The Dragon Pod, also known as the HiryuuPlant and Drgn Grass , is a boss in Final Fantasy V. It is the reason why wind drakes have been dying out, as it attacks any drakes that investigate the plant. When the party seek for herbs to heal a wind drake, they mistake the Dragon Pod for the herb and are attacked.
The Dragon Pod will do nothing but spawn Dragon Flowers, which in turn will attack the party for a small damage and inflict Old, Confuse, Paralyze, Poison, Zombie or Blind, depending on the type of flower.
The simplest strategy is to constantly cast the party's strongest multi-target spells. As the Dragon Flowers have only 100 HP each, powerful spells can wipe out entire groups of Dragon Flowers as they appear, on top of dealing damage to the Dragon Pod.
For an alternate strategy, as soon as the battle begins, the party should summon Golem. The party can now kill the Dragon Pod and the Dragon Flowers surrounding it easily, since they all use physical attacks. The party can first kill the flowers, then focus on the pod. One can cast Sleep on every flower, rendering the Dragon Pod defenseless.
Dragon Pod is not immune to Instant Death and can potentially be killed by a character attacking with Death Sickle, which can be acquired from a Harvester in Bartz's World. If a Berserker is using the Death Sickle, the player should eliminate the Dragon Flowers as not to distract the Berserker's targeting.