The Goblin Mage is an enemy from Final Fantasy IX. It can be found on either the Outer Continent or Donna Plains.


Battle Edit

It is stronger than the regular Goblin enemy, has the ability to cast magic, such as Vanish, and usually appears in pairs.

Strategy Edit

Its low HP means that the party can defeat it before it gets a chance to cast Vanish, and one of Vivi's spells or Dagger's summons can put an end to the annoying status.

AI Script Edit

Function Goblin_Mage_Init

   set attacklist = [ Axe ; Thundara ; Goblin Punch ]

Function Goblin_Mage_ATB
   set selectedattack = RandomAttack( attacklist )
   if ( selectedattack == Axe )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Thundara )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Goblin Punch )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   Attack( selectedattack )

Function Goblin_Mage_Counter
   if ( ( GetAttackCommandId == Skill ) && ( GetAttackId == What's That?! ) )
   if ( GetAttackCommandId != Attack )
   if ( !( #Matching(SV_FunctionEnemy[STATUS_CURRENT], VANISH) ) && !( GetRandom & 3 ) )
      set SV_Target = SV_FunctionEnemy

      Attack( Vanish )

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

A goblin is a small, mischievous creature found in many European folk tales and legends. The word "goblin" comes from the Norman French word Gobelinus, the name of a ghost that haunted the town of Évreux in the 12th century.

Related enemies Edit