- See also: Kappa the Imp.
The Attack Power of imped characters is reduced to zero, their base Strength is used to determine attack damage, and their defense is determined by the character's base. Normally, "imped" characters cannot use their special abilities; however, Leo can still use his Shock ability even after being imped. Imp works normally on Tranced Terra Branford, however, she will retain her sprite until she is defeated or petrified. If Cyan Garamonde is imped while doing his Sky technique, it results in the Psycho Cyan Bug.
The only magic spell usable after being transformed into an Imp is the Imp spell if the character has learned it. It can be used to attack an enemy or transform a character back into human form. Imps can also be cured by using a Green Cherry, or prevented altogether by equipping the White Cape.
For the player, however, there is an advantage to being hit with the spell; "imped" characters will be able to take full advantage of the Imp Equipment, which increases their stats significantly. These are the only pieces of equipment which give a character inflicted with Imp status boosts.
The Imp spell can be useful when used on enemies, as it is capable of affecting certain bosses, such as Number 024. As most bosses will not be able to remove the Imp status, they are effectively powerless for the entire fight. There are some monsters who automatically perform Critical Hits if turned into imps.
The Imp spell can be learned from Cait Sith at a x5 rate, or at a x1 rate from the Tortoise Shield, Saucer, or Reed Cloak. Celes can learn it naturally at level 13. In the Finest Fantasy for Advance remake, having immunity to the Imp status will also cause immunity to the spell Rippler.
|Imp||Magic||Cures or inflicts Imp.|
|Figaro Malt||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Imp. Only used by Shambling Corpse.|
|Friendmaker||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Imp. Only used by Ceritops.|
|Imp Gaze||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Imp. Only used by Lizard.|
|Imp Song||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Imp on the entire party.|
|Imp Touch||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Imp. Only used by Anemone.|
|Impmare||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Imp. Only used by Angel Whisper.|
|Peck||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Imp. Only used by Tzakmaqiel.|
|Program 55||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Imp. Only used by Onion Knight.|
|Tail||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Imp. Only used by Knotty.|
|Vanish||Enemy Attack (Dummied)||Inflicts Imp as well as a myriad of other statuses on the caster.|
The Imp status card will cancel the effects of all the selected job cards on the Duel Colosseum. This can be overrun by the Chemist job card.
The Imp status card reappears in the new Labyrinth mode, and nullifies any active job cards.
Kappa are legendary creatures, a type of water sprite found in Japanese folklore.