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Flan Princess (プリンプリンセス, Purinpurinsesu?, lit. Pudding Princess), also known as Princess Flan, PinkPuff, and Pudding Princess, is a recurring enemy in the series ever since Final Fantasy IV. They are generally the most powerful Flan in the games they appear in.
Flan Princess is an enemy fought exclusively in the Game Boy Advance and later releases at Raqia. It is not the most powerful Flan in the game despite being in the bonus dungeon due to the Black Flan, and unlike all other Flans, it does not absorb the Poison element, instead being weak to it. It will however absorb all other elements in the game.
Its original appearance in the series, Flan Princess is a rare enemy fought at Lunar Subterrane, specifically in a room on floor B5 in a room containing a chest with a Red Fang, and additionally at the Lunar Ruins in the GBA and later releases. It is notorious for being an extremely rare enemy, having a 1/64 chance of appearing, and carrying one of the most valuable items in the game that is dropped at a 1/64 chance, the Pink Tail. Additionally, in the 3D versions they can also drop the Rainbow Pudding.
Flan Princess will always attack in a group of five in the Lunar Subterrane, while they attack in a group of of eight in the Lunar Ruins. They battle by constantly inflicting Berserk to the party throughout the fight, in addition to attacking with a very powerful physical attack and inflicting Confuse with Entice. Unlike all other Flans, they take normal damage from all elements and do not have super high Defense, and will take x4 damage from Drain weapons.
Flan Princess returns as an enemy fought in the Subterrane, fighting identically to their previous incarnation with the exception of Samba de Flan now affecting only one party member at a time with a high chance of missing and will not use it all at once at the beginning of battle.
Flan Princess is a boss fought in the Game Boy Advance and later releases of the game at Dragons' Den. It is fought in a group of five, and has access to the abilities Imp Song, Lullaby, Mega Berserk, and Mystery Waltz. In addition, it counters all attacks with Entice. Flan Princess is weak to Fire-elemental spells, but are immune to all other elements except Ice and Lightning. Upon defeat, they relinquish Shadow's ultimate weapon, the Oborozuki.
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The Flan Princess is a Amorphid-class Flan monster. It can only be found by summoning it at Mount Chaminil using the Crystal Surge ability, triggered after defeating a couple of Flans in the area. It may drop a Pink Tail material.
A women at the desert Caravan has a side quest where she tasks the player to show her a Flan Princess.
Flan is an open pastry or sponge cake containing a sweet or savory filling. A typical flan of this sort is round, with shortcrust pastry, usually coated with sweet syrup. It is similar to a custard tart or a South African melktert.
The Japanese name of this enemy is a play on words. In Japan the common name for Flan enemies is プリン (purin?), a Japanese word for pudding. Written in Japanese, the English word princess is プリンセス (purinsesu?), sharing the pronunciation of its first three mora with the Japanese word for pudding.
Pudding is a kind of food that can be either a dessert or a savory dish. The word pudding is believed to come from the French boudin, originally from the Latin botellus, meaning "small sausage", referring to encased meats used in medieval European puddings.