is a rank 3 Non-Elemental Flying summon. His regular attack is Bahamut Claw, while his special attack, Mega Flare, causes massive non-elemental damage to all targets in range, and inflicts Disable.

Bahamut can be fought again at the Keep of Forgotten Time in order to be unlocked.

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

Bahamut Enemy FFXIII
See the Gestalt Mode And Summoning sequence here.

In the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, Bahamut is one of Etro's Eidolons who appear before l'Cie to save them from their despair. In the events of Final Fantasy XIII, after testing her will to keep living at the Fifth Ark, Bahamut becomes Oerba Yun Fang's personal Eidolon and aids her during the group's time on Gran Pulse and later at Cocoon.

Summoned from Fang's crystal shard, Bahamut's summon intro is similar to its Final Fantasy X summoning intro as he dives through a series of magic emblems from the sky. His regular attack in normal form resembles a less powerful version of Mega Flare. Bahamut utilizes powerful non-elemental attacks, making him the Eidolon with the highest damage-dealing potential. Fang's Gestalt Gauge increases by driving up enemy chain gauges, defending against attacks and inflicting status ailments upon enemies. As Bahamut's SP is rather low compared to other Eidolons', it may be a good idea for Fang to assume the role of Sentinel to increase the summoning time as well as to boost Bahamut's Gestalt Gauge whenever Fang is attacked while blocking. The more Gestalt Gauge the player can build before going into Gestalt Mode, the more attacks they can get while in Gestalt, and the more powerful Mega Flare will be.

Bahamut's Gestalt Mode sees him transform into a flying mechanical wyvern, which Fang can ride. His attacks involve quick dives, lasers and explosions, culminating in his finisher, the Mega Flare.

Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

The game's antagonist, Caius Ballad, has the ability to transform into a dark incarnation of the Eidolon called Chaos Bahamut (Bahamut Chaos in the original Japanese version), and later into a more dragon-like version called Jet Bahamut. In the latter form, Caius gains the ability to summon Amber and Garnet Bahamuts as his support. A promotional poster for the game shows Caius atop Chaos Bahamut in Gestalt Mode.

The white version of Bahamut also appears in the game. Lightning summons him to save Noel and escape Caius's attacks while she and Noel ride atop him.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit



While not being able to use Incarnate Summoning to transform into Chaos Bahamut, Caius can call it to his aid. When Lightning calls for aid in her final battle the Eidolons, including Bahamut, answer her call. Afterward Bahamut and the other Eidolons fade away while the souls depart for the new world.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

FF XIV Bahamut Artwork

In Final Fantasy XIV Legacy, Bahamut was a Primal created in the image of the fallen progenitor dragons of Meracydia, the great wyrm Bahamut, one of the First Brood. Like Sephirot, he was summoned to defend against the Allagan Empire invasion of Meracydia during the Third Astral Era. But Bahamut was defeated by the Allagan weapon Omega and was later incarcerated inside Dalamud, an artificial satellite orbiting Hydaelyn, for the purpose of harnessing the solar energy needed for Emperor Xande to forge his covenant with the Cloud of Darkness. This only resulted in causing the end of the Allagan Empire with a great earthquake and ushering of the Fourth Umbral Era. The truth of Dalmud's nature was forgotten with many believing it to be a natural secondary moon, "Menphina's Loyal Hound."

Bahamut XIV Profile

Bahamut emerges from Dalamud.

However, the knowledge of the moon being passed down his family for generations, the Garlean Empire's Nael Van Darnus fanatically schemes to bring down Dalamud on Eorzea via Project Meteor to wipe out the realm's Primals and inhabitants. Though Nael seemingly died to fulfill that desire, Dalamud continued its descent with Bahamut finally breaking free by the time the Battle of Carteneau occurs. Freed and enraged after eons of duress, Bahamut begins the Seventh Umbral Era by unleashing his wrath upon the realm. With the Circle of Knowing aiding him in praying for assistance from Eorzea's deities, the Twelve, Louisoix attempts to recapture Bahamut in a new, Dalamud-like structure. However, Bahamut negates the nearly complete seal through sheer power and uses a Teraflare on his potential jailer that would terraform the land.

Bahamut Head

The head of Bahamut is found in the Binding Coil of Bahamut.

