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Attacks with Flare Up, and with Exploder when it dies. Kill it in one shot by using Aqua Rake and Ice 2.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Balloon is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. They are also spawned by Flame Eater to assist it during the battle.


Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#097#098 (GBA) #099
#044 #045 (iOS) #046
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Balloon
PS: Balloon
GBA: Balloon
iOS: Balloon
Burning Home (GBA)
Burning Home (SNES)
None N/A
Level HP MP Attack Magic
22 555 80 11 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 130 0 25 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 369 300
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
-100%Absorbs 200% 100% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 200% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
- - - - - Immune - - - -
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- - - - - Immune Auto - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - - - Immune - - - - -
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 57.1%)
[87.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Phoenix Down
None [Slot 1 (25%)]Potion
[Slot 2 (25%)]Potion
[Slot 3 (25%)]Potion
[Slot 4 (25%)]Flame Shield
Morph ID: 20
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Flare Up (Level 1 = Attack x 1.5)
Self-Destruct Attack, Self-Destruct Flare Up, Self-Destruct Attack, Flare Up, Self-Destruct


It appears in the burning mansion in Thamasa, often in groups of three or more. However, with Strago in the party, his Aqua Breath will hit the Balloon's weakness to Water-elemental attacks and can likely kill even a group of six Balloons in one casting. Otherwise, Blizzara spells also work well.

AI scriptEdit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
3rd Turn: Self-Destruct (33%) or Nothing (66%)

If attacked by anything Fire-elemental:

Self-Destruct (33%) or Flare Up (33%)

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