The Chimera is a demon enemy from Final Fantasy IX. It can be found in Memoria and is one of the toughest normal enemies in the game.


Final Fantasy IX enemy stats
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Location Class Eat Other information
Memoria Demon Frost None
Level HP MP Strength Defense
67 21,901 3,053 24 10
Evade Magic Magic Def Magic Eva Attack
7 24 10 9 86
Spirit Speed EXP Gil AP
43 43 42,785 2,732 4
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
100% 150% 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 - - - - - Immune 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%] Vaccine
[25%] Garnet
[6.25%] Remedy
[0.39%] Remedy
[100%] Phoenix Down
[37.5%] Antidote
[12.5%] Vaccine
[0.39%] Nothing
Abilities Eat
Virus Crunch, Firaga, Lightning, Venom Breath, Cold Breath Frost

Battle Edit

Chimeras will always counter both physical and magical attacks with Venom Breath, Cold Breath, then Virus Crunch, so equipping Body Temp and Antibody is advised. Chimeras can be easily defeated with Doom inflicted by Zidane's Soul Blade ability while equipping Masamune, Quina's Doom ability, which can be learned from a Veteran or Ash, or Amarant's Countdown skill.

Once doomed, the Chimera will use its Triple Counter on the character who inflicted Doom it, but the Doom should kill the Chimera before it can even inflict Virus Crunch against the victor.

If Virus Crunch causes a party member to contract a Virus, the player can steal a Vaccine from the Chimera to cure the status.

Other appearancesEdit

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Etymology Edit

The chimera is a fire-breathing monster, one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna. It is commonly represented with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail in Greek mythology. In modern usage, the term chimera is often taken to mean any sort of hybrid between two or more species.