The Bandersnatch is an enemy from Final Fantasy IX. Zorn and Thorn summon Bandersnatches to stop the party from escaping Alexandria Castle with Garnet. They can also be fought in random encounters around the city of Alexandria. In the event that Vivi convinces Zidane to cheer on Garnet before she is enthroned, the party can leave Alexandria for a while to fight these monsters for Experience within the beginning of disc 3.

The Bandersnatch is considered a mini-boss when first met in Alexandria because the player is unable to flee from it and it is seen "in-game" before the battle commences.


Final Fantasy IX enemy stats
Location Class Eat Other information
Alexandria Castle, Alexandria Plateau Beast Pumpkin Head None
Level HP MP Strength Defense
14 899 464 11 10
Evade Magic Magic Def Magic Eva Attack
3 11 10 4 23
Spirit Speed EXP Gil AP
16 21 787 347 2
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
100% 100% 100% 100%
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 - - - - - - -
Stop Auto-Life Poison Sleep Regen Haste Slow Float Shell Protect
- Immune - - - - - - - -
Heat Freeze Vanish Doom Mini Reflect Gradual Petrify Eat Scan Gravity
- - Immune - - - - - Immune Immune
Steal Item dropped Card dropped [12.5%]
[100%] Potion
[25%] Tent
[6.25%] Nothing
[0.39%] Nothing
[100%] Phoenix Down
[37.5%] Ore
[12.5%] Nothing
[0.39%] Nothing
Abilities Eat
Rush, Thundara, Tongue Pumpkin Head

Battle Edit

Bandersnatches are easy to defeat with Beast Killer equipped on Zidane or Amarant, as well as equipping Insomnia on the party to avoid anyone being put to sleep.

Bandersnatch is not overly difficult to defeat, as physical attacks are more than enough to defeat it, but it is advised to equip Lightning-absorbing equipment to guard against its Thundara spell.

Other appearances Edit

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit


PFF Bandersnatch

Bandersnatch from Final Fantasy IX appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit


FFRK Bandersnatch FFIX

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

Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit


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Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Bandersnatch is a creature mentioned twice by the late author Lewis Carroll; in the poem Jabberwocky in the Alice novel Through The Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, and also in the stand-alone poem The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits).