Hornet is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series. It is a giant insect that often appear in swarms and use status effect attacks. Hornets are aerial enemies and are usually weak defensively. Hornets are modelled after the real world insects, the largest of wasps.
- Main article: Hornet (Final Fantasy II)
Hornet first appeared in Final Fantasy II. They are found at the beginning of the game and attack in swarms and may inflict the Venom status effect.
- Main article: Hornet (Final Fantasy III)
- Main article: Hornet (Final Fantasy VI)
The Hornet often attacks in groups, but has no special attacks. They are fought in South Figaro Cave.
- Main article: Hornets
Hornets are fought during missions. They are part of group of monsters made after the Slaps enemy from Final Fantasy VII. Unlike the other hornet enemies in the series, the Hornets in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- are resistant to physical attacks and are best defeated with magic.
- Main article: Hornet (Final Fantasy IX)
- Main article: Hornet (Final Fantasy X)
The most formidable version of Hornet appears in Final Fantasy X. It is a special enemy created in the Species Conquest at Monster Arena. It has several dangerous attacks inflicting Silence, Sleep, Darkness, Poison and Instant Death. It can also use Curaga on itself.
The Hornet is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.