By the events of A Realm Reborn, Bahamut disappeared without a trace in the aftermath of the chaos. It was only after the defeat of Gaius Van Baelsar and the declaration of the Seventh Astral Era, that the Adventurer is directed to the Binding Coil of Bahamut where it is revealed that the Elder Primal's body was heavily damaged by Louisoix after his transition into Phoenix. Furthermore, the captive dragons of Meracydia within the Coil revealed to subjected to unending agony to maintain the Elder Primal's physical form, Bahamut is slowly regenerating before he can resume his attack on humanity. An incarnation dubbed Bahamut Prime is fought in the Final Coil of Bahamut within the crystal of Bahamut himself before the Elder Primal is finally allowed to rest in peace.

The Final Fantasy XIII trilogy incarnation of Bahamut appeared in the Lightning Strikes event as Aspect of Chaos. Wind-up Bahamut is a minion the player can acquire.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

Scorch with dragon flame! Bahamut!
—In the PlayStation version when summoned
FFT Bahamut

Bahamut appears as a powerful summon learned for the Summoner by using 1200 JP. It costs 60 MP, has a speed of 10, and has an area of effect of 4 vertical 3. Bahamut has a 20% chance of randomly being learned in battle by a Summoner who has not yet learned it and is not KO'd by it, or absorbs at least 1 HP worth of damage. Nullifying the damage does not count.

Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

Type 0 bahamut render

The Bahamuts are dragon-type Eidolons utilized by Rubrum during their battle with Milites. There are various types, mass-produced versions of the basic Bahamut model being used throughout the game. During Milites's invasion of Rubrum's capital, a Bahamut is brutally shot down with members of Peristylium healing it later on.

Later, another Bahamut covers the mission's Class Zero members as they charge at the Militian soldiers to buy Caetuna time to summon Alexander. He is obtained in game by completing the mission Operation Vulturnus in the 2nd playthrough of the 5th Chapter. His abilities include an aerial charge, a stomping attack and his signature technique, Mega Flare. A more powerful form of Bahamut, Neo Bahamut is also available by completing the Expert Trial Colonel Faith's Revolt on Agito difficulty.

Bahamut ZERO is temporarily playable at the end of chapter 5.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of TimeEdit

When wearing the Mythic Beast Sallet and Mythic Beast Plate, a male Yuke resembles Bahamut.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal BearersEdit

Crytsal bearers bahamut

Layle facing Bahamut.

Bahamut appears as a boss summoned by Amidatelion. The Yuke summons Bahamut to keep Layle and Keiss from pursuing her. Bahamut itself holds no major importance in the story beyond showing the full extent of Amidatelion's power.

After the dragon is defeated, no further mention is made of it and the heroes continue on their chase. Although Bahamut is never mentioned again, the dragon appears as an emblem for Layle's jacket. This marks the first time that Bahamut appears in a Crystal Chronicles game.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

FF4HoL Bahamut

Bahamut is fought as an optional boss on the 80th level of the Moonsand Ruins. Unlike other games in the series, Bahamut is a light-elemental dragon and does not have access to his signature ability, Mega Flare. After the player defeats him, they will obtain the rare Orihalcon item.

Bravely DefaultEdit

Bahamut is fought alongside Ominas Crowe in an optional boss battle in chapter 7.

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Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

FFD Bahamut

Bahamut is the final summon the party acquires. It is fought in the Mountain of the Father which is accessible after a pathway has been created by defeating Nil Vata. It requires 78 MP and a Summon Lv. 7 to use. It deals heavy non-elemental damage to all enemies, and can break the damage limit.

Along with Flare, Bahamut is the basis for Giga Flare Fusion Ability, which is a stronger version of the base Bahamut summon (the description erroneously states that it is single target).

Final Fantasy Legends: Toki no SuishōEdit

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Bahamut appears as the strongest of the summon monsters in the world Final Fantasy Legends: Toki no Suishō.

A corrupt version known as Chaos Bahamut appears in the game; serving as the main antagonist of the game. The enemy is the game's opening boss and defeats the party instantly with Megaflare. Eventually, it is revealed that the Chaos Bahamuts are created from Mooties from different parts of history. Chaos Bahamut also has access to the Gigaflare ability when the party fights him in the later stages of the game.

Bahamut also appears as a non-elemental summon in the game. In addition, three stronger variants of Bahamut appear in the game known as Bahamut Urth, Bahamut Veruza, and Bahamut Skuld.

FFLTnS Bahamut Artwork

Bahamut's artwork by Matrix.

The default version of Bahamut appears as a non-elemental summon. Bahamut appeared as a reward in the "God of Destruction Dragon" challenge event. The summon's special attack is Megaflare, which deals non-elemental damage to all enemies. Summoning Bahamut both cost 3 points from the Consumption Gauge. Additionally, the Bahamut Phantom Stone has a summon cost 20.

The summon can only be obtained after defeating Chaos Bahamut in the "God of Destruction: Bahamut" level 10 battlefield located in the Rift in Time era. In order to upgrade the phantom stone's rank, players must defeat Chaos Bahamut in stronger versions of "God of Destruction: Bahamut" battlefields and receive the necessary upgrading materials. Bahamut currently has an unknown max ranking, with the current highest rank that can be obtained being rank 6.

Bahamut currently allows the user to use the following abilities:

  • Flare Breath I*
  • Flare Breath II*
    Unlocked by reaching rank 4
Upgrading Stats
Rank Maximum Level Phantom Stone Cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components Needed
★ 1 15 20 348 17 25 25 18 None
★ 2 20 20 538 27 40 40 29 ?
★ 3 30 20 927 47 70 70 50 ?
★ 4 40 20 ? ? ? ? ? ?
★ 5 50 20 1737 86 129 129 93 ?
★ 6 60 20 ? ? ? ? ? ?

FFLTnS Bahamut Urth Artwork

Bahamut Urth appears as a non-elemental summon. Bahamut Urth's special attack is Gigaflare U, which deals non-elemental damage to all enemies. It is one of few summons that are currently able to go up to rank 8. Summoning Bahamut Urth costs 3 points from the Consumption Gauge.

Bahamut Urth's overall design is based on the summon's appearance from Final Fantasy X.

Bahamut Urth currently allows the user to use the following abilities:

  • Trine Breath I
  • Trine Breath II
  • Trine Breath III
  • Trine Breath IV
Upgrading Stats
Rank Maximum Level Phantom Stone Cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components Needed
★ 5 50 18 ? ? ? ? ? None
★ 6 60 18 1864 78 88 138 98 ?
★ 7 70 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
★ 8 99 18 2554 117 122 189 133 ?
Passive Abilities
  • The following are bonus abilities granted to characters equipped with Bahamut Urth.
Ability-Type Effect Minimum Rank to Activate
Trine Breath Max HP + 20 - 40% 5
FFLTnS Bahamut Veruza Artwork

Bahamut Veruza appears as a non-elemental summon. Bahamut Veruza's special attack is Gigaflare V, which deals non-elemental damage to all enemies. Summoning Bahamut Veruza costs 3 points from the Consumption Gauge; it is one of the few summons with access to rank 8. Additionally, the Bahamut Veruza Phantom Stone has a summon cost 20.

Bahamut Veruza's design is based on Bahamut's appearance from the Super Famicom game Bahamut Lagoon.

Bahamut Veruza currently allows the user to use the following abilities:

  • Master Breath Ζ
  • Master Breath Χ
  • Master Breath Ω
Upgrading Stats
Rank Maximum Level Phantom Stone Cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components Needed
★ 6 60 20 1584 135 138 138 82 None
★ 7 70 20 ? ? ? ? ? ?
★ 8 99 20 2652 233 227 227 133 ?
Passive Abilities
  • The following are bonus abilities granted to characters equipped with Bahamut Urth.
Ability-Type Effect Minimum Rank to Activate
Master Breath Total damage +5 - 10% 6

FFLTnS Bahamut Skuld Artwork

Bahamut Skuld appears as a non-elemental summon. The summon's special attack is Gigaflare S, which deals non-elemental damage to all enemies. Summoning Bahamut Skuld costs 3 points from the Consumption Gauge; it is one of the few summons with access to rank 8. Additionally, the Bahamut Skuld has a summon cost 20.

