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Personal guards to the Emperor. Sometimes attacks with a powerful Blow.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Imperial Elite, also known as SP Forces, are enemies in Final Fantasy VI, and are Emperor Gestahl's personal guard. They can only be fought during the Imperial banquet in the Imperial Palace. When asked by Gestahl if they wish to take a break, the player should answer yes, then speak to the guards to battle them.


Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#091#092 (GBA) #093
#144 #145 (iOS) #146
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Sp Forces
PS: Sp Forces
GBA: Imperial Elite
iOS: Imperial Elite
Imperial Palace (GBA)
Imperial Palace (SNES)
Humanoid Delivers Critical Hits when in Imp status. The party cannot escape.
Level HP MP Attack Magic
21 700 20 13 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 140 0 40 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 200 0
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
100% 100% 100% 200% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune Immune Immune
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - - Immune -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
Immune - Auto - - - - - Immune -
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 28.6%)
[87.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Potion
[87.5%] Magicite
[Slot 1 (25%)]Tent
[Slot 2 (25%)]Phoenix Down
[Slot 3 (25%)]Teleport Stone
[Slot 4 (25%)]Holy Water
Morph ID: 1
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Rune Blade
Special Attack: Gut Strike (Level 4 = Attack x 3)
None Attack, Protect Attack, Blow Attack, Blow, Protect


The Imperial Elite do not have any dangerous attacks besides their special attack Gut Strike, a slightly stronger normal attack, and they are easily defeated. If anyone in the party knows Bio, it can be cast against them to great effect. Defeating the Imperial Elite within a time limit earns the player an additional five points towards earning rewards after the banquet.

AI scriptEdit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (66%) or Gut Strike (33%)

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