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Mainly uses mass-effect water attacks like Acid Rain, CleanSweep, and Flash Rain. Strike its weak spot with lightning-elemental attacks such as Bolt 3.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry
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The Blue Dragon is a boss in Final Fantasy VI. It is one of the Eight legendary dragons, and is the dragon of the Water element. The Blue Dragon can be found in the Ancient Castle in the World of Ruin in a secret side passage. As with the other dragons, it is re-fought in the Dragons' Den bonus dungeon in the Advance and smartphone releases.

BattleEdit

First BattleEdit

The Blue Dragon is found in a hidden area of the Ancient Castle. To find it, the player must take five steps down from the right side of the throne and press the confirm button to find a secret switch. This reveals a staircase in the right room leading to the basement. The Blue Dragon wanders this chamber.

The Blue Dragon attacks by using Acid Rain, Flash Rain, and Tsunami. Acid Rain can be particularly dangerous because it gives the entire party the Sap status. If any party members have Haste Blue Dragon will cast Slow on itself and use Rippler to exchange its status with a party member's. The easiest way to avoid this is to simply not cast Haste on any party members. Rippler exchanges all statuses, positive and negative, but the Blue Dragon's AI script only checks for Haste status to determine if it will use Rippler or not.

It is thus dangerous to bring Shadow to this fight, or to Trance Terra, since both Trance and Interceptor count as invisible statuses, and due to the Rippler bug these statuses will be transferred to the Blue Dragon. In the case of Interceptor, unless Rippler is used to transfer it back to the party before killing the Blue Dragon, Interceptor will be lost and will no longer block attacks for Shadow.

Second BattleEdit

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Unlike the other dragons in the Dragons' Den, the Blue Dragon is the same as before, only with higher stats. It can take two turns at once and still uses Water-elemental attacks. The Rippler AI script functions differently: Blue Dragon will use Rippler on any party member with Haste, Protect or Shell, and will inflict Poison, Slow, and Blind on itself before using Rippler. Its special attack, Blue Fang, can inflict Stop on a character. A few castings of Thundaga can take the dragon down. Slaying the Blue Dragon gives the player Celes's ultimate weapon, Save the Queen, and shatters the Seal of Water blocking certain areas of the dungeon.

The Dragon's Den incarnation of the Blue Dragon uses a different field sprite than the original, with purple and pink coloring instead of dark blue and gold-brown.

AI scriptEdit

First BattleEdit

At beginning of battle: Tsunami (100%)

If Timer >= 40:

Set Timer == 0
Tsunami (100%)

If Var36 is not set:

If Character #1 has Haste status:
If Blue Dragon does NOT have Haste and Protect status:
Target: Self
Slow (100%)
Target: Character #1
Rippler (100%)
Set Var36
If Character #2 has Haste status:
If Blue Dragon does NOT have Haste and Protect status:
Target: Self
Slow (100%)
Target: Character #2
Rippler (100%)
Set Var36
If Character #3 has Haste status:
If Blue Dragon does NOT have Haste and Protect status:
Target: Self
Slow (100%)
Target: Character #3
Rippler (100%)
Set Var36
If Character #4 has Haste status:
If Blue Dragon does NOT have Haste and Protect status:
Target: Self
Slow (100%)
Target: Character #4
Rippler (100%)
Set Var36

If HP <= 16384:

1st Turn: Attack (33%) or Aqua Breath (66%)
2nd Turn: Attack (33%) or Flash Rain (66%)
Unset Var36

Attack Turns:

1st Turn: Attack (33%) or Acid Rain (66%)
2nd Turn: Attack (33%) or Acid Rain (66%)
Unset Var36

If attacked by "Magic": Attack (33%)
If attacked by anything: Attack (33%)

Second BattleEdit

If Character #1 has Protect, Shell, or Haste status:

Gains Blind, Poison, Stop, and Slow status
Display message: Blue Dragon reduces its own strength!
Target: Character #1
Rippler (100%)

If Character #2 has Protect, Shell, or Haste status:

Gains Blind, Poison, Stop, and Slow status
Display message: Blue Dragon reduces its own strength!
Target: Character #2
Rippler (100%)

If Character #3 has Protect, Shell, or Haste status:

Gains Blind, Poison, Stop, and Slow status
Display message: Blue Dragon reduces its own strength!
Target: Character #3
Rippler (100%)

If Character #4 has Protect, Shell, or Haste status:

Gains Blind, Poison, Stop, and Slow status
Display message: Blue Dragon reduces its own strength!
Target: Character #4
Rippler (100%)

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (33%) or Blue Fang (33%) or Aqua Breath (33%)

Attack (33%) or Blue Fang (33%) or Flash Rain (33%)

2nd Turn: Attack (33%) or Blue Fang (33%) or Tsunami (33%)

Attack (33%) or Blue Fang (33%) or El Niño (33%)

If attacked by anything: Attack (33%)

Other appearancesEdit

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EtymologyEdit

A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures.

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