Bahamut Skuld currently allows the user to use the following abilities:

  • Flare Blow Ζ
  • Flare Blow Χ
  • Flare Blow Ω
Upgrading Stats
Rank Maximum Level Phantom Stone Cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components Needed
★ 6 60 20 2290 85 96 147 69 None
★ 7 70 20 2219 120 180 130 98 ?
★ 8 99 20 3831 143 160 243 117 ?
Passive Abilities
  • The following are bonus abilities granted to characters equipped with Bahamut Skuld.
Ability-Type Effect Minimum Rank to Activate
Flare Blow Stop resistance
Critical + 0 - 20

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit


The automatic version of Bahamut.


The manual version of Bahamut.

Bahamut appears as a summon that casts Aura on the user, which repeatedly increases their Bravery points over a certain period of time.

Bahamut can be summoned by two distinct ways: automatically, which summons it immediately when the summoner's Brave becomes lower than half of their original Bravery base, increasing their BP by periods of 20 and showing its Final Fantasy X artwork, and manually, where the summoner's BP is increased by periods of 40 and its Final Fantasy III artwork appears. Bahamut's auto version is obtained in the third stage of the Destiny Odyssey VIII storyline and its manual version is obtained in the same odyssey's second stage. The dialogue Bahamut says to the player is based on what he says to the party in Final Fantasy IV when he is beaten.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Yuna can summon the Final Fantasy X incarnation of Bahamut to perform either Impulse or Mega Flare.

Bahamut also returns as a summonstone, with the same function as in Dissidia. However, the manual version grants Bravery increases in increments of 99, while the automatic version raises it in increments of 75. His auto version is now found in Chapter Ten: Champions of her Will of Scenario 013, and speaks the same dialogue as he did to the Warriors of Light when he granted them new classes. The manual version can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 60 KP.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

Theatrhythm Bahamut
Before wyrms were thought of as dark creatures, dragon and man lived in peace. In this ancient age, none was greater than the Dragon King, Bahamut, who lends his wisdom and might only to Warriors of Light.
—Bahamut's CollectaCard

Bahamut appears as a summon in this game. It has the rarest chance of being summoned of the summons in the game.

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

Theatrhythm CC Bahamut SIN

Bahamut appears as a summon used by multiple characters. Bahamut SIN appears as an enemy.

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Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

PFF Bahamut Sprite
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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

Bahamut appears as both a boss and summon.

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

FFATB Bahamut


Bahamut is the sole summon monster that the Summoner can summon. It performs Megaflare when summoned.

Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

FFE Bahamut

Bahamut is a summoned monster the Explorers must battle. He is located on Jamenir Mountain, the second tallest featured on the island of Amostela after the Great Crystal at the island's center.

World of Final FantasyEdit

Bahamut is mentioned in the E3 2015 announcement trailer.

Chocobo seriesEdit

Bahamut is a recurring non-playable character in the Chocobo game series. In Chocobo's Dungeon 2, however, by breaking a high level claw it is possible to receive Bahamut as a playable character. The player must give up a lot of Energy to call him though.

In Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, he is the final boss in the dungeon called Chocobo's Memories, which is a 100-floor dungeon with several checkpoints and a really high level difficulty that can be entered through the Chocobo Statue located in the Blue Sky Park, at northwest of the Fountain Piazza in Lostime (renamed Chocobo Park). He is located on the 99th floor though, as the vital item which has to be collected, Chocobo's fragments of memories, are located on the last floor. If he is beat successfully, he will drop a magicite which can later be used to summon him in dungeons.

He can also be found in the Guardian of Darkness dungeon by stepping onto a teletransporting tramp, also leaving a magicite after defeated (but finding him is rare, as the tramps could also take the player to Dungeon Hero X's secret shop).

In Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon: Majo to Shoujo to Go-nin no Yuusha, he is a human character that appears in the third picture book, "The Sky Flying Twins". He is the professor of both Raffy and Elly. He is also fought several times in the "Aerial Circus".

Final Fantasy: UnlimitedEdit

Gun Dragon

Gun Dragon in the Final Episode.


Chaos Gun Dragon in the First Episode.

A Bahamut-like summon named Gun Dragon makes an appearance as Kaze's ultimate summon. It comes in two forms: the "Chaos" reddish form seen in the first episode, and the rarely seen silver true form seen in the finale and the Final Fantasy Unlimited: Before CD.

