This crab-like foe has no magic, but uses his Scissors to great effect.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Cancer is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#130#131 (GBA) #132
#056 #057 (Mobile/PC) #058
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Maliga
PS: Maliga
GBA: Cancer
Mobile/PC: Cancer
Figaro Castle deserts (World of Ruin) None N/A
Level HP MP Attack Magic
26 952 100 15 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
110 145 0 30 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 360 576
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
100% 200% 200% 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 - - - - Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - - - - - - - Immune -
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 28.6%)
[87.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Potion

None [Slot 1 (25%)]Antidote
[Slot 2 (25%)]Green Cherry
[Slot 3 (25%)]Eyedrops
[Slot 4 (25%)]Gold Needle
Morph ID: 0
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Pincer (Level 1 = Attack x 1.5)
None Attack, Esuna Attack, Pincer Attack, Pincer, Esuna

Battle Edit

It is not a notable enemy with no particularly dangerous attacks and is not difficult to defeat. However, it is always accompanied by a Sandhorse, a much more formidable enemy.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm.Normal Back Surr.Surrounded Side
138 Cancer x3 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1
220 Cancer x2, Desert Hare x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1
223 Sandhorse, Cancer x2 Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 1

AI script Edit

If monster is by itself: Pincer (66%) or Nothing (33%)

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (100%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Pincer (33%)


Cancer is one of the constellations of the zodiac, and its also a zodiac sign used in astrology.

Related enemies Edit