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The party escaping after using Flee in Final Fantasy V.

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Flee (とんずら, Tonzura?), also known as Escape and Run Away, is a command ability in some Final Fantasy games that instructs either the entire party to run from a random encounter, or a particular party member to run from that fight. It is usually associated with the Thief class. Occasionally, using this command will cause the party to lose some gil while running. Unlike Escape, Flee generally has a 100% chance of working, excluding fights from which players cannot run from normally, such as bosses.

Additionally, several enemies have been known to flee from the party, most notably Cactuars. Also, in Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II, the player can use the Fear spell to force enemies to flee from battle.


Final Fantasy IIIEdit

III Flee, also known as Escape, is an ability of the Thief job. It causes the party to flee as soon as the Thief takes a turn, but can fail.

Final Fantasy VEdit


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Quickly escape from battle. You may be unable to escape from some enemies.

Flee was called Escape in the older translations. Its a Level Two command ability for the Thief class, and needs 20 AP to learn. The player may utilize this ability by catching and releasing a Sergeant.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

VI Flee is an enemy ability that causes the user to escape from battle. Enemies like Doberman, Birthday Suit, Humbaba, Glutturn, Vector Hound, Hunting Hound, Stunner, Intangir, Naude, Fafnir, Deepeye, Mugbear, Magic Urn, Kefka, and Deathgaze, may occasionally use this ability.

The Flee ability used by various enemies listed above is different than the one the player has. If Gau could use this ability through his Rage command he would be able to flee from any battle, including boss battles. If Gau ran away from a boss through this ability, and the other party members were all defeated, the game would treat that boss battle as a victory, and that boss battle would be cleared although no items and Magic AP would be awarded to the player through this method.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

VII Escape is an ability used by Bandit, Vice, and Prowler. After using one of the abilities Steal, Grind, Mug, or Hold-up, the enemy will flee the battle with the player's items or gil. The Chocobo also has an ability of the same name that it uses when it flees the battle.

Report is another ability that makes the unit escape. The Turks, Reno, Rude, and Elena use this at the end of all their battles, and are therefore never technically defeated. The Cactuar uses the ability to escape battle before the player defeats it. The Magic Pot will either use Report or steal an item with Gimme if the player does not relinquish Elixirs. The Ultimate Weapon uses Report in all its fights but its last fight where it is defeated.

Final Fantasy IXEdit


Escape from battle with high probability.

Flee is one of Zidane's Skills. It allows the party to immediately escape the battle, but the party loses Gil equal to 10% of the gil held by the opponents. The support ability, Flee-Gil, causes the party to gain gil when escaping with L1 and R1 but it has no effect on Zidane's Flee ability. Flee can be learned for 40 AP from the Dagger, Mage Masher, Zorlin Shape, Ultima Weapon, and Germinas Boots.

If Zidane is poisoned, condemned, or has Gradual Petrify, and the player uses Flee the moment he is going to get KO'd from one of those status effects, he'll still use the ability even though he is KO'd, sending the other members to safety.

Final Fantasy XEdit

X Flee is a Special ability located in Tidus's section of the Sphere Grid. It immediately lets the entire party escape any normal random encounter. If Tidus uses this command, he will frequently taunt the enemies while the party escapes. It never fails.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit


Aid the party's escape from battle.
—In-Game "Help" Description.

Flee is an ability learned by the Thief dresssphere. It requires 10 AP to learn, and no MP to use. Run Away is an ability used by the Chocobo, which allows it to escape from battle.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI Flee makes its appearance in the form of a Thief job ability. This is available to all Thieves starting at level 25 and can be used once every 5 minutes. Once activated, it will drastically increase the rate of speed a character can run. The player will increase in speed to about the same rate a chocobo can run in the game, but only for about 30 seconds. The run speed of Flee is just slightly faster than Chocobo Mazurka.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

XII By holding down R2 on the controller, the active party can Flee from an area. The command disables all gambits and the party members follow the leader while ignoring any attacking enemies, unless they are berserked or confused. To make fleeing easier, one can set the Battle Speed to slow from the config, which will slow down the speed enemies execute attacks. Fleeing often prompts enemies to pursue the player party, and thus using R2 in the vicinity of fleeing enemies can make the enemy stop running away, and instead start pursuing the party.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

TA2 Flee is a ability exclusive to Vaan's job, the Sky Pirate. It differs from other versions of the skill, and instead of inducing an escape, it increases Vaan's mobility, allowing him to move farther and jump higher.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

4HoL The Wayfarer's job abilities let the player party run from battles.

Bravely DefaultEdit

BD Flee is a Miscellany ability learned by Freelancers at job level 11. It allows party members to always succeed in escaping from battles.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit


Flees from battle.

Flee is the level 3 ability for the Thief class, which allows the party to escape from fleeable battles. It costs no MP to use and requires one slot to equip and utilize. Some monsters may also use Flee (とうそう, tousou?, lit. escape), which removes them from battle and prevents XP, gil, or items from being awarded for them. Flee can also be used by a jobless Nacht.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

TFF Escape comes in three levels of power. Escape activates during Field Music Sequence (FMS) when the player receives Bad or worse on a Trigger, and has a chance of avoiding damage, activating up to three times per stage. The ability has a chance to activate based on the level of the ability—25% at Lv1, 55% at Lv2, and 85% at Lv3. Cid, Bartz, Faris, Zidane and Yuna all learn all three levels of Escape.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit


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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star CarnivalEdit


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Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

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Can escape most enemies

Escape is an active ability that costs 4 MP and allows the user to flee from battle, ending it prematurely. When Escape used in an exploration map, the party returns to the map and may continue exploring; when it used during a dungeon, any item, experience or gil obtained during the session will be lost—as will be any items consumed or the energy spent to enter the dungeon, since they will not be replenished. In some cases, using Escape can allow skipping mob monsters right to the boss battle. The Smoke Bomb items fulfills the same function and effects. Units that can learn this ability are: Eldin (at Level 12, 1★), Kefka (at Level 6, 3★), Locke (at Level 7, 4★), Thief (at Level 12, 4★) and Zidane (at Level 15, 4★). Escape also is Paul's Trust Master reward.

Players can otherwise click the Menu option and select "Give Up", both in exploration maps and dungeons (though it will end the session outright and will mean the loss of energy and the like.)

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's DungeonEdit


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