The Soil Charge Triad (Soil is like the colored bullet of a Magun, used to summon creatures) needed to summon Gun Dragon is:

  • The light that fills up your eyes! Tears of the Rainbow!
  • The ultimate spirit! Soul Gun Metal!
  • The helix of my life! Endless White!

However, in both occurrences, Kaze must turn himself into Endless White, leaving Makenshi to fire the Magun in Unlimited Before and Lisa in the anime series finale.

The villain Pist steals the Magun at one point, and creates the "Ultimate Summon" with it—however, he is unable to handle the energies involved, and it blows up in his face. Pist's Soil Charge Triad is:

  • The glare of obvious intelligence! Marvelous Orange!
  • The desire for an endless quest! Maniac Purple!
  • The promise of a perfect victory! Char-Coral Pink!

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Bahamut is represented by many Fire-elemental Summon cards and one Dark-elemental card: one depicting his Final Fantasy XIII Gestalt Mode; one depicting his artwork as Bahamut Fury from Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-; one depicting his Theatrhythm Final Fantasy model; one of his artwork from Final Fantasy Type-0 , one with his Final Fantasy III Yoshitaka Amano artwork, one with his Final Fantasy Tactics artwork, one with his art from Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade as Neo Bahamut, and one of his Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call artwork as Bahamut SIN. His Dark-elemental card depicts his official CG artwork from Final Fantasy XIV.

Triple Triad (Portal App)Edit

Bahamut from the series appears on Triple Triad cards.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Bahamut LagoonEdit

Bahamut appears as one of the many dragons, alongside other Final Fantasy summons. In the game he is one of the Holy Dragons and can be summoned for a powerful fire-elemental attack.

Blood of BahamutEdit

Blood of Bahamut Bahamut Concept Art

Concept art of Bahamut.

Bahamut, alongside other recurring Final Fantasy summons, appears as one of the giants that must be defeated in the Japan-only game. There are also two stronger versions of Bahamut - Shin Bahamut and Chaos Bahamut.

Itadaki StreetEdit

Bahamut appears in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, the card's ability: Level up in current place (with gil), lost all suit.

Bahamut also appears in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special.

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Kingdom HeartsEdit

Bahamut was originally planned to be a summon for Kingdom Hearts, but was removed before the game was released. All that was left was a small data code in the game that could be accessed with cheat devices, adding the option to summon Bahamut in the summon menu. However, attempting to summon Bahamut will cause the game to crash.

Bahamut's signature move, Mega Flare, is usable by the guardian dragon Mushu, in certain games, and also as a powerful command in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.

Bahamut is also the name of an Arrowgun wielded by Xigbar, a member of Organization XIII, in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

In the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, the upgrades to the Metal Chocobo Keyblade, which is associated with Cloud Strife, are named after Bahamut and the four variations of it that appear in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII.

Knights of the CrystalsEdit

The Dragon King Bahamut is one of the boss battles in this Facebook game. Defeating it rewards the player with the Achievement "Dragon Slayer".

Lord of ArcanaEdit

Bahamut is featured as a boss and summon that players can obtain after collecting the correct materials.

Lord of VermilionEdit

In Lord of Vermilion, Bahamut is one of the summoned characters in this arcade-based card game. Its ability deals Fire damage to all enemies in range.

Bahamut reappears in the sequels Lord of Vermilion II, Lord of Vermilion III and Lord of Vermilion Arena.

Mario Sports MixEdit

Bahamut is not featured in the game, but a model of it can be found in the game's files.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven StarsEdit


Bahamut makes an appearance in Bowser's Keep as "Bahamutt". In keeping with the series tradition, it is summoned into battle by Magikoopa and must be slain before Magikoopa can be attacked again.

The 3rd BirthdayEdit

Bahamut appears in Chapter 04's mission, "Blue Hail". In the mission, Bahamut 524 is the name of the helicopter Aya procures to escape the tower and combat the Twisted.

The World Ends with YouEdit

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The ultimate Tin Pin, that of the Wyrmking. Press empty space to activate his psych, which Reapers fearfully call "Mega Flare".
—Pin Description

Bahamut appears as a pin called Tin Pin Bahamut. His psych blasts a huge burst of energy at the opponent, dealing massive damage on contact. Tin Pin Bahamut can only be obtained after defeating the Wizard of Slam in a bout of Tin Pin Slammer.

