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The Flanborg is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII.
It is often encountered with Flanitors, who will do healing duty while the Flanborg attacks with vicious physical attacks. Its Pacifying Shock is a powerful lightning-elemental attack that hits all party members in front of it. The party can only perform a preemptive strike if the growths on its head are not glowing; when they are glowing, it will be aware of the party.
When a caption for the Pacifying Shock attack appears, the player should switch to a healing paradigm, such as War and Peace (COM/MED) or Symbiosis (MED/SYN), as it is quite a powerful attack for Sazh and Vanille at this stage. It is usually wise to dispose of the Flanitor allies before attacking the Flanborg.
Flanborg is a portmanteau of "flan" and "cyborg". Flan refers to the recurring genus of monsters in the Final Fantasy series.
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.
Cyborg refers to its biomechanical nature.
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- Dire Flan
- Monstrous Flan
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- Corrosive Custard
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- Rotten Tomato
- Seeping Brie
- Blue Miniflan
- Yellow Miniflan
- Black Miniflan
- Pink Miniflan
- Phosphoric Ooze
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