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Iron Giant (Final Fantasy III)

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Final Fantasy III Superboss
鉄巨人 (Tetsukyojin)
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Elemental Affinities
Fire Cold Thunder
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Wind Holy Dark Swords
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Iron Giant
鉄巨人 (Tetsukyojin)
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Level HP
81 199,999
Attack Defense
255 155
100,000 100,000
Elemental Affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water
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Wind Light Dark Blades
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Location ???
Steal None
Common Drop None
Uncommon Drop None
Rare Drop None
Abilities Swipe, Meteor
Other Information Attacks four times per turn. Swipe hits party for roughly twice damage of his normal attack. Normal attack may cause status effects.

The Iron Giant is a hidden superboss in the remake versions of Final Fantasy III. It is hidden in the new dungeon under the sea. To battle it, the player must receive via Mognet all the letters from the Four Old Men and King Alus. It is the most powerful boss in the game. For defeating the Iron Giant, the player receives the Metal Card key item as proof of their victory.


Iron Giant's attacks cause various status ailments. It has 199,999 HP, has high Defense and it attacks four times per turn.

For the first half of the battle, Iron Giant will only use normal attacks, but once 75% of his HP has been depleted, he will switch over to using Swipe, which hits all party members for around 4,000 HP each, and casting Meteor on the party along with his regular attacks.


Casting Protect is useful. Having Ribbons or any Onion armor equipped comes in handy too, since his attacks may cause various status ailments. Casting offensive magic and summoning may also help, since Iron Giant's Magic Defense is not so high. Another good tip is to use the Onion Knight, if the party is already at level 93 and up, since their stats drastically raise after this, and they can use the most powerful weapons and armor and every magic in the game. Another popular strategy is to have all characters equipped with two shields in the back row, all casting their most powerful magic.

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