Tin Pin Bahamut's energy beam bears a slight resemblance to the Hadoken often seen in other media.

Guardian CrossEdit

This great wyrm rules the dark dragons, and nothing can withstand the heat of the flames it breathes.
—Description of normal Bahamut.
Descended from Dalamud, this ancient primal birthed the Seventh Umbral Era, laying Eorzea to ash with its Megaflare.
—Description, Final Fantasy XIV version.
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Million ArthurEdit

Bahamut cards exist in the mobile card game, designed after the summon's Final Fantasy X appearance.

Monster Hunter 4 UltimateEdit

MH4U Collab Bahamut Anat Armor

As part of a Collaboration between Capcom and Square Enix, Tetsuya Nomura was asked to design various new Armor types for the playable characters, and their feline companions.

For Femle Hunters Nomura created the Anat Armor set, which is based on Bahamut.

Other mediaEdit


In Mario Sports Mix, Bahamut was left in the game as unused data along with an unused court.[citation needed]

8-Bit TheaterEdit

Bahamut is a minor character in the webcomic. The Light Warriors journey to find the rat tail (which is supposedly a cure for his impotence) and are granted a class change, as in the original game. He is also apparently dating Matoya.

Dead FantasyEdit

Bahamut and other summons were summoned by Yuna to defeat the Kasumi Clones in Dead Fantasy IV, but were defeated.


Bahamut has been a popular figure for Final Fantasy merchandise, mainly in the form of displayable figurines.

Bahamut ZERO and Neo Bahamut have been released as small trade figurines in Japan as part of Final Fantasy Creatures collections. The Bahamut SIN figurine, part of the Advent Children "Monster Deluxe" collection, measures approximately 7" tall with a display base, and is sculpted for Kotobukiya by Takayuki Takeya. Bahamut SIN is also part of the Creatures Kai Vol. 1 collection.

Bahamut from Final Fantasy VIII has been released as an action figure that was sold in two colors: fully painted, and in transparent version. In the Japanese version, all Guardian Force figurines contained parts to assemble a Ragnarok figure. Final Fantasy VIII Bahamut has also appeared as part of the first Final Fantasy Master Creatures series and is available in two colors: normal and Tiamat. The Creatures Kai Vol. 2 series includes figurine of the Final Fantasy IX Bahamut.

Made by Kotobukiya, the Final Fantasy X Bahamut figurine depicts the aeon in detail, with a paint job that has a metallic sheen and comes with a display stand.

Perhaps the rarest Bahamut merchandise is the Squall and Bahamut limited hand-crafted coldcast statue, made by Kotobukiya in 1999. Each statue comes with a serial number. The size stands at approximately 400mm.


Bahamut (Arabic بهموت Bahamūt) originated as an enormous whale in ancient pre-Islamic Arabian mythology. Upon Bahamut's back stands a bull with four thousand eyes, ears, noses, mouths, tongues and feet called Kujuta (also spelled "Kuyutha"). Between each of these is a distance of a 500-year journey. On the back of Kujuta is a mountain of ruby. Atop this mountain is an angel who carries six hells, earth, and seven heavens on its shoulders.

Another version of the Arabic story is that Bahamut is indeed a dragon and he stands on a whale called Liwash.

In modern times, the game Dungeons & Dragons is responsible for re-imagining Bahamut as the king of dragons, a benevolent Platinum Dragon; the opposite of the malevolent Tiamat, the five-headed Chromatic Queen of Dragons.

The various versions of Bahamut in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII are named after different Japanese fighter planes: the Ki-202 Shūsui Kai (秋水), the A6M Reishiki Kanjō Sentōki (零式艦上戦闘機), the J7W1 Shinden (電), and the A7M Reppū (風).


  • Bahamut is the only summon in all its premier Final Fantasy games not to have an element.
  • The only game in the main series in which Bahamut has not appeared in is Final Fantasy II.
  • According to the Dissidia Final Fantasy museum, Bahamut's evolution throughout the series means he cannot be classified as just a dragon.


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