The Dark Flan will appear alone in battle and is a much larger, non-elemental, and more powerful version of its cousins. It casts Black Magic such as Demi, Bio, Drain, Osmose, and Flare. It can also heal itself for around 1,000 HP using White Wind. Unlike the other flan encountered in Spira, it does not have an elemental weakness.
To dispatch it, the player can pound away with physical attacks after using Armor Break. Another option is to use Mental Break and use magic. Both "breaks" will set the flan's opposing defense to 0. Players should use Flare if they have it since the flan halves all elements.
Dark Flan has no means of removing Silence, as the White Wind in Final Fantasy X does not remove status abnormalities. The player can inflict Zombie on it, then heal or use Life or a Phoenix Down. Inflicting Zombie Status has the added benefit of causing the flan to damage itself when it uses White Wind. One can also use Reflect to cause it to attack itself with Flare. However, if Auron's attack power is high enough, he can dispatch the flan within a couple hits.
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